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Sawyer's Fresh Market : your grocery bill just got lower!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at

Sawyer's Fresh Market on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower!

Locally Owned -

Locally Operated - Earth Friendly -

Always Fresh - Smart Choice - Best Quality - Fabulous Selection

Visit Sawyer's Fresh Market at 28 Oak Street.

Open 7 days a week! Sundays from 8am to 1pm; Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm

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Lift-off on the Fashion Week runway

By THEA RUTHERFORD
Guardian National Correspondent
thea@nasguard.com

Think"Project Runway"crunched into a single evening one runway, six contestants, three judges, and the chance to win a scholarship to study fashion design.
The challenge begins at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace on Sunday at 5 p.m. with Islands of the World Fashion Week's"Runway to Fashion Week."
The event trumpets the opening of the 2010 season with a competition devised to make local designers shine.
"We created this event to involve the average Bahamian designer who doesn't necessarily have the opportunity to showcase on an international platform,"said Kedar Clarke of Mode Il ...

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St Kitts PM opens doors for business
St Kitts PM opens doors for business

The entire population of St. Kitts and Nevis could fit into B.C. Place -- with 10,000 seats to spare -- but that hasn't stopped the prime minister of the small two-island Caribbean country from thinking big.

Denzil Llewellyn Douglas is in Victoria to promote foreign investment and talk about tourism on the island where British naval hero Horatio Nelson wed the president of Nevis's niece in 1787.

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80 of the Bahamas may be submerged

Eighty per cent of the Bahamas would be submerged if predictions about increased sea levels associated with global warming come to fruition, the Prime Minister has warned, adding that this nation was the fifth most vulnerable in the world.

Addressing the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Caribbean Regional Forum on Friday, Mr Ingraham said it was critical for regional governments to seek resources from the organisation and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Mr Ingraham said: "All Caribbean Small Island Development States (SIDS) face challenges from Climate Change, not only because so much of the economic infrastructure in our countries is loca ...

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Nassau/PI hotels see 8 revenue rise for August

By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

The major Nassau/Paradise Island hotels continued to see improvements in key financial indicators through August 2010, with revenues and room nights sold some 8 per cent and 7 per cent ahead, respectively, of 2009 comparatives for that month, with "every month putting the industry closer" to achieving pre-September 2008 crash numbers.

Robert Sands, the Bahamas Hotel Association's (BHA) president, said that while the resort industry was "still not" back to business levels seen prior to the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it was enjoying "consistent, steady" growth when its performance was matched to 2009 numbers.

"I can te ...

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Daniel Gibson Captures the 2010 Bahamas Optimist National Championship Title

Nassau, bahamas - A total of thirty six boats competed this past
weekend on Montagu Bay in Nassau in the championship fleet of the 2010
Bahamas Opti National Championship. Sailors coming from Nassau, but also
from Long Island, Abaco, Freeport, Governor's Harbour and Harbour
Island.

Three races were sailed on Saturday in light wind conditions and four races were completed on Sunday in 8 to 11 knots winds.

Fourteen
year old Daniel Gibson from Nassau was crowned Bahamas Champion 2010.
Daniel sailed consistently, finishing among the top six sailors in all
races except for a seven place in race number two...

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Grand Bahama Prepares for Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament

Freeport, Bahamas

- The 8th Annual 'Junkanoo Jam' Basketball Tournament returns to Grand Bahama Island, November 25th
- 29th, and event organizers and sponsors are excited.  This premier
NCAA tournament will once again showcase the talents of some of the best
female collegiate basketball players in the United States and boost the
island's economy to boot.

The
Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) is one of the official
sponsors of the event and GBPA-President, Ian Rolle, extended welcome to
event-organizer, Basketball Travelers Inc. during a recent press
conference.  "Since 2003, Grand Bahama Island has been the destination
of choice for this annual tournament and we would like to acknowledge
Basketball Travelers Inc. for their ongoing commitment," he said...

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IWFW Makes A Fruit-filled Donation to Local Children's Home

Nassau, Bahamas: On
Thursday 14th October, 2010, the inclement weather placed a halt on the
CD launch party planned by Mode Îsles Ltd, producers of "Islands of The
World Fashion Week".
The unexpected rain however, proved to be a blessing in disguise, as it
became the inspiration behind a generous donation of hors d'oeuvres
donated to the Bahamas Children's Emergency Hostel on
Saturday, October 16, 2010. In preparation for one of the most
anticipated events of the IWFW 2010 calendar, organizers were forced to
postpone the launch of the "IWFW CD Vol.1"; the official runway music to
be used in the "Islands of the World Fashion Week" international
television debut. Mr. Kedar Clarke, Operations Manager of Mode Îsles
Ltd, applauds the Bahamas Children's Emergency Hostel for being gracious
recipients of the gourmet treats and says charities like the hostel
make the greatest statements through its commitment to youth and
humanitarian efforts...

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The Runway to Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has Fashion's Night Out and Islands of the World
Fashion Week (IWFW) created the Runway to Fashion Week - a designer
showcase for local novice designers to kick off the IWFW festivities. On
Sunday evening, the Runway to fashion Week was held at Mario's Bowling
Palace with a packed house of fashion enthusiasts present to witness the
show.

I was honored to be selected as a judge along with textile
and fashion designer Pamela Burnside and fashion designer Percy
Wallace.

Dubbed the Bahamas' "Project Runway," 5 novice local
designers participated in this inaugural event. The designers vied for
two amazing prizes...

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Islands of the World Fashion Week: Designer Call

Nassau, Bahamas -
Mode
Îles, Ltd., organizers of the award-winning event,

Islands of the World
Fashion Week, is announcing the third edition of their spectacular
showcase of established and novice designers to the world's stage. The
event will take place on

November 11th - 13th in
Nassau, Bahamas, exposing island-based designers to the international
media and prospective buyer markets. This year promises to be even more
beneficial to our potential designers as we've added a televised
special/series, which will focus on the designers and events surrounding
IWFW.á The special will comprise of three segments, which will run
parallel to the main event:

"InáSearch

of the Next Oscar"-
A runway presentation of
five designers selected from five island nations highlighting the themes
of eco-fashion, culture and fashion, and red/green carpet designs.
Judges will select the designer with the greatest potential for
following in the footsteps of the most internationally renowned designer
originating from a developing island nation, Oscar de la Renta...

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Governor-General's Youth Award launches new look and recruitment plans

IN an age when social media dominates how the under 25-set connect, the country's leading youth development programme said it is reinventing how it appeals to participants - with a new look, upgraded website with a sign-up inquiry e-mail option, