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Lombart Odier Hentsch pays call on Prime Minister

Nassau, Bahamas - Partners
of Lombart Odier Hentsch, Private Banking, paid a courtesy call on
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander
Ingraham (third from left) on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Office of
the Prime Minister. Pictured from left to right: Christian Coquoz,
managing director; Marc Groothaert, partner; Prime Minister Ingraham
and Pierre Darier, managing partner...

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Marcela Leon Wins Big Break Atlantis

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2012 –Marcela Leon (Orlando, Fla., / Monterrey, Mexico), defeated Selanee Henderson (Temecula, Calif.) in a pressure-packed season finale on Monday to be crowned winner of Big Break Atlantis, Golf Channel’s 17th season of its franchise reality competition seri

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Self starter company plans to create 15 new jobs

A Self-starter who beat out hundreds of other applicants to secure a $5,000 grant from the Ministry of Youth is planning to establish a first-of-its-kind Junkanoo photography company.
"People go to Disney World to take pictures with Mickey Mouse and to Washington D.C. to take pictures of the White House. I'll be promoting one of this country's premiere cultural art forms in the same way," said entrepreneur Anthony Saunders. "My plan is to have mini-studios around Bay Street, especially during the three major parades. We'll take visitors' and locals' photos with beautiful Junkanoo backdrops.
"Visitors can have fun beating goatskin drums and ringing ...

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Update: Camera lost in Aruba floats to Florida
Update: Camera lost in Aruba floats to Florida

Paul Shultz was walking along the pier of a Key West marina when he saw what looked like a rotting tomato pounding against the rocks.

The Coast Guard investigator waded ankle-deep into the water to fish out the ocean rubbish: a bright red Nikon camera, small enough to fit in the palm of his hand. Its waterproof plastic case was covered with six months' worth of crusty sea growth, but the camera itself was almost pristine when he found it May 16.

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Simon Lowe wins the 2010 Conchman Triathlon

Freeport, Bahamas -
Simone Lowe of Nassau, Bahamas won the the Conchman Triathlon held
November 6th at Taino Beach. With potential threats of poor weather from
Hurricane Tomas the morning skies were clear and the seas
calm providing picturesque views of the ocean. The temperature was in the 70s. Winds picked up as the race
progressed into the cycling and running portion.

Beside the many
Bahamian participants, there were athletes from the UK, USA, and Canada...

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Cultivating your profitable online image

Already this year there have been a number of initiatives to develop Internet use across The Bahamas, such as those supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation and the Bank of The Bahamas e-commerce program.
Whilst the Internet is rightly considered an essential marketing tool, it has the potential to be a deadly trap for the unwary when it comes to effectively managing your personal brand within an increasingly hostile cyber world. However, with expert advice, you can avoid many of the pitfalls (friends posting drunken pictures of you on Facebook) within the social media revolution and enhance your e-business success.
In the book '', media expert Cresta Norris offers advice on how to effectively use Internet search engines as a professional research tool, find a better job, recruit staff or manage your online image using media such as LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. This is in addition to staying connected to RSS feeds, news feeds, and netvibes.
As the former head of new media content at UKTV, a joint venture between Virgin and the BBC, Morris has created and implemented successful online marketing strategies, making her ideally qualified to guide the reader through a web (world wide or otherwise) of e-commerce possibilities and opportunities.
With '' you're armed with a practical toolkit in the art of self-marketing, which I have used to identify my own top ten tips to internet success for potential Nassau Guardian www.entrepreneurs:
1. Safely managing your online identity, security and protect privacy.
2. Understand the rules of effective online networking.
3. Improve your website page ranking in search engines.
4. Build and enhance your business reputation.
5. Develop an effective blog that attracts subscribers.
6. Write an online biography, vision, and value statement.
7. Create flattering photos and professional videos.
8. Achieve cyber fame through implementing targeted goals.
9. Set up and manage a successful PR campaign.
10. Master on-line management tools to effectively target resources.
These steps are supported by case studies, including the BBC World Service and Global News, with examples of how an online image can go wrong, and valuable advice on how to put it right with a series of action points to guide you.
To conclude, '' provides a great resource for anyone who wants to develop a professional online business presence and establish a personal '' brand across the Caribbean and beyond.

o ' manage your online self for profit, image and business success' by Cresta Norris
Published by Kogan Page and available from

o Keith Appleton JP, BA (Hons), N.Dip.M, MInstLM has extensive experience within an academic, managerial and strategic leadership role. He is a member of the UK Institute of Leadership & Management and can be contacted at

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US Ambassador to leave role

US Ambassador Nicole Avant has announced that she will soon be leaving the Bahamas.

