Saturday, January 5, 2019

242newsBahamas - Let's Learn To Love & Weekly News Highlights

Let's Learn to Love

Dear Readers,

I know its a bit cliche to say “New Year, New Me” but I'd like for our readers to think seriously about the power of those words. A new year represents an opportunity to start fresh, to reset, revamp, and redo the things in your life that perhaps didn't work out for you in the year before. Whether that be in your home, your health, your job/career, or your friend circles. I believe the new year is a chance to leave bad behaviors behind and adopt new ones. For one family, however, the New Year will forever be marred by tragedy.
Just 3 days into the new year and already it seems that we - and by WE I mean society - are taking our bad habits from 2018 into 2019. Our editorial team was disheartened to hear about the murder of a 19-year-old young man in Nassau whose death was then broadcast in graphic detail across social media.
This young man's death, and the way news and video of it spread, is proof positive that we, as a collective NEED to learn how to love. There's an obvious need for love of self and a recognition of the value of a life. There's also a need for the love of your fellow man. The question is how do we teach that? The answer is simple. We teach by SHOWING. I'm not so naive as to think we, as imperfect people won't ever react in anger or even that we SHOULD never act in anger, but I encourage all of our readers to temper feelings of anger with LOVE.  
Again this may sound cliché, but it comes down to simple things. Like not sharing someone's dying moments with your social media buddies for the sake of likes and reactions. Like helping someone without expecting something in return. It comes down to valuing life so much that the thought of taking someone else's isn't even an option.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the young man along with a special prayer that WE as a collective do more to learn to love, to teach it, and to show it.

NEMA Facilitates Training on Japanese Grant Aid Disaster Management Equipment
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is pleased to receive the remainder of equipment which is part of the $1.8 million Japanese Grant Aid project to The Bahamas in support of the country’s disaster management programme. The equipment includes four balloon lights, eight water pumps, 40 VHF base radio stations, and 200 hand-held radios.

WSC Officials Toured Water Plant at Old Naval Base in Eleuthera
ELEUTHERA, The Bahamas – Officials of the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) inspected the water plant at the site of the former US Navy Experimental Facility in Eleuthera, Friday, December 21, 2018.

The plant supplies water for the settlements of Gregory Town, Hatchet Bay, James Cistern, Governor’s Harbour, Palmetto Point and Windermere Island. The facility holds four water tanks. Two are currently in operation. The purpose of the visit was to ensure that the plant is operating at its maximum capacity.

St. Andrew’s Kirk Brings Christmas to Children in Bain & Grants Town
For about 120 children from the Bain & Grants Town area, Santa came early this year, bearing gifts and bringing smiles. They were the children hosted to a Christmas party at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk where they sang carols, played games, drank and feasted on food compliments of McDonald’s, collected gifts and got in the festive spirit of the holidays.
Thursday – December 27, 2018
NASSAU, BAHAMAS: The 2018 Bahamasair Christmas Day Fly-Out demonstrated that The Spirit of Christmas was flowing at the national flag carrier, as the event brought joy to the hearts of many deserving young people. 

Royal Caribbean Amends Nassau Visitor Message

Guests onboard Royal Caribbean International ships will be advised to exercise “the same common sense you would in any major city,” following the cruise line’s decision to redraft a guest travel advisory letter that some saw as a warning about crime which could have hurt businesses dependent on cruise passengers for their livelihood, including vendors at Arawak Cay. 
New Year New Makeup?
Hey BFF's

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and we're glad to be back to walk you through all those burning beauty questions and offer you the same great tips, tricks and trend reports from the world of makeup.

If you're like most of us, then the new year has you thinking about decluttering your life. Getting rid of the old and ushering in the new and that's great for all areas of your life, INCLUDING your makeup. Contrary to what people believe, makeup is perishable. It does NOT last forever and should be thrown out or replaced after a while. By now you're probably gasping in shock. How could I ask you to simply THROW AWAY all of the beautiful eyeshadows and lipsticks that you spent all this money on? Well think of it this way. Would you drink Milk that has gone bad? NO WAY! So why would you put expired makeup on? You shouldn't.
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Major Upgrade Underway to Water Supply for North Eleuthera
Relief is on the way for the water woes of approximately 5,000 residents of North Eleuthera. A major upgrade is presently underway to the water supply in this district that will bring relief to complaints of no water, salt water, low pressure and brown odorous water.
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