MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- Agape Christian School student Rebecca Higgs performs a pop music solo, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications in Abaco, at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Teachers and students from the Dundas Town Primary School, Abaco are pictured with Governor-General Sir. Arthur Foulkes (seated, third from left front row), during a courtesy call at Government House, on Wednesday April 20, 2011.
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco -- To mark Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy in partnership with Civil Society Bahamas sponsored a special NGO capacity building workshop on April 15 for environmental leaders throughout Abaco. The Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment hosted the Marsh Harbour session facilitated by American NGO technical expert, Dawn Crosby. The workshop was part of U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant’s ongoing commitment to support the efforts of local environmental organizations working to protecting and preserving The Bahamas’ land and marine habitats.
During the session American presenter, Dawn Crosby, provided Abaco’s environmental leaders with concrete tools in identifying ways to align the resources, abilities and activities of their organizations with the external environment in order to achieve the organization’s mission. Deon Stewart, the National Coordinator of the United Nations Development Small Grants Program Global Environmental Facility (UNDPGEF), also gave a presentation during the seminar and encouraged environmental organizations throughout The Bahamas to apply for the small-grants. Details on UNDP’s Small Grants Program for environmental groups can be found on www.sgpbahamas.org.
Photo: A diverse group of environmentalists attend a one-day NGO Capacity Building workshop held at Friends of The Environment in Marsh Harbour, Abaco on Friday, April 15. The workshop was facilitated by Dawn Crosby (front row, second from right) from the U.S. Department of State’s International Speaker Program. U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Erica Thibault (front row left) is standing next to Terry Miller, President of Civil Society Bahamas.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Shania Albury, a student from Agape Christian Academy, Abaco, presents Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes with a framed painting during a courtesy call at Government House on Monday, April 18, 2011. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
SPRING POINT, Abaco -- James A. Pinder Primary School student Ashanti Duncanson sings during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications in Spring Point, Abaco, on April 5, 2011. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
GREEN TURTLE CAY, Abaco -- E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Arts and Crafts adjudicator Kishan Munroe (right) and Arts and Crafts Officer in the Department of Culture Ellery Deveaux examine a number of torch boxes, at the Amy Roberts Primary School, Green Turtle Cay, on April 5, 2011. Torch boxes were used on the island in the era before television for entertaining the children there. The children would make the boxes and later parade around the island with candles in them. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
Minister of Works and Utilities Neko Grant is asking Abaconians to exercise just a little patience as the government prepares for the construction of a long-awaited new airport on Abaco.
In an exclusive interview with GBTV News, Minister Grant said that officials are expected to break ground on a new 40,000 square feet terminal and fire/crash facility as early as June 2011 – noting too that the current 3,315 square foot terminal just will not do.