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The prospect of professional soccer teams out of Europe and Latin America playing exhibitions here is reason for excitement.
"The scenario is great for us. There is the possibility of teams from the Premier League coming in to train, or for friendly matches. Imagine being able to observe Rooney (Wayne Mark, the brilliant forward for Manchester United) in action on Bahamian soil. This is a fantastic opportunity for soccer," said Bahamas Football Association (BFA) President Anton Sealey. Sealey also spoke to a connection to noted national teams like Brazil.
"With Copa Airlines coming on stream there will be an opportunity to get into the Latin Market and we could possibly see a team like Brazil here," added Sealey.
The names Ronaldinho, Robinho, Kaka and Fabiano jump out when one thinks Brazilian soccer. Excitement abounds. This is a good era for Bahamian football. The BFA President is convinced that the potential, if realized, will lift the interest for soccer "in The Bahamas tremendously".
"There's a whole new situation facing us now. You know we've never had a Bahamian playing world-class soccer. We have a chance now for the enthusiasm to build like never before and Bahamian youngsters throughout the land can aspire to become world-class performers in the sport," he said.
Sealey pointed out another element that can drive the national soccer program. Particularly with the ladies, when they get older and go off to college, a small percentage of them remain in the soccer system. Sealey is calling on The College of The Bahamas to up its program to a stage whereby it attracts quality players as students.
"You see if the players remain in the country, we stand a much better chance of keeping them in our program, but often when they go away, we lose them," said Sealey.
This would be quite sad in the case of the present Under-17 girls who are doing so well.
"Our Under-17 program is good and steady. We have a number of 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds, so we are good for a number of years to come but the big challenge will be to keep them around even when they reach 18 and 19. This is where The College of The Bahamas becomes very important. The more attractive COB becomes, the more the quality student-athletes will stay at home. It's a win-win situation," said Sealey.
This is indeed a good time for soccer in The Bahamas. The climate is quite refreshing. The men and ladies national sides are poised to make significant regional inroads. Continued best wishes to Sealey and the rest of the soccer fraternity.
(To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at firstname.lastname@example.org).
By KEVA LIGHTBOURNE
Guardian Senior Reporter
Police in Pennsylvania have arrested a man wanted in The Bahamas in connection with a five-year-old murder case.
Jason Reuben Marshall, 30, who police want to question in connection with a 2005 homicide, was arrested on a simple assault charge October 2 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
According toThe Associated Press,at the time police made checks to see if there were any outstanding warrants against Marshall they discovered he was wanted in The Bahamas.
In 2005, the Central Detective Unit(CDU)issued an all-points bulletin for Marshall. Police wanted to question him in connection with the murder of Fabian Joffer.
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Once again, it was an exceptional weekend for collegiate track and field for The Bahamas, as a new national record was established, and four national junior champions were crowned.
Leading the way was Eleuthera native Andre Colebrook in the men's 800 meters (m). Colebrook ran a time of 1:51.35 to break his own indoor national record in the event, at the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Colebrook, from Essex County College, held off Dontavious Wright from Hinds Community College and Michael Kinuthia from Colby Community College for the win. Wright finished, in 1:52.38, and Kinuthia was third in, 1:52.78. Colebrook had the fourth fastest qualifying time in the heats, running 1:55.10.
It was a one-two finish for The Bahamas in the men's triple jump, as the sensational identical twins of Latario and Lathone Collie-Minns, in their second years at Iowa Western Community College, finished first and second respectively, with best jumps of 16.80m (55' 1-1/2") and 15.87m (52' 1") respectively. Sabelo (Ntokozo) Ndlovu, from Monroe College, was third with a best leap of 15.29m (50' 2"). The winning jump was a personal best for Latario.
Bahamian Ashley Riley, from Colby, also experienced success this past weekend, as he ran 1:18.67 for the national junior title in the 600m. He ran 1:19.62 in the heats. Rashard Clark, from Western Texas College, finished second, in 1:19.72, and Fabian Hayles, from Colby, was third, in 1:19.73.
