Emily Maxine Rahming, CPA; Author of “Bahamian Vegetarian Cooking”
Emily was born in Long Bay Cays Andros Island, Bahamas.
She is married to Edmund Rahming Sr. and together they have three adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law and two grandsons. She and her husband, presently reside in Congo Town South Andros. The husband-wife team established two businesses in South Andros, REMS Enterprises and Emily Rahming & Co. Chartered Accountant and Business Consultants.
She is the President of the Bahamas Network of Rural Women Producers (BAHNROP) a chapter of CANROP formed in January 2014. As president of BAHNROP, Emily works closely with the Bahamas Women’s Bureau on women’s issues.
Emily is proud to be an advocate for women, children and young people. Activities in which she is involved include: fabric design batik and tie-dye; coconut craft, shell craft, straw craft and jewelry making; agro-processing and soap making. She maintains a backyard garden and encourages others to do the same.
The South Andros Handicraft and Manufacturers Association (SAHMA) which was organized in October 2002 was founded by Emily. She is also a Charter member of the Bahamas National Craft Association (BNCA) and has served as the first Treasurer of that Association. She presently serves as Vice-President of that association.
Emily serves in various community-based organizations in addition to serving as Deputy Chairman of the Long Bay Cays Township of Local Government South Andros District. She is also active in the Seventh Day Adventist church in which she is a member.
Each year for the past twelve years, hundreds of children and young people have been trained in Bahamian craft, culture and heritage through the Annual SAHMA Summer Heritage Youth Camp coordinated by Emily. Recognitions include: Finalist of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Cacique Awards in Human Resource and an award from the Ministry of Agriculture for her involvement in the local Agricultural and Craft Expo.
Emily is the Project Manager for the Andros Coastal Restoration and Coconut Project being funded by the Global Environmental Facility small grants program (GEF) and other partners.