Community/Charity

Grand Bahama Children’s Home Receives Outpouring of Support From Local and International Groups

November 18, 2019

For the past two months, executives, staff and volunteers at the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) have been consumed with the task of rebuilding the facility which was heavily flooded as a result of Hurricane Dorian. For more than forty years, the Home has provided a safe haven for abused and neglected children and, at the time of the storm, housed thirty-two children ranging in age, from three-months-old to fourteen years. The children and staff had to be rescued as storm surge waters came in and have since had to be relocated to similar facilities in New Providence until the Home can be rebuilt...

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Dorian damages bill soars to 3.4 billion
Dorian damages bill soars to 3.4 billion

November 18, 2019

THE cost of Hurricane Dorian's impact on the Bahamas is $3.4bn, more than a quarter of the country's GDP, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.

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CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN’S Eighth Annual Walk for the cure supporters turn out in droves

November 14, 2019

Walk for the cure supporters turn out in droves
Nassau, Bahamas, November 14th, 2019 – Despite being postponed by a month, more than 1,100 loyal supporters registered to be up bright and early for CIBC FirstCaribbean’s eighth annual “Walk for the Cure” on Saturday, November 9...

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The Salvation Army Launches Iconic Red Kettle Campaign to Fight for Good

November 14, 2019

Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the local holiday season...

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Miss World Visited Abaco, Greeted Children at Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay

November 14, 2019

Miss World 2018, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, paid a visit to storm-ravaged Abaco, November 13, 2019. While in Abaco, she visited Amy Rogers Primary School in Green Turtle Cay. Currently, 24 students are enrolled at the school. Miss World was accompanied by Miss World Bahamas, Nyah Bandelier...

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Ceremony For The People Swept Away By Dorian
Ceremony For The People Swept Away By Dorian

November 13, 2019

A MEMORIAL wreath was released into the sea at High Rock on Sunday for the missing victims in East Grand Bahama who were swept away by storm surge during Hurricane Dorian...

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Minister of State Iram Lewis and Assessment Team View Adherence to Building Code in Abaco

November 12, 2019

Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction, the Hon. Iram Lewis along with architects, engineers and planners from the Ministry of Public Works, Grand Bahama Port Authority, the University of Miami, private firms of South Florida, members of the Architects Board and the former Chief Housing Officer, traveled to Abaco November 11, 2019 to assess damaged and destroyed buildings, Marsh Harbour to Cooper's Town; and review adherence to the building code, among factors contributing to the large scale of destruction by Hurricane Dorian...

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Bahamas Insurance Association Partners with Royal Bahamas Police Froce

November 12, 2019

To support the use of technology by the Traffic Division of The Royal Bahamas Police Force, The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently donated to the purchase of Diagramming & Animation Software and Crash Data Recording Software...

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NEMA receives heavy-duty-off-road vehicles

November 12, 2019

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, received five heavy-duty-off-road vehicles from the United States’ Mahindra Automotive North America, Global X Sports and Tropicars in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts in Hurricane Dorian stricken areas...

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 PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues
PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues

November 12, 2019

PHA Donates First Aid Supplies to Local Baseball Leagues
Local juvenile baseball leagues received donations of first aid supplies from the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA). Presentations were made to the Freedom Farm Baseball League and the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) on Saturday November 2, 2019 by PHA employees who enjoy participation in each league...

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Bahamas Insurance Association Supports Dorian Relief

November 11, 2019

The Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) recently donated ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the National Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing Hurricane Dorian relief efforts...

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OAS Secretary General tours Hurricane Dorian devastated areas on Abaco and Grand Bahama

November 11, 2019

His Excellency Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, officially visited Hurricane Dorian impacted areas of East Grand Bahama and North Abaco on Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was officially led on tour by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield; and Permanent Secretary, Jack Thompson, Disaster Coordinator for Abaco. Pictured l-r: His Excellency Almagro, Minister Henfield, and Minister Turnquest...

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Ministers Campbell, Rolle, to attend ICPD 25th Anniversary Meeting

November 11, 2019

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, and Minister for the Public Service and National Insurance, the Hon. Brensil A. Rolle, departed New Providence Friday (November 8) for Nairobi, Kenya, where they will participate in the International Conference on Population Development’s (ICPD) 25th Anniversary Meeting...

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Local Environmental Foundation Launches Website Focused On Education and Sustainability

November 11, 2019

Today, Ethan S. Bain Environmental Health Foundation (ESBEHF) officially launched its new website www.ethansbain.org. The local non-profit is focused on using the digital platform to connect with environmental professionals and other local and international organizations to positively impact the Bahamian environment...

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Contract signed for new bridge in North Andros

November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Works and Bahamas Marine Construction have signed a $9.6 million-dollar contract for the construction of a new bridge that will improve travel between mainland Andros and the settlement of Staniard Creek and provide greater protection for marine life in North Andros...

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Kwasi Thompson: Dorian a life-changing experience
Kwasi Thompson: Dorian a life-changing experience

November 11, 2019

SENATOR Kwasi Thompson said going through Hurricane Dorian was "a life-changing experience" for him and many in Grand Bahama and Abaco, which were left devastated in the wake of the monster storm.

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PM Officially Opens Berry Islands Community Center

November 08, 2019

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis officially opened The Berry Islands Community Center and participated in the Ambulance Dedication at Bullocks Harbour, Great Harbour Cay, today, November 8, 2019...

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Adelaide Primary, St. Cecilia’s Students Win Superman Capes in Ministry of Environment’s Be A Hero Campaign, Young Abaconian Shares Honors for Environmental Stewardship

November 08, 2019

Three young Bahamians got all the Halloween costumes they’ll need for a lifetime and memories they will never forget – they were crowned winners of the Ministry of Environment and Housing’s Be A Hero campaign and decorated with Superman capes and trophies during a ceremony hosted by Atlantis October 31...

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Plans underway to facilitate multi-purpose centre that would offer Sign Language Classes for adults

November 08, 2019

Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell, told House Members, Wednesday (November 6), that the legal recognition of national sign languages as official languages is critical for the inclusion of persons who are deaf and hard of hearing in their societies...

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Carnival To Help Fund Rand Rebuild
Carnival To Help Fund Rand Rebuild

November 08, 2019

THE Ministry of Health and The Public Hospitals Authority signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday with Carnival Corporation & PLC to support the restoration of the Rand Memorial Hospital following Hurricane Dorian...

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