Posts Tagged ‘Service Organizations’


Bahamas Red Cross Society Announces 2018 Ball

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017


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The Committee for the 46th Annual Red Cross Ball today announced that planning was underway for the signature formal event of the 2018 calendar. Under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Ball will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm at the Baha Mar Convention Centre, Cable Beach.

The Ball is the Bahamas Red Cross’ largest annual benefit and has provided considerable funding to assist the Society in fulfilling its mandate of ‘alleviating human suffering wherever it may be found’...

Christmas has as Army!- Salvation Army Kettle Launch

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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The season of giving officially kicks off because The Salvation Army’s familiar Red Kettles make their seasonal debut on New Providence, starting Saturday,  November 18th you’ll find those kettles and the jolly ting-a-ling-ling of handheld bells that accompanies them.

The Red Kettle Campaign supports the mission of the organization and provides support to a number of programs arranging from special meals for needy individuals and families, toy and clothing for disadvantaged children, personal care products for the elderly and institutionalized, and vital funding for year round programs...

Bahamas National Trust Christmas Jollification – November 18th

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


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“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Jollification” and that is the theme for the Bahamas National Trust's very popular Christmas fundraiser being held on November 18th and 19th at the Retreat Gardens on Village Road.

“The Christmas Jollification is an important fundraiser for the The Retreat Garden. This national park protects an outstanding palm collection and has tremendous potential for increased touristic visitation...

Need Has No Season – Women’s Shelter Project

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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The Salvation Army  Bahamas Division  launched for the second year  Need Has No Season Fundraising Campaign in support of  the Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter Project chaired by Mr. Felix Stubbs, Chairman and Cameron Symonette, Board Member of The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board.

The Salvation Army Bahamas  Division launches Need Has No Season as a midyear fundraiser to generate funding for the Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter Project.   The familiar red kettles will be sponsored by Corporate Bahamas every Saturday during the month of August.  The familiar red kettles will be located at RBC Royal Bank (Bahamas) Limited Branches, Harbour Bay Shopping Plaza and Lynden Pindling International Airport with volunteers from Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas...

BTC Northern VP Honoured with Rotary Award of Appreciation

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

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Over many nears, the collaborative relationship between BTC and Rotary Organizations on Grand Bahama has facilitated countless community service  projects across the island. In more recent times, that partnership and been further developed and strengthened through the efforts of Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey. Under her direction BTC has continued to lend the strength of its brand to ensure the success of Rotary's many service projects. On Friday, Mrs. Ferguson-Mackey received an award of appreciation from the  the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama for her continued work as an important community ally and great corporate citizen. Pictured (L-R) are Membership Chair Constance McDonald, Northern Bahamas VP Eldri Ferguson-Mackey and  Elsie Knowles, President...

GGYA participants broaden skills on Grand Bahama expedition

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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The school year may have ended but meaningful learning experiences continued for nearly 100 youths. They spent a week exploring Grand Bahama, fulfilling personal self-development goals on an amazing adventure which could bag them an award.

"Lucayan Trails," the code name for this year's Governor General's Youth Award (GGYA), Bahamas Award Super Expedition (BASE) runs for 10 days from June 29 to July 8.

BASE assembles GGYA participants from across The Bahamas, inviting them to explore new territories and partake in hiking expeditions that would qualify them for a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. It is designed to foster cooperation...

GGYA participants broaden skills on Grand Bahama expedition

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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The school year may have ended but meaningful learning experiences continued for nearly 100 youths. They spent a week exploring Grand Bahama, fulfilling personal self-development goals on an amazing adventure which could bag them an award.

"Lucayan Trails," the code name for this year's Governor General's Youth Award (GGYA), Bahamas Award Super Expedition (BASE) runs for 10 days from June 29 to July 8.

BASE assembles GGYA participants from across The Bahamas, inviting them to explore new territories and partake in hiking expeditions that would qualify them for a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. It is designed to foster cooperation...

$200,000 to country’s national park system

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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Major business donors have pledged over $200,000 to support management of the country's national park system.
 
The companies were recognised for their donations during a special breakfast meeting at the British Colonial Hilton to launch the Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) Corporate Partnership Programme.
 
According to BNT President Janet Johnson, “We all benefit from the use of our natural resources, and we all have a shared responsibility to diminish negative impacts on the environment...

Cancer Awareness in The Bahamas finds support on Crowd funding

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

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The epidemic-like figures of breast cancer throughout The Bahamas are staggering. In an attempt to lower these figures, a new initiative will be launching later this Summer 2017 by C.U.R.E, on the crowd funding website Indigogo, which seeks to help raise awareness about breast cancer, whilst also helping to raise funds to support the great work of The Cancer Society of the Bahamas.

Launching by BEACH BY JEWEL, a luxury brand of swimwear, the crowd funding campaign is offering a jewellery collection of fine and exclusive bracelets and pendants made of pearls and gemstones, sterling silver, white and rose gold. For each bracelet sold on crowd funding, the brand commits to donate $25.00 to
the Cancer Society of The Bahamas...

BNT Snake Handling Workshop

Friday, June 16th, 2017

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Of the 12 snakes that are found in The Bahamas, all are harmless to humans and under serious threat from habitat loss and indiscriminate killing.

Photos and videos abound on social media showing Bahamians killing snakes, often with a sense a pride as if that is the best way to deal with them.

In addition to the threat from humans, snakes like the Bahamian Boa, Pygmy Boa, Bahamian Racer and Blindsnake must also face the constant attacks of non-native animals like dogs and cats...