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October 13, 2011
Pritchard: Solomon's Fresh Market 'filling a void'

With the recent closures at City Market, a leading wholesaler says Solomon's Fresh Market is "picking up the slack" and "filling a void" in the industry.
Robert Pritchard, the Vice President of ASA H. Pritchard Ltd, sat down with Guardian Business to discuss the current business landscape.
"We've seen a little bit of a positive over the last couple of months - I would say up 2 or 3 percent," he said.
"I don't think the numbers could get any lower than last year at this time. Fortunately, AML Foods seems to be picking up the slack and filling a void."
Last month, the CEO of AML Foods, Gavin Watchorn, expressed confidence that Solomon's Fresh Market could quickly grow to two or three stores, with the first supermarket slated to open in November.
He said the company was "very confident" in the future and there was "room for more stores".
Pritchard echoed the executive's confidence.
"I already consider it a chain - through AML Foods," he added.
Going forward, whether it be AML Foods or another company, Pritchard expressed the hope that someone already in the business would step up. He felt Super Value was the only chain out there, right now, with "a full inventory and a full parking lot".
He also wished City Market well.
"I'd like to see some of these City Markets come back online," Pritchard said.
On September 15, City Market exclusively informed Guardian Business that two stores would be permanently closed and another two temporarily shut for repairs.
South Beach and Seagrapes locations in New Providence are expected to reopen in early 2012.
Looking at the rest of the wholesale business, Pritchard said, of the thousands of products they import and distribute, 85 percent currently come from the U.S. and the rest from Europe, South America and other places. However, South America is on the upswing, he pointed out, as the products have risen in quality and continue to offer lower prices.
"Twenty years ago, if you said you were bringing chicken in from South America, they would have looked at you funny," he told Guardian Business.
"The products there have vastly improved and they enjoy a price advantage. Items tend to be around 10 percent cheaper."
In addition to chicken, sugar is a hot product coming out of South America, he added. Evaporated milk, juices and canned corned beef are other promising products.
"There are several U.S. companies building plants over there," Pritchard said.
"I think they will definitely be offering more products."

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August 04, 2011
Southeastern Police Summer Camp Holds Tree Planting Ceremony

Nassau, Bahamas - The Southeastern Police Summer Camp highlighted the
importance of trees to the more than 200 children attending the program
this summer.  The tree planting ceremony was held at the South Beach
Police Station, where three palm tress were planted.  The trees, soil
and fertilizer were donated through the collaborative effort of
corporate citizens and plant nurseries. 

The summer
campers, ages 6 through 17, have learned much so far, including road
safety; fire prevention; the use of the police canine unit in combating
crimes; and they have also visited many historical sites around New
Providence to increase their appreciation for their country...

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Event
Bambu's Sexorcist Halloween Jam

Saturday 27th October 2012  9:00 PM

Bambu's Sexorcist Halloween Jam Free entry until 10:30 with a costume Prizes for sexiest costumes special Guest DJ Over looking Nassau's Harbor, Bambu's open air Music-bar brings European beach bar vibes to the Caribbean. Music at this club varies from Top 20 Pop to the Caribbean's only sexy Euro House session in tune with top house scene's like South Beach, Ibiza and Mykonos etc.


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Tropical storm Bonnie headed for Florida, Gulf Coast
July 23, 2010
Tropical storm Bonnie headed for Florida, Gulf Coast

At 8am this morning, tropical storm Bonnie was moving west-north-west from Andros toward south
With maximum sustained winds of 40mph Bonnie has not strengthened since last night. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles, mainly to the north and east of the center.

In Andros, Island Administrator Charles Moss said the sun was shining over the island this morning. Moss told Bahamas Local News that most of the bad weather came between Wednesday

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December 04, 2013
Guy Harvey to expand Bahamas footprint