She will depart before the end of the year to return to private life and devote more time to her family.

On October 22, 2009 Ambassador Avant, pictured, presented her credentials to then Governor General Arthur Hanna.

Over the past two years, she has worked closely with the government to further strengthen bilateral relations and advance five initiatives – education, alternative energy, economic and small business development, women’s empowerment, and raising awareness about the challenges facing people with disabilities.

Ambassador Avant described her tenure in the Bahamas as a ...

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Tribune Business Editor

The Bahamian consumer's continued weakness was again highlighted yesterday by the fact that debt consolidation loans, with a $14.3 million increase, were the fastest growing lending category in August, although overall banking trends indicated that month's bad loan increase was largely seasonal in nature.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas' report on monthly economic and financial developments for September disclosed a "mixed" picture for consumer lending the previous month, with 'miscellaneous' and education loans contracting by $17.8 million and $9.7 million respectively, compared to $5.5 million and $1.2 million increases t ...

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Saying goodbye to Papa

When Hubert Ingraham came on television election night after his Free National Movement (FNM) was defeated, he had my full attention. An era was over.
What would he say? How would he look? What next?
He was sad. He almost cried as supporters cheered for him on what must have been one of the most difficult nights of his life. The nation will always remember that moment. It was the beginning of the goodbye to one of the fathers of the modern Bahamas.
There are moments in history that stand out; moments when we unite around events that are about our collective journey as people; moments when we reflect on the contributions of those whose actions influenced our lives; moments when we reflect on greatness.
The next such moment in the exit of Hubert Ingraham will be his farewell address in the House of Assembly on July 25. After 35 years as a member of Parliament, Ingraham is to say goodbye to a place he distinguished himself in. The question is, though, will he and the men and women in that place live up to the moment, or will myopia make it an occasion less than it should be?

The fighter and the attacks
Whether you like him or not, Ingraham's story and accomplishments are extraordinary.
The poor boy raised in Abaco rose to become prime minister three times. During his first 10 years in office there was exceptional growth in the Bahamian economy. The international reputation of The Bahamas at the end of the Pindling regime was poor. Ingraham helped restore it.
After the FNM was defeated in 2002, he led it back to victory in 2007. In that last term in office Ingraham was faced with responding to the most significant recession since the Great Depression. Its effects still persist, with national bankruptcies occurring across Old Europe. While things worsened in The Bahamas, there was no collapse under Ingraham's watch. His stewardship during this period can be added to his list of many accomplishments.
While his successes help to explain why he was a consequential leader, his style of political combat, in part, explains why he is also so controversial.
The former FNM leader had one campaign he used repeatedly against the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and it worked three out of four times: They are corrupt.
The mighty Lynden Pindling was part deity to many. He was the Moses who led black Bahamians out of bondage. The Ingraham-led FNM used the allegations of drug-related corruption and impropriety regarding the disbursement of public funds in the run-up to the 1992 election not only to defeat Pindling, but to also re-write his legacy.
Commissions of inquiry and the persistent bludgeoning narrative that Pindling and the PLP were corrupt have led many young Bahamians today to regard Sir Lynden as more of a drug dealer mob boss than a legendary leader.
The attacks on the PLP did not end there, however. When Ingraham's friend Perry Christie became PLP leader and the two squared off in 2007, Ingraham went directly at him. He tore his friend down by branding him as lazy and inadequate.
The attack narrative was harsher in 2012. This time he essentially questioned Christie's integrity regarding his work as a consultant for an oil company, while also reminding the country that Christie was near useless as a leader.
Along with Christie, Bradley Roberts and Shane Gibson were favorite targets of Ingraham in recent years.
The intensity and persistence of his deeply personal attacks was married with a seeming anger. While Ingraham was mostly successful in felling his enemies over the years, or at least critically wounding them, his style also nurtured much anger, and in some cases hatred, in those on the other side.

