Community/Charity

Security Cameras Launch  Stapledon Gardens
Security Cameras Launch – Stapledon Gardens

July 27, 2021

Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames recently lauded the support of the public and private sector in the obtaining and installing of security cameras in the Stapledon Gardens, spearheaded by the National Neighbourhood Watch Council (NNWC) Stapledon Gardens Community Association. Minister Dames congratulated the Association for their initiative and said that such activities could be replicated in the approximately 190 other community associations throughout The Bahamas.

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Inaugural National Family Week Celebration Kicks-off with Free Webinar Featuring Top Speakers July 28
Inaugural National Family Week Celebration Kicks-off with Free Webinar Featuring Top Speakers July 28

July 26, 2021

Under the theme, ”Developing A Sustainable National Economy through Strong Families”, more than a dozen business, civic, social and national leaders are set to participate in a virtual conference about restoration of family values July 28, 2021, it was announced today.

The webinar will be the highlight of a series of activities celebrating National Week of The Family.

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Pet Food Institute to Offer First Regional Pet Lovers Webinar July 27
Pet Food Institute to Offer First Regional Pet Lovers Webinar July 27

July 23, 2021

Pet owners and animal lovers will have an opportunity to interact virtually with experts from around the region and beyond when the Pet Food Institute presents the first-ever Caribbean and Bahamas webinar on pet care and pet wellness, PAW MANIA, July 27 starting at 6 pm, Eastern Standard Time.

“The Pet Food Institute is excited to bring together veterinarians and experts from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and as far away as California and Washington, D.C., to share information about pet care and pet wellness in this historic program,” said Mary Emma Young, Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Planning for the Washington, D.C.-based association.

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Bahamas Researcher Dr. Austin Gallagher Named Scuba Diving Magazines Sea Hero for work with sharks
Bahamas Researcher Dr. Austin Gallagher Named Scuba Diving Magazine’s Sea Hero for work with sharks

July 19, 2021

Scuba Diving Magazine has named Dr. Austin Gallagher – a researcher who helped shape shark sanctuary policy in The Bahamas and a familiar face in the local dive world --its latest Sea Hero.

At 35, Dr. Gallagher is believed to be the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.

In bestowing the title on him, the popular dive magazine wrote “Dr. Austin Gallagher has shaped global shark conservation for more than a decade. His novel 2011 study quantified that sharks are worth more to the Bahamian economy alive as an ecotourism draw than hunted for fins. The Bahamas became a shark sanctuary that same year.”

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Humane Society of Grand Bahama calls for support
Humane Society of Grand Bahama calls for support

July 19, 2021

AFTER the twin nightmares of Hurricane Dorian and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Humane Society of Grand Bahama is appealing for donations, saying the progress it has made in helping to reduce the number of unwanted and abused animals roaming the streets is in jeopardy.

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Coats for College
Coats for College

July 19, 2021

When art historian Dr. Erica James was heading off to college, the girl from humble beginnings had enough funds to pay for her first semester’s tuition and room and board, but nothing else. The young lady who was headed off to upstate New York could not even afford to purchase a winter coat. As she was readying to leave, someone who understood her need and circumstances purchased a winter coat for the young James as a gift. So, when she heard about the Coats for College concept, which allows people to repurpose their winter coats in a philanthropic way to help future Bahamian scholars stay warm and reduce a major expense, that resonated with James in a personal way.

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Foundations help fund Abaco school rebuild, provide laptops and more
Foundations help fund Abaco school rebuild, provide laptops and more

July 19, 2021

With hand-painted signs held high, students at Central Abaco Primary School welcomed representatives of the Lyford Cay and Canadian Lyford Cay Foundations (LCF), thanking them for donations that helped rebuild the school destroyed by Hurricane Dorian.

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Special Needs Youth Earn Bronze Award from GGYA
Special Needs Youth Earn Bronze Award from GGYA

July 18, 2021

When they embarked upon a two-day/one-night hiking trip away from home, it was anyone’s guess how things would work out for nine teens with different disabilities.

Would they learn to work together on a Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA) adventurous journey requiring a minimum effort of 12 hours? Could they make decisions on their own?

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Mario Carey: Lift Antiquated Restrictive Covenants, Let Economic Recovery Waiting in the Wings Flow
Mario Carey: Lift ‘Antiquated’ Restrictive Covenants, Let Economic Recovery Waiting in the Wings Flow

July 16, 2021

Restrictive covenants imposed on vast chunks of undeveloped land decades ago are placing a chokehold on much-needed economic activity that could help The Bahamas pick up the slashed financial pieces left by the COVID pandemic and get back on track for true economic growth, says one of the country’s most successful businessmen.

Mario Carey, founder of Better Homes and Gardens MCR Bahamas, Mario Carey Realty and his most recent company, Mario Carey Ventures, said several newly proposed and long-pending projects on the drawing board are being hampered because what he called ‘antiquated, outdated covenants’ that prevent a wide range of uses for large parcels of property.

