One Eleuthera News

Oct 16, 2017 16:02 Gacintha Gordon

Did you know that 23% of Bahamian women diagnosed with breast cancer have the BRCA1 gene mutation?

Jun 26, 2017 11:11 Gacintha Gordon

Today, June 26, 2017, Senator Ranard Henfield speaks about the concerns and suggestions of 15 Civil Society Organizations in The Bahamas in the House of Assembly. One of those organizations is One Eleuthera Foundation. We are grateful to Senator Henfield for giving us this opportunity. Please see the full script below of our concerns and suggestions as presented by Senator Henfield


Development, for the past 40 plus years in the Bahamas at best has followed a “one size fits all” strategy.  At worst, successive governments have held a “hold the centre policy”. Which means let’s take care of New Providence, Grand Bahama and then whatever is left we will distribute throughout the other islands. This is not a bad policy for an archipelagic nation with limited resources.

May 18, 2017 9:08 Derrinique Elliott

Twenty-eight year old Waterford, Eleuthera resident, Deangelo Pratt is no ordinary trainee. He hasn’t had the greatest start in life but was eager, yet humbled to tell us just how much his life changed since enrolling in the programs at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) just over one year ago.

May 18, 2017 9:03 Derrinique Elliott


You have to hear about CTI trainee, Cercelia Thompson! The 31-year-old is a resident of Deep Creek, Eleuthera and says that coming to CTI gave her a second chance at life after being unemployed for four years! 

May 17, 2017 13:37 Derrinique Elliott

We are pleased to officially announce that our training hotel at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), has successfully passed hotel inspection and is now open for guest stay!

Feb 8, 2017 14:38 Malikah Pinder

The old Rock Sound Club, now known as the Center for Training and Innovation (CTI), was leased to the One Eleuthera Foundation in August of 2015, and officially purchased on May 17th, 2016. What our partners at CTI have done with the property thus far, is one for the books, and worth highlighting! What is most impressive right now is the entity we are temporarily calling, “Hotel CTI”, which recently underwent full inspection by Ministry of Tourism officals.

CTI project manager, Audrey Carey informed us that there are currently twelve rooms up for booking. She also filled us in on some of the room amenities, which include two queen or two king size beds, air conditioning, hot water, an iron and iron board, a coffee maker and a safe.  Cable and internet are not yet included, but they will be coming soon. We await results from the inspections.

Please enjoy these photos of the site.

Jan 31, 2017 11:31 Malikah Pinder

Eleuthera, Bahamas-- One Eleuthera Foundation and Susan G. Komen’s Breast Cancer Outreach Program (BCOP) manned an informational booth at Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure on January 14th, 2017.  Community Outreach Assistant, Shapreka Clarke and Administrator for Cancer Society Eleuthera, Chinnici McDonald, travelled to Nassau for the event.

Jan 27, 2017 10:50 Gacintha Gordon

Leazona Bethell comes to One Eleuthera 
Foundation with a wealth of experience in non-profit work. The mother of two daughters and one son, is the wife of Mr. Ian Bethell-Bennett and works from the island of New Providence as OEF’s new Development Officer.

Jan 27, 2017 10:36 Malikah Pinder

Our team took a trip to the ever-so-amazing farm at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), and what a treat we got! CTI trainee, Taran Mackey, was extremely accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable about the impressive farm produce and it showed as we journeyed through the various sections of the field.

Jan 27, 2017 9:57 Malikah Pinder

Twenty-four-year-old Malikah Pinder is OEF’s young and vibrant new Development Assistant. She is the third daughter of Maisie and Dwight Pinder, and has 6 sisters.

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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