Setting an example for the future
In this context saying goodbye to Ingraham in Parliament is not simple.
Many in that place on the PLP side despise him. Some think he should be subjected to commissions of inquiry as Sir Lynden was subjected to and that his legacy should be torn down with the same ruthlessness he used to bludgeon PLPs.
Via this thinking, the only words that should be uttered from the governing side about the former prime minister would be based in contempt, making Ingraham's last day in the House a verbal crucifixion.
But where would that leave us as a country? What example would that give to future generations? What culture would that help solidify in this young democracy?
Ingraham should be subjected to reasonable analysis by those who speak of him. The good and the bad should be laid out, presenting the full picture of a complicated and extraordinary man.
The instinct by some to embarrass the former leader should be resisted. But for this to happen, Ingraham too must be sober in his remarks and tone. At his press conference at the House on Thursday "the pit bull" returned. Ingraham launched a series of passionate attacks on the PLP. If he decides to say goodbye to Parliament in this manner, the occasion would be lessened and he would harm his legacy.

Final words
The Bahamas is in a precarious place. Its economy is weak; it has a crime problem; too many of our young people are poorly socialized to the point of being nearly feral. Our ship of state is sailing in the darkness on no discernible course.
A goodbye from a father of the nation will have the attention of the nation. People at work will turn on their televisions. Those in cars will turn to the public broadcaster to listen. It is rare for anyone to have such an audience.
Along with stating his accomplishments and discussing regrets, I hope the former prime minister speaks to some of his aspirations for The Bahamas and too warns of some of the dangers he sees in the culture and in his people.
I hope too that he speaks to this and the next generation of politicians about commitment to public life. Ingraham, Christie and Pindling were never really lawyers by profession. They were politicians. Whatever your view of the trio, they dedicated a lifetime to public service. Many who like to criticize them would never offer one minute of their time to the common man unless they are to be paid handsomely for it.
The former prime minister is a captivating and fierce man. We the pundits will miss him. He has an obvious love for politics. Those who want to be prime minister someday should know that that love for the fight that is politics is necessary if you are to make it to the top.
Ingraham often says that you don't make yourself prime minister, people do. This is true. His people made him prime minister three times. He should be proud that he was able to earn our trust that many times. And we should say thank you to him for all he has done.
Leadership is not easy. It is lonely and usually takes out of the person more than it gives. Hopefully in his retirement, the Delivery Boy, the Pit Bull, Papa is able to get some rest.

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Ongoing problems plaguing softball

The situation in the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) and by extension, the parent body of the sport, is unsettling to say the least. A recent court decision clouded the postseason picture within the Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF).
A men's championship team was declared in the NPSA but due to the court order, the champs (Dorin United Hit-Men) were denied participation in the BSF national championships.
Without a doubt, the achilles heel in the federation is the NPSA. The commissioner in the NPSA is Tommy Stubbs, an individual rooted in sports, particularly softball and baseball. He is a good fit in the top disciplinary position in the NPSA. But, it's a struggle for him, given ...

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Lyford Cay School builds aquaponics outdoor classroom