Guy Harvey is seeking to expand his brand in The Bahamas, with the "ultimate goal" of marrying top class dive operators with Guy Harvey Outpost hotel offerings.
The initiative is being led by the newly-appointed Director of Dive Operations for Guy Harvey Outpost Neal Watson who currently operates a dive operation in Bimini.
With his U.S. Marine Corps training, scuba diving legend Watson knows a thing or two about taking a beachhead and securing a landing zone.
Watson is the company's new commander in its bid to plant Outpost dive flags on beachfronts throughout Florida, The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Like the Marine Corps slogan "the few, the proud", Watson will be extending an invitation to a pre-selected group of the region's top dive operations to enlist under the Expedition Outfitters brand of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts, the rapidly expanding lodging company of Guy Harvey and his partners Mark Ellert, Bill Shedd and Charles Forman.
"For top-of-class dive shops it's a unique opportunity to add the recognition of the Guy Harvey name to their operation and increase sales through his huge marketing outreach with little out-of-pocket costs," said Watson. "Our Outpost Resorts brand is defined by great customer experiences and services. To make that happen, only the best operators are qualified to join the Expedition Outfitters program."
Harvey, best known as a marine wildlife artist, angler, scientist and conservationist, is also recognized as a world-class diver. Last month he was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. His Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Outpost Resorts company with hotel properties in Florida, The Bahamas and the Caribbean, recently launched Expedition Outfitters, featuring membership categories for dive shops and guided or charter fishing operators.
Watson, holder of the world's scuba depth and distance record and affectionately known as the "dive god", has owned and operated a chain of Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures franchise dive operations in The Bahamas and the Caribbean as well as hotels and an airline charter company.
He is also past president of the Bahamas Diving Association and a member of the DEMA (Diving Equipment & Marketing Association) Diving Hall of Fame.
Inaugural dive operators joining Expedition Outfitters include South Florida Diving Headquarters in Pompano Beach, Florida; Dive Atlantis in Key Largo and Islamorada, Florida; Stuart Cove in Nassau; Neal Watson's Bimini Scuba Center in Bimini, and Scuba Galapagos in the Galapagos Islands.
"Operators will still handle their own reservations, but will benefit from our marketing that will produce a second stream of business through commissionable sales and reservations," said Watson.
Watson said he will initially reach out to A-list dive operators in southeast Florida and in The Bahamas, expanding into the Caribbean and Central America.
Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts President Mark Ellert said the ultimate goal of the Expedition Outfitters program is to marry "top of class" dive operators with Outpost hotel offerings, whether Signature Resorts or smaller Expedition Collection lodges and boutiques.
"With the dive god's advance work and our troops in place to secure the beachhead, when our customers come ashore, I know they'll be glad to see our flag flying over the Guy Harvey Outpost. They've finally arrived and now they're going to have a great adventure."

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Event
Low Cost Prostrate Cancer Screenings
Low Cost Prostrate Cancer Screenings

Thursday 22nd September 2011  4:00 PM

The Bahamas Cancer Society is promoting low cost cancer screenings for the Prostrate Cancer Awarenes Month of September 2011. Screenings ($20) are held 6:00 - 9:00 pm and registration is at 4:00pm on each of these days: Sept 20th at Elizabeth Estates; Sept 22nd at Flamingo Gardens; Sept 27th at South Beach; Sept 29th at Fleming St. Additional screenings also available.


News Article

December 30, 2011
Sheldon's Picks

WEEK 16: 12-4
SEASON: 157-83

NFL WEEK 17
SUNDAY'S GAMES
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1 p.m.
Even though they are officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Eagles have been playing inspired football lately. Michael Vick and company are determined to finish the season strong. I think that both Vick and Lasean McCoy will have over 100 yards on the ground in this game.
Eagles 27, Redskins 17

N.Y. Jets at Miami Dolphins

1 p.m.
The Fins would love nothing more than to officially end the Jets' playoff hopes. Even with a win, the Jets wouldn't be guaranteed of a playoff spot. I think they'll struggle in South Beach on Sunday though. Led by Reggie Bush, the Fins are productive on the offensive end, and ever since week nine, their defense has been consistently shutting down teams.
Dolphins 30, Jets 23

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 1 p.m.
The Saints are still alive for a first-round bye so I think that they won't ease up on the Panthers this week. Cam Newton and the Panthers have proven over the past two weeks that they don't intend to go quietly but the Saints are on a different level right now, especially in the Superdome. I think that Brees will go over 100 yards again, and the Saints will continue to roll.
Saints 34, Panthers 30

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
Now that they have that one loss out of their system, the Packers will continue to cruise into the playoffs. Despite a few minor injuries, the Pack is ready for the post-season and ready to defend their title. The Lions have already wrapped up a playoff spot as well, so I don't expect them to lay it all out on the line this Sunday.
Packers 37, Lions 27

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams 1 p.m.
Led by their defense, the Niners are surging at the right time of the year. They are still battling the Saints for a first-round bye heading into the final game of the season. Meanwhile, the Rams are battling the Colts for the first overall pick. Both will have things work in their favor on Sunday.
49ers 20, Rams 6