The fourth NJCAA title for The Bahamas this past weekend came from Racquel Williams in the women's shot put. Representing Coffeyville Community College, Williams had a best throw of 15.01m (49' 3") for the gold medal. Jamaican Gleneve Grange from New Mexico Junior College, finished second with a best throw of 14.20m (46' 7"), and Anna Linton, from Cloud County Community College, had a best throw of 13.68m (44' 11"), for third. Bahamian Racquel Williams was also seventh, in the weight throw, with a best distance of 15.03m (49' 4").
In the men's 400m, Bahamian O'Jay Ferguson from Essex, won the silver medal with a time of 47.46 seconds. He ran 47.69 seconds in the heats. Alfred Larry, from Butler County Community College, won the gold medal, in 47.29 seconds, Ferguson took the silver, and Michael Newton from Hinds captured the bronze medal, in 47.73 seconds.
The only other individual medal for The Bahamas at the NJCAA Championships this past weekend came from Desmond Major in the men's heptathlon. Major, from Colby, scored 4,596 points for the bronze medal. Simon Gyllensten, from Vincennes University, scored 5,366 points for the gold medal, and Darrius Brown, from Iowa Central Community College, had 4,634 points for the silver medal.
Also, Grand Bahamian Alexis Smith, from Essex, was fourth in the women's 60m hurdles this past weekend, in 8.72 seconds. She ran 8.77 seconds in the heats, and was 26th overall in the women's 60m with a time of 8.11 seconds. Meanwhile, Jennaya Hield, from Essex, was sixth in both the 1,000m and the one mile run this past weekend. She ran 3:07.61 in the 1,000m after qualifying in a stunning time of 3:02.31, and she came back to run 5:19.16 in the mile. Her training partner Kadeisha Hield was 14th overall in the women's 400m, in 58.41 seconds.
In the men's 60m, Blake Bartlett, from Western Texas, was 13th overall, in 6.87 seconds, and in the 200m, he was 16th overall, in 21.85 seconds.
Bahamians were apart of one final NJCAA title this weekend, but it came in the relays. Kadeisha and Jennaya Hield were a part of Essex's winning distance medley relay team. Kadeisha ran the second leg, and Jennaya ran the third leg. They finished in 12:17.15, Vincennes won the silver medal, in 12:18.68, and Pima Pima Community College finished third, in 12:24.29. They were also a part of Essex's second place 4x800m relay team, and once again ran the second and third legs respectively. That team finished in 9:34.53. Iowa Central won the gold medal, in 9:33.31, and Gillette College won the bronze medal, in 9:36.30. In the women's 4x400m relay, Kadeisha Hield ran the third leg for Essex's fifth place team. That team finished in 3:50.83.
In the men's 4x400m relay, Andre Colebrook ran the third leg and O'Jay Ferguson anchored Essex's third place team. That team finished in 3:11.39. Ashley Riley ran the third leg for Colby's fifth place team. That team ran 3:14.43. Hinds won the gold medal, in 3:10.63, Western Texas was second, in 3:11.25, Essex was third, and Iowa Western finished fourth ahead of Colby, in 3:14.09.
The 2014 NJCAA Championships were hosted by Monroe College at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, in New York City.
"Art for Hope", a silent auction and cocktail reception in aid of the Bahamas AIDS Foundation, will be held Sunday, June 2, 4-7 p.m. at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured artists include Bernard Petit, Yvette Rolle, Jessica Colebrook, Clifford Fernander, Allan Pachino Wallace, Alistair Stevenson, Kishan Munroe, Dawnita Fry, Trevor Tucker, Dion Lewis, Fabian Fountain, Toby Lunn, Paul Hennis, Makario Gibson, Neko Meicholas, Lemero Wright, William Munroe, Abby Smith and Cydne. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 325-9326 and email email@example.com.
"Design", new works by Lemero Wright, opens Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ladder Gallery, New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/TheLadderGallery or telephone 327-1660. This exhibition will be open until June 28.
"The Bahamian Project Preview and Silent Auction" takes place Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m. at Balduccino Fine Foods. "The Bahamian Project" is a three-year fine art photography project, documenting the character and preserving the legacy of Bahamians from all walks of life. The event, at a donation of $25, will also feature door prizes, fine wine and gourmet hors d'oeuvres. The exhibition officially opens Thursday, July 11. For more information, visit www.bahamianproject.com.
