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PMH Staff Do Succeed
think it's everyone's worst nightmare to go through severe health
challenges. It's emotionally draining for all involved. From family to
friends, being forced to confront one's mortality is a stressful time
that you can only HOPE to navigate successfully.
challenges, however, can be exacerbated if the systems which are meant
to support and treat your health issues are woefully inadequate. What we
have instead is a healthcare system on the brink of collapse. What we
have is the Princess Margaret Hospital.
Over-the-Hill Gets a Further $500,000 Towards Improvement
to pour in to fund the transformation and rejuvenation of the historic
Over-the-Hill Community, aimed at enhancing the lives of residents
through cultural upliftment and economic empowerment.
During a press
conference Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Office of the Prime Minister
-- the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, acknowledged the
receipt of $500,000 in separate presentations for the Over-the-Hill
Community Development Partnership Initiative.
Holowesko gave $100,000 to the Small Business Development Centre for
small business grants for residents in the area; the cheque was
presented to Jeffrey Andrews, chairman of the Small Business Development
Centre. Mr. Holowesko also donated an additional $100,000 to the
Over-the -Hill Community Foundation for broader upgrades in the area;
the cheque was presented to Robert Turnquest, chairman of the
Over-the-Hill Community Foundation.
Establishment of a National Productivity Council is the focus GB Chamber Event
productivity of the Bahamian workforce to ensure that the country
remains competitive regionally and globally, has become the focus of a
public relations campaign launched by The National Tripartite Council
(NTC). During the NTC’s 2019 Annual General Assembly, consultation on a
bill to establish The Bahamas National Productivity Council (NPC) was
officially announced. Spearheading the public and private sector
consultative process will be Sumner Strategic Partners (SSP), led by
Founder Edison L. Sumner.
President, and Chief Executive Officer of the Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce and Employers Confederation, Sumner believes there is an urgent
need to increase productivity in the Bahamian labour force, but advises
that all sectors may be required to implement recommendations.
New Marketing Campaign Featuring Lenny Kravitz Invites Travelers to Fly Away to The Bahamas
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation presented its new creative campaign
featuring Bahamian-American rock legend Lenny Kravitz to Canadian media
and travel industry partners during a local campaign launch event May 2
at the Bisha Hotel. Set to the lyrics of Kravitz’s hit song Fly Away,
the television commercial and supporting marketing campaign capture his
deep personal connection to The Bahamas, as well as the pure adrenaline
rush of exploring the archipelago’s 100,000 square miles by boat and
plane. The campaign debuted in January in the U.S. and will begin
running in broadcast markets across Canada this week.
Written in The
Bahamas, Fly Away was inspired by the islands’ white sand beaches,
crystal-clear waters and countless summers the singer spent with his
grandparents and mother, the Bahamian-American actress Roxie Roker.
Workshop to help facilitate ‘even more effective’ community drug intervention programmes
of the Urban Renewal Commission, Ministry of Social Services and Urban
Development, and The Bahamas National Drug Council (BNDC), Ministry of
Health, have teamed up to host a three-day workshop for Centre and
Programme Managers and line staff of the ten Urban Renewal Centres in
expected end result of the Workshop will be the development of “even
more effective” drug intervention programmes at the community level.
by Dr. Novia T. Carter-Lookie, Director of The Bahamas National Drugs
Council, the workshop opened Monday and will continue on Wednesday (May
8) and Monday (May 13) at the Community Affairs Division, Ministry of
Social Services and Urban Development.
SCOUT ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT SWINGS INTO FUNDRAISING SUCCESS WITH PROUD NEW TITLE SPONSOR STELLA ARTOIS
ascended onto the grounds of the Ocean Club Golf Course on Paradise
Island Monday afternoon for the 33rd annual Charity Golf Tournament
organized by The Rotary Club of East Nassau & The Scout Association
of The Bahamas, where an excess of $160,000 Was raised for local
charities. International brewer and title sponsor, Stella Artrois stood
in full support of the game and, according to patrons and organizers,
this year’s fundraising game has far exceeded expectations.
“This year I think
we have well exceeded our goal. It’s at least past two-hundred thousand
dollars this time,” revealed former President of The Rotary Club of
East Nassau, Geoff Andrews. Andrews explained that the funds will be
distributed to the Fourteen Clubs Golf Academy, Project Read, and a list
of various local charities, most of whom depend greatly on the
generosity of the non-profit organization to survive. “The Golf Academy,
a program for young golfers, will be one of the recipients of the
fundraiser. We also regularly support The Bahamas Physically Disabled
Association and provide hearing aids for underprivileged children,” he
added. “The Bahamas Sailing Association and The Scout Association of The
Bahamas also benefit from the tournament. They are directly involved by
providing much needed manpower on the day of the tournament and
bringing in sponsorships.”
Sharon Wilson & Co Donates to National Youth Choir
A mid-size law
firm with a penchant for supporting Bahamian culture made a substantial
donation today to the nation’s best-recognized choir.
It was the ninth
season consecutive season and 13th time that Sharon Wilson & Co.
showed its support for the National Youth Choir. For the performing arts
troupe’s Director Dexter Fernander, the contribution was music to the
“We are extremely
grateful for the continued support of Sharon Wilson & Co. who has
been there for us for almost 13 years, said Fernander who was awarded
the baton following the untimely passing of the choir’s founding
director Cleophas Adderley who had taken it from a local musical chorus
to an internationally recognized performing arts sensation.
22 Year Old UB Student obtains funding for Electric Rental Car Company
Accelerator Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) has successfully
assisted Drive Green The Bahamas in receiving two offers for access to
capital from local banks in addition to grant and equity funding for a
total capital structure of $200,000.
The electric car
rental the company joined the Small Business Development Centre
intending to access government grants provided by the centre. With
assistance from the SBDC, Benjamin Davis, CEO, and Founder of Drive
Green Rentals was able to receive grant, funding, equity and loan
capital opportunities from two significant financial institutions for
his start-up business.
Bahamian Student Captain Ernea Miller Flying The Skies In Florida
Miller, is a Bahamian private pilot, flying the skies in Florida and
charting her own course. The twenty one year old pilot is a student at
the Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida, who took time from her
busy schedule to stop at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s booth during
the recent Sun n Fun International Fly In and Aviation Expo in
Lakeland, Florida; which is the second largest aviation conference in
Licensed as a
private pilot already, Captain Miller is scheduled to graduate with a
multi engine and commercial pilot license and as a flight instructor in