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February 03, 2011
Laing: Govt not in talks with Harcourt Group

No new developments have surfaced on the status of the Royal Oasis Hotel, according to State Minister for Finance Zhivargo Laing, despite a report saying the government is in talks with the Harcourt Development Company. Laing told Guardian Business yesterday that any information suggesting that the government is in discussions with the Irish-based group isn’t accurate, and no form of communication has been made. “There are no changes in this area; I don’t know where this information is coming from,” Laing said. “No changes in that situation at all.” His comments come after a report from Timeshares Daily claimed that Laing is in talks with the ...

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December 16, 2010
Harcourt eyeing sale of Royal Oasis

By ALISON LOWE

Business Reporter

alowe@tribunemedia.net

Harcourt Developments, the Irish-based property development company that bought the Royal Oasis hotel in Freeport in 2007, may be in talks to sell the property, the Minister of Tourism and Aviation said yesterday.

Having announced in late 2008 that the economic climate meant it would have to postpone its redevelopment plans for the damaged hotel and former major Grand Bahama employer, Vincent Vanderpool Wallace told Tribune Business yesterday that Harcourt continues to maintain it is not in a position to move ahead with the resort.

"The last time (the Government) heard directly from them was probably about two or three months ag ...

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March 08, 2012
Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers donate books to MICAL District

Nassau, Bahamas - Ms. Clare Symonette, local
representative for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International Publishers presented
Minister of Education, The Honourable T. Desmond with 1200 textbooks, teaching and other educational materials for primary
schools in the MICAL District that were impacted by Hurricane Irene. Ms. Symonette in presenting the materials to
Minister Bannister noted that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt International
Publishers' partnership with the Ministry has existed for some forty-five (45)
years. She further stated that when it came to their
attention that the MICAL schools had lost all of their materials in the hurricane,
they were pleased to assist them in restoring their school's operation...

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May 04, 2011
Documentary Film Producers seek information / photos of Harcourt Brown of Bimini

Hollywood producers of a documentary on Prohibition in South Florida is looking for any
relatives of Harcourt Brown of Bimini Island in The Bahamas who might be able to talk about the role
Chalk Airlines played during those years.

They are also seeking any old photos or artifacts from the Prohibition era as well.

It
was a time when Pappy Chalk founder of Chalk Airlines and a gentleman
from Bimini, Harcourt Brown, would work as a team to import rum from the
Bahamas into the U.S.  The net result of the whole operation was that
Chalk's became the first regularly scheduled airline to operate in the
U.S. starting in 1919.

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August 06, 2010
Harcourt Big Boy McKenzie, 90

Funeral service for Harcourt "Big Boy" McKenzie, 90 of Rolleville, Exuma, who died on Monday, July 19, 2010 will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, East Shirley Street. Officiating will be Fr. Mario Conliffe, assisted by Rev'd Willish Johnson. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Precious Memories will forever live in the hearts of his Wife: Eloise Rolle-McKenzie; One Son: Chester McKenzie; One Daughter: Henrietta McKenzie; One Brother: Clifton McKenzie; One Sister: Carrie J. Rolle; Nine Grandchildren: Gordon McKenzie, Kenrick Thompson, Davina, Ramona, Police Constable 1767 Donovan, Marine Seaman 2965 Dorrian, Dana, Dom ...

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June 22, 2011
Kids learn that water is a precious resource

For 100 of the top fourth and fifth grade science students from 25 elementary schools around New Providence, it was an exciting day of learning about the importance of water and what they can do to help conserve the precious resource.

RBC Royal Bank in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers hosted the first Blue Water Summit under the theme "Every Drop Matters".

"Everything we do depends on water in some way," said Nathaniel Beneby, Jr., president and country head of RBC in The Bahamas. "Yet, lack of access to clean fresh water is one the major threats to human health and economic development around the world."

In The Bahamas, RBC supports several important water-related projects, including educational programs through the Bahamas National Trust and clean-up efforts of several blue holes in Andros in partnership with the Andros Conservancy and Trust.