"Beg, Borrow, Steal", new work by Bahama Woodstarr, opened Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. at Liquid Courage Gallery in Palmdale.
"life on my island", original patterns and paintings by Fash|Art 2012 Jackson Burnside III Visual Artist Competition Winner Attila Feszt, opens Thursday, June 13 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.doongalik.com/.
"Surfaces", new work by Jonathan Bethel, opened Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Windsor Room of the British Colonial Hilton hotel. To R.S.V.P., call 324-6213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Form Versus Function: Contemporary Art Quilts", featuring five artists and quilters, opened Monday, May 20 at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 25. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email email@example.com or call 328-5800/1.
"Artisan", featuring work by Jan Elliott, Jenny Guy and Muck Guy, continues at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. Admission is free.
"Disrobed", currently on display at the D'Aguilar Foundation, showcases work exploring the beauty of the unclothed human form. This exhibition closes on Tuesday, June 11. The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, telephone 322-2323 or 357-9263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"A New Direction: Mother & Child III", new work by Jessica and Erin Colebrook, continues at Hillside House. This exhibition ends Friday, May 31. For more information, visit http://www.antoniusroberts.com.
"JAB: A look at Trinidad's Traditional Carnival", paintings by Maria Govan and photos and video installation by Maria Govan and Abigail Hadeed, continues at Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts. This project and exhibition is supported by The D'Aguilar Foundation. For more information, call 322-7834 or visit www.popopstudios.com.
"The John Beadle Project", new work by John Beadle, continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email email@example.com or call 328-5800/1.
"Master Artists of The Bahamas" continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Featured Artists are John Beadle, Jackson Burnside, Stan Burnside, John Cox, Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Brent Malone, Eddie Minnis, Antonius Roberts, Dave Smith and Max Taylor. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 328-5800/1.
"SINGLESEX", an all-female portrait show depicting only female subjects, continues at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. NAGB Curator John Cox says it is meant to stand in dialogue with the "Master Artists of The Bahamas" exhibition (later this year), which has no female representation. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email email@example.com or call 328-5800/1.
The Permanent Exhibition of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, displaying pieces under the theme "The Bahamian Landscape", continues this week at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. Gallery hours: Tue. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m. Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; children under 12 are free. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 328-5800/1.
Lectures and Readings
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents "Remembering our Master Artists: Jackson Burnside", a panel discussion with Pamela Burnside, Darren Bastian and Saskia D'Aguilar, on Tuesday, June 4, 6-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.nagb.org.bs, email email@example.com or call 328-5800/1.
The Meah Foundation's Music Festival has been postponed. The even is expected to feature the bands Quartz, John Christie and the Floating Boats and the Rum Dums. The event is also in support of the Down Syndrome Association of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Humane Society. Tickets available at Van Breugel's, The Meridian School, Windermere, Traditions, New Providence Community Center and Liquid Nutrition. For more information, visit www.themeahfoundation.org.
"A Celebration of Bahamian Composers", a concert by JoAnn Callendar, takes place Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral. Featured composers include Cleophas Adderley, E. Clement Bethel, Eric Cash, Meta Davis-Cumberbatch, Kayla Edwards and Keysha Edwards-Taylor, Timothy Gibson, Franz Hepburn, K. Quincy Parker and Audrey Dean-Wright. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Custom Computers, Logos Bookstore and Commonwealth Fabrics. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 364-8186 or 463-5242.
"Jazz in Bloom" with Anuschka Wright takes place Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Governor's Ballroom of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Tickets are $60 to $150 and can be purchased online (www.quictick.com) or at Custom Computers, 100% Bible Bookstore and Fine Threads. For more information, email email@example.com or call 468-6986 or 466-4411.
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) presents "Bahamian Project Kids Photography Workshop" on Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. daily. Bahamian Project photographer Duke Wells will teach the basics of photography and camera handling as well as training in the creative eye. The project will The workshop is free, so participants are asked to RSVP (328-5800) by Tuesday, June 18 at 4 p.m. due to limited space.
