Entertainment

Stay in peace

June 12, 2015

Let me commence here today by asking you a question. Do you seem to come in contact with some people throughout the day who regularly annoy you as they talk about matters that are not really important, from your perspective? Well I'm quite sure that with many the answer will indeed be in the affirmative to that question as there are an awful lot of severely negative people who are always ready to rain on your parade so to speak, as they try to destroy your hopes of achieving your lofty goals.
Now some of these negative people can indeed tend to get on our nerves from time to time actually causing us to lose our cool. Now this is obviously not good for us at all as we should always, whenever and wherever possible, do as the title of this article so correctly states we should, and that is to stay in peace. But that's just about impossible to do these days with so many really annoying and belligerent people all over the place, you may say.
Well my friend, firstly nothing is impossible and secondly, you have to train yourself to be able to stay in peace all day long. But how exactly do we do this D. Paul many will no doubt query. Well firstly, it's most important for you to meditate religiously at least twice daily, once in the morning upon awakening and again in the evening just before retiring. This will establish within you a very peaceful consciousness that will be most beneficial throughout the day and night, believe me.
Of course, in order for you to stay in peace you need to choose your friends very carefully making absolutely sure that they're on the same mental wavelength as you are. Next you need to be constantly monitoring your thoughts so that if you do per chance start to get a bit agitated about something or someone, you immediately dismiss the negative feeling and restore a state of peace within your being.
Finally, as previously stated, if per chance you have some people in your inner circle who are regularly saying and/or doing stupid things which are inclined to ruffle your feathers, so to speak, well then, click "un-friend" and find someone new to replace them who will indeed assist you to stay in peace.
Think about it!

o Visit my website at: www.dpaulreilly.com.
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Something for almost everyone in early summer movie releases

June 12, 2015

'Spy' is a delightful blend of comedy and action
Spy (Rated C)
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne
Genre: Comedy Action
Dwight's Rating: 3.5 Stars
Melissa McCarthy for Prime Minister! President! Queen! Pope!
She is arguably the funniest woman in movies today. And right up there with Amy Schumer, Kristen Wiig, or Kate McKinnon on the list of the funniest women in all of entertainment.
McCarthy's latest movie, the spy-caper simply called, "Spy", is a delightful blend of comedy and action -- there's actually a surprising amount of action, and an almost over-abundance of comedy.
McCarthy plays CIA analyst Susan Cooper. After spending most of her career working behind a desk, she is suddenly thrust into her first undercover assignment -- capturing Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne).
Where and why "Spy" really shines is with the spectacular chemistry between the cast members, especially with McCarthy and of all people, Jason Statham. They butt heads often, as Statham's character is a tough guy super spy who values himself probably a little more than he's worth. The bickering between the two is priceless, and Statham should actually do more comedy.
McCarthy is also great with "Bridesmaids" co-star Byrne. Byrne excels at everything she does, be it comedy or drama, and is a devilishly wicked villainess here. And British import Miranda Hart has some of the funniest lines, and would almost have stolen the show, had it not been the movie's amazing star.
And so, it's McCarthy's show, and she's dazzling. She seems to not want to stray too far from what she believes she's good at -- delivering witty lines, self-deprecation, and very physical comedy. And with "Spy" she's conducting a master-class in modern adult (very much R-rated) comedy.
McCarthy has seen some lows like "Tammy", and some uneven efforts like "Identity Thief". But there have also been unbelievable highs, like her small but memorable Oscar-nominated role in the aforementioned "Bridesmaids", or 2013's very funny "The Heat". "Spy" may be her very best effort to-date. And so far, it's the funniest movie of the year.
I actually want to see more. This would be one of the few times I would ever endorse the start of a film-franchise, but I think it would be great fun to see more McCarthy-Statham-Hart adventures. If James Bond can keep cranking them out, then why not?