Beneby said the summit is further extending RBC's commitment to water-related issues, by getting youth involved and building awareness of water conservancy. The summit was held on RBC's global Blue Water Day, a day set aside to celebrate RBC's 10-year, $50 million global commitment to protecting this essential natural resource.

"We are pleased to partner with RBC on the Blue Water Summit," said Clare Symmonett, area sales director, Bahamas, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers. "Water preservation is an important topic, one that we believe will resonate with young people across The Bahamas."

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt arranged for Dr. Maria Schwarz, an international science consultant, to deliver an interactive presentation to the students about water. Following the presentation, the children toured Atlantis Resort, participating in the resort's learning program for children.

"In The Bahamas, we have a special connection to this cause. We continually face the challenge of providing clean, fresh water to our citizens," said Minister for the Environment, Earl Deveaux. "By investing in water-related causes, RBC is promoting economic development around the world."

RBC initiated the Blue Water Project in 2007 in recognition that water is the lifeblood of the planet. Since then, RBC has committed more than $28 million to more than 400 organizations worldwide. "The goal of RBC's Blue Water Project is to promote sustainable water use and create an understanding of the value and vulnerability of our water resources," said Jan Knowles, regional manager, RBC Royal Bank. "We look forward to working with our clients and communities to get involved to make a difference in conserving water and promoting fresh water projects."

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January 24, 2011
New interest in Royal Oasis

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - According to Minster of State in the Ministry of Finance Zhivargo Laing, the Harcourt Group - owners of the Royal Oasis Resort - is having discussions with others who have an interest the property, which has stood dormant since September 2004.
“My understanding is that the Harcourt Group is having discussions with others who have an interest in the property and that those discussions continue, that is as much as I know,” Laing said.
While many have hoped for the reopening of the resort to stir life back into the Grand Bahama economy, Laing said that if some of the interest that he has seen materializes, it will bode well for that property, “if it ...

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September 20, 2014
Dorie Greenspan: Here's what you should bake next

The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don't like to bake, aren't good at baking, don't even want to bake... If you listen to her long enough, you'll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour, certain even you can whip up some laborious, glorious baked treat. Her can-do attitude is that infectious.
It's okay to hate her just a little bit for it.
Luckily, Greenspan's latest cookbook, "Baking Chez Moi" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014), has little tolerance for time -- or skill-intensive baking. The idea for it came from the realization that even in France -- the country from which much of her culinary inspiration is drawn -- home cooks lack the time, tolerance and skill for anything but simple home baking.
"Real French people don't bake! At least they don't bake anything complicated, finicky, tricky or unreliable,"she writes in the book. "Pastry, the fancy stuff, is what pastry shops are for, and France has plenty of them."
We spoke with Greenspan recently and asked her what desserts Americans are too intimidated to make at home, but really should. The lesson, of course, is that the more you bake, the better you bake. She suggests picking a handful of easy items to master.
"It's really great to have these basic building blocks that you feel really good about and confident about.
And then you can play with what you're making. Then the pleasure of baking is doubled," she said.

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November 22, 2011
Farrington retires as president of BHEA

