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News Article
National choir workshop on the cards

The Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) is backing a move by the gospel community to host a national choir workshop - an effort they hope will put a dent in the country's burgeoning crime problem.
Last week National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest revealed that overall crime has increased by 10 percent in the first ten months of the year.
"We are tired of the negative happenings in our country and we believe it is past due for initiatives like this one to take place," BCC president Dr. Ranford Patterson said yesterday at a press conference at Cousin McPhee Church.
He said the initiative will be the "first ever" national choir workshop of The Bahamas.  According to program co-ordinator Pastor Clint Watson, the three-day worksop will take place from October 26 to 30 at the Trinity City of Praise.
"The workshop will offer sessions in enhancing choir rehearsal techniques, technical engineer training, a directors guild along with spiritual renewal sessions," he said.  There will be a $10 registration fee.
Additionally, there will be a one-day session for all senior high school choirs in the capital.  The workshop will culminate with a concert on Sunday at Golden Gates International Ministries.
"This bold move will not only send a strong message to our country and region that gospel music is alive and well, powerful, effective and necessary, but it will also serve to foster and build a new bond in the music arena that previously existed through an avenue of gospel music that once thrived in our nation," said a statement from the program organizers.
Dr. Patterson said the churches have partnered with the Ministry of Education for the initiative.
He added that at the end of the program the students will produce a national song against crime to be performed at the concert and recorded on CD.
It is expected that 300 to 500 people will participate in the event. The initiative involves 90 choir directors throughout the island and 10 denominations.
"No doubt this explosion of worship from such a multitude will shatter through the dark cloud that has been woven over our country through the intolerable crime rate," the release added.
Violent crime has increased by more than 15 percent in all but two categories in the first 10 months of 2011, with murder and rape representing the most dramatic increases, according to police statistics.
As it relates to crimes against the person, statistics show that during the period January 1 to October 11, 2011, cases of murder, attempted murder, rape, attempted rape, armed robbery, robbery, and attempted robbery all increased.
Murder was up 44 percent in the first 10 months of the year, according to the statistics.  The cases of attempted murder grew by 29 percent, with nine recorded this year compared to the seven recorded in the first 10 months of 2010.
Reported rapes grew by 38 percent.  Armed robberies increased by 10 percent.
Unlawful sexual intercourse cases decreased by 30 percent.

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Bahamian Artist Secures Music Video Placement on Gospel Music Channel

Bahamian native Stefan "The Scientist" Moss hit single "RISE242" and its
accompanying music video has been picked up by the Gospel Music Channel
(GMC). The video is in rotation and airs on "Soulful Voices" a show that features the latest in quality urban music videos with an inspirational message.

Showcasing the beauty of The Bahama Islands, the music video features Moss cruising the streets of Nassau and highlighting local activities that are a part of Bahamian culture. "I wanted to do something that captured the essence of my country and our national struggle to rise above every obstacle and claim our home as a place of distinction", noted Moss during a recent interview...

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Event
Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend