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'Woman in Gold' is better than many other movies in theaters at this time

June 12, 2015

Woman in Gold (U.S. Rated PG-13)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Tatiana Maslany
Genre: Drama
Dwight's Rating: 3 Stars
Stolen art and the Nazis; that's the subject of yet another film -- at least the second in just two years.
Last year, it was the somnolent "Monuments Men". The sheer mind-numbingness of that production would lead many to wonder why one would want to delve into that topic again, and so soon.
But with "Woman in Gold", this time we are treated to is a much more compelling story.
Sixty years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of Maria's beloved Aunt Adele, the "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I" by noted Austrian artist Gustave Klimt. Maria hires young lawyer Randy Schoeberg (Ryan Reynolds) to recover the painting, embarking on a lengthy battle, as the entire nation of Austria considers the "Woman in Gold" a national treasure.
That still doesn't necessarily sound like the most exciting movie. But this based-on-a-true-story tale is very well done, and primarily because of the always-spellbinding Helen Mirren.
The story hops between the early 2000s and flashbacks to the Nazis' arrival in Vienna. Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany (TV's "Orphan Black") plays young Maria, and is also quite good, as we witness some very tense moments between her family and Nazi officers. The court scenes dealing with the battle over the artwork also produce some interesting moments.
"Woman in Gold" opened in the USA in April, and premiered here locally as part of a special BIFF (Bahamas International Film Festival) one-night screening last week at Galleria JFK. It then played over this past weekend and throughout this week at the new Island House Cinema here in New Providence. As of this writing, it was only scheduled for one-week, but let's keep our fingers crossed that Galleria will bring it back at some point, as it is better than many other movies in theaters at this time of year.

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'San Andreas' is as predictable as they come

June 12, 2015

San Andreas (Rated T)
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandria Daddario
Genre: Drama
Dwight's Rating: 2 stars
Exhausting!
After only the first 40 minutes, I had just about all I could take of the earthshaking, building-collapsing, people-crushing, and death and destruction of "San Andreas".
The earthquake movie is the latest in a long line of natural disaster flicks, seeking to prove that aliens, zombies, dinosaurs, vampires or man-made nuclear apocalypse should be the least of your concerns; the greatest threat to human beings is the Planet Earth itself, which seems intent to be free of the scourge of the human race.
Seismologists have predicted that California is long overdue for "the big one" -- a gigantic catastrophic earthquake. In "San Andreas", California's day has come, as the notorious fault line triggers a devastating magnitude nine quake -- the largest in recorded history.
Ray Gaines (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) is a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the Los Angeles Fire Department. And he's determined to rescue his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) and their daughter from impending disaster. That leads him on a rescue mission from L.A. all the way up to San Francisco.
FYI -- that's 381 miles!: a fact not mentioned in the movie. But its omission tells you that realism is not exactly at the forefront of this tale.
Predictability is, however. There are little to no surprises here at all. Typecasting is apparently a priority as well. It feels like Paul Giamatti is almost always playing an all-knowing geeky scientist. He's the one warning everyone about the coming destruction. And Johnson gives a by-the-book performance as our hero.
But credit must go to the screenwriters for at least having put slightly more thought into the usual natural disaster backstory than most films of this genre. The family drama at the heart of the story is actually more interesting than the complete obliteration of the USA's most populous state.
But alas, people go these movies, not for the brilliant storylines or mind-blowing acting performances, but for the special effects. Yet, even that's a mixed bag here. I'd say only about two-thirds of the visuals are impressive and even unsettling. There are moments, when visually, "San Andreas" is quite stunning. The rest of it, however, borders on the heights of cheesiness.
Cars topple over into the abyss. OMG! Were those toys? Our hero and his wife are zipping along on a speedboat down a river that used to be a San Francisco street. But they're not getting wet and there's no wind. Giant skyscrapers collapse like dominoes, and your mind wanders to the slightly better graphics you saw on recent video games.
But the most shocking thing of all is a ridiculous comment Johnson's character makes at the end, and the surprisingly bizarre way U.S. patriotism is weaved into this story.
Some people might just prefer sitting through an actual earthquake!

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Actor Christopher Lee dies at 93
Actor Christopher Lee dies at 93

June 11, 2015

Christopher Lee, the prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to screen villains from Count Dracula to James Bond enemy Scaramanga, has died at age 93...

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Sculling Races bring excitement to Long Island Regatta
Sculling Races bring excitement to Long Island Regatta

June 10, 2015

Over the Labour Day weekend, visitors and residents of Long Island learned the true meaning of excitement when the Bahamian Brewery sculling races were held at the 48th Long Island Regatta...

