Thursday, July 27, 2017

National Association of The Bahamas (NAB) 2017 Independence Scholarship Gala

NAB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS - Three College students from the Bahamian community of South Florida were awarded scholarships at the 2017 National Association of The Bahamas Independence Scholarship Gala this past weekend.  Pictured L to R at the presentation of certificates are:  Earl Miller, Executive Director, NAB; Reuben Rahming, Bahamas/CARICOM Ambassador-designate; Quinston Stubbs, third year Biology major at Florida Memorial College; Rhodia J. Paul, Psychology and forensic Studies Candidate, 2018, Nova Southeastern University; Dominic Burrows, Second Year Community Psychology Masters, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University; The Honorable Travis L. Robinson, Bahamas Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; Rosamon Gomez, President, NAB and Mr. H. Ricardo Treco, Bahamas Consul General, Florida.

Young Bahamian Parliamentarian Inspire Guests at South Florida Gala.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  - July 24th, 2017 - The youngest Member of Parliament in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, 22-year old Travis Robinson, on Saturday night inspired, encouraged and uplifted guest at the National Association of The Bahamas 2017 Independence Scholarship Gala, held at Shula's Hotel and Golf Club, Miami, Florida.

Guest in attendance at the Annual Gala were wowed by the young Parliamentarian who shared nuggets of wisdom that were passed down to him, including work ethics, character and service to others.  The Bahamian Parliamentarian is also the youngest person to have been appointed Parliamentary Secretary for The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

Bahamians and friends of The Bahamas from the South Florida community attended the event that was hailed a rousing success. In addition to the keynote speaker, the event also featured performances from a local Junkanoo group, Bahamian entertainer Julien Believe, and Valerie Richards of the Soulful Groovers.  Paul Bodie and the Togetherness Band provided the music for the night and Mr. Jeffrey Campbell proved to be a very entertaining emcee.

The fun and exciting gala on Saturday celebrated the 44th Anniversary of Bahamian Independence but also, marked the National Association of The Bahamas'  24th year as an organization in the South Florida community.

NAB BOARD - The National Association of The Bahamas (NAB) recently held its annual Bahamas Independence Scholarship Gala at the Shula's Hoel and Golf Club, Miami.  Members of the NAB Board L to Right:  Anthony Bain, Board Member; Donna Ash, Treasurer; Jeannie Gibson, Membership; Janet Jackson, Assistant Treasurer; Earl Miller, Executive Director; Rosamon Gomez, President; Rubyann Bradshaw, Vice President and Langston Longley, Board Member. Not pictured, Hilda James, Secretary; Stanley Lloyd, Webmaster and Samuel Thompson, Board Member.

One of the main goals of the organization is to encourage unity among Bahamians, Bahamian descendants and friends and interested associates of The Bahamas.  In addition to providing scholarships to Bahamian College students in the U.S., the organization also assists charitable organizations in the U.S. and The Bahamas including Children's Homes and Senior Citizens homes.  Notably, the organization assists with Hurricane/Disaster Relief efforts whenever the need arises.

For more information on NAB, to pursue membership or to contribute in some way, find out more about the organization at or call Rosamon Gomez, President,  at 954-888-1113.