Friday 20th April 2012  4:00 PM

One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners present Live from Eleuthera 5 Great Events, 1 Amazing Weekend Be a part of something great this Earth Day weekend! On April 20-22, 2012, the One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners (the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas National Trust, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, BREEF, Island School and The Nature Conservancy) presents “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend 2012 Live from Eleuthera!” There are 5 great events planned for 1 amazing weekend in Eleuthera that will be infused with music and will celebrate the heritage and culture of that Island as well as Earth Day. The list of events will delight tourists and residents of Eleuthera and other family Island residents with ties to Eleuthera are encouraged to participate. The events are focused around family and fun and the goal is for everyone to “connect their inner soul to Eleuthera.” There is something for everyone during this weekend! On Friday afternoon, a 3 hour “Welcome Party” kicks off at 4 pm at The Beach House in Governor’s Harbour with focus on the beach environment and well-known artist Barbara de Vries who transforms beach trash and plastic into jewelry and clothing accessories will be featured. The following day on Saturday, one can tour the Island with a North Loop Tour or a South Loop Tour. Later, at Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour, there is the “One Eleuthera Cultural Exposé,” a heritage festival like no other that starts at noon and ends at midnight and will be filled with lots of exciting activities and entertainment. The One Eleuthera Foundation will also be launched. On Sunday, Earth Day, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve will be the main focus for the first part of the day where you can immerse yourself in nature. Gospel singer, Brendalee Petty will entertain while well-known Bahamian Artist, Antonius Roberts will sculpt with the Casaurina wood. Guided tours and brunch is available. On the final event, you can join in a worldwide initiative called “Picnic for The Planet” that will take place on Receiver’s Beach in Governor’s Harbour to celebrate Earth Day. More information on the weekend’s events is available at www.oneeleuthera.org “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend” - Event #1 begins on Friday, April 20th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with the “Welcome Party at The Beach House.” Join The Nature Conservancy and One Eleuthera for the official Welcome Party of Jammin’ for Nature. The Beach House, nestled on one of Eleuthera’s most spectacular beaches, will serve tapas, wine and cocktails. Artist/designer Barbara de Vries will show her latest collection of Plastic is Forever at the gallery with new jewelry designs, tees and accessories and there will be an exclusive screening of One Beach, a stunning documentary about global beach plastic pollution that features four artists, including Barbara de Vries and her work in Eleuthera. Cover charge for this breathtaking barefoot event is $25 The Beach House restaurant will take reservations for dinner after the reception. Later that evening, visitors and residents are encouraged to visit the “Fish Fry”… a local street party featuring Bahamian cuisine on Anchor Bay Beach in Governor’s Harbour and dance to the sounds of DJ music. Or, one can visit the various restaurants in Eleuthera or catch up with family and friends. More information is available at www.oneeleuthera.org


News Article
Tatiana steps onto music scene with I'm Alive CD launch

Nassau, Bahamas - She
may be the wife of The Bahamas' hottest up and coming gospel rapper,
but Tatiana Gibson nee Tinker is ready to step out on her own terms by
showcasing her musical talents with the

launch of her debut album

I'm Alive

on September 16th.

Despite
the fact that her album is not even out yet, Tatiana has already
garnered a following of loyal fans who she allowed into her life as she
worked on her project. By using social networking sites such as Facebook
and YouTube, followers got the opportunity to see the ever-cheerful
Tatiana go from the songwriting process, to laying down tracks in the
studio, to coming to a compromise with producers...

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Event
Not Settlin' Album Release Concert
Not Settlin' Album Release Concert

Friday 27th February 2009  7:00 PM

A night celebrating the richness that has influenced the musical direction of Ricardo Clarke. He will be backed by the Higher Level Band and will share the night with the genre and friends in it that has shaped his sound the most..Gospel.The concert is free. The night will also be use to bring attention and aid to a social initiative called FaithVillage. Event: Not Settlin' Album Release Concert What: Music Concert Host: Uprising-Movement Start Time: February 27th at 7:00pm End Time: February 27th at 10:00pm Where: Calvary Deliverance Church, East Street South


Event
Fam Fest A Celebration of Love!
Fam Fest "A Celebration of Love!"

Saturday 27th October 2012  4:30 PM

FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for October 26 and 27th 2012 at the Arawak Cay Festival Site under the theme “A Celebration of LOVE”. Since the launch of FAMFEST in 1996 our annual event has established itself internationally attracting thousands to its musical gospel celebrations and entertaining millions of televised audiences locally and internationally through BET and TEMPO television networks. A Free concert! Friday & Saturday October 26th-27th @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Saturday Performances by: James Fortune Nigel Lewis Jermaine Edwards Monty G Also Performing: Reuben Heights Simeon Outten The Rahming Brothers Prophet Lawrence Rolle Shaback Vision of Hope Dance Group Hallie Najie Dun Lyrically Blessed Dj Godson Gospel Boys Sponsors: Ministry of Culture BTC El Shaddai party rentals & supplies MaeCal electronics Dream Gyrlz Beauty Mart Bahamaslocal.com “Music and Love...Brings people together” There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together. Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists. In terms of sustaining and elevating this form of unity through gospel entertainment and evangelistic ministry, through business and the employment of a massive talent pool of musicians, engineers and vendors and in terms of attracting a fairly large amount of visitors to the region; the role of Famfest as the premier platform for the Bahamian gospel industry comes over loud and clear. Venue: Arawak Cay Festival Site


