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April 24, 2013
A Girl Called Nettie Book Launch Friday, April 26

Nassau, Bahamas - "A Girl Called Nettie" Book Launch

Friday, April 26, 2013 At 6pm

You are cordially invited to join Netica Symonette at the official
launch of her book "A Girl Called Nettie - A Memoir of Fate, Friendship
and Love" on Friday, 26th April 2013, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. at
Casuarinas of Cable Beach, West Bay Street.

The
book is an intimate account of Ms. Symonette's personal life over the
past seven decades, breaking barriers and blazing trails.

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May 29, 2012
A Good Read: The Allure of Anguilla and the newest literary festival / book fair in the Caribbean

ANGUILLA--It was nirvana for literary lovers over the US Memorial Day
weekend when the Anguilla Literary Festival was the hottest ticket on
the island.

The four-day fête, hosted by Paradise Cove Resort, celebrated the best
and the brightest wordsmiths from Anguilla, USA, Canada and Caribbean
with readings, workshops, panel discussions, scrumptious breakfast and
lunch buffets prepared by the hotel's creative chefs and a welcome
reception at the swishy Viceroy resort.

Officially dubbed the "Anguilla Lit Fest: A Literary Jollification," the
auspicious festival featured best-selling author and keynote speaker
Terry McMillan...

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A Leader Of Today
January 30, 2013
A Leader Of Today

When Marvin Coleby thinks back on his high school years he does so with the realization that he could have performed better academically. He says he was not one of the "academic stars" of his graduation class.

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December 27, 2011
A Legacy Of Great Artists

As a film medium, documentaries can inspire as well as surprise and incite - but above all they inform their audiences about marginalized stories. It's a powerful form of film that in the right hands becomes a work of art able to transform the very spirit of its viewers.

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Event
A Live Art Auction Event
A Live Art Auction Event

Friday 13th July 2012  6:30 PM

Small Art Auction House presents: A Live Art Auction Event Friday, 13 July 2012 At 6:30pm The Bahamas Historical Society Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue Nassau's art event of the year, The Small Art Auction House is a one-night only live auction with over 70 participating artists. The Small Art Auction House is designed to be a fun take on the traditional auction house and will be comprised of a live-auction of “postcard” sized artworks donated by over 50 Bahamian and international artists. The “postcards” (approx. 5” x 7”) are in a collection of media including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, textiles and sculpture. There is no theme. The only guideline provided to the artists was that the the postcard should reference their larger body of work. All postcards will start bidding at US$50.00. In addition to the live-auction, The Small Art Auction House will have a small silent auction of works by local artists as well as live music from The Bahamas Music Conservatory Ensemble and a raffle. To top it all off, they are partnering with Poinciana Paper Press to publish a limited-edition handmade book inspired by and made exclusively for this event. The collection of six-word stories (short and sweet) titled “Death, Debt & Divorce” by Bahamian and Caribbean writers will be on sale throughout the evening. All funds raised from the event go towards the tuition of Bahamian cultural worker Jon Murray for him to study Art History at Hunter College (CUNY) this Fall. Tickets will include admission, the ability to bid and complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres and go on sale 4 weeks prior to the event. Click HERE for more information on the event, the artists, artwork, ticket sales and bidding information or email smallartauctionhouse@gmail.com Click HERE to view invitation online.


Event
A Managers Leader Summit

Friday 25th April 2014  8:00 AM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! "Nine Minutes on Monday" When: Friday, April 25, 2014 Where: Super Club Breezes Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm Registration: $299-Per person includes: -Free copy of the book-"Nine Minutes on Monday" -Free Webinar w/James Robbins -Certificate of Attendance -Continental Breakfast & Lunch -Afternoon tea break and free parking

A Managers Leader Summit


News Article

July 27, 2011
A Moment To Treasure

It's the little things in life that people often find happiness in -- a walk on the beach, curled up on the couch sipping a hot cup of tea on a cool, rainy evening, a night out with friends or receiving a phone call from a loved one. For one 12-year-old pre-teen, the little thing that she finds pleasurable is being able to read to a blind lady in her community. What makes this even more special is that the youngster is herself blind.

Anna Albury, the 2011 Primary School Student of the Year title holder, loves to take time out of her afternoons to read to Naomi Roberts, an 86-year-old blind resident in her community of Man-O-War Cay, Abaco. Being able to do this for Roberts, brings a measure of happiness to the youngster who will head into seventh grade after her summer break.

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November 14, 2014
A Nation is in Crisis

Dear Editor,
I feel that the people who are praying are not the ones who should be praying. Rather, those who God will hear when they pray should pray for the nation. Those who are heard when they pray should pray for those who were not qualified to pray - God will hear them and heal the nation.
Remember, it is still true that: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, then I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14).
It seems that whenever we have a crisis, we call for the executives to pray, but let me not hesitate to say that God is not impressed by big names or bureaucracy or the title "executive", or even religious titles; such titles are very common today, giving the appearance of power to many who hold a religious rank in the various places of worship.
I feel that God will prefer to hear from a little barefoot boy or girl, or anyone who humbles himself before God and pray. God will hear this little boy or girl's prayer and heal the nation, but don't go before God with some big name such as the reverend doctor or council member this or that and expect God to listen just because of the name you have attached to you.
You must humble yourselves, turn to God, away from your wicked ways, and then He will hear you in Heaven and heal the land.
I'm wondering, if God were to send someone to find 10 righteous persons in the Bahamas, could they be found?
Some love to pray standing in the synagogues and speaking things to tickle the ears of those who are listening and they actually believe that they will be heard for their great speaking (Matthew 6:5). We actually need to get out from the walls of a building called the church and take the Church of Jesus Christ with us in the streets.
We preach in our alligator skin shoes and expensive suits when we stay in the walls preaching in our $700 expensive suits and ties and the people who should be hearing us, especially the young people like the young man in Grants Town, Pinewood, Kemp Road, are not hearing us. They are still so unreachable.
What are we doing to reach them? Their hearts and their spirits are broken. God says in his word that he draws near to those who are broken in spirit. Are we cultivating the holy spirit like Jesus Christ did, or are we so caught up in our own agenda and only appearing to have concern, while saving of lives is not a part of it?
What about the young people, especially our young men, who are being shot down every day? Let us get to them by getting from behind the walls. Let's go in the streets and reach them. Touch a young man on the shoulder on Peter Street, Kemp Road, Pinewood, Elizabeth Estates or Bain Town and when he turns around, he is looking into a preacher's face.
Show them that you care. Find out what we can do and how we can help them. Pray with them, ask them what they want first from God and what they want from the nation. If we do this, then the murders will stop. Remember preachers, Rev. Dr. this and Rev. Dr. that and council this and council that does not impress God.
Something has to be done about crime in this country. I'm not for capital punishment in its present state or how it is represented in the law of this country.
There are actually heinous crimes that merit the death penalty. I those cases, I have no objection. However, where a life can be saved and an individual allowed to be corrected and returned to society, that is a great success story.
Additionally, I don't think anyone (by himself) has the right to kill anyone as punishment for a crime that has been committed. But we as citizens and the ones among us hired to enact the judicial laws, do have to obey the laws of the lands and capital punishment is on the law books of this country.
One of the answers to crime is putting young people back to work. What about the young person (man or woman) who was arrested by the police and taken to court for allegedly committing petty crimes, but never convicted due to lack of evidence or some technicality? Often, the charge still sits on his record.
Chances are, no one went to court to testify against him/her and nothing ever came of the case. In some cases, these young people appear so many times before the court and finally the case is thrown out yet the matter still appears on his record.
He applies for a job and the character reference states that he was charged but he has never been convicted but the background check says that he was arrested by the police but it did not come to the trial. This is held against him and he cannot get the job.
This is not helping anyone, much less the individual who needs to work. He becomes a burden to his family, the community etc. because no one will hire him and he cannot get paid and thus cannot ever turn his situation around. No one wins like this.
What about cleaning out those old incomplete cases and cleaning up those character references so that young people can gain independence and a sense of dignity and find a means to take care of themselves? As it stands now, these petty crimes and background incidents have young people locked outside of the gate of employment.
I would suggest that the minister of national security, by regulation or by legislation, take a closer look at this and tweak and sweep those petty matters not only from these young people's records but also from their background checks so when they apply for a job, their record will be clean and allow them to enter the work force or allow them back into the workforce.
After all, the law itself says that one is innocent until proven guilty. This in itself is another way to win or fight the war on crime.
Also, bring the gang leaders together and find common ground through dialogue to end this war and bring peace to our nation. If we want to have a brighter future, we need to leave the past behind and go forward. Education and forgiveness are the keys. Let us forgive the young people like someone forgave us. (Matthew 6:14-15)
- David A. Fox

