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Bahamas Waste goes pink in effort to ‘trash cancer’
Written by BIS   
Friday, 17 October 2014 12:50

Multiple cancer survivor, Mr. Simeon Hartley Strachan, assists Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin with unveiling the truck bearing his likeness during the ‘Big Pink’ Unveiling ceremony held Thursday on the grounds of Bahamas Waste. (BIS Photo/Matt Maura)NASSAU, The Bahamas – Officials at Bahamas Waste went “pink” Thursday, joining local and global efforts to bring greater attention to cancer awareness, education and prevention, with its “Big Pink” Unveiling Ceremony.

The “Big Pink” Initiative coincides with the celebration of Cancer Awareness Month globally. One of the company’s trucks has been spray-painted pink and emblazoned with the image of multiple cancer survivor, and Bahamas Waste employee, Mr. Hartley Strachan, who was first diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in February, 2006 and this year (March, 2014) diagnosed with Colon Cancer.

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin said the initiative by Bahamas Waste was “creative and innovative” -- the truck bearing Mr. Strachan’s image and the slogan: “Real Men Wear Pink: Let’s Trash Cancer” along with other educational information will be placed into operation as a means of expanding the education and awareness campaign.

Mrs. Griffin also announced that the Government of The Bahamas is working with noted Breast Cancer specialist Dr. Judith Hurley of the University of Miami on the finalization of a Bahamas Mutation Panel that will be a cost-effective test to screen women of Bahamian descent for certain mutations.

“Notwithstanding the great challenge that breast and other cancers pose to our country, the evidence is clear that these can be avoided through awareness-raising of the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles and through preventative measures such as screening and early detection,” Mrs. Griffin said.

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Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty participates in luxury real estate conference
Submitted by Sharon Thompson   
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:06

Craig Pinder (Agent), Lana Rademaker (Vice-President), Mark Hussey (Agent) and Maxine Hussey (Director of Operations).MIAMI, Florida -- Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in New Providence, The Bahamas recently participated in the 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event, which brought together approximately 1,500 network members from 31 countries and territories worldwide.  

This dynamic, three-day event, which was held Sept. 8 to 10 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida, provided a unique opportunity for Sotheby’s International Realty professionals to network and share best practices with their colleagues from all over the world.  

“The Global Networking Event provides a great value to our firm,” said Lana Rademaker, Vice President at Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “It offered the opportunity to network with some of the world’s most talented real estate professionals, generate valuable referral business and learn more about the industry and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s vision for the future.”  

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, which has eleven (11) offices in The Bahamas offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.  

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Sandals employees conduct post-holiday coastal cleanup
Submitted by Chester Robards   
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:02

NASSAU, Bahamas -- After having to forgo a coastal cleanup for Coastal Cleanup Day 2014, a team at Sandals Royal Bahamian chose the day after National Heroes Day to make New Providence’s beaches clean once again.

Headed by the resort’s Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Donny Johnson, the cleanup covered Delaporte’s community park, where the team removed more than 15 large bags of waste.

The group initially visited Goodman’s Bay Beach, which endures heavy traffic and littering during public holidays, only to find a group of students had already removed a laudable amount of trash from the coastline and park.

“We met students from C.R. Walker High School on Goodmans Bay, and the beach was clean, which means the awareness and importance of a coastal cleanup is getting around,” said Mr. Johnson. “We wanted to find a beach to clean so we went over to Delaporte’s park.”

Mr. Johnson and his team of Sandals employees conduct several cleanups at beaches along West Bay Street each year, and sometimes make dive and snorkel trips to reefs to remove any dangerous litter.

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Over 150 people visit Primeval Forest for family fun day
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   
Friday, 17 October 2014 09:42

Over 150 People Visit Primeval Forest for Family Fun Day - This past holiday weekend, 155 visitors descended upon Primeval Forest National Park in Nassau for a family fun day to celebrate National Heroes Day.  Tucked away in the southwest portion of New Providence, Primeval Forest features dramatic sinkholes, unique limestone caverns and an impressive 150 year-old, old growth forest.  Visiting families were treated to adventure tours of the park during the fun day.  Pictured are one of the groups that visited the park during the family fun day. (Photo courtesy of BNT for Barefoot Marketing)NASSAU, Bahamas – This past holiday weekend, 155 visitors descended upon Primeval Forest National Park in Nassau for a family fun day to celebrate National Heroes Day.

Tucked away in the southwest portion of New Providence, Primeval Forest features dramatic sinkholes, unique limestone caverns and an impressive 150 year-old, old growth forest.

Visiting families were treated to adventure tours of the park during the fun day.

During the event, in addition to adventure tours, children were treated to story time and great learning activities.

The family fun day was such a success that the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) had to add several tours and additional story times to accommodate the families attending the fun day.

Shenica Campbell, Deputy Park Warden for New Providence noted, “The day was filled with a sense of adventure and merriment for our visitors because many of them never knew that such a robust forested park with amazing unique features existed in New Providence.”

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AKA chapter launches 'Pledge to R.E.G.' initiative
Submitted by Phylicia Laramore   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:52

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Eta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. kicks off its Pledge to R.E.G. initiative. This campaign is aimed towards young Bahamians in an effort to encourage them to register to vote, encourage others to register to vote and gain knowledge to ensure they are educated voters.

"The message is very simple, "You are not too young to pledge to register, you are not too young to get involved in the issues of our country.‟ This initiative promises to be a signature program of our chapter as it is vital to our nation's youth and democratic practices," shared Ms. Alana Ingraham, President of the Eta Psi Omega Chapter.

The Pledge to R.E.G. campaign is very simple and accessible. Interested individuals will visit www.akaetapsiomega.com, click the Pledge To R.E.G button. On the Pledge to R.E.G. page, a commitment statement and form is available for individuals to submit. The Eta Psi Omega Chapter would then share a monthly e-blast with all registrants on national issues, election procedures, registration processes etc. On a registrant's 18th birthday, they are encouraged to go and get registered. As an incentive, they are asked to submit a photo holding their voter's card and they will receive a birthday present from the chapter.

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Deputy Governor General attends KEMP Awards
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:59

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Pastor of Pilgrim Baptist Temple, Leroy Major, welcomed Mr. Oswald Ingraham, Deputy to the Governor General, and his wife Emily Ingraham, to the first Annual KEMP Meeting and Community Impact Awards Service on Sunday October 12, 2014.

The KEMP Meeting honours persons of the Kemp Road Area who have made significant contribution in the areas of civics, civil service, education, religion, the military, community, youth, and culture. Former Governor General, A.D. Hanna, was patron of the first KEMP Meeting, having served as the Member of Parliament for the area for 32 years. The programme was initiated October 6 in his honour.

Mr. Ingraham and his wife are pictured as they toured a display at the Pilgrim Baptist Temple auditorium, which featured photos and resumes of each winner of the Community Impact Award, on exhibition for the past week. The new KEMP Meeting and Community Impact Awards Service will take place annually in October. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

 
Telephone number issues at the BNT
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:01

 
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