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PM and Minister Johnson Proud of Children's Choir Chinese Bronze

NASSAU, The Bahamas - As
many around the world are still recognising The Bahamas in terms of
athletics Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. the Hon. Danny
Johnson took time out to laud the efforts of some of The Bahamas'
youngest cultural ambassadors - the Bahamas National Children's Choir -
on their recent bronze-level win at the 11th China International Chorus
Festival and International Federation of Choral Music World Choral
Summit, in Beijing, the People's Republic of China...

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Johnson: GDS is on the horizon

Tourism officials are in the midst of active negotiations on a new flight sharing system set to revolutionize the way travelers book flights to The Bahamas.
Director General of Tourism, David Johnson, said "solid progress" has been made on tying Bahamian airlines into the Global Distribution System (GDS).
"I suspect that we will be in a position to reach an agreement within a fortnight or so," he told Guardian Business.  "This is something that's critical.
"We are having very active dialogue to facilitate carriers in The Bahamas to begin the transition from what they have to the Global Distribution System."
Guardian Business understands that while industry sources are excited about the move, they remain wary on how the deal will be structured.  The cautious attitude is based around concerns the arrangement will link many of the airlines to the world through Bahamasair, with bookings made only after the incumbent has been sold out.
Ministry of Tourism officials had expected to have all airlines in the country signed up for the GDS by the second quarter of 2011.
The change is expected to give local airlines better access to international travelers and subsequently replace a limited internal system that hinders their visibility.
For passengers, it means being able to buy a ticket with one airline and possibly being able to travel on to a destination with another airline if complications arise -- without any extra fees incurred.
The airlines -- consisting of the national carrier and several of the major domestic carriers -- have been in negotiations for the past several months trying to negotiate the details on the interline agreement.
The latter agreement is something that is commonly practiced in most of North America and Europe, given the convenience it lends in conducting business. If created in the form used around the world, the interline agreement would also provide for connecting flights throughout The Bahamas, without passengers having to recheck in bags at the other airline and guarantee passengers a flight if there were delays along the first leg of the trip.
While all the local details of the agreement have not been finalized, having a GDS could mean some of the other airlines would be able to book flights going into international destinations where they currently don't travel.
It's unclear at this point if Hurricane Irene will affect these strides towards a SGDS.
Tourism and Aviation Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace has announced, however, that the country's tourism industry was open for business from this week.

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(VIDEO) Bodine 'Be' Johnson, could she be more Intoxicating

Nassau, Bahamas - For
those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can't wait for a
taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street,

Bodine 'Be' Johnson's summer single

Intoxicated is the hit you've been waiting for.    The
BuffBoo Records recording artist has been busy the last few months
working on just the right single to match the Summer Heat.

Intoxicated, the feel-good Caribbean love song is set to an up tempo fusion of Soca rhythms and Junkanoo Music.  Originally
produced by British Virgin Island producer Lincoln Ward of BeatLink
Productions 'intoxicated' was released to the world as a Soca single in
2009 to rave reviews. 

In
2010, the single has been re-released, infused with the spirit of
Junkanoo...

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Christel Sands-Feaste: Partner, Higgs Johnson

What attracted to the sector?
My initial exposure to the sector was as a summer student in the Corporate Department at Higgs & Johnson in the mid-1990s.  After specializing in banking and finance law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, there was no doubt in my mind that I wished to pursue a commercial law practice with particular emphasis on banking and international financial transactions.
My interest in the securities pillar of the financial services industry developed a year or two into my career after the Securities Industry Act and Regulations were passed and I spent five months in the Securities Practice Group of the leading Canadian law firm, McMillan (formerly Lang Michener) in Toronto.

What keeps you motivated?
I love what I do.  I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment after closing a transaction, irrespective of whether the sums involved are five figures or thirteen figures; it is what is sometimes described as "the thrill of the game".  In addition, commercial practice is diverse and involves multiple areas of the law; it is not uncommon for a single transaction to involve regulatory, banking, real estate and other legal issues.  There is very little risk of boredom setting in. 
Why do you think you have been successful?
To my mind, there are a number of factors that have contributed to my success.  Firstly, a strong family support system.  My husband, mother, siblings and my five-year-old son are always "huddled in my corner".
Secondly, I continue to raise the bar for myself and am constantly striving to refine my intellectual capital by monitoring industry and legislative developments locally and internationally.
Thirdly, spending time in law firms in a number of jurisdictions around the world provided an invaluable insight into the global standard of productivity for commercial attorneys in tier-one firms.  I worked in firms in London and Paris as a student and spent five months at the Securities Practice Group of Lang Michener in Toronto.