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HBO obtains most wins during the 2015 'Critics' Choice TV Awards

June 02, 2015

Awards, celebrated the evening of May 31st and where 18 of the best television series were recognized, HBO received 7 awards of the 29 nominations it garnered – including for programming which HBO...

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Nothing says Summer like the Annual Long Island Regatta

June 01, 2015

Coca-Cola supports Bahamian Culture with the sponsorship of the 48th Annual Long Island Regatta...

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HBO to enhance programming for viewers in the Caribbean
HBO to enhance programming for viewers in the Caribbean

June 01, 2015

Exclusive distribution deals and licensing agreements with various television production houses and four major film studios will provide subscribers a wide array of renowned international content...

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HBO kicks off Summer with its June Movie Lineup
HBO kicks off Summer with its June Movie Lineup

May 29, 2015

Saturday nights are for HBO. During the month of June, HBO delivers action, horror, comedy and sci-fi hits to the screen each Saturday at 21:00 hrs. AST*, exclusively in the Caribbean...

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'Get Loose' with Destra Garcia

May 29, 2015

"Get Loose", the fourth event in the "Survival Series" - presented by the principals of Alpha Sounds and K.O. Productions - will feature performances from soca stars Destra Garcia and Shurwayne Winchester, tomorrow night at Breezes Resort.
The headliner, Garcia, is well known for her soca hits "Bacchanal", "I Dare you" and "Lucy".
The song "Lucy" exploded in The Bahamas during the launch of the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
Alpha Sounds Principal Trevor Davis said that the concert will be one of the most exciting events for the year after carnival.
Davis spoke to The Nassau Guardian earlier this month and said "Destra has the biggest song after Carnival this year. "'Lucy' has gained traction worldwide and she is the most sought after artist right now."
Davis said he had to do some muscling and maneuvering and got the steal.
He added, "I've been at this for some 15 years, and music itself took a nosedive over the last seven years, but since the government came up with the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival it has started to pick back up, so I'm very excited that we don't have to work as hard as we

did in the past."
He told The Guardian yesterday that the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival took its performances over the edge when Machel Montano headlined the Music Masters concert.
"With the success of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival I think Bahamian people are more open minded to this type of performance," said Davis.
The Alpha Sounds principal said he is pleased to know that his company can bring in artists when they are at the peak of their career to entertain the Bahamian people.
The event is expected to garner a good crowd with the hopes of everyone going out to see the "Lucy" singer.
Davis said the concert will feature high energy and a lot of fun.
"Get Loose" will also feature performances from Bahamian artists Ronnie Butler, Visage and up-and-coming Bahamian artists such Ebony and DJ Musical.
Tickets are now on sale for $40 but will increase to $50 on the show date. The doors will open at 8 p.m.

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Isaacs: Rake n' Scrape Festival struggled for govt support this year