Event
Fam Fest A Celebration of Love!
Fam Fest "A Celebration of Love!"

Friday 26th October 2012  7:30 PM

FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! Event has been Postponed due Hurricane sandy Click HERE for rescheduled info FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for October 26 and 27th 2012 at the Arawak Cay Festival Site under the theme “A Celebration of LOVE”. Since the launch of FAMFEST in 1996 our annual event has established itself internationally attracting thousands to its musical gospel celebrations and entertaining millions of televised audiences locally and internationally through BET and TEMPO television networks. A Free concert! Friday & Saturday October 26th-27th @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Saturday Performances by: James Fortune Nigel Lewis Jermaine Edwards Monty G Also Performing: Reuben Heights Simeon Outten The Rahming Brothers Prophet Lawrence Rolle Shaback Vision of Hope Dance Group Hallie Najie Dun Lyrically Blessed Dj Godson Gospel Boys Sponsors: Ministry of Culture BTC El Shaddai party rentals & supplies MaeCal electronics Dream Gyrlz Beauty Mart Bahamaslocal.com “Music and Love...Brings people together” There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together. Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists. In terms of sustaining and elevating this form of unity through gospel entertainment and evangelistic ministry, through business and the employment of a massive talent pool of musicians, engineers and vendors and in terms of attracting a fairly large amount of visitors to the region; the role of Famfest as the premier platform for the Bahamian gospel industry comes over loud and clear. Venue: Arawak Cay Festival Site


News Article
Gambling, the referendum and the church

Dear Editor,

The proposed December 3, 2012 referendum, or as we have recently come to learn from Prime Minister Perry Christie, opinion poll on web shop gambling, has motivated intense discussions. Proponents for legalizing web shop gambling have claimed it will result in substantial economic and social benefits, such as job creation and educational and sporting scholarships. Those opposing it have somewhat summed it up as a threat to the spiritual welfare and prosperity of the Bahamian people.