What has been your biggest challenge in your career and how did you overcome it?
One of the biggest challenges in my career has been addressing the concern sometimes expressed by clients who are unfamiliar with the jurisdiction that the quality of professional services available in a small country like The Bahamas is inferior to that available elsewhere.  My strategy for allaying those concerns is to provide legal services at the very highest level in a timely fashion.

What advice would you give young people just staring out in the industry?
The advice I would give to young people starting out in the legal services side of the industry is: (i) try to gain some international exposure by working in a law firm outside of The Bahamas, (ii) find an experienced professional mentor and learn as much as you can from him or her, (iii) work diligently - the sacrifice of the long days (and often nights) will pay off, (iv) keep abreast of industry developments to broaden your knowledge of the field and (v) focus on rendering quality service to your clients at all times - this is a reflection not only of yourself but your firm and the jurisdiction as a whole.

Aside from work, what is important to you in life?
Spending time with my husband and five-year-old son and with my mother and siblings in Rock Sound (which I still call home).  Uninterrupted "family time" without a BlackBerry is essential.
Remaining grounded is also important.  I have been fortunate to have been provided with a great education and to have achieved some level of success as a professional.  However, I constantly remind myself that I am not standing alone but rather on the shoulders of my ancestors whose vision and sacrifice made all of this possible.

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Gertrude Johnson, 65
Gertrude Johnson, 65

Funeral Service for Gertrude Johnson, 65 of #39 Oxford Drive, South Beach will be held on Saturday April 16th, 10:00 a.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue. Archdeacon Kingsley G. Knowles assisted by Fr. Andrew Toppin will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Fox Hill Road.

She is survived by her seven children: Cyd, Sophia, Shaine, Sharmaine, Sean, Bereashia-Atlantia and Ricardo; one (1) daughter-in-law: Yolanda Fernander; two (2) sons-in-law: Herbert Ferguson and Donald Thompson; five (5) Grandsons: Sean-Rashad, Kirkwood, Malique, Brandon and Chad; eight (8) grand-daughters: Ashley, Nichole, Nathalia, Oeisha,
Darriene, Dalisha, Cordeisha and ...

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Patricia Maedawn Ingraham-Johnson, 71

Funeral Service for Patricia Maedawn Ingraham-Johnson, 71 of #69 Village Road, will be held on Saturday July 9th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Church of God Convention Centre, Joe Farrington Road. Officiating will be Dr. Jay Simms, assisted by others ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

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(VIDEO) Bodine 'Be' Johnson, could she be more Intoxicating

Nassau, Bahamas - For
those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can't wait for a
taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street,

Bodine 'Be' Johnson's summer single

Intoxicated is the hit you've been waiting for.    The
BuffBoo Records recording artist has been busy the last few months
working on just the right single to match the Summer Heat.

Intoxicated, the feel-good Caribbean love song is set to an up tempo fusion of Soca rhythms and Junkanoo Music.  Originally
produced by British Virgin Island producer Lincoln Ward of BeatLink
Productions 'intoxicated' was released to the world as a Soca single in
2009 to rave reviews. 

In
2010, the single has been re-released, infused with the spirit of
Junkanoo...

read more »


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New Song from Bodine 'Be' Johnson - Push
New Song from Bodine 'Be' Johnson - Push

Bodine 'Be' Johnson releases the newest single from forthcoming 'The BeComing' album called PUSH. The motivational single was produced by Rik Carey and Sketch Carey two of the most talented young producers in The Bahamas. Continuing the theme of Bahamian sounds, visuals and writing, Bodine's soul-searching lyrics represent the determination and drive of every person with a desire to let their talents show and pursue their dreams despite the challenges they face.

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Grand Bahama Chamber announces The Legal Desk with Attorney Rengin Johnson, Thursdays

Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce Education Committee is pleased to announce The Legal Desk with Attorney at Law, Rengin Johnson, every Thursday from 5pm - 6pm at the Grand Bahama Chamber headquarters on Mall Drive, Freeport.

Topics: Business License Act, Employment Act, Incorporating, Arbitration and Other Business Legal Matters FREE to the general public - Space is limited - Please RSVP...

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Tribune intern Lamech Johnson wins award
Tribune intern Lamech Johnson wins award

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: Tribune intern Lamech Johnson won the Associate of Arts in Mass Communication Award donated by Capital City Marketing, from COB assistant professor of Journalism and Communications, Monique Toppin.

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DNA Grand Bahama Economic Summit Press statement by Osman R.C. Johnson

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Enclosed is DNA Grand Bahama Economic Summit Press statement? by

Osman
R.C. Johnson, Candidate for change in Pineridge.

Good
evening Pineridge, Good evening Grand Bahama!!! How wonderful it is to see all
of you assembled here tonight at our Economic Summit. My gratitude goes out to the leader of our party, the
Honorable Branville McCartney, who has shown by example how bravery and
determination can bring about real and historic change to the political
landscape of our country.

To
our Deputy Leader, Mr. Christopher Mortimer, our Party Chairman, Mr. Mark
Humes, my fellow candidates, ladies and gentlemen my thanks to all of you for
allowing me to address you tonight.

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New season underway for Rev. Dr. David S. Johnson Basketball Classic

BY BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE Baptist Sports Council opened its 2011 Rev. Dr. David S. Johnson Basketball Classic on Saturday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex with two of the three defending champions continuing where they left off last year.

In the 15-and-under division, Macedonia blasted Latter-Day Saints 37-16, while Temple Fellowship held off Golden Gates No.1 38-31.

In other games played, Macedonia def. Christian Tabernacle 54-47 (19); Macedonia def. Latter-Day 43-38 (M); Latter-Day nipped Mt. Tabor 26-25 (19); Temple Fellowship def. Mt Pleasant Green 49-26 (19) and First Baptist def. golden Gates No.2 32-22 (M).

Here's a summary of t ...

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Eloise Collie-Johnson, 82

Eloise Collie-Johnson, 82, of Bluebell Ave., Garden Hills I and formerly of Snug Corner, Acklins died on Thursday September 15, 2011.

She is survived by her Daughter: Estherletla Allen-Nottage; Two Sisters: Albertha Collie and Alvetha Black; Nine Grandchildren: Elkin, Godfrey and Edgar Jones, Virginia Jones, Monique Adderley, Antoinette, Anita, Athena and April Allen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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This Saturday at Winton Rugby Centre 3:00pm - JS Johnson Club Sevens Week 3

This Saturday at Winton Rugby Centre
3:00pm - JS Johnson Club Sevens Week 3
Club Youth Officers
Once your club has selected a youth officer, please inform either Mico Cooper or myself.
We need to get into the High Schools as soon as possible this season.

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JS Johnson Sees 8.9 Profit Fall

JS JOHNSON SUFFERED an 8.9 per cent net income decline to $2.619 million for the 2011 first quarter, its managing director describing the period "as a bit sluggish" and blaming the drop largely on an 11 per cent profitability fall at its underwriting affiliate.

Marvin Bethell, in his message to shareholders, said that the net income fall for the three months to end-March 2011 was "due primarily" to the fall in net income at Insurance Company of the Bahamas (ICB). This prevented the BISX-listed insurance agent and broker from matching 2010's $2.875 million net income.

"The first quarter was a bit sluggish, as total income drop ...

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

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Sidney Dudley Johnson, 39

Full Military Service for Corporal 972 Sidney Dudley Johnson, 39, of the Bluff Eleuthera, who died at Doctor’s Hospital on September 14th, will be held on Friday 11:00 a.m. at St.. Barnabas Anglican Church Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads. Bishop Gilbert Thompson assisted by Canon Basil Tynes, Father Kirkland Russell and Father Andrew Toppin will officiate and interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road.

Precious memories of Sidney will linger in the hearts of:

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Children:

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Minister Johnson speaks to Hoytes Basketball Camp in Grand Bahama
Minister Johnson speaks to Hoytes Basketball Camp in Grand Bahama

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson speaks with the
youngsters from the Hoytes Basketball Camp June 1st, 2013 in Freeport, Grand
Bahama, where he was presented with a poster from the camp...

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Higgs Johnson partner elected to chair IBA committee

Higgs & Johnson partner, Tara Archer, has been elected Chair of the Consumer Litigation Committee (CLC) for the International Bar Association (IBA) for the 2011 - 2013 period, the law firm has announced.
She is the youngest female attorney from the Caribbean region to be elected to such a notable post, having satisfied the criteria which includes demonstrating expertise in the litigation field, maintaining an international practice, being a Partner in a full-service corporate and commercial law firm and being an active member of the IBA, generally.
Archer said: “I take nothing for granted. I am blessed and grateful to have been elected to the post. I look forward to learning, ...

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Higgs Johnson Partner Returned To Law Firm Body

Higgs & Johnson partner, Surinder Deal, has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of TerraLex, a large global legal network of law firms.

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BOB Chief Strikes Back: BOB to Sue PUNCH and Ivan Johnson Over Defamation and Lies
BOB Chief Strikes Back: "BOB to Sue PUNCH and Ivan Johnson Over Defamation and Lies"

After two months of near-silence following an onslaught of damaging reports, BOB’s chief today struck back, calling the stories that appeared in a tabloid newspaper “a combination of outright lies and numerous falsehoods and inaccuracies...”