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
Don't look now, but the Colts are on a two-game winning streak. Will they make it three in a row... only time will tell. I believe the Colts will play hard this Sunday though, and go into Jacksonville and leave with a victory.
Colts 20, Jaguars 17

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots 1 p.m.
The Bills got a big win over the Broncos last week, but they'll have to deal with the AFC East division leaders this week. Not to mention, the Pats are still looking for revenge after falling to the Bills early in the season. Tom Brady and company will have a field day this Sunday.
Patriots 42, Bills 20

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans 1 p.m.
This game will feature two of the better running backs in the league. Whoever has the better day will probably lead his team to victory. I think that Chris Johnson and the Titans will get the job done. The Titans is the more desperate team and the Texans have struggled in their past two games.
Titans 20, Texans 19

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
Despite not recording much wins, Christian Ponder is proving that he is the right man for the job in Minnesota. He should be their starting quarterback next season, and hopefully they'll have a healthy Adrian Peterson in the backfield. The Vikings always play the Bears tough, and this game will be no different.
Vikings 28, Bears 20

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns 4:15 p.m.
The Steelers are still trying to win the AFC North, so I don't expect them to come out and roll over against the Browns. There's no doubt that the Browns will try to end their season strong, but they're simply not on the same level as the Steelers right now. The 'Steel Curtain' defense will dictate the pace of this game.
Steelers 23, Browns 6

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 4:15 p.m.
Will Tebow mania rise again? The Broncos have cooled down a bit after that six-game winning streak but they are still very much alive in the playoff race. A win this Sunday will lock down the AFC West and the number four seed in the playoffs for them. The Chiefs won't just give the game to the Broncos, but I think that Tebow will rise again and lead his team to victory.
Broncos 16, Chiefs 13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 4:15 p.m.
The Falcons are trying to fine tune themselves going into the playoffs while the Bucs have pretty much packed it in and are calling it a season. I think that these teams will continue to go in opposite directions on Sunday.
Falcons 27, Buccaneers 13

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals 4:15 p.m.
This game could be a preview of what's to come in the playoffs. They could very well meet again. The Ravens play great at home but are subpar on the road. The Bengals, who along with the Niners, are the surprise of the league this year, will be looking to prove that they can compete with the Ravens. I think that it will be a physical, grueling contest, and the Bengals will have just enough to come out on top.
Bengals 23, Ravens 20

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals 4:15 p.m.
Both of these teams turned it on in the second half of the season, but it was too little too late for both of them. They were both eliminated from the playoffs last week. I think that Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks will come out on top this Sunday though. They came within an eyelash of knocking off the Niners last week, and will have enough in the tank to get past the Cards this week.
Seahawks 24, Cardinals 20

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders 4:15 p.m.
The Raiders have a division title within sight but will have to get through the Chargers this Sunday. I don't think they'll be able to get into the playoffs, but I think they'll get past the Chargers this week. The Chargers have been sporadic all season. They'll play hard on Sunday against their division rivals but they'll be hard pressed to stop the Raiders.
Raiders 27, Chargers 24

Dallas Cowboys at N.Y. Giants 8:20 p.m.
Game of the Week! The Cowboys and G-men meet in 'The Big Apple' on Sunday with the AFC East title and a playoff spot on the line. The last time these two teams got together, Tony Romo and the 'Boys blew a 15-point lead in the final quarter. They won't have that leverage this week, as the Giants will take control of this game early. Eli Manning and company will book their tickers for the playoffs and it will be another disappointing end to a season for the Cowboys.
Giants 30, Cowboys 17

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Event
2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend

Friday 22nd March 2013  5:00 PM

2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend: Mile Open Water Swim "This is our second year for the event, and the support from the community has been wonderful. We have a lot of prizes to give out and this year we have started early on promotion. To date we are far ahead of where we were last year in terms of registrations numbers, and we still have about 7 weeks left till the event," said Lee McCoy, managing director. "We have been advertising locally and abroad and the response has been positive, with registrations already in from Abaco, Nassau, Freeport, Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, Virginia and California to name a few. So far it looks like the women's sprint triathlon will be a hotly contested event, and I'm excited to see the level of competition and camaraderie that will take place throughout the weekend." The 2nd Annual Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend is almost here! Here are some quick links with pertinent information: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 Start Time: 5pm Venue: Coco Beach Bar & Grill Treasure Cay, Abaco The Bahamas Distance: 1 Mile (~1600m) Course Information: The 1 mile Open Water Swim will be hosted by the Abaco Swim Club. The swim will take place on the North side of Treasure Cay. Treasure Cay Beach is the most sparkling natural feature of the coastal regions on the island of Abaco. “Stunning” is the word for this 3.5-mile stretch of sugar-soft, powdery white sand, matched only in brilliance by the sparkling diamond and turquoise water colors lapping at its shore. Treasure Cay Beach was voted one of the region’s top 10 beaches in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel & Life. The course will be an out and back, with bouys separating the middle of the course. Please leave the bouys to your right, similar to how you would circle in a lane pool. This course is for individuals only, no relay teams will be allowed. Registration: Registration for this event can be purchased as part of the Weekend Pass or can be purchased individually. Please see the registration details for more information. Click HERE to view 2012 Results & Photos. Click HERE to view their website.


News Article

March 21, 2012
Limited number of BSC games due to rain

The Baptist Sports Council (BSC) got in a limited number of games during the second week of its 2012 basketball season before the rain came on Saturday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
Temple Fellowship 41, St. John's No. 2 29
Tamico Coakley scored 13 points, Dominique Bethel had 12 and Edajh Fox scored 10 as Temple Fellowship stayed unbeaten in the 15-and-under division. Sylvester Moss scored 13 and Brentino Nottage had 10 in a losing effort.
Temple Fellowship 40, St. John's 38
Jason Cambridge scored 10 points and DeShawn Dames had six in the win. Marvin Josey scored a game-high 14 in the loss.
St. John's 17, ENYPD 13
Jamal Simon scored eight and Devaughn Nixon had seven in the win for St. John's No. 1 15-and-under team. Justin Ferguson scored seven in the loss.
Macedonia 35, Mt. Nebo 20 (19-and-under)
Delano Knowles came up with 16 and Karon Pratt had six in Macedonia's second straight win. Percy Rolle had seven in the loss.

Saturday March 24, 2012
Court One
10 a.m. - Macedonia vs. Temple Fellowship (15-and-under)
11 a.m. - ENYPD vs. Hope Center (15-and-under)
12 noon - Temple Fellowship vs. St. Mark's (19-and-under)
1 p.m. - BIBA vs. Golden Gates No. 2 (men)
2 p.m. - Mt. Nebo vs. St. Mark's (19-and-under)
3 p.m. - Temple Fellowship vs. Macedonia (men)
4 p.m. - Evangelistic Center vs. Hope Center (men)
Court Two
10 a.m. - St. John's No. 1 vs. St. John's No. 2 (15-and-under)
11 a.m. - Christian Tabernacle vs. Macedonia No. 1 (19-and-under)
12 noon - Macedonia No. 2 vs. Golden Gates (19-and-under)
1 p.m. - South Beach vs. ENYPD (men)
2 p.m. - St. Mark's vs. St. John's (men)
3 p.m. - Church of Nazarene vs. Golden Gates No. 1 (men)

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News Article

September 08, 2011
Christian Council wants relief for farmers

The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) is encouraging insurance companies to make it easier for farmers, whose crops were destroyed during Hurricane Irene, to claim benefits.

"We want to take this opportunity to make an appeal to persons in authority to ensure that those persons, farmers in particular in the islands who lost quite a bit of their vegetation, to have those restored because they rely on those as income for their family," BCC Vice President Victor Cooper said yesterday during a press conference at Cousin McPhee AME Church to announce a National Day of Prayer to be led by the council.

While seeking to help farmers, Cooper also said the council is organizing other relief efforts.

"Right now churches are in the process locally of raising funds to assist persons in our Family Islands whose homes were damaged in Irene.  So the hurricane relief fund is going.  Once we visited the island of Exuma, we got firsthand knowledge of persons needing help.

"And so we saw several homes that were damaged and immediate steps and efforts were put in place to secure funds to ensure that those homes could be restored."

Several islands sustained damage as a result of the storm.

BCC President Rev. Dr. Ranford Patterson said that despite the destruction on some islands, Bahamians are blessed in that no lives were lost during the storm. 

The day of prayer will be on Wednesday and BCC officials will meet at 10 locations across New Providence between noon and 1 p.m.

