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News Article
Grand Bahama author introduces new novel

Bahamian author Marina Gottlieb Sarles launched her new novel, "The Last Daughter of Prussia", with a book signing on Tuesday, December 18 at the Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House.
"The Last Daughter of Prussia" is a historical novel based on the family diaries of the author's grandparents - an epic story of suspense, love and survival centering around the largest and least known civilian mass exodus at the end of World War II. Set amidst a beautiful and vanished way of life in war-torn East Prussia, two unlikely young lovers must fight for their lives and find new heart while struggling to escape one of the most dangerous and tragic landscapes of any generation. The Last Daughter of Prussia is a fast-paced compelling tale celebrating the indomitable human spirit in the worst of times.
The book signing also included a short reading by the author. Advance first-edition hardback autographed copies of the novel were also available for sale.
Marina Gottlieb Sarles is also the author of "Sand In My Shoes", a collection of classic island stories. Gottlieb-Sarles is the daughter of Grand Bahama's first doctor and nurse, Dr. Ejnar and Owanta Gottlieb, who came to the island during its Pine Ridge lumber camp pioneer days, and later relocated to Abaco where they served the surrounding communities for many years. The author is also the sister of Cay Gottlieb, founder of Grand Bahama's first privately owned radio station (Cool 96 FM), and Frederik F. Gottlieb, attorney and former member of Parliament for Abaco.
The author has set up a blog (marinagottliebsarles.com) with the story behind writing the novel, which will be released to world markets in April 2013. The book launch event was a special opportunity for The Bahamas to get a first look at a work by a Bahamian daughter whose roots are deeply woven into the tapestry of the islands.

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Movie
Gone With The Wind
  • Genre : Drama, Romance, War
  • Rating :

American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction....


Movie
The Paperboy
  • Genre : Thriller
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A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate....


News Article
Marina Gottlieb Sarles to launch, The Last Daughter of Prussia

Freeport,
Grand Bahama - Save The Date! Tuesday evening December 18th, 2012 a New
Book Launch with author Marina Gottlieb
Sarles at Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House

from 5:30 to 8:30 pm will take place.

 

The Last Daughter of
Prussia is the story of a young aristocratic woman and her Roma gypsy
friend during the perilous evacuation of East Prussia at end of World
War II. I hope it will be enjoyed as an intimate novel about love and
survival. However, it was inspired by many true stories passed down to
me by my family and documented in their diaries...

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'Heiress to a Curse' an engaging read

'Heiress to a Curse' is a fantasy romance novel written by Bahamian newcomer Zandria Munson. Published by famed Publishing house 'Harlequin', this is the first novel in the 'Hearts of Stone' series just introduced.

Alexandra Barret is a features writer living alone in her New York apartment. A descendant to an ancient witch Necesar, Alexandra has visions and strange dreams that usually serve as both a blessing and a curse. One day she gets a new neighbor across the hall named Marius Drakon. She is quite taken by his looks and charm but tries hard to ignore it.
Marius, who is over five centuries old, is cursed to roam the earth as a creature for eternity. He was cur ...

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Event
Shakespeare in Paradise
Shakespeare in Paradise

Friday 9th October 2009  8:00 PM

Zora tells the story of African-American folklorist and novelist Zora Neale Hurston, whose work in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean during the 1920s won her widespread acclaim. Kim Brockington, stage and film actress, is excited to present her one-woman show Zora to Bahamian audiences. Fresh from a critically-acclaimed performance at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem North Carolina, Kim looks forward to bringing the play to Nassau. Cost: Regular $25; Students (With ID) for Evening performances $15; Groups of 20 or more $20; Special Student Matinees $10 Where: National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West & West Hill Sts. Book Tickets Now! Contact: The Dundas: 242-393-3728; The Jukebox: 242-393-4891 Email: tix@shakespeareinparadise.org


Movie
Lawless
  • Genre : Crime, Drama, Western
  • Rating : T - 15yrs and Older

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits....


