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January 12, 2012
Haiti Relief Concert Rescheduled For Tonight

A HAITI relief concert, organized by The United Association of Haitians in the Bahamas has been rescheduled.

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Event
The Art Zone Entrepreneurs Summer Boot Camp
The Art Zone Entrepreneurs Summer Boot Camp

Monday 27th June 2011  9:00 AM

This summer kids and tweens from all over will immerse themselves in the exciting world of art, film, TV show production & entrepreneurship at The Art Zone Entrepreneurs Summer Boot Camp! This 3-week innovative program offers hands on fun-filled learning & engages kids and tweens in art, filmmaking and specially tailored entrepreneurial courses which will help to foster their creativity in an exciting, safe & nurturing environment while learning from experienced artists, film & TV producers & leading entrepreneurs and business owners. Participants will learn all there is to know about: Art, Paintings and Drawings Video & TV Productions including how to create TV Shows & TV Commercials The ABC’s of Entrepreneurship & How to Start Their Own Businesses As an added bonus students will also explore Art Galleries, Video Production Studios, Television & Radio Stations and Leading Companies to see how the pros work as well as Historical Sites & Landmarks during supervised tours. The students will produce an entire 10-minute mini TV Show which will be broadcast on ZNS TV 13 & JCN Channel 14. Camp Dates are: June 27 to July 15 - First Enrollment Session for New Students July 18 to August 5 - Second Enrollment Session for New Students Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at The Source River Center on Carmichael Road. Cost: $175.00 per student. Fees include Art, Study materials and Camp T-Shirt. Age requirement is 8 to 16 years. Space is limited. To register parents can contact Visionaire Marketing at 676-2794 or 323-5908 or e-mail: artzonesummercamp@gmail.com or visionairemarketing@coralwave.com


News Article

August 19, 2011
Unborn children should be considered murder victims

There have been two high profile murders of pregnant women in recent months.  On July 30, Erica Ward was one of three people murdered at a residence on Montgomery Avenue, off Carmichael Road.  Ward was around eight months pregnant.
Thursday night Baresha Glinton-Lewis, who was five months pregnant, was shot to death in the presence of her 10-year-old son.
In Bahamian law, unborn children are not considered murder victims.  Therefore, when two men were charged with the murder of Ward, Edward Braynen and Chackara Rahming no charge was leveled for the murder of Ward's unborn child.
There is a contradiction in our law.  Abortion is a crime in The Bahamas.  A person could get up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of abortion.  Abortion is the killing of an unborn child.  If it is a crime to kill an unborn child voluntarily (abortion), why isn't it a crime when an unborn child is killed by a bullet or knife passing through the body of his or her mother?
The government is bringing forward a new penal code in a few months.  There needs to be a change in our law ensuring that the killing of a mother and her unborn child or children is considered a multiple murder.  The sanction for such a crime should be severe.
Bishop Simeon Hall, who headed the government-appointed crime commission earlier on in this term, said yesterday that it is a shame that the unborn children of Glinton-Lewis and Ward will not be recognized as victims of murder.
"You can tell whether society is progressing by what it does for children, born and yet in the womb," Hall said.
"And so I'm calling on the lawmakers to look again at this law and to seek to make it more relevant."
Recognizing the lives of unborn children would have serious ramifications.  People who physically abuse pregnant women and cause the death of their children, even if the mother survives, would face a homicide charge under this formulation.
In a few days or weeks as a country we will set a fourth murder record in five years.  We are passing dangerous thresholds.  We are on pace to have 140 murders this year in a country with a population of 350,000.  It is unclear if the measures set in place by this administration will in the future help to slow the pace of violent crime.  It is also unclear if either of the other political parties have plans that would work if they are elected the next government.
Much needs to be done to reform our criminal justice system, but this simple change to the penal code could send a message to those out there with criminal intent that harming expecting mothers is unacceptable.

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News Article

July 24, 2014
And the Marlin Award goes to ...

