A Night Of Inspiration At The Saxon

Bahamas-based charity, Starlight Global, inspired South Africans in Johannesburg in June with its global signature event, a “Night Of Inspiration”. The formal event was held at The Saxon, an international award-winning boutique hotel. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner with the sounds of Sibongile Mngoma, a well-known, talented opera singer who was accompanied by a fabulous string quartet.

Walter Absil: Forgiveness in the Face of Persecution

Andbank and Starlight Global continued their "Night of Inspiration" series that began this year with a bang at the Old Fort Bay Club in January, by hosting Mr. Walter Absil of The Montreal National Holocaust Memorial Centre. He himself is not only a successful entrepreneur, but a holocaust survivor who fled persecution in his homeland Austria by being smuggled into The Netherlands. Mr. Absil's parents were killed by the Gestapo during World War II, but he nonetheless saved his sister's life and his own through conditions unimaginable to today's teenager. How? Because Mr. Absil never accepted outside circumstances such as war, to dictate the outcome his life.

A Night Of Inspiration 2014

➤ Watch the event - part 1 with Werner Gruner.
➤ Watch the event - part 2 with Dr. Myles Munroe.
➤ Watch the event - part 3 with Shania Twain.

The Starlight Global Foundation, Andbank (Bahamas) Limited and The South African High Commission, hosted "A Night Of Inspiration" featuring musical performances by over 200 of The Bahamas' leading musicians in an invitation-only, open-air concert on January 11, 2014 at Old Fort Bay. Werner Gruner, Director of Andbank (Bahamas) Limited, founded Starlight Global in 2012 with the sole purpose of empowering people and dedicated this event in honor of the late Nelson Mandela.

Economic & Business Leaders Forum

Werner Gruner spoke at the Economic & Business Leaders Forum which forms part of the Global Leadership Summit 2013 on November 11-14th, 2013 at Grand Lucayan, Freeport, Bahamas.

This event was hosted by Dr. Myles Munroe and the International Third World Leadership Association and the theme was "How To Build Business & Wealth With Morality & Ethics".

Congo Bahamas Investment Forum 2013

Foyer Des Aigles International and Empower Africa hosted the Congo Bahamas Investment Forum 2013 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo on October 26th at the Fleuve Congo Hotel with the purpose of promoting trade opportunities between The Bahamas and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Together with Dr. Myles Munroe, Werner Gruner spoke on the subject of what it takes to become a financial center and touched on the challenges of today's banking system as well as what the solution is. 

Nassau Festival of Arts & Crafts

A two-day festival at Rawson Square under the distinguished Patronage of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Building on the exquisite pedigree of NFAC dating from about 1961 and incorporated in 1964 as a nonprofit company, we have come together to revitalize this important organization which continues to serve the needs of our cultural community.

JoAnn Callender In Concert

This celebration offered the opportunity for commemoration, celebration and education. With these three objectives in mind, JoAnn Callender undertook this project that epitomized Bahamian culture in the context of national identity. For more than a decade she has had the amazing privilege of performing recitals of Bahamian composed songs nationally and internationally, in the United States and in Europe. These songs bring attention to the beauty of Bahamian music; the stories tell of a Bahamas that is filled with vibrant colors, friendly people, old folk tales, and brag about a climate that embraces visitors and make them feel restful and refreshed.

Viva Valentine

The Voice of Rotary fund was established in 2007 and was aimed to assist up and coming world class talented singers with their studies and furthering their careers at the Cape Town Opera Studio.  

Over the past six years Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club has raised and contributed over ZAR 500,000.00 to help very talented singers from all backgrounds to fulfil their dreams of performing on both South African and international stages. Many of the recipients who have benefited from this support have already achieved fame and recognition.

12 • 12 • 12

➤ Watch the concert.

In keeping with our support of the arts and our commitment to empowering people, the Starlight Global Foundation hosted a black tie open-air Christmas concert on Wednesday, the 12th of December, 2012 at the One & Only Ocean Club – Versailles Gardens.

The evening featured performances by World Choir Games double gold medal winners, The Bahamas National Youth Choir, as well as The Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra, The Nassau City Opera Company and Marlin Award Winner, JoAnn Callender.

National Remembrance Day Concert

The Starlight Global Foundation and The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas were proud to present The Bahamas National Remembrance Day Concert.

On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2012, Nassau City Opera Company in collaboration with The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), The Royal British Legion and The Royal Society of St. George, under the Distinguished Patronage of Their Excellencies Sir Arthur and Lady Joan Foulkes, performed Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem (Mass for the Dead) on November 9, at Christ Church Cathedral.