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January 26, 2012
FEDEX UNVEILS NEW PRODUCT FOR BAHAMAS

FEDEX Express yesterday announced the expansion of its international freight shipping portfolio from 12 additional markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Bahamas.

Effective from January 2012 FedEx International Priority Freight and FedEx International Economy Freight will be offered from the, Bahamas. It is designed to provide customers with more choices for larger shipments, a...

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January 30, 2012
Enter the 'nanopress'

The concept of publishing has reached a very gray area in the digital age. At a time where a book can be both physical and electronic, literary journals and newspapers are transforming into online-only entities and individuals can share their thoughts on public blogs and social networks, formal publishing as we know it - by large, authoritative entities driven mostly by profit - faces complete rev...

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 Sandals Rejects As Untrue And Duplicitous, Actions by The BHMAWU
February 07, 2012
Sandals Rejects As Untrue And Duplicitous, Actions by The BHM&AWU

The Management of Sandals Royal Bahamian unreservedly rejects any claims that the hotel is engaged in union busting or any acts of intimidation against our employees.

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As we knew him: A tribute to Jackson Burnside
February 07, 2012
As we knew him: A tribute to Jackson Burnside

IMPRESSED and moved by One Family's 2011 Boxing Day tribute to the late Jackson Burnside, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) decided to stage its very first Junkanoo related exhibit.

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February 11, 2012
Resident artists expand their 'Habitat'

How do we construct our realities? It's something you may think about when you walk through the ceramic exhibition by 2011 Junior Residents at Popopstudios International Center for Visual Arts.

In "Habitat", opening this Thursday February 16 from 6-9 p.m., College of The Bahamas students Alistair Stevenson and Keva Fawkes use their ceramic forms to explore the ways human nature collides with su...

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February 11, 2012
Growing the cultural platform

Joining other Bahamian artists who hold personal exhibitions out of their homes - Stan Burnside and Antonius Roberts, for example - Toby Lunn's new gallery space, The Red Gallery, is set to add to the visual art landscape.

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February 20, 2012
Born in The Bahamas

An overview of the data collected by the Department of Statistics on births in The Bahamas over the last 40 years shows that women, domestic and foreign-born, are having fewer children.
The data in the births report, collated from 1970 through 2010, shows that with a population of about 170,000 in 1970, there were 4,894 live births recorded.  Juxtapose those numbers against the 5,362 live bir...

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February 24, 2012
Cat Island hoteliers scratching their heads over new logo

Hoteliers on Cat Island are scratching their heads after taking a first peak at the new logo intended to represent them to the tourism world.
The logo, part of the national campaign to put the Family Islands on the map, has been met with confusion by the local community.
Tony Armbrister, the owner of Fernandez Bay Village, said none of the residents of Cat Island were consulted about its creation....

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February 28, 2012
One moment in time

One of the signature songs of Whitney Houston was the Emmy Award winning "One Moment in Time", which she recorded for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Paralympics held in Seoul, South Korea.
The song captures the importance of seizing life's key moments in the pursuit of one's dreams.  The late Jackson Burnside made the same point in the documentary, "Brent Malone, Father of Baham...

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March 03, 2012
Caring people at Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre

Dear Editor,
 
When we think about this place, we think about people strapped down and patients who would possibly do many terrible things to you.  But as a frequent visitor, my experience was a lot more pleasant and inspiring.  This is my account of the venture.
I had a love one there.  So I went to the center quite often.  At the gate there was a light-skinned lady - one...

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March 07, 2012
Historic farming ruins jeopardized by new highway

Before the company started by Joseph Samuel (J.S.) Johnson became one of the largest insurance outfits in The Bahamas, its main business was growing sisal and canning pineapple.
All that's left of that operation is a crumbling stone structure that was once the kitchen, a chimney and part of the main house.
However, the physical remnants of that legacy could be erased in the near future if plans to...

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March 08, 2012
Without Jesus in our life, we are nothing

What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? - Mark 8:31-38.
The hit song, "Can't Buy Me Love" was released by the Beatles in 1964. The song was written by Paul McCartney. When asked what the song means, McCartney expressed that one can place any interpretation to it. He further stated, "The idea behind it was that all th...

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March 15, 2012
Flying Fish creates 40 jobs in GB

A cutting-edge restaurant will create 40 new jobs in Grand Bahama at a time when the economy needs it most.

Flying Fish, nestled between the Grand Lucayan and Pelican Bay, has invested $300,000 in a high-end culinary experience unlike anything else in the country, according to head chef and owner Tim Tibbitts.

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March 20, 2012
Keeping rallies separate

The newspapers on Monday were dominated by the allegation of assault against the daughter of Free National Movement (FNM) East Grand Bahama candidate Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest has confirmed he made a formal complaint to police. She was caught in the fray when FNM and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters came together in separate motorcades in Grand Bahama on Saturday.
According to Turnques...

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March 22, 2012
Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield remembered

FREEPORT, Bahamas - On the occasion of the Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield's birthday the Grand Bahama FNM Party, Leaders, Stalwarts and Candidates took time to remember their Founding Father along with his wife Lady Naomi Wallace-Whitfield.  During a press conference held at the Sir Cecil Wallace-Whitfield FNM Headquarters yesterday the group spoke of their memories of Sir Cecil.

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March 23, 2012
Young writer to be published in prestigious Harvard magazine

Emile Hunt is the latest emerging Bahamian writer to take his work to the top and represent The Bahamas on a global scale - this July, a short story he penned will appear in the prestigious Transition Magazine, published by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University.
Guided by a suggestion and then encouragement by his fellow writer and friend Keis...

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March 30, 2012
McCartney: Don't fall for Christie's plea for second chance

Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Branville McCartney and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham have one thing in common on the campaign trail: They both are urging voters not to fall for Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Perry Christie's plea for another chance."He will talk and talk and talk," McCartney told supporters at a street meeting on Carmichael Road on Thursday night.

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April 05, 2012
Ian Fair named Chairman of GBPA Sarah St George appointed vice chair

In September 2011, Mr. Ian Fair was appointed as a Director of the Board of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited. Today, the Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Fair has now assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. In this role, Mr. Fair will guide the strategic direction for the organization, and focus on maximizing growth opportunities for Freeport and Grand Bahama Island. The Board i...

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April 10, 2012
Customs, immigration protests to continue today, says union

Leaders of the union that represents customs and immigration officers said yesterday demonstrations will continue throughout New Providence today, and will only end once the outstanding issues surrounding the negotiation of a new industrial agreement are resolved.
On Thursday, customs and immigration officers staged protests at eight different locations throughout New Providence, including Lynden ...

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April 13, 2012
A world without art

The Color of Harmony, a display of visual and musical talent from students in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the College of The Bahamas, has always been a grand fete. Patrons attend a program of vocal and instrumental talent under the patronage of the Governor General His Excellency Sir Arthur and Lady Foulkes, and then view beautiful paintings, mixed media and ceramic work by art...

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