The meetings are scheduled for Transfiguration Baptist Church, Market Street; Lynden Pindling International Airport; Potter Cay Dock; Arawak Cay; Rawson Square; Paradise Island next to the taxi stand; the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base; Yamacraw Beach; South Beach Pools and Clifton Heritage Park.

That night at 7:30 there will also be a praise rally at Pinewood Gardens Park.  Similar prayer sessions are scheduled for the Family Islands.

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July 14, 2014
Southern Comfort wins second straight Treasure Cay tourney

ABACO -- Southern Comfort clinched first place for the second consecutive year at the 31st Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament, held June 25-28 at Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, in Abaco.
Owned by Peter Angel from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Southern Comfort caught the lead when they released their second blue marlin on the last day of the tournament. Big T's Too took second place with a blue marlin release on the first day the tournament, earning owner Bob Wolsey from Sarasota, Florida, the Top Angler trophy based on time.
In the Fun Fish Division, Chui, owned by Agostino Campi from New York City, won the Top Wahoo trophy with a 16.5 lb. fish and the Top Tuna award with an 18.5 lb. blackfin. Big T's Too grabbed the Top Dolphin award with a 23.9 lb. fish, also winning a $1,000 bonus award from Rubis Bahamas, Ltd.
Stephen Kappeler, general manager, commented: "Having the tournament late June made it easier for participants to include families. The international mix of anglers enjoyed the camaraderie of this world-class competition."
Cliff Bootle, tournament director, added: "Our diverse field of sport fishing boats and a center console enjoyed flat calm seas for the crossing and fishing days."
Known as the best tournament value in The Bahamas, the Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament is a modified release tournament with three days of fishing, parties and dinners. Tournament anglers donated $2,200 to the Treasure Cay Primary School. Sponsors included Rubis Bahamas, Ltd. and Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort. The co-sponsor/official weather provider was Weather Routing, Inc. The Official Fighting Chair was Pompanette and Bristol Cellars contributed to the cocktail parties. The tournament was sanctioned by www.InTheBite.com.

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October 08, 2014
South Beach MP suggests Rollins trying to 'dismantle' PLP

South Beach MP Cleola Hamilton yesterday suggested Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins is a "turncoat" who is trying to "dismantle" the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
While the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not name Rollins, she made clear references to Rollins' verbal attacks on Prime Minister Perry Christie.
"Mr. Speaker, I sometimes question what is the price to those of us who seek to carry out such obvious backstabbing methods of politics," she said during debate on a resolution to borrow $16 million for The College of The Bahamas.
"What is the price for what appears to be trying to force the PM to resign?
"Mr. Speaker, I ask what is the price for trying to disrupt the government?
"What is the price for trying to dismantle the party [that] took us in and embraced us?
"I believe this practice is called scorching the earth.
"It appears that those of us who desire to leave the party, rather than just leaving are trying to force the party to fire us.
"To this I say, if you desire to leave, do the honorable thing, man up your testicular fortitude and leave."
Rollins has said the country needs new leadership and he is tired of hearing Christie quote scripture.
He said while Christie "waxes eloquently with his words", those words must live up to actions.
He also said that the PLP used young politicians as tokens to win the election.
But Hamilton said the new members of the PLP knew what they were getting into.
"...Some of us young politicians, who because we knew we did not have a chance in the bottomless pit with the other parties, used the PLP to get in this honorable place," she said.
"Then they...tried to dismantle the PLP and demean our leader.
"What is more concerning to me, Mr. Speaker, is how the phrase 'in the best interest of the constituents and the Bahamian people', is being used as a motive.
"Mr. Speaker, one thing I find with Bahamian people, we are not stupid. We love our parties. We love our politics.
"But one thing we despise is a turncoat who would stop at nothing for what appears to be political mileage. Not principled, but political mileage."
Hamilton said as a child she had to read William Shakespeare's political tragedy Julius Caesar for her Bahamas Junior Certificate exams.
"I can see the plot of this story being played out over and over again," she said.
"But we are not worried. We see the dagger coming. We have seen it for a while. In time, we will know what is the real purpose.
"One thing I have always found is that time has a way of revealing all things."
The PLP's National General Council has demanded that Rollins apologize in Parliament.
But Rollins has said he will not apologize to Christie for anything he said based on his convictions.

