The Bahamas very own professional tennis star, Mark Knowles returns home once a year to give back to his community and assist those less fortunate. To date his annual event has raised a notable milestone figure of $500,000
This year the Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational will be held from December 2nd to the 5th, and the public has the opportunity to attend the Pro Exhibition for exciting tennis action with visiting pros.
Toastmasters International Division I (Bahamas) received top honours despite heavy competition from some of the South Florida divisions.
Having already launched its first open call for the 2011 Supermodel of the Year Competition in Nassau, organizers are now preparing to host its first Open Call in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Nathaniel Hart is the first winner in a five-week “Livin’ Large” promotion hosted by Coca-Cola and Wendy’s.
Education Minister, Desmond Bannister paid tribute to retired educator Hezekiah Dean for his contribution which spanned over four decades, serving as a teacher, principal and ending his career as a District Superintendent for High Schools on Grand Bahama Island.
Ambassador Joshua Sears, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been honoured with two prestigious awards – for his outstanding work in the diplomatic profession and skills in foreign policy analysis.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard applauded the success of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, saying it has “evolved into a very comprehensive artistic movement” since its initial inception in 1959.
The Bahamas was honoured in China as recipient of the “World’s Best Eco Island” Award by Voyage magazine during a special gala celebration in Beijing.