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Local food marts partner to fill Soup Kitchen Pantry

DROP OFF HERE – The Grand Bahama Soup Kitchen partnered with Sawyer’s Fresh Market and Express Food Mart to host an ongoing Food Drive, which began Monday February 12 to stock its Community Food Pantry. Customers are encouraged to drop food items in the bins to assist with filling the pantry. (PHOTO: ABRIA COOPER)

The Grand Bahama Soup Kitchen partnered with Sawyer’s Fresh Market and Express Food Mart to host an ongoing Food Drive, which began Monday February 12 to stock its Community Food Pantry. Program Director for the Grand Bahama Soup Kitchen (GBSK) Benia Dean, spoke to this daily about the initiative during an interview on Monday (February…
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Hield hailed as more than a teacher

CONGRATULATIONS – Bartlett Hill Primary School teacher, Vanessa Hield was celebrated as Teacher of the Year for all her hard work and dedication to that institution and its students. Pictured from left are Tawana Strachan, Senior Mistress; Denise Greene, Senior Mistress; Vanessa Hield, honoree and Gia Walker, Principal. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Teachers teach from the heart and like a candle consumes itself to light the way of others, so does a good teacher, hence Bartlett Hill Primary School (BHPS) on Friday, February 9 held a ‘Loving you Strong’ Ceremony to honor 2017-2019 Teacher of the Year Vanessa Hield. Engulfed in an outpouring of love and appreciation,…
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Wheelchair donated to local hospital

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Amor Ferguson, assistant manager at Budget Pest Control presented a wheelchair to the Rand Memorial Hospital to assist with transporting patients around the facility. Pictured from left are Nursing Officer Anthia Bartlett; Calvin Parker, hospital executive; patient advocate, Amor Ferguson; Nursing Officer I Patsy Johnson and Sandra Mortimer-Russell, Acting Administrator. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

Grand Bahama residents appear to be adapting a habit of compassion and charity, constantly finding new ways to give back to those in need. On Thursday, February 8 2018, during the Grand Bahama Health Services official opening of the Core Competency Strengthening Certificate Program, where nurses in training were certified, a wheelchair was donated to…
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Pedestrian becomes island’s second traffic fatality

TRAFFIC FATALITY – Police were on the scene of a traffic fatality that took place on Cathedral Boulevard and Settler’s Way, involving a bus belonging to H. Forbes Charter. (PHOTO: JENNEVA RUSSELL)

An early morning traffic mishap at the roundabout of Cathedral Boulevard and Coral Road on Friday, February 9 not only brought commuters to a standstill, but also left a pedestrian lying lifeless in the street. Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) officers responding to the scene, immediately cordoned off the area and diverted motorists and pedestrians…
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