Lyford Cay International School students learned that there is a sustainable method of food production, which does not use fertilizers, uses very little electricity, uses recycled water, requires no soil in which to grow plants, and produces plants at a faster rate than traditional farming, as well as fish.
The students were introduced to aquaponics by sustainability expert, social entrepreneur and humanitarian Jesse Baker and his partner Chrissy Gray, as part of the school's 50th Anniversary Speaker Series. Baker told the students that he and Gray's efforts are meant to redefine sustainability in more comprehensive terms, and to inspire individuals to take action in their everyday lives.
During his conversations with the students, Baker told students about his visits to Haiti to distribute portable water filtration systems to the often forgotten people living in rural areas.
"We needed to get them an efficient way of filtering their water because they were in the middle of a cholera outbreak," said Baker.
The water filtration project in Haiti led to an aquaponics project.
"The challenge was to help the Haitian people gain access to fresh water and healthy food in a country where there is very high pollution of water sources and very little soil for growing food. And aquaponics was the answer, fresh food in plant form as well as fresh fish."
Within the modular system, fish are raised symbiotically with plant production through a closed system that uses 90 percent less water than regular agriculture.
Baker and Gray have founded a non-profit organization in California to develop various projects that promote an ethic of sustainability. They believe that sustainability has become overly focused on the industries of cutting carbon emissions and energy savings.
"These are important components of sustainability, but far short of the complete picture," said Baker while addressing eleventh-grade students at LCIS.
"Far too often social issues are left out of the picture, and the importance of individual action is vastly under-addressed."
He shared his experiences in Latin America, Antarctica and Haiti, reminding the students that they were all linked because they all share the same planet.
"Don't wait for the big corporations or governments to change the way they are treating the environment," he told students. "Become agents of change, and try to take small steps to living more sustainably."
During the week that Baker and Gray spent in New Providence, they spent a lot of time with the students at LCIS, conducting formal talks and presentations over lunch in the school library. The conversations were varied, and ranged from instructions on how to care for the school's newly-built aquaponics outdoor classroom, to the possibility of LCIS students taking part in humanitarian trips to Haiti. Students, teachers, administrators and parents all had opportunities to meet with the pair to discuss their ideas on sustainability and how LCIS, as a school, could become more sustainable.
The topic was a timely one, as LCIS has embarked on the first steps of achieving green flag school status. Baker and Gray, with the help of LCIS students, built the aquaponics outdoor classroom on the campus, and used it to engage students in conversations about the environmental impact of most food production industries.
The aquaponics system built at LCIS is much the same as the systems installed in Haiti. Essentially, there is a tank containing fish which produce waste. Water carrying the fish waste is pumped from the tank into a series of water channels that contain edible plants situated in porous baskets. The plants roots are anchored in a clay ball growing medium that gives the roots somewhere to adhere to and eliminates the need for soil. The nutrient rich water feeds the roots of the plants as it passes through the channels. The plants' roots also filter the water so that eventually clean water falls back into the fish tank below, where it begins it cycle all over again.
Aquaponics uses 90 percent less water than traditional farming and no added fertilizers. The system at LCIS will be used to teach sustainability. It is also a tool for teaching math, biology, history, civic engagement and can also be a way to develop another lasting community engagement programs at LCIS.
"We are happy to invite other schools to visit our aquaponics outdoor classroom and learn how they can build similar systems on their campuses," said LCIS School Principal Stacy Bobo.

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Bahamas Film Commission participates in the American Film Market

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Film and Television Commission
participated in the American Film Market, November 5 - 10, 2010 in Los
Angeles, California where the Film Commissioner engaged in discussions
with filmmakers, producers, directors who have film projects that can possibly
be filmed in the Islands of The Bahamas. American Film Market is part of
the Independent Film and Television Alliance, IFTA) a trade association
of independent producers and distributors of motion picture and television
programming worldwide. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 400
independent films an countless hours of television programming each year
and generate more than $4 billion in sales revenue annually. Since 1980
IFTA Members have produced and distributed more than half of the films
that have won the"Best Picture...

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Christie's lost opportunity

On the morning of July 25, 2012, the immortal words of Lord Alfred Tennyson reverberated throughout the lower house of Parliament, around Parliament Square, across the nation and around the world.
"Authority forgets a dying king."
Many of his loyal friends and supporters filled the gallery of the lower house to hear Hubert Ingraham give his final address to the Parliament and to the people of our nation. Alas, that was not to be. It would not be because in that moment Perry Gladstone Christie acted in a politically petty, small-minded and immature manner. Rather than afford the former prime minister his moment to say farewell and bow out of frontline politics, PGC could not resist the temptation to engage in the most childish of "tit for tat" games. He sought to embarrass and perhaps even humiliate Ingraham by upending the agreement Ingraham had with the speaker. Ingraham would be forced to wait and speak on Christie's terms.
An appropriately annoyed Hubert Ingraham decided he would leave rather than subject himself to Christie's peevish game. Christie failed in his feeble attempt at one-upmanship. In fact, juxtaposed next to the man we went to see and hear, the diminutive Christie lost six inches. No one will tell enthralling stories of his stroke of political genius on that day. Perry Christie is today a smaller man. Diminutive, you ask? Ask yourself this question: What are the odds that Perry Christie will go down in history as a great prime minister? Place your bets.
Lynden Pindling, imperfect as he was, has his place carved out in history: Father of the nation, chairman of the board, the ultimate talent scout, etc. Hubert Ingraham, holder of the soi-disant title "simply the best" will be remembered as a great 'democrat' who deepened our democracy by freeing the airwaves and giving the people government in the sunshine. Fear of victimization as a penalty for criticizing the king and members of his court all but disappeared under Ingraham. It is now back in full effect under Perry Christie. (How is that "believe in Bahamians" thing working out for you?)
Historians will also write that this force of nature, HAI, was a great modernizer. NASA was never more mission-focused than Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Yes, to a fault (if you insist). Whereas as father of the nation Sir Lynden urged us to aspire to greatness, Hubert Ingraham through his personal life story, example and commitment to the upliftment of the poor demonstrated that greatness lies within our individual and collective grasps.