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News Article

October 07, 2014
Dorsett: Govt looking into possible BEC role in oil spill

Investigations are ongoing to determine whether the Bahamas Electricity Corporation's (BEC) Clifton Pier Plant is the source of last week's oil spill in waters off southwestern New Providence, Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett said yesterday.
However, he noted that there are several other private companies that could very well be contributing to the "extraordinary" amount of fuel that was recently sighted.
In a communication in the House of Assembly, Dorsett reported that the government's response team and environmental consultants yesterday inspected all of the relevant properties, including BEC's Clifton Pier Plant.
He added that once investigations are complete, "... No one is going to be off the hook when it comes to doing what is right. Whether it is BEC or private stakeholders."
While not placing the blame on BEC, Dorsett revealed that BEC's containment booms at the Clifton Pier Plant have not been as effective as they should be.
"The BEC containment booms were not preventing all of the fuel emitted into the marine environment from spreading," he said. "It also appeared that fuel was being discharged from one of the outfalls."
Based on reports, Dorsett said a significant amount of oil washed ashore on Albany's beach and Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas' marina on Saturday.
However, Dorsett said initial reports indicate that Stuart Cove's officials discovered fuel in the canal area of their operation last Wednesday.
When asked by Long Island MP Loretta Butler -Turner what mitigation efforts the government intends to implement with regard to BEC, Dorsett said the government would take action.
"It is clear that those booms that were installed... were not containing all of the oil," he reiterated.
"So one of the things that the team is doing today (Monday) is assessing the possibility of putting in secondary containment booms and they will advise us on other strategies so that we ensure that we mitigate against any spreading of the oil in the environment which exists today.
"I do not want to make the representation in this House until we conduct the science to determine exactly where the oil is emanating from."
Dorsett added: "It's a huge industrial area. A lot of people use fuel and oil in that area. And to use the term of my technical team, the oil is like a cocktail with different mixtures.
"Once it is assessed, you can determine what it is made of. Some of it, more than likely, will be BEC. But I'm not excluding the fact that others may have contributed as well."
Dorsett acknowledged the presence of oil in southwestern New Providence is a long-time issue that has spanned over the last two decades.
"This is a huge problem which impacts our marine life, tourism and our environment," he said.
The government has retained international consultants from Coastal Systems International Inc., which is a U.S. environmental firm.
Dorsett said Coastal arrived in the country yesterday to assist in investigating and confirming the source or sources of the oil spill, assess the impact, address the mitigation of the spill, advise on the preparation of an environmental management plan for the area and make remediation recommendations to the government.
Members of the National Oil Spill Advisory Committee are also looking into the oil spill.

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News Article

April 11, 2012
Kevin Colebrook, 30

Funeral Service for the late Kevin Colebrook affectionately called "Kevs" age 30 years of Podoleo Street will be held on Saturday 31st March, 2012 at 11:00am at Zion South Beach Baptist Church, Zion's Boulevard. Officiating will be Bishop B. Wenith Davis assisted by other Christian Ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories is his mother: Leotha Riley; father: Lorenzo Colebrook; sisters: Evangeline Farquharson, Anishka Colebrook, Juteria Munroe; brothers: Raymond and Charles Colebrook, Patrick Ferguson, Jason Curtis, Rondell, Leadon, Mario Almanzar, Dario Armbrister; grandfather: Richard Riley; grandmother: Hortence Riley; aunts: Fredericka Gibson, Melvern Butler, Dedrie and Anishka Whyms, Yvonne Thompson, Frances Pinder, Ellajane Grant, Jacqueline Riley, Velma Riley; uncles: William and Walter Whyms, Henry Gibson, Hure, Cyril, Steve, and Jimmy Riley; nieces: Shavonia, Daevonia, Dashonia Crowl, Satara Colebrook, Raven, Rayonna, and Lazara Colebrook; nephews: Trayvon Bastian, Aleaux Wilson, Devon Crowl Jr. and Devonte Crowl, Mario Colebrook; cousins: Xavier and Raymon Gibson, Shericka Whyms, Sandera Johnson, Devon Ferguson, Ricardo Smith, Marquin Enerson, Ravyn and Ryshae Whyms, Juanlaya and Brianya Jarrette, Tanisha Whyms, Allischa Smith; special friends: Dion Thompson, Omar Ferguson, Cravaugh McKay, Terri, Irene Moss, Patricia Bowe, Mavis, Calvese, Dereka, Peter, Ash, Damien Thompson, Marvette, Paula, June, Nita, Peggy, Ferrel, Kevin, Ms. Major, Joyann, Kemie, Mike, Termeco, Sean Perpall, Craig Cates, Nicole Matin, Laverne Curtis, Sandra; and a host of other relatives and friends including: Firstina Rolle and Family, John Nesbitt and Family, Sandra Cleare and Family, Paul Nesbitt and Family, Sylvia Gibson and Family, Florence Johnson and Family, Christina Taylor and Family, Neillie Walkes and Family, Frances Carroll and Family, Grantlee, Algaron Rolle, Devon Crowl, Justin Joseph, Wendy Williams and Family, Kenya Colebrook and Family, Bruce Rahming, Anthony Rolle, Algernon Anderson, Talinda Gibson, Everett Thurston, Wayne Missick, Wayne Humes?Kemie, Kizzie Solomon, Ricarno Nixon, Lionel Harris, Staff of the Nassau Palm Resort especially the House Keeping Department, Staff and Doctors of Male Medical I, Male Surgical II and the Intensive Care Unit, the Staff of National Workers Credit Union and others too numerous to mention.