Trinidad and Tobago gospel reggae artist Joel "Positive" Murray with 13 nominations is this year's top Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards nominee. Lion of Judah Chief Executive Officer Monty G and Lynn Terez Davis-Nixon are this year's top Bahamian nominees with seven nominations each.
In addition to being nominated for album of the year for his latest album "King's Highway", Monty G also was also nominated for producer of the year and song of the year for his hit "Plead My Cause".
Davis-Nixon, who is also known for her alter ego character and personality Dynamite Daisy, has secured a nomination for the inspirational recording of the year for "I Believe". She has also been nominated for the Junkanoo recording of the year for "Sing Hallelujah", and the title track of her debut album "Beautiful" has earned her a nomination for pop vocal performance of the year.
Newcomer and local hip-hop artist Barz Noble has received six nods, including one for new artist of the year and another for album of the year for his debut disc, "Symphonic Signatures".
Well-known praise teams and choirs have also been nominated, including Bishop J. Rodney Roberts and The Apostolic Mass Choir, who have received five nominations, and Adrian Edgecombe and Harvest Generation, who have received four nominations.
The late Kevan "Kevi Kev" McKenzie has been nominated for five awards this year, making him the first posthumous nominated artist in Marlin Awards history.
Manifest, Sammi Starr, Chesternique and Jonathan Farrington have each received four nominations.
Lyrically Blessed, Colyn Major, Shanique Thurston and Avalanchee have each received three nominations.
The nominees and groups with two nominations each consist of the following: Mount Tabor Church's praise team leaders Nadene Moss and Nehemiah Hield as well as Lavern Stewart; Terrance Forbes; Landlord; The Rahming Brothers and gospel legend Pastor Simeon Outten; hip hop artist and Calvary Temple Youth pastor, Bruce "Hyppe" Rusell out of Grand Bahama; TJ Cross; WD-D4; Young Reverend; Stacs and Keith "Halle" Grey Jr. and Anglican Archdeacon James Palacious.
Palacious has been nominated for the traditional vocal performance of the year (male category) for "I Come to the Garden Alone" as well as the traditional vocal performance of the year (duo/group category) for his single "A Wonderful Savior is Jesus My Lord", which was recorded as a duet with Marvin Henfield.
The 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards winners will be named on Saturday, July 26, at Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM) Diplomat Center, Carmichael Road. The show kicks off at 7 p.m.
The Marlin Awards is considered a leader in the arena of Caribbean Gospel Music.
Positive, Lynn Terez Davis-Nixon, Isaac Blackman, Nadene Moss, Sherwin Gardner, Halle featuring Stacs, Kezie Peters, Terrance Forbes, Kevin Downswell, Nigel Lewis, Colyn Major, Monty G featuring Bruce Hyppe, Sammi Starr, Jonathan Farrington, Shanique Thurston, Lytie, Lyrically Blessed and Archdeacon James Palacious are all scheduled to perform during the show.
Teen sensation Angelique Sabrina and Edison Sumner and Voices of Praise will perform the national anthem.
Legendary contemporary gospel group Touched will receive this year's Reverend Arthur "Preacher" Rolle Lifetime Achievement Award for the group's outstanding contribution toward the development and advancement of Bahamian and Caribbean Gospel Music.
Trinidad and Tobago's gospel radio personality, film director and Tempo TV host Jamie Thomas will receive the 2014 President's Award for his years of contribution toward the advancement and development of the Caribbean Gospel Music industry.
The Marlin Awards will also honor several individuals who have passed since the hosting of the last awards in 2010. The posthumous nominees include Bahamian gospel legend, the late Kevan "Kevi Kev" McKenzie, co-founder of the gospel hip-hop group United; Renardo Bethell; Lorna Joy Simmons and Dr. Mark Anthony Bethel. Jamaican gospel reggae artist Collin "Craig C" Chambers will also be honored.
The Marlin Awards, founded by Kevin Harris in 1996, celebrates its 18th anniversary this year. The first award show was held on March 16, 1996 in the Le Cabaret Theatre (Atlantis Theatre) on Paradise Island.
The awards ceremony, which started out with only 16 categories, now offers awards in some 50-plus categories, with over 400 artists and industry professionals participating, representing over 20 countries.
Tickets for the awards are $35 general admission and $40 VIP. Tickets can be purchased at Bucks Gospel, Faith Life Book & Music Center, Logos Bookstore and The Bible Book & Gift Center.

