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    U.S. Embassy sponsored leadership development workshop attracts youth
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    Tourism Minister joins Sandals executives at travel event in Los Angeles
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    BTC awards $5,000 scholarship to Primary School Student of the Year
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    BTC, PMH and Doctors Hospital team up for World Blood Donor Day
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    Culture rocks the opening of IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014
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    Fallen American and Bahamian members of the armed services honoured during wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day
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    Game of Thrones fans compete in short film competition presented by Cable Bahamas & HBO
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    Fishermen's bounty enjoyed at Romora Bay
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    'Wearable Art meets Wall Art' shows off unique styles at event opening
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    HMBS Arthur Dion Hanna first thrust in ‘new strategies’ against transnational crime



GBPA Building and Development Services hosts college-bound Sunland students
Submitted by Ashley Penn   

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Building and Development Services Department of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited welcomed three twelfth grade students of Sunland Baptist Academy who are interested in the field of architecture.

Jhalan Taylor, Rollajia Cooper and Vashanti Simmons got a firsthand view of the various fields of practice associated with the Building and Development Services department as they all prepare to embark on their tertiary studies this fall.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:  Three students of Sunland Baptist Academy gain knowledge of a number of fields related to Architecture as they attended a presentation facilitated by the Building and Development Services Department.

Building and Development Services President, Arthur Jones said “Architecture must be supported by the related engineering disciplines in order to be complete; and each discipline can be a fulfilling and or lucrative career.”

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WSC hosts ‘Bake For the Cure’ for cancer
Submitted by Barefoot Marketing   

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Recently the Water & Sewearge Corportaion Social and Sporting Club hosted a ‘Bake for the Cure’ cake sale outside the Corporation’s head offices.  

"In September of 2012, I was reading an article that stated that large numbers of Bahamian women were being diagnosed with breast cancer," said Ingrid Strachan, WSC Social and Sporting Club President.  "Most of these women had little or no means to getting proper treatment. I was so touched - particularly for the Family Island residents that had to commute to New Providence-some with no place to stay.  So in keeping with the call to serve, the ‘Bake for the Cure’ initiative was born."  

Through the sales of cakes and staff donations, WSC's Social and Sporting Club raised $2,500, which were matched by the WSC bringing the total donation of to $5,000 for the Cancer Society.  

Pictured at the donation to the association are (left to right) are Laverne Wildgoose, Cancer Society President, Ingrid Strachan, WSC Social Club President and Tamico Allen, WSC Social Club Public Relations Officer. (Photo courtesy of WSC for Barefoot Marketing)

 
Bahamas 4x400m relay team looks to Beijing and Rio
Written by BIS   

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Chris “The Fireman” Brown looked somewhat disappointed as The Bahamas 4x400m Men’s Relay team lost to the United States during the final and much anticipated race of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015 on Sunday night.

The United States won the Men’s 4x400m relay at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015, at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Sunday, May 3, with a world-leading time of 2:58.43 for the gold medal. The Bahamas finished second with a season best time of 2:59.81 for a silver medal, while Belgium finished third with a national record time of 2:59.33. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

The United States won the Men’s 4x400m relay at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015, at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium on Sunday, May 3, with a world-leading time of 2:58.43 for the gold medal. The Bahamas finished second with a season best time of 2:59.81 for a silver medal, while Belgium finished third with a national record time of 2:59.33. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

The relays held May 2-3 at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium attracted a more than 20,000 raucous and enthusiastic crowd against the backdrop of pulsating Junkanoo sounds cheering on the athletes of their choice.

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US wins IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas finishes 10th
Written by BIS   

NASSAU, The Bahamas - The United States team won the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas for the second consecutive year, with a total of 63 points. The Bahamas finished 10th with 11 points.

The United States team won the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas for the second consecutive year, with a total of 63 points. The relays were held May 2-3, 2015. Pictured is the US team celebrating their victory at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

The United States team won the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas for the second consecutive year, with a total of 63 points. The relays were held May 2-3, 2015. Pictured is the US team celebrating their victory at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

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Rum Cay artist turning trash into treasures
Submitted by John Bell   

Bobby Little prepares Burning Wahoo sculpture for lighting at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama's West End. (Photo credit: D.Cartee)Art comes from the sea for sculptor Bobby Little

RUM CAY, The Bahamas -- As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and for artist and sculptor Bobby Little, recycling discarded materials into art has literally become a larger than life mission.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Little has built a cottage industry around dead coral, trashed conch shells, abandoned oil drums and discarded metal that have either been washed onto the beaches by the Antilles Current or dumped at the local landfill on tiny Rum Cay.

From soaring “Burning Marlin and Wahoo” metal sculptures, recycled for the popular Bonfire Tournament Series created by Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts  in Bimini and West End Grand Bahama to two-inch pink tinted turtles caringly shaped from conch shells, Little’s work defines the eco-challenges of conservation and public education and awareness.

In 1990, Little and his family started excavating land to build a marina, and after many years of digging, found various species of coral—a solid inland reef, which had taken thousands of years to build and was now long dead.

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