We believe our responsibilities extend well beyond our firm to the country and people of The Bahamas. Our team supports several charities, foundations and initiatives at both an organisational and personal level, including:
- The Bahamas Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Bahamas Youth Choir
- The Royal Bahamas Dependents’ Trust
- Special Olympics
- St. Matthew Anglican Church
- Organisation for Responsible Governance
- Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association
The Bahamas National Rugby Team
We wholeheartedly support the development of sport in The Bahamas and are proud to assist the national rugby team and youth teams. We have been their main long-term sponsor for over ten years, contributing to their ongoing development.
Several members of the firm have played for the Bahamas in Rugby and Soccer. They have also donated their time coaching youth teams and national teams.
The Bahamas Feeding Network
The Bahamas Feeding Network has been battling hunger since its launch in 2013. Working from a converted home in Fox Hill, dozens of volunteers prep, cook and plate thousands of meals on Thursdays and Sundays.
In July, teams of LXP attorneys and staff helped prepared meals as part of The Feeding Network’s weekly distribution to over 4000 people. The Feeding Network also distributes food vouchers to hundreds, including to those on Family Islands, through churches, soup kitchens and other feeding centres – providing support for well-known entities like Great Commission Ministries and The Salvation Army.
LXP drafted the Articles and Memo of Association for the Eleuthera Land Conservancy. Eleuthera Land Conservancy was incorporated to raise funds in order to acquire and preserve Lighthouse Point for the benefit of future generations of Bahamians.
One Eleuthera Foundation
We have been involved in the preparation of the constitutive documents for the One Eleuthera Foundation, a non-profit development organisation committed to promotion and furthering the islands economic, environmental and social development.
We fully support the Bahamas Humane Society in its endeavours to combat animal cruelty, educate the public and to improve the welfare of animals in The Bahamas, with one of our partners also being Legal Counsel for the charity and also a member of their Board. They are also representing the Crown in the first animal cruelty prosecution under the Animal Protection & Control Act, 2010 and is engaged in the drafting of regulations to improve the conditions of the Surrey horses and the proper enforcement of the laws designed to ensure their welfare.
We have also worked with BAARK, one of the largest animal control charities, in conjunction with the BHS to provide free spay and neuter programs country wide in an effort to reduce the population of unwanted and starving animals.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The CSR committee comprises of dedicated attorneys and staff committed to ensuring LXP has a positive social impact within the community. The committee determine where support is most needed, review ongoing and new initiatives, and discuss how to develop CSR policies.
If you have an initiative you would like our committee to review please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurricane Irma made landfall in The Bahamas in September 2017. Many parts of the Southern Islands (particularly Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Island) were left uninhabitable.
Over 1,000 people were evacuated to New Providence, where evacuees remained until their islands were safe enough for their return.
Partners, Associates and Staff hosted an evening of food and games at the Kendall GL Isaacs Gym at the Q. E. Sports Center, where evacuees stayed in the aftermath of the storm.
On September 1, Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama as a Category 5 hurricane, recorded as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and the worst natural disaster in our country’s history.
LXP attorneys and staff volunteered in relief efforts lead by The Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Mercy Chefs Kitchen. We took part in initiatives such as: collecting, packaging and distributing emergency items; preparing meals for approximately 300 people; and; welcoming and assisting evacuees upon their arrival.
Our relief efforts will continue and in addition we have launched the ‘Horizon Fund’ to support the long-term recovery of the islands and communities that have suffered the devastating effects of Dorian.