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Movie
Bad Girls from Valley High
  • Genre : Comedy
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Three snobbish high school girls prematurely age brought on from a curse, a drug (or something) after the arrival of new transfer student whom they believe is connected to a murder they committed a year earlier. A fate worse than death....


News Article

August 17, 2011
Dengue fears driving insect repellant sales

The outbreak of dengue fever in New Providence is driving the sale of the popular insect repellant OFF!.
One consumer said in an interview that she went to two stores before being able to get the item.
"I went to the smaller stores in the Carmichael area - the Chinese stores," Margaret Beneby said.
"They were both out.  Their stocks were not probably major to begin with, but I was told that OFF! was their biggest seller."
Justina Adderley had a similar experience.
"I went to Supervalue in Cable Beach last week looking for OFF! because my mom is going to Harbour Island and we asked the worker and he said they were out," she said.
That store has since replenished it's stock, according to a representative.
Nikki Simmons, marketing manager at City Market, told The Nassau Guardian that OFF! is also moving off their shelves quickly.
Simmons said sales picked up over the last three weeks.  Sales increased further, she added, following a press conference held at the Ministry of Health last week when Dr. Hubert Minnis revealed a growth in the number of reported dengue fever cases.
Simmons said City Market is in the process of ordering additional shipments of OFF!.
"We're being as proactive as we can," she said.
Additionally, the chain has been giving out informational flyers to its customers, Simmons said.
Last week, health officials reported that there were more than 1,500 recorded cases of dengue fever in New Providence.
However, that number likely has grown significantly, as scores of people continue to flock to public and private health care facilties with symptoms of the virus.  Symptoms include fever, headache, eye pain and joint pain.
The large number of cases this year has burdened the public health care system.
The government has urged citizens to ensure there is no standing water in their yards in order to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for spreading the virus.
Over the past week there have been an average of 100 reported cases per day of dengue fever, according to estimates from the Ministry of Health.

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News Article

February 16, 2012
Pinder stresses FATCA teamwork to handle costs

The financial services industry must work together if it wants to survive under the new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), according Elizabeth MP Ryan Pinder.
Failure to comply runs the risk of facing strict and hefty penalties.
Pinder told Guardian Business he discussed the issues with some of the country's leading bankers during a FATCA conference held yesterday at the British Colonial Hilton.
He said the legislation imposes a certain requirement for U.S. account holders.
"The banks will have to report to the IRS detailed information about who owns the account, any tax numbers and what the balance is, what the income is, what the gross deposits are. It is a very detailed and intensive reporting mechanism," Pinder said.
He noted that FATCA will not only be a challenge here in The Bahamas, but for all banking institutions.
This is why Pinder suggested that financial institutions formulate a comment letter to the IRS in regards to the legislation's dramatic impact on the industry.
Pinder believes the biggest challenge will be the cost associated with compliance.
"It's going to be a challenge for all banks. It will be a challenge for The Bahamas because I think that the cost factor of compliance is going to be significant. Some of the international banks are planning for it within their organizations, but for some of the local and regional banks, it is going to cause an issue," he explained.
He revealed to Guardian Business that FATCA even extends to the funds management sector.
"It also can extend to funds, investment funds, mutual funds, administrators, fund managers, how do they comply, the cost factor and is that going to negatively affect the fund industry," Pinder shared.
He suggested that all industry partners band together and share the administrative burdens.
This comes days after chartered accountant and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Carmichael candidate Theofanis Cochinamogulos emphasized the biggest challenge the country will face once FATCA is fully implemented will be having the necessary technology and administrative measures in place.
"It's already embedded in local legislation. However, there is going to be a cost in time and effort in order to meet the United Sates requirements, he said.
Pinder stressed the importance of banks understanding the scope of what is required of them and how to implement it.
"I think the industry in partnership with government has to set the policy and the lead as well, formulate how you are going to address and mandate it because the penalties for not complying are too great in the global arena," he noted.
"We are going to have to comply just like every other country. We can do it as an industry and share the burden and make sure that the integrity of the industry is protected."
The deadline to meet that agreement with the U.S. is June 30, 2013.
Meantime, the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) is expected on host another informational session on FATCA sometime later this year.
Pinder, along with Lawrence Lewis and Tyrone Fitzgerald, presented at yesterday's FATCA seminar.

