Friday, October 21, 2016

Stylist Seeks To Create 'The Modern Woman' With New Lookbook

Tribune Features Reporter
Aline Charles is more than just a hairstylist, she is a transformer of women.

Sometimes, she said, all it takes are three sessions to see one of her clients emerge as a completely new woman from her stylist’s chair.

She recalled the words of praise from her employer at Waves Hair Studio: “I love the way you transform these women. Do you understand what you’re doing to them? They don’t even walk out the same way they walk in. They walk out in confidence.”  Read more >>

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Helping Hand for Breast Cancer Support Group

SUPPORTING THE CAUSE: Members of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group and supporters, meet at BTVI to share their stories during the Passionately Pink Speaker Series.  Standing from left to right are: Kayla Ingraham, supporter; Danyelle Mackey, supporter; Johnette Strachan, survivor; Lakeisha Bastian, survivor; Dorelle Mackey, supporter and Meredith Munnings, survivor. Seated left to right are: Coral Pratt, survivor; BTVI’s Dean of Student Services, Racquel Bethel and president of the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support group and survivor, Andrea Sweeting. Photos by Shantique Longley

For the past five years, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer Support Group has received a helping hand from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in the fight against breast cancer, and this year the institution is turning it up a notch.

Massive Hurricane Relief Effort to Bahamas from Stuart, Florida

STUART, Florida, October 12, 2016 - Residents of Stuart Florida and its neighboring cities in a massive hurricane relief drive, have provided an estimated amount of nearly 100,000 pounds of relief items to the Bahamas Hurricane victims in Grand Bahama and Andros over the past four to five days.  The efforts are also slated to continue through Friday (October 14th).

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929

Read online about the Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929 which impacted The Bahamas. The storm killed 134 persons in The Bahamas. Taken from the book "The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1929" by Bahamian meteorologist Wayne Neely.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew advisory - IMPORTANT!

Projected storm surge for New Providence (click for full size)

Authorities are now advising evacuation of homes near coastlines in southern New Providence. Areas outlined in BLUE are at greatest risk of experiencing potentially dangerous storm surges.

Do not take this lightly. If you live within the specified areas, make preparations ASAP to move further inland and stay with family or friends.

Note Royal Bahamas Police Force Hurricane Command Center emergency contacts: 326-7871, 302-8356, 326-6346, 302-8352

Best Regards,

Terneille Burrows
Independent Candidate, Elizabeth

Bahamas Tourism Welcomed back in Chicago


Miami, FL - October 2, 2016 - Travel Agents recently braved the wet weather and traffic congestion to welcome The Bahamas back to Chicago after almost a decade out of the market.

A Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Office that had been located in Chicago for decades closed its doors near 10 years ago, but Bahamas Tourism representation has returned to Chicago and kicked off with a recent series of Trade Shows and Dinner Presentations in the area.

BTVI Helps Spread the Joy of Reading

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) donated over 300 new and gently used books to Claridge Primary school, with the help of Urban Renewal. Photos by Shantique Longley

Reading is empowering and opens the doors to new adventures.  With this year marking the 50th year of International Literacy Day, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) launched a Read. Write. Communicate: Community Project to encourage youngsters to read.