Viewing will be held in the Irenic Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 9:30pm until service time.

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June 14, 2010
Bahamas police: Celebrated interior designer dies

J. Wallace Tutt III, a South Florida interior designer whose elegant creations were popular with movie stars, models and fashion icons, was found dead in the Bahamas, authorities said Sunday. He was 53.

The cause of Tutt's death has not been determined, police said. He is best known for transforming the Miami mansion of the late Italian designer Gianni Versace into a South Beach icon. He also designed homes for Cher and had celebrity friends including Jack Nicholson and model Elle McPherson.

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April 17, 2014
Prince Hepburn appeal delayed

The appeal launched by contractor Prince Hepburn against his conviction for the murder of his mistress won't be heard until June.
Attorney Nathan Smith yesterday asked the court for an adjournment, claiming that his boss, Murrio Ducille, had not yet received the court transcripts.
Court of Appeal President Anita Allen questioned how this could be since the court had the transcripts since February 12.
The matter has been adjourned to June 18.
Hepburn was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the hacking death of Nellie Mae Brown-Cox between April 6 and 7, 2011.
Prosecutors alleged that Hepburn flew into a jealous rage after he learned that she was seeing someone else, prosecutors said.
Hepburn, 51, had left his wife and children for Brown-Cox, who was also married. They had planned to marry after divorcing their spouses.
In passing sentence, Justice Indra Charles said that Hepburn, who had no prior brushes with the law, could have walked away in the same manner that he left his wife and children.
According to the evidence, Hepburn confronted Brown-Cox about his rival and she brushed him off.
That's when he launched into a violent rage, chopping Brown-Cox in the head, arms and torso with two cutlasses.
Police found the cutlasses with the words "You're next, George Sawyer" and "This is what cheaters get" engraved on them at the crime scene in South Beach.
Hepburn told a police officer at the scene that he'd spent over $1 million on Brown-Cox, left his wife and children for her and she cheated on him.

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May 31, 2013
OffshoreAlert VIDEO: 'Fraud and Murder in the Bahamas: The Hywel Jones Affair'

The following VIDEO was

RECORDED
LIVE on May 06, 2013 at The 11th Annual OffshoreAlert Conference held
at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

Presenters are

David Marchant, Owner & Editor, OffshoreAlert (Miami) and

Illtyd Jones, Brother of British businessman Hywel Jones, who was murdered in the Bahamas.

In 2009, offshore businessman Hywel Jones was shot and killed outside his
office in the Bahamas. At the time, he was involved in a dispute with
his

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January 14, 2012
Excitement among FNM candidates as party's election season heats up