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News Article

April 24, 2012
New Providence Police conduct Operation Save Lives - Wanted man surrenders to police

New Providence Police conduct Operation "Save Lives"  - In keeping with the Commissioner of Police 2012 policing plan, "Tackling
Crime & Improving Community Safety", officers of the Northeastern
Division conducted...

Wanted man surrenders to police  - Police wish to inform the public that 23 year old FRED RAMSEY of WOODES ALLEY & CARMICHAEL ROAD is in police custody. Ramsey turned himself into officers at the Central Police Station shortly before noon on Tuesday 24th April, 2012...

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February 10, 2012
Mildred Christina Knowles , 65

Funeral service for Mildred Christina Knowles , 65, a resident of Unison Road off Carmichael Road, who died on 29th January, 2012, will be held at Cousin McPhee Cathedral, Carmichael Road, on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Ranford Patterson. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Precious memories will be cherished in the hearts of her loving and wonderful husband: Everette Knowles; 4 sons: Rodwell, Johnathan, Everete Jr. and Leafred Knowles (deceased); 2 stepsons: Jeffery and Carlton Knowles; 5 daughters: Debra, Merciann and Ginger Knowles, Norma Bethel, Gaynell Sands; 1 step daughter: Oraley Smith; grandchildren: Larry, Rodman, Lakeshia, Shawniniqua, Arq ...

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News Article

December 06, 2013
Man shot dead while changing tyre

A man was shot dead tonight on Carmichael Road as he was changing a flat tyre.

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News Article

February 16, 2012
Public primary schools 'dig' their volleyball tournament

The New Providence Public Primary Schools Sports Association set off the preliminary games in its volleyball tournament at Kendal Isaacs gym yesterday.

The tournament is expected to conclude with the championships on Friday.

For the cross-over match, Centerville and Yellow Elder advanced to the playoff round.

Ridgeland will cross over with Columbus Primary and Claridge and Oakes Field will cross over tomorrow.

Winners will advance to the playoff round to join Centerville and Yellow Elder.

In the girls' division, Yellow Elder, Claridge, Sadie Curtis and Carmichael are all slated to face off in the playoff rounds for the championships.

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News Article

February 23, 2012
Lorenzo Smiley Gilbert, 71

Funeral Service for the late Lorenzo “Smiley” Gilbert, 71, of Sunshine Park, New Providence will be held on Saturday February 25th, 2012 at Golden Gates Assembly Outreach Ministries, Carmichael Road at 2:00p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Ross Davis, assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.

He is survived by his Wife: Merrilyn Patricia Nottage – Gilbert, Sons: Tyrone Lorenzo Pinder-Gilbert, Anthony (of Grand Bahama), Perry Sr. (of Grand Bahama), Tyrone David Sr., Steven and Neil Gilbert, Daughters: Linda J. Hield (Of Grand Bahama), Julie Roberts, Latisha Carey, and Michelle Gilbert, Sisters: Helen Hall, Marie Saund ...