New online workshops from the Gaulin Project began in May. "A Light Through My Window: Writing the Spiritual Memoir" and "When My Body Speaks" will run from May 6 to June 30. Registration for each workshop is $450. For more information, visit http://helenklonaris.com/the-gaulin-project-upcoming-workshops/ or email Helen Klonaris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bahamas Music Conservatory will hold its Summer Music Camp from July 1 to July 26 at the Duke Errol Strachan Music Centre on Village Road. The camp is geared toward young musicians ages eight to 18 and offered instruments are piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, viola, cello and double bass. The cost of the workshop is $600. For more information, visit www.bahamasmusicconservatory.com.
Bahamas FilmInvest International will host the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase from Monday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 25 at Galleria Cinemas. This year's showcase will feature 29 feature films, documentaries, animations and children's films, with a special tribute being paid to the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence.
Islandz, having acquired Downtown Art Tours, offers its Islandz Gallery Hop tours, examining art spaces downtown on Saturdays. Tickets are $20 per person for the two-hour tour. For more information or to book tickets, call 601-7592 or visit Islandz online at www.islandzmarket.com.
Tru Bahamian food tours offers a "Bites of Nassau" food tasting and cultural walking tour to connect people with authentic local food items, stories and traditions behind the foods and the Bahamians that prepare and preserve them, through a hands-on, interactive, educational tour and culinary adventure. Tickets are $69 per person, $49 for children under 12. Tours are everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting at the British Colonial Hilton and ending at Tortuga Rum Cake Company. For more information, visit www.trubahamianfoodtours.com.
Call for works
Family Guardian's annual Calendar Photo Contest is open to all Bahamian photographers, under the theme "A Celebration of Bahamian Pastimes". The deadline for entries is July 12. For more information, visit http://www.familyguardian.com.
The 10th Annual Bahamas International Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the worls to submit their narratives, documentaries, worls cinema, short films, animation and family films. This year's festival takes place December 5-13 on New Providence and Eleuthera. The deadline is July 17. For more information, visit http://bintlfilmfest.com.
The 30th Annual Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and Exhibition invites entries for its Open Category under the theme "The Independents", in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Bahamian independence, which is being celebrated this year. The objectives of the competition are to identify, recognize and encourage Bahamian visual artists. To qualify, participants must be citizens of The Bahamas, aged 18 or older (as of October 1, 2013) and not registered in secondary school. The Open/Senior Category Competition and Exhibition component will be held from Tuesday, October 1 to Friday, November 1. Artists under 30 years are especially encouraged to embrace this opportunity of the theme of "The Independents" as a challenge in terms of material and/or the role and responsibilities of independent thinking in art in The Bahamas, as well as, thinking of the larger political symbolism of independence of the country.
- Genre : Horror, Thriller
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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew....
By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
EIGHT people appeared in court yesterday in connection with the violent clashes that took place near the Bank Lane court earlier this week.
Jonice Adderley, 25, Lynaire Bethel, 18, Fabian Rolle, 24, Derrick Adderley, 24, Lyndell Bethel, 18, Clinton Charles, 27, Jarvis Burrows, 29, and Clinton Kemp appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethel in Court 8, Bank Lane.
They were before the bench to answer charges stemming from an altercation that occurred near the Central Police Station on Wednesday afternoon, minutes after the arraignment of Javan Colebrooke, 30, who is charged with the murder of 20-year-old L ...
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A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime....
Funeral Service for Anthony Hugh Holbert, 54 of Bowe Avenue, Montell Heights will be held on Saturday 12th March 2011 at 2:00pm at New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette Brown Assisted by Rev. Dr. Erold Farquharson. Minister Cecil Higgs and Rev. Joseph Saunders. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road.
Left to cherished his memories are his wife: Liliamae Holbert; children: Dennis, Denise and Dena Holbert; step-children: Dominique Shepherd, Chad Francis, Adrian Ramsey, Renardo Farrington and Tara Bodie; grand-children: Dillen and Kyden Holbert, Daryenne and Torres Dean, Brianna Shepherd and Sade’ Francis, Jovel and Fabian ...
