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Anatol Rodgers Students, Preparing for Entrepreneurship
Anatol Rodgers Students, Preparing for Entrepreneurship

March 05, 2021

Hospitality and Tourism students at Anatol Rodgers School are being prepared for the working world.

The high school students got first hand lessons and experiences from entrepreneurs who own local businesses ranging from gourmet popsicles, clothing, eye lashes and finance during a virtual seminar Wednesday.

The school joins public schools throughout the island as they celebrate Career and Technical Education month to the theme “Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Career and Technical Education: Teachers Inspiring Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs.”

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LCIS Celebrates Opening of Gateway Building at New Upper School Campus
LCIS Celebrates Opening of Gateway Building at New Upper School Campus

March 05, 2021

Lyford Cay International School (LCIS) recently celebrated the opening of the Gateway Building at its new Upper School campus. The building is part of Phase 1 of the Upper School project which has seen the school expand to two campuses just 1 kilometre and a 7-minute walk apart.

To further achieve the school’s mission for students of all ages, in 2014, the LCIS Board of Directors and Governors made a strategic decision to purchase a tract of land in close proximity to the Lower School and adjacent to the St Paul’s sports field already in use by the school. A visionary master plan for both campuses was finalised and a generous group of community donors came together to take the first step in what has become the most significant development in the recent history of LCIS.

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CBC Hosts Aluminum Can Drive In Support of Ongoing Environment Centric Initiatives
CBC Hosts Aluminum Can Drive In Support of Ongoing Environment Centric Initiatives

March 05, 2021

Recycling initiatives and waste reduction programs still have lots of room to grow and evolve throughout the country, but companies like the Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) are committed to supporting Bahamian environmental preservation projects. CBC has implemented a number of environmental centric programs in recent years. And, in addition to being a proud supporter of the Cans For Kids program, which rewards schools for every aluminum can that they collect, CBC has a number of ongoing waste reduction and recycling projects, which includes recycling wooden pallets and scrap cardboard, utilizing recycling bins at CBC facilities, and taking part in events and activities that can encourage Bahamians to make small changes that can greatly impact the environment.

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After 40-year, nearly 3 billion career Real estate legend launches Mario Carey Ventures
After 40-year, nearly $3 billion career Real estate legend launches Mario Carey Ventures

March 03, 2021

Many would have happily hung up their hat after a 40-year career with approximately $3 billion in transactions, but legendary Realtor Mario Carey has a better idea – the founder of the first international branch of Better Homes & Gardens is taking what he learned in one business and applying to a variety of others, combining visionary ideas with global expertise.

Carey announced the quiet launch of Mario Carey Ventures (MCV) this week in a press statement, more than two years after the concept was born and began to build momentum. Today it is involved in about one dozen projects ranging from new technology to social infrastructure like affordable housing and diversified farming, digital assets to resort development.

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Rotary Old Fort, Super Value Bahamas Feeding Network Partner, Providing Support to Hands for Hunger
Rotary Old Fort, Super Value & Bahamas Feeding Network Partner, Providing Support to Hands for Hunger

March 03, 2021

Through a partnership between Rotary Old Fort and Super Value along with a monetary donation from the Bahamas Feeding Network (BFN), Hands for Hunger received food vouchers for distribution to 100 families during a presentation at Super Value’s Head Office.

The funds were raised through an in-store Super Value stamp drive launched by the Rotary Club of Old Fort which encouraged patrons to donate their stamps at the end of a grocery store visit at the Super Value Mackey Street, Westridge and Winton locations and Quality Supermarkets Cable Beach. For each stamp donated, Super Value matched it doubling its dollar value.

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Patients awake, taking active roles during brain surgery
Patients awake, taking active roles during brain surgery

March 03, 2021

Today, an estimated 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor, and approximately 85,000 more will be diagnosed in 2021. Brain tumors can be deadly, significantly impacting on quality of life, and changing everything for a patient and their loved ones. Gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor, coming in a variety of histologic subtypes and grades affecting their behavior and prognosis.

Dr. Simon Buttrick, neurosurgeon at the Memorial Healthcare System in South Florida, explains that over the past two decades it was been shown quite convincingly that the more tumor can be removed surgically the better patients do. Patients who have a complete resection have significantly better outcomes than those who only have a partial resection or a biopsy. And there is mounting evidence that a so-called ‘supramaximal’ resection – meaning complete removal of the tumor and a surrounding rim of normal brain tissue – adds further benefit.

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 GraceKennedy Money Services Opens New Location in Exuma
GraceKennedy Money Services Opens New Location in Exuma

March 02, 2021

As one bank shuttered its brick-and-mortar operations in Exuma, a money transfer service opened shop over the weekend providing convenient services for those who prefer in person transactions when sending and receiving money.