May 29, 2015

The annual Cat Island Rake n' Scrape Festival struggled for government support this year because of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Relays and the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, according to Sidney Isaacs, president of the Cat Island Rake n' Scrape Association.
"The event still struggles for government support, especially this year... last year I only had to compete with IAAF, so I was given a bit more government support," said Isaacs.
"A cultural event such as this definitely needs a whole lot more injection into it, because it's your culture, it's your identity and we're just not getting what we need from the government."
The rake n' scrape festival is Cat Island's signature event, where various Bahamian artists and rake n' scrape bands perform and compete for prizes.
This year the annual music festival will feature a gospel concert, a battle of the rake n' scrape bands, quadrille dancing, a children's corner with games and a fishermen and farmers market.
The three-day festival will begin on June 4 in Arthur's Town and will be held in honor of Edmund Moxey.
"The rake n' scrape association is honoring the memory of Edmund Moxey, the greatest cultural icon this country has ever had, bar none," Isaacs said.
Moxey was the creator of Jumbey Village, a recreation of a Bahamian village on Baillou Hill Road, and the Jumbey Festival.
Isaacs said the main focus of the rake n' scrape festival is to keep rake n' scrape music current.
"The association was formed some 17 years ago, recognizing the need to showcase our true indigenous identity, not just in the music and the dance but everything that encompasses our culture: food, arts and craft, literature, sculpture, you name it," he said.
He added that the association does this by launching an aggressive campaign of competition among both junior and senior rake n' scrape enthusiasts.
Isaacs said another objective of the association is to make rake n scrape a musical genre that is recognized internationally on the level of reggae and soca.
He compared the importance of the festival to Bahamian culture with a scenario of a patient in need of blood after a fatal accident.
"Its like a transfusion into the veins of Bahamian culture," said Isaacs.
He added that although the festival will take place on Cat Island, it will mean more to the people of The Bahamas than the people of Cat Island. He explained that the location only serves as a transmitter point to transport rake n' scrape around the world.
If given the support needed from the government, Isaacs said the association will be able to address the problem of audience participation coming into Cat Island and possibly venture into accommodations.
The event will be held at the rake and scrape park, where stalls will be provided to accommodate the sale of food, drinks, and arts and craft.
Isaacs said if last year is used as a scale, the event is expected to attract almost three thousand people.
Despite this great expectation from the association, Isaacs said the festival will encounter an issue of transportation for people traveling to the island.
An opening ceremony on the first night will acknowledge officials and special guests.
The following two nights will feature a youth rake n' scrape competition as well as a senior rake n' scrape competition.
Bands competing in the senior competition will be Bohog and the Rooters, Franko and the Roosters (formerly the Toughskins) and the defending champions Ophie and the Websites.
The festival will also feature performances from other Bahamian artists and bands including The Spank Band, Lassie Doe Boys, Veronica Bishop, Ancient Man, DMac, KB, Geno D and more.
The charge for the music festival will be $20 for adults and $10 for kids.

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Hundreds of children enjoy inaugural Cinema in the Park

May 29, 2015

As the sun set on Saturday, May 16, dozens of children began trickling into what was once an empty lot on the corner of East Street and Masons Addition, drawn by the lure of a free outdoor movie night as the scent of fresh popcorn greeted them at the gate.
The inaugural Cinema in the Park, hosted by The Children's Haven Bahamas, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower the youth through education, screened the classic film "To Sir, With Love", starring Sir Sidney Poitier. By the time the film's opening scene appeared on the screen, more than 200 children from the Bain and Grants Town area had settled in for their Saturday night outing.
"Film is an excellent tool to educate the youth," stated The Children's Haven Bahamas principal Beat Schlagenhauf, a Bahamian resident of Swiss decent. "We chose 'To Sir, with Love' because many of these children do not know who many of their Bahamian heroes and black heroes are, heroes such as Sir Lynden Pindling, Nelson Mandela, and Sir Sidney Poitier. Once these kids know about the lives of these heroes they should be proud to be black, Bahamian and dream big. In this film Sir Sidney dreamed big and in the film he helped children. The children of this community should know that they can too reach success if they have a dream and have hope."
The event space, donated by Central Food Fair, was transformed into the ultimate outdoor movie venue, just across the street from the home of the iconic Cinema Theatre. A 22-foot open air screen, donated by The Island House, introduced the children to Sir Sidney Poitier, himself once a young Bahamian from humble means with an uncertain future who rose to be named one of the greatest male stars of all time. His daughter, Pamela Poitier introduced the film. She informed the children that her father once lived in the East Street area and encouraged them to never stop dreaming.
Integral in coordinating the event were community leader Valentino "Scrooge" Brown, filmmaker Kareem Mortimer, Dr. Daniel Johnson, minister of youth, sports and culture, The Children's Haven Bahamas principal Beat Schlagenhauf and marketing and public relations firm Fusion IMC.
Cinema in the Park will be held monthly for the children of Bain and Grants Town. It is a part of The Children's Haven Bahamas' greater initiative to provide a safe space where children can have a hot meal, a space to do homework, intensive sports training and a focus on the arts.
The Children's Haven Bahamas is a non-profit organization that empowers the youth through education. Its mission is to re-ignite hope in young persons through positive projects that educate them on a variety of disciplines including sports, the arts and conservation.