Christie's legacy
But what will be written of Christie?
From a policy perspective, Christie's first term will be remembered for the Progressive Liberal Party's nebulous commitment to urban renewal. There was an uptick in the economy and the job picture improved. For some reason, though, he has not been ascribed with the credit for that. Regrettably, Christie's first term has been remembered more for the many entertaining and head-shaking scandals it gave. It was simply incredible for a party that branded itself as 'new'. As to the Christie long-term legacy, the jury is still out. The prime minister of second, third, and fourth chances now has his second chance to achieve greatness and leave an indelible mark in the pages of history. He returns to office at a time of great challenge. All the conditions are right for him to rise to the occasion.
Crime, social decay, an under-performing educational system, illegal immigration, and legal immigration - also known as putting Bahamians first - are all enormous national challenges, and tackling any of them would require a great deal of national focus and commitment. How many times have we all heard the phrase "we need a national discussion" on this, that or the other? Which one will the new leader pick to define his legacy? Many history defining options.
But where does Christie go first to start this national discussion about the tough decisions we must make? Does he first try to address the need to radically overhaul our systems of education so fewer of his constituents are left behind? Does he try to lead a conversation about the need for all Bahamians to truly make this "one Bahamas" by reversing the emerging Haitian-Bahamian reality of "two societies, separate and unequal" (to borrow from the Kerner Commission report)?
Perhaps one would have expected the new PM to engage the Bahamian people on the need for us to eliminate the discrimination against women in the constitution? Perhaps his minister of youth would persuade him to make the adoption of radical policies and programs to save our "at-risk" generation of young men his primary focus... after jobs? If you had put your money on that bet, you would have lost it all. Christie instead goes for the small ball.
The decision by the prime minister to make the issue of gambling the first critical issue for national debate is a squandered opportunity. Even as he goes for the small ball, the PM gets no award for profiles in courage. As he did with Caribbean integration in his first term, Christie is pushing others out front to lead the charge. No leadership. As usual. Small ball is Christie's way, and that brings me back to his small-minded behavior in Parliament on Wednesday.
At a time when Christie could have taken the high road and ceded the floor to Ingraham one last time, he instead diminished himself and his office. In the process, he made the speaker look small. His base loves him right now, but he has done his nation a huge disservice. In the international community, I expect that people will shake their heads and ask about Christie, "What manner of man is this?"
The resounding answer will be the same.

o Darron Cash is a former Free National Movement senator and candidate.

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Men of worth celebrated

Seventeen men were recently recognized by the men's group at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries for going above and beyond to create a positive influence in their communities.
Albert H. Hepburn, Allen Strachan, Alpheus Finlayson, Anthony Archer, Arthur Brown, Godfrey Eneas, Harry Davis, James C. Smith, Kervin Morley, Leviticus Patton, Nehemiah Hield, Neville Wisdom, Norman Beneby, Paul Rolle, Solomon Cash, Steve McKinney and Vernon Symonette were honored for not only being upstanding fathers, but community leaders and nation builders. The men were said to exemplify the model that today's youth should emulate.
"Being a father is more than contributing to the genetic make-up of a child. Being a father is a commitment not only to your responsibility to care for the child, but for the entire future generations of this country," said Samuel Smith, president of the men's association.
All of the honorees were chosen by the men's association selection committee based on their family-mindedness, social responsibility and actions in positively influencing the youth of the community.
Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries Senior Pastor Bishop Ros Davis said he was proud of the honorees and was proud to host the event to uplift men rather than bring them down.
He said events where great men of society are being recognized should serve as a reminder for the many other males in society who are falling short of their duties, that there is still hope for them. Bishop Davis anticipated that if men take heed that they can learn to live up to what God has planned for their lives.

