•  CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for the Cure blazes trails
    CIBC FirstCaribbean's Walk for the Cure blazes trails
  • Bahamas Striping Group of Companies donates twenty thousand bottles of water
    Bahamas Striping Group of Companies donates twenty thousand bottles of water
  • Young entrepreneur goes 'whole hog' with swimming pigs venture
    Young entrepreneur goes 'whole hog' with swimming pigs venture
  • U.S. Embassy and Special Olympics Bahamas partner for Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day
    U.S. Embassy and Special Olympics Bahamas partner for Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day
  • International Culture Month proclaimed downtown in Rawson Square
    International Culture Month proclaimed downtown in Rawson Square
  • Conchman triathletes battle the wind for the win
    Conchman triathletes battle the wind for the win
  • Female outdoors writer blogs about fishing Bahamas/Florida
    Female outdoors writer blogs about fishing Bahamas/Florida
  • Chickcharney Challenge ceators launch first obstacle course relay
    Chickcharney Challenge ceators launch first obstacle course relay
  • Long Island schools receive facelift from holiday travellers
    Long Island schools receive facelift from holiday travellers
  • HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime
    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime



National Association of The Bahamas awards Bahamian students with US academic scholarships
Submitted by Earnestine Moxyz   

PLANTATION, Florida -- Seven students from The Bahamas were awarded academic scholarships from the National Association of The Bahamas (NAB) towards their educational pursuits at colleges in the United States of America. The presentation was made during a special NAB meeting and cocktail reception held at the Ancient Spanish Monastery in Miami, Florida.

The scholarship recipients, six of whom are pursuing Bachelors programs and one a Masters of Business Administration degree are Javoncia Davis, a MBA Major at Hodges University, Cory Adderley, Automotive Technology student at Lincoln College of Technology; Ke’shira Nicholls, Social Work major at Spellman College, Ashley Darville, Events Management student at Lynn University, Jonique Russell a Culinary Arts major at Le Cordon Bleu, Carlton Adderley, Mechanical Engineering student at the University of South Florida and Eulond Kelly who is pursuing Computer Information & Technology studies at Barry University.

NAB is a charitable organization established in 1993 by a group of Bahamians residing in South Florida, to help Bahamians residing in South Florida and students studying there. It provides annual scholarships of $500-$1500 each, toward the tuition of Bahamian students or students of Bahamian descent enrolled in colleges/universities in the USA. The scholarships checks are made payable directly to the universities of the enrolled students and students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Managed fully by volunteers, the organization also provides networking opportunities for Bahamian individuals and businesses toward building stronger and healthier economies in The Bahamas.

Read more...
 
Hollywood producer coming to Grand Bahama for international book launch of the movie ‘Generation Text’
Submitted by Eddie Victor   

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama --- Grand Bahama will once again be in the spotlight as the island gets ready to host an international book launch of the movie 'Generation Text'. This historic event will take place on Friday October 30, 2015 at 4 pm at the Grand Lucayan Resort. This book launch will promote the upcoming movie 'Generation Text' that will be partially filmed in Grand Bahama.

Traveling from New York to be a part of this launch will be Mr. Mark Lipsky well known Hollywood producer. Mr. Lipsky has produced movies like 'Coming to America', 'Beverly Hills Cops' and many others. This film marketing, advertising and public relations executive made his mark in the new burst of independent filmmaking in the USA since the 1980s. Mark Lipsky has also produced for TV, helped to launch the Sarasota Film Festival and has handled marketing for the Independent Feature Film market in New York City. He first became a force in indie films in 1986 when he was named executive vice president of Miramax Films and supervised all sales, marketing, public relations and advertising for the company's releases during the period when Miramax became a household name in entertainment circles and the top indie distributor.

Lipsky's first tenure with Miramax ended in 1988 when he left to form his own Silverlight Entertainment, an independent film consulting and marketing company. By 1990, he was back with Miramax, this time to establish and serve as executive vice president of the company's Prestige division, which oversaw films requiring special handling. Among the successes Lipsky scored was the distribution of Jenny Livingston's 1991 documentary "Paris Is Burning". Although the film focused on the highly competitive world of vogueing--drag shows, usually with African-Americans, Latino, or Afro-Latino performers--Prestige was able to entice a widespread audience to see the film.

Lipsky left Prestige in 1990 to found Spotlight Public Relations & Marketing, based in New York. In 1993, Spotlight evolved into the East Coast office of the L.A.-based firm Baker/Winokur/Ryder Public Relations with Lipsky as named a senior vice president. His career took yet another turn when he moved into production in 1995, overseeing the short-lived syndicated talk show "Lauren Hutton And...". But Lipsky also has remained involved in indie filmmaking, including aiding in the distribution of "Losing Chase" (1996), the directorial debut of actor Kevin Bacon.

Read more...
 
'R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation' opens at the NAGB
Submitted by BIS   

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie attended Saturday’s Opening Night of R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation, a retrospective of the work of the notable Bahamian artist spanning decades at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.Photo: Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson taking in a painted Junkanoo extravaganza. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)

 
Thirteen more receive prestigious ‘Nation Builder’ awards
Written by BIS   

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, Mount Fitzwilliam – Thirteen senior citizens received the distinguished ‘Nation Builder’ Award Monday at Government House, Mount Fitzwilliam, bringing the number of recipients to 208 since the award was first presented in 1997.

The 2015 recipients included: Mrs. Sally Elizabeth Colebrook; Mrs. Dorothy Inet Curry; Mrs. Clarese Serlene Elden; Mrs. Marjorie “Sweet Potato” Francis; Mrs. Francis Brooks-Gibson; Mrs. Queen Victoria Miller; Mr. Kendrick O. Murray; Mrs. Leanza Bain-Pople; Mr. Joshua Kenneth Rolle (posthumously); Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Sands (posthumously); Mrs. Blanche Violet Sanford; Mrs. Christiana Thompson and Mrs. Clarabell Williams.

Read more...
 
Cat Island students participate in student exchange trip to Washington, DC
Submitted by Pam Armbrister   

Principal Forbes of Old Bight High School, Cat Island students and their American hosts at the Air and Space Museum, Washington DC.WASHINGTON, DC -- Principal Jerome Forbes and three students from Old Bight High School (OBHS), and one from Arthurs Town High School (ATHS), Cat Island, arrived October 16th in Washington DC for a two-week high school exchange with Bell Multi-Cultural High School (Bell). The Exchange was organized by Cat Island United and made possible by the generous support of the US Embassy in Nassau.

The exchange brings together Cat Island and Washington,DC students to share learning around environmental conservation, culture and opportunities for advanced education. The Cat Island students are living with American host families, follow their host’s academic day and have started SAT preparatory classes.

The students walked the civil rights walk in Harlem, New York City, toured museums on the National Mall, met with college admissions officers and will be visiting the White House, Howard University and the Kennedy Center. Cat Island students participate in environmental conservation activities including student-run recycling, community garden and farmers market. They also are joining in American activities-- football games, horseback riding and trick-or-treating on Halloween-- and sharing their own culture through a Rake’ n Scrape performance and a presentation to the student body on Cat Island and the Bahamas.

Principal Forbes is meeting principals and proctoring classes to gain exposure to advanced teaching techniques and resources, which he intends to share with principals throughout the Bahamas and to help take education on Cat Island to the next level. Mr. Forbes reports that this has been a priceless experience. And, while he and the students were already motivated, he says they now understands what it takes to be the best.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Next > End >>

Page 64 of 909