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News Article

November 18, 2011
A Night of Love

He's the crooner who has dropped hits like "The No Disturb Sign", "She Loves Me Now", "Rockaway" and "Sweet Lies" and he's back in town this weekend headlining the 25th annual Above the Rim Productions concert dubbed "A Night of Love".
Beres Hammond brings his famous soulful voice and lover's rock reggae style to the stage at the Wyndham Crystal Palace Hotel, and while he won't leave you speechless, because the crowd will definitely be singing along, they will be in awe. Coupled with R&B dynamo Joe and modern reggae legends like Grammy-award winning artist Beenie Man and Peetah and Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, the "Night of Love" lineup is almost too hot to handle.
The concert rocks out for one night on Saturday, November 19, but tonight, a pre-party celebration jump starts the event at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace at 8 p.m. with a mix of music from past "Night of Love" performers over the years, at an event that has been themed "A Night of Love: The Reunion Pre-party".
Old favorites like T.O.K., Red Rat, Mr. Lexxus, Notch and Tanto Metro & Devonte will "fan the flames" in preparation for Saturday's main event.
Added to the line-up this year are inspirational artists Landlord and Najie Dunn who both will bring the special element that defines this highly anticipated concert.
This concert is going to be one for the record books according to Charlotte "CeCe" Mitchell, public relations manager for Above the Rim Productions. She hopes that while people have a good time listening to the artists they also take heed of the message of love they will be sharing.
"I really hope people come out to have fun but I also hope they listen to the artists and understand the love and message of peace they are sharing," said Mitchell. "We also made an effort to put on events that would mean something, especially as it relates to what is happening in society [and] this is a perfect time to share the love."
A few changes to the concert hall layout have eliminated the general admission section, which means everyone will have a great view of the stage.

Organizers have also added more elements to the evening. Everyone has access to the lounge where there are sofas available and multiple bars. VIP and platinum ticket holders have more access to most things, and the double platinum ticket holders have even more privileges, including their own bar and raised seating near the stage. Plasma televisions showing the concert will be set up in the lounge, bar areas and even the bathrooms because they don't want patrons to miss a moment of the performances.
Tickets for the pre-party at are $25. Tickets for the concert are $50 VIP, $100 platinum and $200 double platinum, and can be purchased at Airbrush Junkies, Obsession Designs, the Reef Restaurant and Alpha Sounds.

A Night of Life: The Reunion Pre-party
When: Friday, November 18
Where: Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $25
A Night of Love
When: Saturday, November 19
Where: Wyndham Crystal Palace and Casino
Time: 9 p.m.
Tickets: VIP $50, platinum $100, double
platinum $200

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News Article

July 29, 2011
A Night to Remember

Though it's been many weeks since Jackson Burnside's untimely departure, artists and architects affected by Jackson's creativity, determination and dynamic personality continue to carry on his mark in the world.

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