*Pictured above are the men honored by the men's group at Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries. Pictured front row from left is Leviticus Patton, Minister Kervin Morley, Bishop Albert Hepburn, Harry Davis, Dan Knowles, Elder Anthony Archer and Vernon Symonette. In the second row from left are is Alpheus Finlayson, James Smith, the son of Arthur Brown, Golden Gates Minstries senior pastor Bishop Ros Davis and his wife Althea Davis, Sammy Smith, president of Golden Gates men's ministry, Solomon Cash, Ricardo Deveaux and Pastor Edward Watson, senior pastor at Trinity Assembly. Pictured from left in the back row is Norman Beneby, Deputy Superintendent of Police Paul Rolle, Alan Strachan, Nehemiah Hield and Steve McKinney.

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Pompey Square restoration soon complete, officials say

The restoration of Pompey Museum, Seaman's Chapel and the construction of Pompey Square should be completed by October, according to Ed Fields, managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP).
"This is more of the cosmetic side and programming side for Bay Street and right now we are engaged in the construction of Pompey Square which will include water features, some food and beverage opportunities, some entertainment facilities, public bathrooms and just an overall space for the public [to get] together, in addition to the refurbishment of Seaman's Chapel and Pompey Museum," said Fields yesterday.
"So I think that will be our signature piece in terms of downtown."
Last December, fire destroyed a portion of the western end of downtown, ripping through Pompey Museum, the then temporary straw market, and the Old Nassau Liquor Store building (Seamen's Chapel).
The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC), whose portfolio includes Pompey Museum, reported that it managed to save 90 percent of the artifacts in the historic building.
DNP Director Frank Comito said it is also looking at what could happen in Rawson Square.
"Developmentally, the stage has been set for probably several decades of development that will result in an entirely different city," he said of the project.
He continued, "It's the first phase of basically bringing people -- visitors and residents -- into the town to enjoy the city.
"[Pompey] Square will do that but ultimately we envision Pompey Square, Rawson Square and Woodes Rodgers Walk transformed."
The development of Pompey Square is expected to cost over $2 million, according to DNP officials, who said the redevelopment of Woodes Rodgers Walk and the surrounding area would also be included in the cost.
Fields added: "In the next 30 days or so, you would see the refurbishment of sidewalks and you will see the refurbishment of curbing and the paving of Bay Street, from the Hilton all the way to Mackey Street.
"The final touch would be the role that the property owners themselves would play in terms of improving their storefronts with flora and street benches, garbage cans and the like."
He said the goal of the DNP is to bring Bahamians back to Bay Street.
"We are looking at a broader picture when we think of Downtown," Fields said. "We're not just looking at Woodes Rodgers Walk and Bay Street, we're looking at all the way from Montagu to Chippingham Road to Infant View Road to St. Agnes to Woodes Rodgers Walk as Downtown."

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Counting down to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony

10,000 volunteers, cast and crew have been rehearsing day and night
over the last few months to make the Opening Ceremony a success, with
dress rehearsals taking place earlier this week.

Danny Boyle,
Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony, said: 'The Ceremony is an
attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have
come from and where we want to be. The best part of telling that story
has been working with our 10,000 volunteers.'

At the heart of the Ceremony is the Athletes' Parade, a procession of the participating teams in the Stadium, nation by nation.

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16th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership Investment Summit and Trade Show

College of The Bahamas students attending the 16th Annual
International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit and
Trade Show are pictured with Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie
following his address at the conference from left are: Kristin Johnson, Rick
Ferguson, Mia Marshall, Prime Minister Christie, Chantelle McIntosh, Tourism
Minister Obie Wilchcombe, Rhoda Jackson, Consul General Bahamas Consulate
Miami, Florida, Lou McPhee and Andy Ingraham...

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US ambassador-designate calls on Bahamas in Washington
US ambassador-designate calls on Bahamas in Washington

United States' ambassador-designate to The Bahamas, Nicole Avant, paid a courtesy call on Rhoda Jackson, Charge D'Affaires, at the Bahamas' Embassy in Washington, DC, on Friday.

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Sandilands Primary explores New Worlds through reading

Nassau, Bahamas - Sandilands
Primary School held its Reading Festival under the theme, 'Reading the
Gateway to New Worlds'.  The staff and students also showered retiring
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education with gifts in
appreciation for her contribution to education in The Bahamas. 

Pictured left to right are: Mrs. Esther Cartwright, Vice Principal,
Sandilands Primary School; Mrs. Donna Brown, Principal, Sandilands
Primary School; Mrs. Elma Garraway, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of

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