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One Cry Presents "Emmanuel: An Advent Prayer & Worship Encounter" Celebrating its Third Year on December 1st

Sun, Nov 26th 2023, 05:00 PM

One Cry, the transformative worship and prayer series founded by gospel artist Stermon Rolle, is set to celebrate the third year of its annual event, "Emmanuel: An Advent Prayer & Worship Encounter," at the Church of God Life Transformation Centre on December 1st. Doors open at 7 pm.

Established three years ago, One Cry aims to create a sacred space for individuals of all ages to unite in worship and lift their petitions to the Lord. This advent-themed event promises to be a night of breakthrough in prayer, encouraging attendees to refocus their hearts and posture themselves in God's presence.

"At One Cry, our slogan is 'One Sound with many expressions (The Sound of the Redeemed),' emphasizing that, regardless of individual worship styles, we all serve one God," says Stermon Rolle. "As His children, we have a collective responsibility to give Him the worship, praise, and adoration that He deserves."

The scripture focus for this year's event is Isaiah 9:6: "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

The event welcomes anyone in need of prayer, with the belief that gathering together invokes the presence of God and invites answers and responses from heaven. The impressive lineup of ministers includes Pastor Oslien Jadorte, Antonia Lightbourne, A'Lethia Sweeting, DéVaughn Rolle, Sabrena Green, and the host, Stermon Rolle.

Connect with One Cry on Facebook or reach out to Stermon Rolle for more information. The event extends an invitation to church youth groups, worship teams, musicians, and individuals seeking a space to recharge this advent season. Donations are also welcomed to support the ministry's ongoing work.

Join One Cry on December 1st at 7pm for an unforgettable night of worship, prayer, and divine encounters.

RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited Donates $20,000 to University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing

Tue, Nov 14th 2023, 02:27 PM

RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited has made a $20,000.00 gift to the University of The Bahamas’ School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions in a tangible demonstration of its commitment to academic excellence and the resilience of the health care sector.

Officials made the gift on Friday 10th November, UB’s seventh charter anniversary. This month also marks a significant milestone for RBC which celebrates 115 years of dedicated service in The Bahamas. For many years, RBC has been a legacy donor to UB and a strong supporter of higher education.

Managing Director and Vice President of Personal Banking at RBC FINCO, LaSonya Missick, said the company is proud of its longstanding partnership with UB, and will continue to champion the transformative potential of a UB education.

“Our ongoing support for University of The Bahamas is a testimony to RBC’s belief in fostering partnerships that drive growth and resilience in our community,” said Mrs. Missick during the gift announcement in the RBC Auditorium at UB’s Oakes Field Campus. “We value our longstanding association with the University, and acknowledge the transformative role it plays in the future of The Bahamas. With this donation, we aim to enhance the quality of healthcare in The Bahamas by empowering future nurses who will undoubtedly continue to play a critical role in our society.”

This special gift will positively impact not only the educational experiences of nursing majors but UB’s capacity to bolster the skills of future nurses. The funds will be used to create a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory and outfit it with furniture, equipment and technological resources.

Acting UB President Janyne Hodder celebrated the bank’s generous giving and its longstanding support.

“I thank RBC for its commitment to education and also to healthcare in our country, both important pillars of national development,” said President Hodder. “RBC’s investment impacts not only our students today, but their patients in the future and our broader healthcare system. The donors who support UB recognize that national development is a purpose in which we must all invest with whatever means we have of our time, talent, and treasure.”

For years, RBC has been an integral part of UB’s success story and celebrated proponent of tertiary education. The venue for Friday’s donation, the RBC Auditorium in the Franklyn R. Wilson Graduate Centre, is a shining example. Back in 2008, when Hodder served as president of the former College of The Bahamas, RBC donated $1 million to fund the facility’s construction.

Interim Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences at UB, Dr. Veronica Toppin, heralded RBC’s donation as a red-letter day for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions.

“Your (RBC’s) generous gift is not just a financial contribution, but a valuable investment in the future of healthcare in The Bahamas,” said Dr. Toppin. “With your support, we are confident that our nursing programme will continue to excel, producing well-prepared and compassionate nurses who will make a positive impact on our patient care.”

On Friday, UB also marked its Day of Giving, during which a sustained period of donations to UB was encouraged for a full 24-hour period. Philanthropy is a pivotal part of growing the university’s potential to meet its nation-building mission.

“And really, that’s why philanthropy matters, and it matters a lot,” said President Hodder. “Companies like RBC recognize that while it’s a great responsibility for government and the public fund to uphold and support our social structures, the improvements we need, and access to quality, cannot be achieved by government alone.

“And while we are grateful for government funding, we need private support that generous philanthropic organizations and individuals bring to us. Private philanthropy from companies, from organizations, our own alumni, and other individuals has to be a part of the transformation of our country.”

Bay Breeze Marina Reopens in Dundas Town

Fri, Jul 21st 2023, 05:59 PM

After shutting down operations on Abaco due to Hurricane Dorian and the Covid-19 pandemic, Bay Breeze Marina and Storage Yamaha of Abaco opened the doors of its new 30,000 square ft indoor storage facility in late June in Dundas Town, Abaco.

Stephen Albury, President of Bay Breeze Marina and Storage Yamaha of Abaco, said just under five million dollars has been spent on rebuilding the store after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

“It’s my passion,” Albury says. “I’ve wanted to do an indoor storage facility since we moved to Abaco in 2004.”

“After Dorian we shut down completely and had to reorder our entire inventory that was actually on the island before the hurricane hit. We got them back in, and we were ready to get started and then covid hit. So, we had to slow down again. So, we’ve now almost four years later, at the point where we are fully opened.”

Construction on the new building took three years, according to Albury, as he initially imagined rebuilding half the size. But during the pandemic, the Hotel Encouragement Act and rebuilding exemptions prompted the family to double the size.

As for the company’s commitment to the Yamaha brand, Albury calls it the best engine on the market and that his family has been involved with the brand since 1996. He boasts of Bay Breeze Marina being the “first true indoor storage facility for boats in The Bahamas.”

The new store has the capability of hauling boats of up to 42-ft, 24,000 pounds and servicing any Yamaha outboard that’s on the market with parts and motors in-stock.

“We’ve got some plans to also add 2 bedroom, 2 bath waterfront bungallos with dock access. Cut out at the point in our safe harbour marina in 2024. Dundas town is outside the main harbour entrace and has unrestricted access to the sea of Abaco. It’s a central point for many people, easy access, and they don’t have to enter the main Marsh harbor.”

Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on weekends, the store has a staff complement of seven Abaco residents. Albury said the company takes pride in being fully Bahamian owned and operated.

In addition to its fuel, maintenance, outboard and repair services, Bay Breeze provides a 24-hour security-monitored facility along with concierge services.

Bahamas Strong Families Forever representatives pay a courtesy call on the Governor General

Thu, Jul 20th 2023, 03:15 PM

Governor General, HE the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith (seated centre) received representatives of the Bahamas Strong Families Forever programme during a courtesy call on Wednesday, 19 July, 2023 at the Office of the Governor General. Seated are Cheryl Walkine-Alexandre and Dr. Anthony Hamilton. Standing, from left: Erin Brown, Patrice Hanna-Carey, Jason Wisdom, Shervonne Hollis and Stephanie Frith. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)