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Don't wallow in doom and gloom

May 28, 2015

There's no doubt about it, we are literally being bombarded with information today in this new technological era. We get up to the minute news on our radio, TV, or computer of events as they are actually happening around the globe. Unfortunately, what is happening for the most part is a series of extremely negative events, or at least that's what makes the news these days, the negative, horrific, terrible and tragic events which take place around the globe daily. Then we go on our computers and through so-called social media, we're exposed to a whole lot more bad news.
Then of course, when you sit down with colleagues at work for a coffee break, everyone starts to recall and discuss the various negative events which took place over the last twenty four hour period. Later we go to lunch and the same regurgitation of a diet of bad news, of 'Doom & Gloom' is on the menu. "Did you hear about that deadly plane crash?", "That was terrible automobile accident on the highway", "I see that everyone is in trouble again with talk of devaluation of the dollar", "There's been an outbreak of bird flu again in The Far East", etc., etc. These are the kinds of conversations which seem to permeate society today, particularly at the dinner table. No wonder so many people appear to have indigestion with that type of constant mental diet.
My Friend, will you please take note of the instructions given in today's title and thus 'Don't Wallow In 'Doom & Gloom''. But how do I do this D. Paul when it's all around me? Make a decision not to participate! Firstly, choose your friends very carefully so that they are positive, upbeat people; secondly, make a conscious decision not to focus on the negative, and finally thirdly, limit your intake of negative news and instead focus on the many positive events which are also taking place every day in our world.

Think about it!
Visit my website at: www.dpaulreilly.com.
Listen to "Time to Think" the radio program on STAR 106.5 FM at 8:55 a.m. & 6:20 p.m.

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'Tomorrowland' will either empower you or tick you off

May 28, 2015

Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure/ Mystery
Dwight's rating: 3 stars

The power of positive thinking! That's the overarching message of the new film "Tomorrowland".
All summer-long we will be bombarded with movies about the destruction of the world: from rogue mutant superheroes and dinosaurs, to cyborgs and Mother Nature herself. And, of course, there are the films about life after the world ends, with post-apocalyptic psychotics bent on destroying all the other humans left on the planet.
But "Tomorrowland" asks some lofty questions about what it sees as this human "obsession" with the end of the world, and why we seem so content to accept the end of the planet, all while largely absolving ourselves of doing anything about it. Those questions are answered in an intriguing package that's wrapped in a fantasy/mystery/action-adventure.
In the film, we see that whenever gifted young Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) touches a lapel pin with the letter T on it, she finds herself transported to Tomorrowland, a city filled with huge robots and sleek buildings. She is led to recruit the help of scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney), a previous visitor to Tomorrowland, who years ago made a startling discovery about the future. Together, they work together to solve a mystery, while the fate of mankind hangs in the balance.
From screenwriters Damon Lindelof ("Star Trek" [2009]) and Brad Bird ("The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille"), and directed by Bird, "Tomorrowland" features the exuberant spirit often common to the works of both acclaimed gentlemen.
Fans of Lindelof's iconic TV show, "Lost" know there was a lot more to it than just the bizarre shenanigans of some folks stuck on a mysterious island following a plane crash; compelling and beautifully elaborate character studies comprised the heart of the program. Those who've given his new HBO series, "The Leftovers" a chance, are seeing much the same. That attention to character is here in "Tomorrowland".
Academy Award winner Bird has directed a beautiful looking movie that often feels like a live-action animated adventure. The action scenes are exciting, and the special effects top notch. It's a throwback to classic adventure movies, and very Steven Spielberg-esque, like his "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" or "Super 8", any of the Indiana Jones movies, or perhaps, "Back to the Future", which Spielberg executive produced. That Spielberg-type focus on youth where the children are the heroes is indeed present.
Mind you, the adults are allowed to shine as well; we've known for a while that Clooney has a great sense of humor, but we haven't seen it in films in little while. Nor have we seen him playing an action/adventure role recently. So it's refreshing to see the fun side of Clooney, and of Hugh Laurie (TV's "House"), who's sort-of the villain.
But it's the performances of the young cast that really are the most memorable. Robertson clearly has a bright future ahead of her. One of the few standouts from the first season of TV's initially promising but now incredibly ridiculous "Under The Dome"
(also Spielberg executive produced), the 25-year old is playing someone much younger here, but is quite a believable and vibrant protagonist.
The real surprise, though, is the outstanding 12-year old British actress Raffey Cassidy, who is amazingly brilliant as Athena, displaying dramatic and comic abilities well beyond her years. Raffey Cassidy - remember her name!
All is not a bed of roses, however. While watching and taking a quick glance at the four people (including myself) in the theater, I kept wondering about the probably limited audience for this movie. Part of the problem has been the vague television and film trailers, which, in my view, have not presented the film in the proper light.
The biggest problem, though, is that audiences have changed. In the 1980s or 1990s, a film like this would have been a big draw for preteens and teenagers. But today, darker themes prevail. Kids have grown accustomed to Harry Potter or "Twilight" or "The Hunger Games". And so, no wizards, vampires or dragons often equals no dice!
The messages in "Tomorrowland" may be too esoteric or cerebral for many teen and younger adult audiences, or sadly, just too optimistic and hopeful. If that doesn't lose them, the 130-minute length running time might.
The prognosis isn't much better for many older adults, who may also find it a bit schmaltzy. The ending is particularly hokey and "Captain Planet"-y. Though not awful, I can imagine lots of eye rolling.
The truth is that while audiences can now easily stomach children being killed or killing each other in "The Hunger Games", many may not able to appreciate being preached at by a movie essentially calling them out on their own negativity and their lack of action and caring about the issues plaguing the planet.
So "Tomorrowland" will either empower you or tick you off with its high concept. And ironically - especially as this is also a message expressed in the film - it may take quite a few tomorrow's before it is truly positively appreciated by movie audiences.