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News Article

March 05, 2012
Fire at Haitian village

Scores of Haitians were left homeless after a fire destroyed nine homes in a shantytown in southern New Providence on Friday night.
According to police, the fire ripped through the single-story wooden structures at the Haitian village in Gamble Heights off Baillou Hill Road South around 8:43 p.m.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, they met the homes fully engulfed in flames.
Director of Fire Services ASP Walter Evans told The Guardian yesterday that a total of five units responded to the blaze.
In addition to the nine destroyed homes, three nearby homes were moderately damaged by the fire, which was extinguished in less than an hour, Evans said.
"The homes were in very close proximity to one another," Evans added. "That's why the fire spread so quickly."
"When you have fires in homes like this, the chances of the fire spreading is very great," he noted.
Police said there were no injuries reported during the blaze. However, Evans said more than 15 people were displaced.
Evans said investigators are still unsure as to how the blaze started. Active police investigations continue.
He encouraged homeowners to take preventative measures to minimize the threat of fires.
He said every Bahamian home should be equipped with a portable fire extinguisher.
Evans added that smoke detectors are also very useful to have in homes.
Friday's fire was the latest of many fires in Haitian villages in the past year and a half.
On December 26, 2010 a fire ripped through the Mackey Yard shanty town on Alan Drive off Carmichael, destroying approximately 100 homes and displacing up to 300 people.
On March 3, 2011, a fire at the Firetrail Road shantytown destroyed dozens of shacks, also leaving hundreds of squatters homeless.
The fire razed rows of shacks that were grouped together on the property.
The government is rebuilding both areas in its effort to reclaim Crown land and eliminate shantytowns completely across the island.

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News Article

March 05, 2012
Minister alleges voter fraud

Education Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday promised to reveal the full details today on what he says is widespread voter fraud in North Andros, a constituency he will run in for the Free National Movement in the upcoming election.
Bannister told The Nassau Guardian he has already turned over some of the names of people involved to Parliamentary Commissioner Errol Bethel.
"North Andros has been the bedrock of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)," Bannister said.
"They are desperate. They will do anything inside or outside the law to retain North Andros."
Bannister, the current member of Parliament for Carmichael, insisted, "I have the facts."
Bethel told The Nassau Guardian yesterday he was checking into the claims raised by the minister and did not want to go into any details because he had only recently started his probe.
The parliamentary commissioner faced scathing criticisms from Election Court judges after the last general election and after the 2010 Elizabeth by-election.
The justices pointed to egregious failures in the parliamentary registration system.
This approaching election will be the first major test of the Parliamentary Registration Department since those criticisms.
While Bannister wished not to say yesterday how many names he turned over to the parliamentary commissioner, Bethel said one list included 30 names and another included 12 names.
"I have to check to find out what the situation is," Bethel said.
On Friday night, PLP Leader Perry Christie challenged the parliamentary commissioner to verify the accuracy of the voter's register and determine whether any fraud has taken place.
Christie said Bannister has talked "nonsense about registering dead people right here in North Andros".
"It's pathetic and it's untrue," said Christie, who spoke at the opening of the PLP's North Andros constituency office.
"I want to call upon the parliamentary commissioner to verify the accuracy of the voter's list and say to him any evidence of fraud -- and believe me the fraud won't be PLP fraud -- he should turn over to the police immediately.
"That's what I say tonight. That's what I say here. Do your job. Look for fraud. If you find it, turn it [over] to the police."
Bannister told The Nassau Guardian yesterday he will make a public statement today "which will deal with a number of things".
"One of them has to do with the manner in which PLP operatives have been flying persons into North Andros to register to vote and they're not entitled to do it," he said.
"And members of the media, I will be able to provide them with the names so that they can follow up and do their own investigation."
Bannister will go head to head with Dr. Perry Gomez, the PLP's North Andros candidate, and Captain Randy Butler, who is the Democratic National Alliance's candidate for the constituency.
On Friday night, Gomez was endorsed by several prominent individuals, including his brother Archbishop Drexel Gomez, who highlighted to PLP supporters his brother's accomplishments and values.
Bannister yesterday suggested that the archbishop's presence on a political stage was inappropriate.
"How ethical is it for an archbishop to be talking at a political rally?" he asked.
He called Archbishop Gomez, Dame Marguerite Pindling and former Governor General A. D. Hanna (who all attended the event) "a geriatric group" brought out by the PLP to campaign for Gomez.
"If you look at the last election campaign and you look at a report the PLP did, the PLP cannot attract the young people of this country," said Bannister, who was referring to the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner report commissioned by the PLP after the last election.