On Saturday, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) welcomed customers at its newest location, Forbes’ D&Z Customs Brokerage in George Town. According to businessman Naaman Forbes, Exumians required greater access to basic financial services including local and international transfers, hence the partnership with GKMS, the Western Union agent.

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Govt revenue boost expected with launch of digital payment solution for charter fees
Gov’t revenue boost expected with launch of digital payment solution for charter fees

March 02, 2021

The Ministry of Finance concluded an agreement with the OMNI Financial Group and the Association of Bahamas Marinas (OMNI/ABM) to launch a digital payment solution for the collection of charter fees from mega yachts and other charter operators in The Bahamas.

“This development is extremely significant as we have traditionally seen a lot of revenue leakage in the charter operator space. As a government we are strengthening our enforcement mechanisms while we are also enhancing the ease of doing business. Now, charter operators have no excuse. We have a convenient online solution for the payment of fees due to the government for their commercial operations in our waters,” said Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Finance.

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ALIV 31,600 Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network Greatly Appreciated as Territory Expands to Cover Thousands More in Need
ALIV $31,600 Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network ‘Greatly Appreciated’ as Territory Expands to Cover Thousands More in Need

March 02, 2021

Three weeks ago, when Philip Smith learned the Bahamas Feeding Network would be tasked with feeding thousands more, which now included 17 Family Islands and one-third of New Providence, he was very pleased to learn of Aliv’s donation.

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OB/GYN Shines Spotlight on Endometriosis During Awareness Month
OB/GYN Shines Spotlight on Endometriosis During Awareness Month

March 02, 2021

It is a debilitating reproductive health concern for women. Still, very few persons are talking about it.

“Endometriosis affects persons from all walks of life. There is no discrimination,” said obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr Shamanique Bodie-Williams.

“There is a stigma associated with chronic pain symptoms. You are not going to usually walk around and express how painful your menstrual cycles are. Many ladies are not even aware they may have an abnormality with their period. They may think this is just a normal part of being a female. One study shows it takes an average of about 12 years to make this diagnosis.”

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Prime Minister Officially Opens Multinational Engineering Firm and Centre for Innovation
Prime Minister Officially Opens Multinational Engineering Firm and Centre for Innovation

March 01, 2021

On February 25th, the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened BRON Business Centre in Airport Industrial Park. BRON Business Centre is the home of Eeden Farms, the country’s first Hydroponic Container Farm; Pureti Bahamas, distributors, and applicators of a cleaning product used to kill COVID; BluTerra, a company focused on turning aragonite into compostable products and finally BRON itself; a multinational, interdisciplinary development consulting group with teams in The The Bahamas, Florida, Turks and Caicos Islands, and St. Kitts. BRON has completed over 1,200 projects across over 70 islands and cays of The Bahamas and the Caribbean. BRON’s services include architecture, engineering, environmental, geomatics & surveying, drilling & testing, and construction services, including regulatory compliance.

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ALIV 31,600 Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network Greatly Appreciated as Territory Expands to Cover Thousands More in Need
ALIV $31,600 Donation to Bahamas Feeding Network ‘Greatly Appreciated’ as Territory Expands to Cover Thousands More in Need

March 01, 2021

Three weeks ago, when Philip Smith learned the Bahamas Feeding Network would be tasked with feeding thousands more, which now included 17 Family Islands and one-third of New Providence, he was very pleased to learn of Aliv’s donation.

“This will go a long way in helping us accumulate 15% of the funding required as a zone leader of the National Food Security Task Force, while the Government is investing 85%,” he said. “Aliv’s donation is a testament to the fact that as we give in the way that we should, God shall supply all our needs.”

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Prime Minister Opens World-Class MacFit 360 Fitness and Performance Centre
Prime Minister Opens World-Class MacFit 360 Fitness and Performance Centre

March 01, 2021

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis opened the MacFit 360 Fitness and Performance Centre on Cable Beach recently with an official ribbon-cutting and praise for what he called “a stunning 17,000 square foot facility unmatched by any in the region.”

Construction on the two-story fitness centre at the south end of Baha Mar Boulevard started before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. The Prime Minister said he was concerned that the facility designed to cater to thousands of Baha Mar, Breezes, Sandals and other Cable Beach visitors and staff, as well as residents and professional and collegiate athletes would be derailed by the virus.

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Job Stability Creation in A Pandemic
Job Stability & Creation in A Pandemic

March 01, 2021

Aetos Holdings Limited, parent company for prominent quick services restaurant franchises including Wendy’s, Marco’s Pizza and Popeyes has not only maintained its workforce, but also created jobs despite COVID-19.