o Dwight Strachan is the host/producer of " Morning Blend" on Guardian Radio. He is a television producer and writer, and an avid TV history and film buff. Email dwight@nasguard.com and follow him on twitter @morningblend969.

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Bahamas team participating in Miami culinary event

May 28, 2015

Food and cooking enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy island fare and libations, will have the opportunity to savor Caribbean creations during the 2015 Taste of the Caribbean culinary event scheduled for June 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency, Miami.
Presented by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Taste of the Caribbean is an annual event that highlights the art of Caribbean cooking as it brings together top chefs and bartenders from across the region to compete for honors in a variety of food and beverage competitions. There are 10 culinary teams registered from Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Suriname and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Attendees can watch as teams go head-to-head in the Caribbean National Teams Culinary Competition Lunch. Taking place on Friday, June 12 from 12 noon-2 p.m., the lunch will include three-course meals paired with wines and prepared by teams from The Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are US$50 per person.
Consumers can also enjoy the Caribbean National Teams Culinary Competition Dinner that evening (Friday, June 12 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) featuring three-course meals paired with wines prepared by teams from Anguilla, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname and reigning Caribbean Culinary Team of the Year, Puerto Rico. Tickets are US$50.
Consumers looking to purchase tickets for both the lunch and dinner competition events can take advantage of a special combination package price of US$85 per person.
Tickets are available for the Taste of the Islands festival on Saturday, June 13, which highlights the culture of the Caribbean through a variety of gourmet appetizers and desserts, signature cocktails and authentic Caribbean music. The Taste of the Islands festival takes place from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. and tickets are US$40 per person.
Another package option for consumers is purchasing tickets for the Competition Lunch, Competition Dinner and Taste of the Islands festival for US$115 per person.

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Cancer Society Reveals Major Entertainment Line-up for National Telethon Sunday
Cancer Society Reveals Major Entertainment Line-up for National Telethon Sunday

May 28, 2015

Dozens of singers, musicians, radio hosts and performers will pool their talents and their time to help raise funds to fight cancer when the first national Cancer Society of The Bahamas telethon airs this Sunday...

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CIBC FirstCaribbean gives Employees the Royal Treatment
CIBC FirstCaribbean gives Employees the Royal Treatment

May 27, 2015

CIBC FirstCaribbean employees received a royal welcome from senior managers on their recent Employee Appreciation Day, held on May 14th at branches across the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos under the theme “Celebrating Royalty...”

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We need a Freedom of Information Act NOW!

May 26, 2015

Watch what happens when the common man tries to get his piece of the pie in KB's latest video for Save The Bays!...

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Hundreds of Children Enjoy Inaugural Cinema in the Park

May 26, 2015

The Children’s Haven Bahamas hosts free movie screening in Bain & Grants Town. As the sun set on Saturday, May 16, dozens of children began trickling into what was once an empty lot on the corner of East Street and Masons Addition...

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