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RBPF Wanted (Abaco): Alonza Roberts Jr. , Harry Pierre Paul Quinton 'Crimpy' Johnson

Alonza Roberts Jr. , Harry Pierre Paul and Quinton Johnson AKA "Crimpy" are wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of a New Providence man, which occurred in Murphy Town, Abaco on Saturday 22nd June 2013...

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MISSING: 15 yr old Giovanni Johnson of Windsor Estates, Nassau

Nassau, Bahamas -
Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating 15 year old
GIOVANNI JOHNSON of WINDSOR ESTATES off BERNARD ROAD. Giovanni is
described as having dark brown complexion, slim build and stands at 5'5"
tall.

He was last seen around 8:00 am on Friday 23rd November, 2012 at his residence wearing his C.V. Bethel school uniform.

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Local designer, Jarressa Johnson and the Fashion Entertainment showcase

Young Bahamians with loads of talent and determination to have their talents take them to the top, have joined together to present an event simply called "Fashion & Entertainment". The event takes place this Friday, August 19th, 2011 at the Breezes ballroom from 8 to 11pm. It's a fashion show that designer Jarressa Johnson is determined to make "different and down-home". She has been working at the sewing machine night and day for months now, in order to present her handiwork to the public. Her collection exudes true island-style and includes a lot of functional and classic pieces for a...

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Pastor Leonard Johnson on Gambling
Pastor Leonard Johnson on Gambling

Ecumenical Service, 39th Independence Celebration
Pastor, DR. Leonard Johnson On Gambling

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Daisy Johnson, 95

Funeral Service for Daisy Johnson, 95, of East Union Village, and formerly of Pinefield, Acklins, will be held on Saturday December 10th, 11:00 a.m. at The New Annex Baptist Church, Wulff Road and Pinedale. Apostle Mitchel E. Jones and Bishop Elkin Symonette and other Ministers will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.

Left to cherish precious her memories are: Two Sons, Elton Williamson and his wife Lottie, Kennedy Rolle Sr. and his wife Florence; grandsons: Revello and his wife Chevette, Elton Jr., and Shelton Williamson; Kennedy Jr., Kenrick, Kevin Rolle; granddaughters: Sonia and Elkeria Williamson, Kendra, Kendesha and Kendale Rolle,: ad ...

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Coach Kevin 'KJ' Johnson pleased with under-17 boys national team

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

COACH Kevin 'KJ' Johnson said he couldn't ask for a better performance from the men's under-17 national team at the Centrobasket Tournament in Gurabo, Puerto Rico.

The team blew a four-point lead in the final 14 seconds after making two critical turnovers that saw the US Virgin Islands take advantage to force an overtime.

In the extra period, the Virgin Islands went on to secure a 86-83 victory to drop the Bahamas to fourth place. As a result of the loss, the Bahamas failed to advance to the next Under-18 Tournament of the Americas.

"I felt the team played extremely well, but I only had a week to pick t ...

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Bahamas PM greeted by Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Leonard Johnson

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie is greeted by Pastor Leonard Johnson, President of Atlantis Caribbean Union of The Seventh Day Adventist, and introduced to Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson, left, President of the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventist and guest speaker at the start of "Divine Worship" in the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort, July 27...

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Johnson wants sports added to Carifta games

LONDON, England: In his appearance here at his first Olympic Games, Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr Daniel Johnson is not just spending time watching the performances of Team Bahamas. He's been engaged in a series of meetings as well.

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Johnson impressed with sprint progress

Kevin Johnson knows a lot about sprinting. He happens to be arguably the greatest high school track star in the country’s history.
As a 16-year-old star at Attucks High in Miami, Florida, he ran 9.6 for the 100-yards dash. The Florida newspapers raved about the amazing Bahamian sprinter.
He returned home while still at Attucks and outclassed the veteran Tom Grant in a highly anticipated 200 meters (m) encounter. It was the feature event of the day at the St. Augustine’s College track.
The gun sounded and they were off. There was Grant, who is known also as Berutti (after the Italian speedster Livio Berutti who ran with dark prescription glasses), and ‘The Bird’ ...

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PUSH: New Song from Bodine 'Be' Johnson

Nassau, Bahamas - Bodine 'Be' Johnson releases the newest single from forthcoming 'The
BeComing' album called PUSH.  The motivational single was produced by
Rik Carey and Sketch Carey two of the most talented young producers in
The Bahamas.   Continuing the theme of Bahamian sounds, visuals and
writing, Bodine's soul-searching lyrics represent the determination and
drive of every person with a desire to let their talents show and pursue
their dreams despite the challenges they face.

 

Bodine says,
"This song is the personification of the place that I am in my life
right now..."

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