After 31 years of service, J. Barrie Farrington, CBE retired as President of the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association (BHEA). The announcement was made today at the tri-annual meeting of the BHEA, attended by leading figures in the hotel sector and Director of Labour and Registrar of Trade Unions Harcourt V. Brown.
Robert D.L. Sands, Senior Vice President of Baha Mar, was elected to replace Mr. Farrington as President of the BHEA.
In his remarks, Mr. Farrington noted the importance of bringing young leadership to the forefront, ensuring that the organization is maintained and strengthened.
Mr. Farrington's resignation ended an era of remarkable development for the BHEA in industrial relations in the Hotel and Tourism sectors. Many leaders of the hospitality sector have known no person in the role of the association's president. It is widely credited with having laid down the guiding template for the conduct of the affairs of the association and many matters of the industry, particularly those within the sphere of industrial relations. Those who sat at the hotel sector's negotiation tables can attest to the fact that a new standard was set in industrial relations during Mr. Farrington's tenure.
Under Mr. Farrington's presidency this employer/union relationship operated on various levels, but always on a basis of mutual respect. An example of the effectiveness of the environment thus created was the establishment of a joint investment committee, which allows representatives from the management pension fund and the union pension fund to sit in one room and discuss investment opportunities and matters that are mutually beneficial to both pension funds. This unique and pragmatic approach does not exist in any other industry or union-employer relationship in The Bahamas.
Mr. Farrington is also admired for his effectiveness on a human level. His warm and reassuring manner, made it possible for him to forge relationships with labor leaders that helped to soften or remove the edge from their roles as adversaries at the negotiating table.
As this was the final meeting chaired by the veteran, he paid special tribute to individuals whose contributions were instrumental in the development of the association through the synergy of working relations; namely Michael C Reckley, executive vice president of BHEA, Robert D L Sands, senior vice president of BHEA and members of the association's executive committee.
Although there is still a long list of things to be accomplished by the association, Mr. Farrington said he was optimistic that these could be achieved through much perseverance within the industrial relations management framework of the industry. He thanked all for allowing him to serve in the capacity of President of the Bahamas Hotel Employers' Association and wished all good fortune.
Newly elected president, Robert D.L. Sands, served as senior vice president for BHEA for 22 years. He thanked all for their confidence in him and, in particular, Mr. Farrington for his tutelage and the valuable contributions he made to the BHEA. He referred to him as the 'glue' that has held the association together for many years. He also praised him as a 'steady-as-she-goes', level headed leader with a wealth of knowledge that has helped to guide and stabilize the association and the industry over the past 31 years.

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January 13, 2012
Albert Ivan Shorty Humes, 85

Funeral service for Mr. Albert Ivan "Shorty" Humes, 85 yrs., a resident of Baldwin Avenue, & formerly of Ramsey, Exuma, who died on 7th January, 2012, will be held at The Salem Union Baptist Church, Taylor Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his children: Edward Humes, Melinda Pratt, Keva & Bridgette Humes & Marva Humes-Scavella; grandchildren: Rovan & Marisha Humes, O'Glenn & Edreisa Johnson, Tamika, Edward & Edvardo Humes, Christopher & Cleopatra Deal, Christian Pratt, Jathorne Cox, Antonelle & Cordell Humes, Edisel Jr. & Evana Scavella; great-grandchildren: Rovan II & Keyanna Humes, Kyleo, Gabrielle & Geneal Johnson, Eden, Lauren & Christopher Deal, Abria Humes & Hayden Pratt; daughter-in-law: Dorsie Mae Humes; son-in-law: Edisel Scavella Sr.; sisters-in-law: Vivian Humes & Ivy Humes; nephews: James, Dwight, Rodney, Ricardo, Larry, George, Anthony, Brinton, Norman, David, Jeffery, Colin & Huden; nieces: Lorraine, Janet, Shranda, Clarice, Polly, Valleria, Janice, Jacqueline, Melinda & Jennifer; godchild: Joseph Dames; numerous relatives & friends including: Virginia Sturrup & family, Helen & Warren Rolle & family, Les Rolle & family, Harcourt Rolle & family, Nehemiah Rolle & family, Overseer Orthneil Humes & family, Paul & Anita Cooper & family, Ena Rolle & family, McQuay family, Susan & Maria Marshall & family, Sheila Johnson, Norma Adderley, Paula Theophilus, Sybil Glass & family, Agatha Delancy & family, the Mount Thompson & Ramsey family, the Baldwin Avenue family, Deacon McPhee & the Men's Fellowship of Salem Union Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. C.W. Saunders & the entire Salem Union Baptist Church.
Special thanks to Dr. Butch Bartlett.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

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