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Marine Biologist Looks to Connect Community to Nature

Thirty-year-Old Lashanti Jupp is a marine biologist with a passion for connecting the community to nature. She says ever since she can remember, she has had a love for the ocean and animals.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Thirty-year-Old Lashanti Jupp is a marine biologist with a passion for connecting the community to nature. She says ever since she can remember, she has had a love for the ocean and animals.

Jupp, who says she earned the nickname “mermaid” in high school, believes more Bahamians should see the ocean as part of their Bahamian identity.

 

Although each island is separated by water, she says the ocean is a unique link that connects us all.

Having the opportunity to travel throughout the country has been the highlight of her career.

When she’s not working full time at the Perry Institute of Marine Science, Jupp has tapped into hosting a web show.

Jupp encourages other young people who may be interested in marine biology to keep pushing and let your passion be your guide.

While commending Reach Out founder, Dudley Siede for his work, Wilchcombe challenged Bahamians to return to core values.

Siede says too many boys and young men are being lost to gun violence and gangs. The launch of a new extensions program, “Lets Save Our Youth” will reach out to young men where they are, in Pinder’s Point and Eight Mile Rock.

Also lending his support to Siede and his efforts, Senator Kirk Russell. As a former trade unionist, Russell says he believes in standing up for what is right.

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