Nassau, The Bahamas
- The Bahamas Government awarded a contract for $378,035 to
C. H. Developers and Construction Ltd. to conduct a land contamination
study for the development of the Big Pond Park, during a ceremony at
the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Monday, March 28.
The contract was signed by
Public Works and Transport Minister the Hon. Neko Grant, Colin Higgs,
permanent secretary and John Canton, director. Fabian Bain signed on
behalf of C. H. Developers...
Funeral Service for the late Minister Barbara Baillou Arnette age 53 years of Johnson Terrace, Kelly Lane will be held on Saturday at New Mount Zion Baptist Church at 11:00a.m. Officiating will be Pastor. Andrew Stuart. Interment will follow in the Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Road.
Cherished memories will linger in the hearts of her husband: Prince Arnette; Four Daughters: Camille Mackey, Shannel Wilson Shekira Collins and Lashantay Baillou; Adopted Daughter: Nadia Laing; Stepson: Mario Arnette; Stepfather: Neville Deveaux; Adopted Parents: Cecil and Mavis Gaitor; 3 Sons-in-law: Stanley Wilson, Steve Miller and Phillip Humes; 4 Brothers: Arthur, Joseph, Charles and Cyril Rolle; 5 Sisters: Brenda Peet, Marina Stevens, Albertha Rahming, Betty Dorsette and Emma Williams; 3 Adopted Brothers: Cassius, Aaron and Edward Gaitor; 5 Adopted Sisters: Leteria Pinder, Kailean, Danielle, Lafeira and Senita Gaitor; 4 Brothers-in-law: Tamkio Sweeting, Teneil Williams, Terrance Peet, Alfred Rahming. Seven Grand-children: Steve, Darrius and Cassie Miller, Zion and Zolton Wilson, Phillip and Philliyah Humes. Aunts: Sylvia Brice, Shirley Sential, Albertha Hopkins, Jessie, Morian, Barabara and Sheila Baillou; Uncles: Everette, Bernard, Alfonso and Kingsley Baillou; Nieces: Maxine Brown, Melissa Dean, Sylvia Cargill, Caffie Dorsette,, Shonique Reckley, Patricia Johnson, Sylvian Rahming, Anna Jessica Rolle, Summer Rolle and Tenia Williams; Nephews: Tino, Ringo and Fabian Brown, Elvis Reckley, Jamal Turnquest, Samuel Stevens, Dwight and Jamone Johnson, Andi Baillou, Alferdo and Alex Rahming, Percy Marshall, Neville Dean, Daniel Williams and Charles Rolle Jr.; 10 Grandnieces; 12 Grandnephews; Cousins: Joanne Ferguson, Sherlyn Smith, Vevilan Hopkins, Helliena Cooper, Monique Baillou, Jackie Gaitor, Kenique Sential, Kim Morley, Jack Sential, Ty Fergusin, Dike and Prince Hopkins Jr, Leston, Ivan, Levan, Danny, James, John, Andrew, Remie, Neville, Nikki and Dancina Gaitor, Harvette Stacey, Denva, Remmique and Latario Gaitor, Anthony Goodman, Don and Troy, Shonell Gaitor, Frances Rolle, Sheryl Lightbourn, Pollymae Demeritte, Pam, Tezel, Terizen and Glenroy Baillou, Emma Romer, Alex, Raymond, Bernard and Ricardo Baillou, Ramond, Jamal and Sherice Gaitor, Sailes, Jessie and Rashekia Higgins and Mrs. Higgins. Special Friends: Lawrence Roker and Edward Dean; A host of other relatives and friends including Mr. and Mrs. Laing, Pastor Ishmael Martain and family, Mastic Point Community, P.H.A. family and co-workers. Bishop Laroda, Sister Davis and family, Louise, Joan and Sherone, Conerstone Church Family, Thomas Ferguson, Sister Prall and family, Rose Strachan and family, Evamae and family, Jennifer and Fabian, Ashley O'Brian, Jwina Johnson, Jance Sweeting, Vincent Collins and family, Randolph Mackey and family, James Wells and family, Sq. Patrick Brown and family, Rowena Burrows and family, Christine Humes and family and Andrew Nixon.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respect at Evergreen Mortuary on Friday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.