Several Free National Movement (FNM) candidates expressed excitement over their nominations after being ratified Thursday night, saying the party is fired up for another general election win.
The slate includes a group of newcomers, among them Howard Johnson, who is running in Central and South Eleuthera.
"As the prime minister indicated, the new generation of leaders are emerging," Johnson said.
"The old guard is stepping off the scene so to speak [and] it is time for us new leaders, us young vigorous, passionate and aggressive leaders, to rise up and lead our great party forward.
"I feel very excited and confident about being nominated to serve my party and country and I look forward to being here for many years to come."
Dr. Hubert Minnis, who was renominated in Killarney, said he was elated.
"I feel very good about being renominated.  It shows the party has some confidence in me," he said.
"I've started a lot of work in Killarney to show the Bahamian public we must have a complete system of accountability and as politicians we have a five-year contract with the constituents.
"We are the employees, they are the employers and therefore we must be evaluated, monitored, graded etc. and that's the only way the country can move forward. I'm all about that."
North Eleuthera candidate Theo Neilly, another new face to the party, also expressed excitement, noting it was great to be a part of the FNM team.
"As the prime minister said, it's a party of change [and] as he noted, 25 percent of the members of Parliament have decided not to seek relection and allow some new faces," Neilly said.
"The other key note is we have 25 percent that's female; it's exciting."
Brensil Rolle, the candidate for Garden Hills, indicated that he was grateful to have another opportunity to run in Garden Hills.
"I am humbled by the opportunity and the people of Gardens Hills -- they know of my record. I just got to go out there and win," he said.
Cassius Stuart, candidate for Bamboo Town, said the party is fired up and ready to win.
"I think the enthusiasm [and] the energy now [is] that FNMs all across the country are ready to go. The bell is about to be rung," said Stuart, former leader of the Bahamas Democratic Movement.
Phenton Neymour, who will run in the Exumas & Ragged Island, said he's happy he's going home.
Neymour is currently the MP for South Beach.
 

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Event
7th Annual Choir Workshop

Sunday 24th February 2013  6:30 PM

The Bahamas Chapter Gospel Music Workshop of America INC. 7th Annual Choir Workshop There: Let’s Go Back to Church Rev. Patrick V. Smith – Chapter Representative Ricardo Major – Assistant Chapter Rep. Workshop Concert & Awards Ceremony Sunday, February 24th, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Faith Way Drive Dr. William Thompson, Pastor Honourees Rev’d Dr. J.J. Stubbs Christian Heritage Award: Reverend Oswald Poitier Biship Michael Michael Patton Music Excellence Award: Ambassador Devon Rolle Kingdom Diciple Centre Sharon Gardiner - Taylor Bahamas Faith Ministry Int’l Adrian W. Smith Bethel Baptist Church Desmond Patrick Davis Zion South Beach Baptist Church


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February 10, 2012
Gordon Tony Rudolph Miller, 63

Funeral service for Gordon "Tony" Rudolph Miller, 63 yrs., a resident of West Ridge & formerly of Millars, Long Island, who died on 30th January, 2012, will be held at Golden Gates Native Baptist Church, Lobster Avenue, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Alonzo A. Hinsey Sr., assisted by other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment follows in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen & Spikenard Roads.
Left with thankful hearts for sharing in his life are:
Wife: Thelma Miller
Sons: Nicholas and Nigel Miller
Daughter: Nicole Miller
Daughter-in Law: Shenique Miller
Grandson: Ricardo Miller
Brothers: Leon and Cornelius "Neelie" Miller
Sister: Helen Miller
Aunt: Vera and Delphine Miller of West Palm Beach, Florida, Carriemae Adderley of Burnt Ground, Long Island, Olive McKenzie, Corraine and Eleanor Adderley
Nieces and Nephews: Cedric Jr., Lamont and Lavaugh Neymour, Deisha and Brandon Russell, Nakita, Khan, and Kahil Roberts, Rosita, Ingrid, Leotha, Jamal Miller, Omar and Britney McKinney, Gregory, Derek, Trevor, Ricardo, Jefferey, Latoya, Leslie Jr., Kizzy, and Lorenzo Miller, Chiara and Quinten Anderson, Kennardo Newry, Valencia and William Bodie, Dezerine and Kirk Smith
Brother-in Laws: Cedric Neymour Sr., Prince Rolle, Christopher Cate and Gary Russell
Sister-in-Laws: Veronica Neymour, Glenda Rolle, Icelyn Cate, Carolyn Miller, and Judy Russell
Numerous cousins including: Berkley Johnson, Micheal and Deanne Huyler, Marcell Brown, Wendell and Dwight Gilbert, Wesley and David Miller, Una Burrows, Vivian and Roosevelt McKenzie, Livinston, Craven, Ezekiel, Alfred, Shirley and Inell Adderley, Shiela Duncombe, Tanya and Marcus Bunch, Johnell, Pandora Adderley Wellington and Sybil Knowles, Neville, Charles Alonzo, Reginald, George, Kendal, Alphonso, Don, Delvyn, Natasha, Conchita, Charles Aziel, Lionel, Joseph and Debbie Adderley, Marie, Deborah Price, Wellington and Eloise Sherman, Maris Carey and family, Nathaniel Edgecombe & family.
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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