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Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Program Attracts One-Sixth of Company
‘Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise’ Program Attracts One-Sixth of Company

July 12, 2021

Over 100 enthusiastic National Insurance Board (NIB) employees spanning three islands recently committed to becoming more ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Wise’.

Over the course of eight weeks, NIB staff based in Andros, Grand Bahama, and New Providence learned about taking care of their overall wellbeing and how doing so influences every aspect of their lives. A regular week for participants transformed into “Meatless Monday”, “Testing Tuesday”, “Water Wednesday”, “Touchdown Thursday”, “Fruitful Friday”, “Salad Saturday”, and “Sugarless Sunday”.

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The Coca-Cola Silver Bottle Caps Team Is Headed to The Family Islands!
The Coca-Cola Silver Bottle Caps Team Is Headed to The Family Islands!

July 07, 2021

This summer, Coca-Cola lovers are taking home big prizes, including Samsung S20 smartphones, for turning in the limited-time silver bottle caps featured on some of Coca-Cola Bahamas’ classic beverages. New Providence and Grand Bahama customers have been able to redeem their caps at weekly events, which kicked off during the first week of July. And, the silver caps team will also be headed into Abaco, Long Island, and Eleuthera to give family island customers the chance to take home prizes, courtesy of the Caribbean Bottling Company (Bahamas) Ltd.

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4,000 approved for funding from DRA
4,000 approved for funding from DRA

July 06, 2021

NEARLY 4,000 approved homeowners on Grand Bahama and Abaco have been assessed and funded through the Disaster Reconstruction Authority's Small Home Repair Programme.

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Barraterre Development Association Continues Community Support With CWCO Backing
Barraterre Development Association Continues Community Support With CWCO Backing

July 06, 2021

At this time of the year, Bahamians, local residents, and tourists alike are usually preparing to gather for annual regattas across the country. Non-profit organizations, such as the Barraterre Development Association (BDA), are also normally arranging which activities will be scheduled to make the Barraterre Annual Homecoming & Regatta a success to continue its mandate to “foster unity, love and neighborly concern” within the Barraterre community.

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Bahamas Feeding Network Thanks Chinese Embassy Zonta Club of Nassau for Food Donations
Bahamas Feeding Network Thanks Chinese Embassy & Zonta Club of Nassau for Food Donations

July 02, 2021

At a recent ceremony at its temporary Fox Hill Community Centre facility, executives of the Bahamas Feeding thanked Chinese Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and the Zonta Club of Nassau for generous food donations which will, collectively, assist nearly 300 families.

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Chinese Embassy, Zonta Club of Nassau donate to Bahamas Feeding Network
Chinese Embassy, Zonta Club of Nassau donate to Bahamas Feeding Network

July 02, 2021

THE Chinese Embassy and the Zonta Club of Nassau both donated to the Bahamas Feeding Network yesterday.

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FEM STEM Bahamas closing the gender gap
FEM STEM Bahamas closing the gender gap

July 02, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
FEM STEM Bahamas is the newest non-profit organization focuses on providing Bahamian young girls, ages 14 - 18, with opportunities in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) fields.

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Winners of Character Day Bahamas T-Shirt Competition Help Kick Off 2021 Campaign  Be The Reason!
Winners of Character Day Bahamas T-Shirt Competition Help Kick Off 2021 Campaign – Be The Reason!

June 30, 2021

The Character Day 2021 campaign has kicked off this year’s theme, “Be the Reason” with a t-shirt competition won by three winners ages nine to their early twenties. The winning design will be featured on the official 2021, Character Day Bahamas t-shirts which will be worn by thousands of participants at schools, organizations, and businesses across The Bahamas. Besides bragging rights and 2 shirts each, there were cash prizes for the winners and a keepsake trophy.

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Caribbean Artists And TikTok Influencers Join Forces To Communicate Hurricane Season
Caribbean Artists And TikTok Influencers Join Forces To Communicate Hurricane Season

June 29, 2021

TikTok Influencers, top West Indian cricketers and music stars are joining arms as the new “Disaster Fighters,” a team of influential figures, to disseminate informational messages on fighting the impact of hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, COVID-19 and other hazards.

Starting June 28th, ...

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Sandals Foundation makes another investment in Exuma schools
Sandals Foundation makes another investment in Exuma schools

June 28, 2021

As Exuma schools ensure readiness for the 2021/2022 academic year, the Sandals Foundation has made another investment in the island's schools with the installation of a hand-wash station and the further distribution of 39 digital tablets.

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BTVI and Police Team Up on Customer Service
BTVI and Police Team Up on Customer Service

June 28, 2021

With the Commissioner of Police, Paul Rolle, identifying in his 2020 policing plan, the need for the police force to focus on internal service delivery and building of public confidence, the organization recently partnered with the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to facilitate a customer service workshop for its band.

BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson, who previously held the position of RBC Royal Bank’s Personnel and Training Officer for The Bahamas and Cayman, applauded the Royal Bahamas Police Force for keeping the customer service conversation alive in furtherance of the commissioner’s policing plan. It has specific emphasis on behavioral change to impact the provision of quality service to members of the public.

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