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IDB announces Build Forward initiative to advance technology and resilience in Caribbean
IDB announces Build Forward initiative to advance technology and resilience in Caribbean

February 25, 2021

The Caribbean Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank backed Build Forward, a $3.5 billion multi-year program to help Caribbean countries sustainably recover while making technological leaps that will bring about a transformational future.

The initiative includes a multi-donor facility to provide targeted grant and concessional financing for smart and resilient projects. The facility is expected to mobilize $1.5 billion in resources for a series of activities that include advisory services, project preparation and catalyzing private capital for investments in resilient infrastructure, nature and disaster-risk based solutions.

IDB management briefed Governors about Build Forward ahead of the Annual Meeting of IDB Group, which will take place March 17-21 in Barranquilla, Colombia, in a virtual format. Governors are the top decision-makers at the IDB – the Caribbean’s biggest provider of development finance.

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Limeade Bahamas new look, same great taste and many ways to pay!
Limeade Bahamas new look, same great taste and many ways to pay!

February 25, 2021

It's a new year, we have a new look, many new ways to pay and more ways to save. Now all of our refreshing flavors are at the tip of your fingers with just the click of a button. Download the Kraven, Kanoo or the Sun Cash app today and order from the comforts of your home.

Not only do you now have many ways to pay, you have more ways to save. With our Green Card loyalty program, the more you purchase online to save more. Collect points to save as much as 15% off your next purchase.

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Bahamas Society Of Engineers BETA Camp Spark Young Imaginations To Celebrate National Engineers Week
Bahamas Society Of Engineers & BETA Camp Spark Young Imaginations To Celebrate National Engineers Week

February 24, 2021

With the support of the Bahamas Society of Engineers (BSE) and Bahamas Engineering and Technology Advancement Camp (BETA Camp), Bahamian students are getting a personal look at how engineers create the world that has never been. From February 22 – 27, BSE is observing National Engineers Week by hosting a series of presentations for public and private school students across the country in partnership with BETA Camp and The Bahamas Ministry of Education.

This unique digital event, which was launched under the theme “Imagining Tomorrow,” is introducing primary and secondary school students to different branches of the engineering profession and the many subdisciplines in which they can specialize. Each presentation features a Bahamian engineer teaching students and educators about what engineering is all about, what it takes to become an engineer, and what engineers do. Through the facilitation of the Ministry of Education, 15 Bahamian engineers will make 22 presentations to primary and high school students from 27 participating schools this week. Three of the presenters are engineers from the Ministry of Works.

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Founder of Marijuana Bahamas Makes Courtesy Call on the AG re Legislation Being Drafted
Founder of Marijuana Bahamas Makes Courtesy Call on the AG re Legislation Being Drafted

February 24, 2021

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, and Permanent Secretary Cecilia Strachan welcomed Renaldo Cartwright, Founder of Marijuana Bahamas (standing centre) during a courtesy call, February 24, 2021 at the Attorney General's Office to discuss the marijuana/cannabis industry legislation being drafted.

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5-year-old Snags Bahamas Waste Snap And Win prize
5-year-old Snags Bahamas Waste Snap And Win prize

February 24, 2021

For five-year-old Jay McCoy, the sound of the Bahamas Waste garbage truck making its way through his neighborhood is always less about the trash and definitely all about the experience. The home-schooler was declared the winner of the recent Bahamas Waste (BW) #SnapAndWin promotion helping parents secure a VIP collection service from the waste management company.

Just weeks after launching its COVID safety truck, the company set out to find a new way to engage its customers and show appreciation for their continued support. “With everything that has been going on around us, we really just wanted to find something fun and lighthearted to engage our customers, and further incentivize the services we already offer,” explained BW Operation’s Manager Ethelyn Davis.

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Happy Staff Celebrate Love in COVID Times
Happy Staff Celebrate Love in COVID Times

February 24, 2021

Grand Bahama’s Happiest Hotel, Pelican Bay, is determined not to let the COVID blues stop its happiness or business. Keen to keep their doors open and the hotel staff working, the Pelican Team came up with a Valentine's Love special that adhered to COVID safety while also keeping sweethearts happy in these ‘trying times’.

“We wanted to create a buzz and do something unique that we haven’t seen before on the island,” said Pelican Bay’s Reservations & Revenue Manager Dominique Smith. “We know that everyone wants to be safe, but they want to still celebrate their love for each other. So, we thought of a fun way for us to promote not only a great hotel rate for our waterside rooms, but also offer an intimate dinner for two on our picnic benches located around the property. Giving each couple their own private dining experience and valentines desserts; both safe and romantic.”

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