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News Article

March 28, 2012
DNA Carmichael candidate expresses concerns about deficit spending

The level of deficit spending in The Bahamas is unprecedented, irresponsible and unsustainable, according to the Democratic National Alliance's (DNA) candidate for Carmichael.

Theofanis Cochinamogulas said The Bahamas received two major economic downgrades last year due to successive governments "developing and nurturing a chronic addiction to borrowing money."

"This borrowing started with the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), which borrowed nearly $1 billion from 2002-2007 and continued with the Free National Movement (FNM), which borrowed about $2 billion from 2007-2012. Christie and Ingraham are oblivious as to how we should end this trend, but the DNA will aggressively tackle this problem," said Cochinamogulas in a press statement released yesterday.

His comments come after State Minister of Finance Zhivargo Laing defended the government's borrowing of more than$1 billion since the FNM took office in 2007, calling it necessary in order for The Bahamas to sustain itself during the global financial crisis.

He noted recently that the government borrowed $1.3 billion, in comparison to $800 million borrowed under the previous PLP-led government.

Laing also shared that while the credit ratings that international credit agencies give to The Bahamas are important to note, he emphasized these ratings only reflect the present economic climate in a country.

While Cochinamagulos admits that deficit spending doesn't have to be a bad thing, continuous deficit spending, year-over-year, is not sustainable and should be a concern of all governments.

"Despite unprecedented borrowing to stimulate the economy through capitol works, the average Bahamian has yet to feel the intended positive effect of the government's policy decision," he added.

"We are placing a serious risk to our way of life... We are mortgaging our future for some cosmetic purposes now, but we should be investing in the positive growth of our economic base."

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News Article

May 26, 2014
Murders up eight percent

Murders increased by eight percent between January 1 and May 23, 2014, compared to the same period in 2013, according to The Nassau Guardian's records.
There were 46 murders recorded during this period compared to the 50 murders recorded this year so far.
In the last week, five people have been murdered in the country.
All of those murders took place on New Providence.
The most recent victim was shot dead outside a business on Lightbourn Avenue, off Farrington Road, around 5:45 a.m. Friday.
On Wednesday morning, a man was found dead inside a public restroom near Mermaid Boulevard, off Carmichael Road.
There have been 10 murders this month so far.
There were 12 murders in April.
Seven deaths have not been classified to date, including the four bodies found on April 3 on Anguilla Cay.
The bodies had tires placed on top of them and were burnt beyond recognition, according to authorities.
While Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade has provided indications of the murder trend in recent months, he has not released crime statistics for 2014.
In April, Greenslade said violent crimes with the exception of murder were trending downward.
Authorities have recently expressed concerns that crime could negatively impact tourism.
Minister of National Security Dr. Bernard Nottage said on May 6 he was "personally satisfied" that the government is on the right track in the fight against crime, adding that the crime problem will not be fixed overnight.