News Article
Marina Gottlieb Sarles to launch, The Last Daughter of Prussia

Freeport,
Grand Bahama - Save The Date! Tuesday evening December 18th, 2012 a New
Book Launch with author Marina Gottlieb
Sarles at Pelican Bay Hotel Canal House

from 5:30 to 8:30 pm will take place.

 

The Last Daughter of
Prussia is the story of a young aristocratic woman and her Roma gypsy
friend during the perilous evacuation of East Prussia at end of World
War II. I hope it will be enjoyed as an intimate novel about love and
survival. However, it was inspired by many true stories passed down to
me by my family and documented in their diaries...

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News Article
Dive association: Bimini dredging 'pending catastrophic event'

Nearly 40 years after he first began sharing the beauty of Bimini's coral reefs, luring divers from around the world to the tiny island in the northern Bahamas, one of the most respected names in the world of undersea adventure today issued a warning that Bimini is on the verge of a "pending catastrophic event".
Guinness world record holder, movie and TV celebrity and president of the Bahamas Diving Association Neal Watson expressed grave concerns about the future of Bimini's waters, as the 450-foot-long cutter suction dredger, the Niccolo Machiavelli, hovers, waiting for a legal case to make its way through the courts, possibly clearing the way for it to dredge a channel to accommodate cruise ships delivering passengers to a resort and casino.
That dredging, say opponents, would wipe out some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the undersea world.
However, Malaysian-based Genting Group, which owns Resorts World Bimini (RWB), has said it needs to dredge the channel and build the pier to deliver up to 500,000 guests a year to the casino and hotel on the island that is now home to about 1,500 residents. RWB has said it is following all appropriate laws.
Concerned citizens who formed the Bimini Blue Coalition and initiated the legal action said they are worried about everything from the destruction of their way of life and the management of human waste, to the lack of direct economic benefit and the destruction of the reefs. Six of the world's best, experts have said, lie in the path of the planned channel. Concerned citizens also worry that the dredging will stir up so much silt and cause so much turbidity that it will kill off Bimini's rich fishing grounds that were immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's novel "Islands in the Stream".
"Having started the first recreational dive operation in Bimini in 1975 and still being involved in promoting diving in Bimini, I am devastated by the pending catastrophic event about to occur in this diver's paradise," said Watson.
"This fragile ecosystem has already suffered a degree of degradation over the past 40 years, which has occurred throughout not only the Caribbean, but also the entire world. However, this dredging project will cause more irreversible damage to the reefs in the next 30 days than would normally occur over the next 30 years.
"This is not just an environmental issue but an economic issue. In addition to the three top-of-class dive operations located in Bimini that generate millions of dollars in revenue for the hotels, marinas, restaurants, bars and merchants, Bimini is uniquely located 48 miles from South Florida, which has the largest number of registered boats, as well as the largest concentration of divers in the continental United States. Because of Bimini's proximity to South Florida and its reputation as a world-class dive destination, it attracts hundreds of small boats with divers that come to experience Bimini's incredible reefs and support the local hotels, marinas and merchants. All of this is in jeopardy," said Watson.
"Bimini has attracted fishermen, boaters and divers since the days of Hemingway," added Watson, who continues to promote Bimini and was recently re-elected for another two-year term as head of the Bahamas Diving Association, the organization he has headed for 15 years. "The uniqueness, natural beauty, pristine clear waters, abundant marine life and incredible reefs are threatened."

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News Article
New Technologies Helped in Novel Ways with Haiti Earthquake Relief

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Relief workers used innovative technologies in unprecedented ways to aid

in the recovery of quake-ravaged Haiti, a new report has found.

Interactive maps and SMS (Short Message Service) texts helped guide

search-and-rescue teams and find people in need of critical supplies, as

the Caribbean nation became a real-world laboratory for new

communication tools.

Though the innovations had varying levels of impact in Haiti, they

showcased the potential for use in future crises, the report, "Media,

Information Systems and Communities: Lessons from Haiti," concluded..

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