The Only Disability In Life – is a Bad Attitude & Other News - August 8th, 2019 Newsletter
The Only Disability In Life – is a Bad Attitude.
This week we have a Staff Editorial.
Bahamas, let’s have a serious conversation about something that’s
brushed away and swept under the rug. Often hidden away from everyday
activities, as we are embarrassed not proud of those lets than perfect.
Let’s talk about persons with special needs and disabilities.
My sister was born
with Down Syndrome and has suffered a variety of health issues over the
years, sadly too numerous to mention. Lately she has been suffering
from excruciating pain, however as my sister is non-verbal, we were
unable to understand or communicate where the source of the pain was
coming from. My parents made several trips to the emergency room at
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) for the passed three months because of
her mysterious pain. At each visit, they were greeted with what they
felt was inferior service, most instances a nurse or doctor who
impatient with her and her ability to communicate – often she was
prescribed pain medications and antibiotics but with no answers or
Correctional Services Trainees Asked to Be Encouraged by BTVI Achievements
Bahamas – While speaking on behalf of Minister of National Security the
Hon. Marvin Dames, Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier
congratulated members of Cohort III of the Citizen's Security and
Training Justice Programme, as they graduated from Bahamas Training and
Vocational Institute (BTVI) programmes, July 31, 2019.
“I am particularly
motivated to be here today because this is an opportunity to not only
encourage you, but to encourage all of the persons and organizations who
support you,” Mr. Poitier said, during the Graduation Ceremony held at
the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS).
joins with Earth Successor, Qiantang River Waterkeeper, and
Waterkeepers Bahamas to plant mangroves to reach Sustainable Development
the morning of August 3rd, EARTHCARE Eco Kids and Volunteers joined
with Earth Successor, Qiantang River Waterkeeper, and Waterkeepers
Bahamas to plant mangroves in order to Drawdown Climate Change. It was a
wonderful morning of caring for the earth and fellowship. Cultures
joined together in a common cause, caring for our Mother Earth.
Sustainable Development Goals 13 Climate Action, 15 Life on Land and 17
Partnerships for the Goals were achieved during this project. This visit
and collaboration was sponsored by Save The Bays, who is an advocate
for stronger environmental laws and enforcement of those laws in The
Rising Bahamian recording artist KATYA returns with new single “Hush”.
On “Hush” the
21-year old singer-songwriter and producer takes us on a journey through
the emotional twists of a hidden romance. This is her first release
since being crowned New Artist of the Year at the 2019 Elevation Awards
in The Bahamas. It will be available on streaming platforms everywhere
on Friday, August 9, 2019.
produced by budding Nigerian producer Playgirl Favy. Amidst final exams,
the two young creatives recorded song in Favy’s university dorm in
England. KATYA’s enchanting vocals and passionate lyrics ride smoothly
over the sultry R&B track. It’s a moving tune that is sure to stir
something up in the hearts of listeners.
Campbell Concludes GB Visit with Stop at Inter-generational Home for Seniors and Children
Bahama – Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon.
Frankie A. Campbell wrapped up a two-day field trip to Grand Bahama,
Thursday (August 1), with a tour of the Grand Bahama Home and Daycare
for the Aged and Children’s Centre, Preschool and Nursery.
The Minister is
using the break in the proceedings of the House of Assembly to continue
planned field trips to the various social services and urban development
locations throughout The Bahamas in order to hold face-to-face meetings
with staff, while further affording him the opportunity to meet with
residents and clients in an effort to ensure continued efficiency of
Prime Minister Recognizes Work of Queen’s Honourees
“Service to one’s
country is among the highest attributes of a committed and engaged
citizen. Today, we are here to recognize seven citizens who devoted
their full measure in service of their fellow-citizens, ” said Prime
Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis as he thanked honourees for
their dedication and commitment to national service.
He made the
acknowledgements in his remarks during the 2019 Queen’s New Year Honours
Investiture at Government House, August 1, 2019 during which citizens
received awards from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, presented by
Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith.
The Prime Minister
first acknowledged the words of His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith
during his swearing in as Governor General, recently, when he pledged,
“to renew bedrock values such as altruism, empathy and generosity of
Statement From The Chairman of The Progressive Liberal Party
It has been
brought to the attention of the Progressive Liberal Party, that one
Robert Myers has demanded of the party that it confirm that when in
government it intends to stick by the recently passed and ill conceived
legislation on so called fiscal responsibility.
The PLP has no
obligation to confirm or deny any such thing in the face of a demand
from an organization that is not credible. This organization is one of a
group of Fred Smith Q C affiliated organizations that engaged in a
sustained propaganda campaign of disinformation and FNM talking points
in the last general election campaign.Try as they might they cannot wipe
that stain of political bias from their organization. Those FNM talking
points continue today.
Sea Level Rise Expert John Englander, Author of High Tide on Main Street:
Presentation to EARTHCARE
July 7th 2019, EARTHCARE was proud to present the world renowned
oceanographer and Sea Level Rise Expert, John Englander to a packed
audience at the Rand Nature Center. Mr. Englander advises Governments
and the Military on the pressing issue of Sea Level Rise. John Englander
is an oceanographer and author of “High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea
Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis.” He is President of the
International Sea Level Institute, a nonprofit think tank and policy
Quotes from his presentation are:-
adaptive. That is why I keep this balanced response. Let’s slow the
warming and be prepared for more extreme storms and deluge rain and all
that. Let’s also begin adapting to higher sea levels some of which is
July run was
successful despite the dearth of helpers, many of whom were off-island
on vacation. 48 bags successfully delivered. This time, torches
(flashlights) and batteries were included in the bags thanks to
collection efforts of the VBS children.
Antonia Johnson: was a
Crossreach recipient until she was forced to move from Garden Villas as
the gaping hole in her roof was never fixed. She began with Crossreach,
pregnant and with 3 small children. Last week she reestablished contact
asking to be accepted….no means of support and 4 very hungry children.