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News Article

March 16, 2012
BFM to host children's congress

It is expected that more than 2,000 children will attend the Fifth Annual Children's Leadership Congress at the Diplomat Center at Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFM), Carmichael Road today.
"The persistence of gangs and school violence has been of great concern recently. It is no question that one of the main problems among our young people is discipline," said BFM in a release.
To address some of the issues facing young people in the country, the Children's Fine Arts Conservatory of BFM, along with a community of churches in collaboration with the School Guidance Unit of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, will host the congress for children in grades four through six. The event will be held under the theme, "I am courageous".
This year the children in New Providence will be joined by 10,000 children from Soweto, Africa via live interactive Internet streaming chaired by Charlie Masala.
The children will also interact with Dr. Myles Munroe, BFM senior pastor, who will take them through a learning experience enhanced by live music, dance, drama, art and pantomime.
"During this time in our national development when our nation is faced with the challenges of rising crime statistics, juvenile delinquency, and other social ills, we, the church community and other social partners have come together to seed into the lives of our children," said Munroe.
He added: "We are most grateful to the Ministry of Education, in particular, Zoe Powell, senior education officer, and the Guidance Counseling Department for ensuring that children throughout The Bahamas attend this special leadership training event. The partnership of the Ministries of Education and Youth, Sports and Culture over these past five years has been outstanding, and for this we are grateful."

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News Article

March 20, 2012
Voters 'changed registration'

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

A NUMBER of persons set to vote in North Andros have changed their registration since the start of the voter fraud probe, according to FNM candidate for the area Desmond Bannister.

The tribunal has set the course for a fairer process of elections in the country, said Mr Bannister, sitting MP for Carmichael and Minister of Education.

"I can tell you that any number of people have called and told me that they will get legitimate," Mr Bannister said.

"I know a number of people have changed their registration.

He added: "The law of the country provides for how and where people are to vote. You cannot ...

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News Article

March 30, 2012
DNA promises swift action on immigration

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney last night promised to introduce a comprehensive immigration policy within six months if his party wins the next general election."Bahamians will not have to guess what transpires in this ministry as we will publish our policy for all to see," said McCartney at a street meeting on Carmichael Road.

According to McCartney, under a DNA government, people wanting to be regularized and gain citizenship must know the English language and vital aspects of Bahamian culture.

When applying for citizenship, a recent photograph must be published in the local newspapers, said McCartney, who also said repatriated illegal immigrants will be fingerprinted.

He also said the Immigration Act will be amended to make the harboring of illegal immigrants an offense.

He also spoke about his tenure as minister of state for immigration in the Free National Movement (FNM) administration before he left and formed the DNA in 2011.

"When I served as minister of [state for] immigration, I was not allowed to execute my duties," he said. "At every turn, I faced resistance from the prime minister. It was interference after interference after interference.

"Both the (Progressive Liberal Party) PLP and the FNM lack the political will to address this problem. They have proven time and again that they are only interested in making a few arrests here and there to make the public believe that they are serious about immigration."

Political rallies

"At the political rallies we hear the music, the performances and the sound bites," he said.

"But I ask you tonight Bahamas, when the rally is over, are you better off? When the music stops playing, are your problems solved? The PLP and the FNM have had almost 50 years to turn The Bahamas around and they did not do it. Now they want us to believe that they will empower us next time."

McCartney criticized the PLP and FNM for making empty promises such as providing cable television for the entire country and doubling the investment in education.

"The prime minister recently said at a rally in Eleuthera that his government, and I quote,'is taking $320,000 from the Public Treasury to ensure that the deep south of Eleuthera, north Long Island and west and south Exuma have access to cable services...'," said McCartney.

"Wasn't Cable Bahamas supposed to [introduce cable to] the entire Bahamas within its first 10 years in existence?What gives the prime minister the audacity to think that it is ok for him to use our money on something that Cable Bahamas should have paid for and completed years ago?"

McCartney said this once again shows Ingraham's"reckless spending nature".

He also dismissed the PLP's announcement to double the investment in education as nothing but "tricky rhetoric".

McCartney said a DNA government would not spend almost$300 million per year on a ministry that is netting poor results.

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News Article

April 02, 2012
Job Readiness Workshop teaches how to 'Set Yourself Apart In The Job Market'

Carmichael, Bahamas -
Setting yourself apart by thinking of yourself as a brand was a major
theme presented at the Job Readiness Workshop held at Anatol Rodgers
High School on Saturday.

"You have to make sure that you represent yourself well. You represent
the brand that is YOU, so that people can feel confident that you can
represent their company, " said Kenrear Turnquest, Assistant Manager of
Recruitment at RBC...

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