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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:47:59 -0500

#‎MorningBlend‬ on February 11, 2015: The Lyford Cay Foundation is hosting a ‘Scholarship Application Help Session’. Director of Development & Communications Amanda Marray tells us what the Foundation offers to those needing scholarships to attend colleges abroad (undergraduate and graduate studies), and all the requirements and criteria. The Help Session, scheduled for Thursday, February 12, will have further details. It’s set for 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, Thompson Blvd.
For more information, log on to lyfordcayfoundation.org, email info@lyfordcayfoundation.org or call 362-4910.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:58:01 -0500

‪#‎MorningBlend‬ on February 10, 2015: February is Heart Month in The Bahamas, and we discuss heart disease in the country. Cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr. Duane Sands highlights the grim realities of the typical Bahamian diet and largely sedentary lifestyle, and how these are all contributing to chronic non-communicable diseases, and thus, heart disease.
R.E. Barnes, Chairman of the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation discusses the organization’s ongoing quest to find funding for pediatric congenital heart surgeries, and we get details on the educational work of the Bahamas Heart Association from Thelma Johnson.
Olivia Porteous also gives us all the details about the Foundation’s major fundraiser, the 51st Annual Heart Ball, set for Saturday (Valentine’s Day) at 7:15pm at the Melia Nassau Beach. Tickets are $250. Call 327-0806.
Pictured left to right: Morning blend co-host Farrell Goff; R.E. Barnes; Thelma Johnson; Olivia Porteous; and Morning Blend Host Dwight Strachan.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 06:01:08 -0500

#‎MorningBlend‬ on February 9, 2015: On the heels of three murders in Nassau over the weekend, including that of a 65-year old mother, we talk with F.O.A.M. (Families Of All Murder Victims) President Khandi Gibson and Vice President Tomiko Evans.
They share their views on the country’s violent crime problem and their frustrations with the criminal justice system.

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Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:12:49 -0500

#‎MorningBlend‬ on February 6, 2015: With the outbreak of measles in the US, Dr. Carlos Thomas, pediatrician/neonatologist, says that with as much as 95% percent of children in this country vaccinated against measles, the possibility of an outbreak here is extremely low. We also discuss the outbreak of scabies at two New Providence schools, and other childhood health concerns.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:55:30 -0500

#‎MorningBlend‬ on February 5, 2015: Foreign Affairs & Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell speaks out on the controversy surrounding plans to have schools ensure that all non-Bahamian students have the relevant permits to reside in The Bahamas, and thus attend schools in this country. He explains that this is not an additional permit, beyond the residency permit.
Mitchell also addresses the long delays for those seeking the new “Belonger’s Permit” for individuals born in The Bahamas who have applied for citizenship, and the fact that the legislation to allow for this has not been before Parliament as yet. This, despite the fact that a “significant number” of people have applied for it since the new Immigration Policy came into effect on November 1. Mitchell says at best it may be about 4 weeks before the Department of Immigration can begin to issue the permits.

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