Bahamasair is looking to expose Bahamians to something new this year! Instead of traveling to Florida, take advantage of the airline’s Houston, Texas package. For just $396 per person, you can enjoy six days and five nights in Houston. Bahamasair will have two direct flights to Houston per week – on Sunday and Wednesday! Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest Southern city. With over 10,000 restaurants, entertaining nightlife, family entertainment options, professional sports teams, and outlet malls – Houston has something in store for everyone. Don’t worry about somewhere to stay because Bahamasair has deals with Sheraton and DoubleTree so you can sleep in comfort without breaking your bank! Purchase your tickets before August 31st, 2018 to travel in either September or October of 2018. Treat your family or yourself to something new!
If purchased after August 31st, 2018, the rate for a direct flight from Nassau to Houston will be $475.
Thank you to Jennifer Basden and Wilfred Mullings from Bahamasair for stopping by Good Mornin’, Dis Mornin’!
Nakia Christie, Marketing Manager, and Trevor Torzsas, Managing Director, of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank visited Star 106 Hits’ Good Mornin, Dis Mornin show to inform the public about the bank’s innovative mobile app. Some of the features mentioned were:
- A “freeze my card” function in case you lose your card and need to disable it to avoid unwarranted purchases.
- A verification code to add an extra layer of protection when making transactions to avoid hacking.
- The option to make payments to other banks.
- Make simple transactions.
- The ability to locate CIBC First Caribbean branches and ATMs via Google Maps.
- An international transactions feature – alert your bank when you’ll be traveling via the app.
You can learn more about CIBC First Caribbean’s mobile app on their website.
Nakia Christie, CIBC Marketing Manager, and Marvin Major, CIBC Senior Branch Manager at the Shirley St. Location, were guests on the Good Mornin, Dis Mornin show. The pair visited to promote CIBC First Caribbean’s two-day mortgage promotion: “You bring it, we beat it!”
For two Saturdays only, July 14 and 21, 2018, CIBC is offering homeowners a mortgage deal at all eight of their New Providence branches as well as their branches in Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, and Abaco. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those two days, the employees will be dedicated to helping only the people looking to switch to their mortgage plan.
There will be no commitment fees and mortgage deals will last up to thirty-five years to allow Bahamians the flexibility to pay mortgage fees, which allows a variety of people to own homes. All you have to do is show up to one of their branches on July 14th or 21st, 2018 with a printed confirmation of your previous rate and a verified commitment letter to that rate and they’ll beat that old mortgage rate!
Uniforms For All (UFA) presents the high school Uniform Recycling Project. Mahlia Neely, the President of UFA describes the initiative as her brainchild. Ms. Neely, an incoming senior at Queen’s College, was influenced by her grandmother, Mildred’s Gordon, who was a custodian at Bahamas Academy. The kind woman kept laundered uniforms in a little room to administer to students who had accidents during school hours or who couldn’t afford them.
Their mission is:
“To recycle used uniforms for all high schools in New Providence. Donated uniforms will be mended, laundered and redistributed to those students in need free of charge. Many students have perfectly good uniforms that they no longer use or have outgrown. Simultaneously, many students are in need of uniforms for varying reasons. UFA’s mission is to connect that unused uniform with the student who can use it! It is an island-wide effort meant to not only assist those students in need but to also unite/ galvanize student leaders from high schools in New Providence schools in this effort.”
From July 2nd, 2018 to July 30th, 2018, if you have uniforms (seventh grade to twelfth grade) to donate, you can visit Solomon’s Yamacraw, Solomon’s Supercenter, or Cost Right to drop them off. Visit one of the desks, ask for the location of the hampers, fill out a tag and place it on the bag of donations, and toss it into the bin. If you are unable to donate a uniform, monetary donations will be accepted. UFA also welcomes the help of seamstresses and laundry facilities for the second phase of their initiative to get the uniforms in tip-top shape.
The person who donates the most uniforms will be awarded a $250.00 gift card to John Bull Business Center. Please make sure the uniforms are in good condition. Do not donate what you would not want your children to wear.
If you are interested in receiving a uniform for a child in high school, contact them at (242) 804 – 2466 or (242) 432 – 0363 or email@example.com. Their website will be published in the next two weeks.
Thank you to the students for creating this wonderful initiative and thank you to anyone who donates!
Members of the Ministry of Education’s Kidz Radio Club visited Star 106 Hits, Hot 91.7, and Guardian Radio to get a hands-on experience of the careers they plan to pursue. Kidz Radio Club focuses on helping and teaching teenagers to find their voices. It is the brainchild of Antoinette Gibson-Sands. The club was established in 2015 and students were able to register through their schools’ guidance counselors. The program lasts for two weeks during the summer.
Indira Green and Moya Thompson from the Bahamas Screen & Stage Association stopped by Star 106 Hits to discuss the upcoming Writer’s Workshop the association is hosting.
According to their FaceBook page, BASSA’s mission is to “to be a leader in providing professional development opportunities for Bahamians seeking occupation in the film, theatre and television industries while promoting ease of production and industry standards among professionals seeking exhibition in a global marketplace.”
The workshop will focus on screen and stage writing. It begins on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 and will end on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. The Wednesday, Tuesday, and Thursday sessions will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Saturday session will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at D Waters Cafe on Arawak Cay. The panel discussions will feature Moya Thompson, Lavado Stubbs, Nicolette Bethel, Kareem Mortimer, Maria Govan, and Tara Woodside-Hall. The event is free for all and no prior experience is required. Those interested can sign up via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to include a script or story in your email if you have one available.