Community/Charity

Social Services received over 1,000 applications for assistance

March 27, 2020

Frankie Campbell.Since Monday, the Department of Social Services has received more than 1,000 applications for assistance in light the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell said today...

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Rotary East Nassau Provides 280 Wheelchairs to BAPD With Partnering Florida Club

March 26, 2020

For Immediate Release. Rotary Clubs across the globe are intrinsically linked as members of Rotary International. Clubs that are many miles, countries, and continents apart are able to join forces and move mountains, and nothing exemplifies joint international efforts more than Bahamian and American Rotary Clubs coming together to provide wheelchairs for Bahamians in need...

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Disconnections to be suspended until March 31
Disconnections to be suspended until March 31

March 26, 2020

BAHAMAS Power and Light (BPL) will immediately suspend disconnections until March 31...

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100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners
100 New Refrigerators donated to Grand Bahama Homeowners

March 17, 2020

Over the past several weeks, the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation (GBDRF), the charitable arm of the Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), along with GBPA volunteers, have distributed brand new refrigerators to more than 100 homeowners in communities across the island - yet another step toward turning local houses into homes...

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Scholarship winners pay it forward
Scholarship winners pay it forward

March 16, 2020

Twin brothers D’Ron and T’Ron Strapp and Kennedi Knowles, all Carleton Williams Scholarship recipients and graduates of Garvin Tynes Primary School, recently returned to the institution they graduated from to remind the students of the importance of education, which the Strapps said is a “passport”, and to remind students of the words of Malcolm X – that tomorrow belongs to those people who prepare...

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Campbell appeals to victims of domestic, gender-based violence to ‘end the silence’

March 11, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, urged victims of domestic and/or Gender-based Violence to “break the silence” in order to stop the suffering, much of which he said is being done in solitude...

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Zonta Honours Lifetime Members/Centennial Award Winners

March 11, 2020

The Zonta Club of Nassau honored seven females for their outstanding contributions to community during the Club’s Centennial Awards Ceremony, Sunday (March 8). Seventeen-year-old Miss Sierra Ferguson, a 12th-Grade student at Aquinas College was among the honorees...

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Authority leading ambitious multi-million dollar housing, home repair initiatives in Grand Bahama and Abaco

March 11, 2020

The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority is leading ambitious housing and home repair programs in Abaco and Grand Bahama designed to assist residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Dorian...

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Authority Thanks NGO Community at Florida Event

March 11, 2020

Members of the local and international NGO community were thanked for their significant assistance to The Bahamas as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian at a press conference in Florida marking the six-month period since the Category 5 storm hit Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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CBC to Award Graduating Garvin Tynes Primary School Student 2020 Carleton Williams Scholarship

March 10, 2020

The Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) will once again award a graduating Garvin Tynes Primary School student with the Carleton Williams Scholarship...

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hurch To Help With Burial Of Unidentified Dorian Victims
hurch To Help With Burial Of Unidentified Dorian Victims

March 10, 2020

THE Bahamas Christian Council is willing to assist the government with the burial of unidentified Dorian victims.Bishop Delton Fernander, BCC president, made the comment after a representative from the Disaster Reconstruction Authority told reporters...

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Sprite Sip, Snap & Win Finalists Announced!

March 10, 2020

After several weeks of intense competition, the 5 Sprite Sip, Snap & Win finalists have been chosen. Adam Burrows, Charlene Barton, Jason Ville, Erle Bethel and Heather Lowe will all vie for the competition’s Grand Prize – a Bahamas Masqueraders Costume and a Fujifilm Instax Camera...

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Social Services Minister Commends Nation's Social Workers; Jaimie Humes, Case Aide, Selected 'Employee of the Year'

March 10, 2020

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell (March 4) urged clients to exercise a greater amount of patience when seeking social assistance...

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty is Top-Tier Sponsor of Ride & Run for Hope for Seventh Straight Year

March 10, 2020

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, hundreds of cyclists will pedal their way around mainland Eleuthera as part of Ride & Run for Hope, an annual fundraiser that benefits cancer research, education and prevention...

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$20 million spent on Hurricane Dorian debris cleanup

March 10, 2020

Thus far $20 million has been spent on Hurricane Dorian debris cleanup in Grand Bahama and Abaco, according to Katherine Forbes-Smith, Managing Director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority...

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Gino Maycock Wins Dasani Sparking “Vibes for the Islands” Contest!

March 10, 2020

Solomon’s Yamacraw Customer Wins All Expensive Paid Trip to Miami Concert...

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Bahamians Resilient, But Must Work to Strengthen Disaster Management Frameworks

March 10, 2020

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest said it is imperative for Bahamians to be open to knowledge sharing, given the new realities The Bahamas faces when it comes to catastrophic hurricanes...

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New Voluteerism Program set to launch in The Bahamas

March 09, 2020

A new Volunteerism Program, is set to launch in The Bahamas...

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Moore’s Island residents updated on home repair initiative

March 09, 2020

Residents of Moore’s Island, Abaco were update at a town hall meeting Thursday on the benefits available to them through the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority’s Small Home Repair Programme...

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Minister Campbell Joins in Observance of Professional Social Workers Month

March 05, 2020

Professional social workers and their support staff and colleagues from the Department of Social Services, Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, are commemorating March as Professional Social Workers Month...

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