Let me say from the outset that I oppose gambling in any form, and as a result I will be voting no to legalized gambling of any type.
What disturbs me, however, about this referendum is the manner in which the government is attempting to force legalized web shop gambling upon all Bahamians. I somewhat understand Christie's current dilemma. During his last term in office he was severely criticized for his "snail approach" to making decisions, sometimes even failing to make a decision. To Christie's defense, he argued that his approach was deliberate and that he wanted to ensure the right decision was made. This time around, Christie appears to have made a 180-degree turn.
The prime minister, however, seems to be making decisions in absence of thorough deliberation. After arguing that he and his party rejected the Ingraham administration's 2002 referendum, because, among other factors, it was too hurried and the Bahamian people were not sufficiently educated on the referendum topics, Christie 10 years later is doing the same thing. He is asking the Bahamian people to vote on legalizing web shop gambling without even sufficiently explaining to the Bahamian people what exactly is web shop gambling and how these web shop are operated.
As a matter of fact, Christie himself appears not to be sufficiently informed about the operations of these illegal companies.
In an interview with The Nassau Guardian, it was claimed that Christie was not aware that local web shops used lucky numbers from American lotteries to determine local winners. If the prime minister of The Bahamas, with access to an unlimited supply of information, is not sufficiently informed about the operations of local web shops, then what do we expect from the average Bahamian? I believe the government has an obligation to work to refine the moral sensitivities of its citizens, and not pander to their weakness.
After proclaiming that his government does not have a "horse in the race" Christie outlined the various benefits of legalizing web shop gambling. They include tax revenue of $15 million to $20 million, scholarships, athletic and sporting development, music, art and Junkanoo programs, infrastructure and social and outreach programs. The prime minister even promised Bahamians that there will only be a small number of legalized web shops. I guess we should all be relieved that there will not be a proliferation of web shops across these islands.
As I indicated earlier, I will vote no to any form of gambling. I am offended though that the government seeks to insult the intelligence of the Bahamian people in the way in which it is presenting this referendum. My gut feeling? This referendum is not for the benefit of the Bahamian people as a whole, but rather a small number of web shop operators. If successive governments have failed to collect legitimate revenues, like customs duties and real property taxes, then do you suppose this government will be successful in collecting web shop taxes? How would the government verify the intake from the web shop operators? What is the proposed tax rate used by the government to derive the estimated $15 million to $20 million its speaks about collecting?
I ask this government to show the Bahamian populace some respect and take some time and discuss the issue of gambling in its entirety, casino and lottery et al. Then, map out a comprehensive plan and present it to the Bahamian people. That way, when we vote in the referendum Bahamians will address the issue of gambling in its entirety and not kick the "gambling can" down the road for future generations to deal with. The Bahamian people elected you, Perry Christie, to make decisions that are sincerely in our best interest and not to take the easy way out. That is definitely not the trait of a good leader and this does not bode well for your legacy.
On a final note, I watched on May 7, 2012 several ministers of the gospel come on the stage at the PLP's victory rally to declare to the Bahamian people how they prayed for the party's success. I have no problem with this as I believe that each citizen should exercise his or her God-given right to vote for the party of his or her choice. But you know, I find it very interesting that during this most important debate on gambling there is a deafening silence from these ministers.
Were their voices on policies and decisions initiated by this government bought on May 7, 2012?
While ministers cannot prevent persons set on gambling from doing so, they do, however, have a duty to their parishioners to present the Bible's perspective on gambling. So I encourage them not to remain silent but speak truth to the saints. A quote from Edmund Burke (1729-1797), a political theorist and philosopher, "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
I encourage every Bahamian to go out on December 3, 2012 and vote no, whether you agree with gambling or not. Force this government to go back to the drawing board and craft a comprehensive gambling plan on which the people of The Bahamas can vote on once and for all, and not kick this can down the road for future generations.

- Q. Musgrove

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Sunday 6th December 2009  7:00 PM

Two Nations Under One God: A Spirit of Unity Gospel Explosion Concert cultivating the spirit of unity by embracing a night of giving. Proceeds gained at the event will go towards the Breathe Easy Bahamas Campaign and the Haitian Community Emergency Fund. Musical Performances include live performances by the best of Bahamian gospel artists and the best of Haitian gospel artists. Such as Shaback; Landlord; Christian Massive; Millennium; Benedict Lamartine; Orchestre Benediction; Vitory Choir; VCCN Dancers; Queen of Peace Choir; Bensax; The Poet Merlande and many more. Cost: Tickets are $20.00 in advance. Tickets available at Anna's Fashion and Twenty Dollar Shops located on East Street. What: Music Concert Start Time: December 6th at 7:00pm Where: The National Performing Arts Centre, Shirley Street For more information, contact 242.323.5300 or 242.676.6597


News Article
MuMo Will Get You Moving!

Nassau, Bahamas -

Get
ready for MuMo! The inaugural Music Momentum Summit happening this
Friday and Saturday promises to be an exciting showcase of speakers,
panels, workshops, special guests and a

concert at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas featuring MuMo brainchild, TaDa along with AdELA,
RAPP Quelle, Melanique, and dance team Juice Unit.

The inspirational music community have Fam Fest and
The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards.  Now the new mainstream
music community (including artists like Alex Christie, Sammi Starr,
Bodine "Be" Johnson, Sosaman, Jah Hem and others), have a forum in the

first annual Music Momentum Summit (MuMo) on October 1st and 2nd at the British Colonial Hilton...

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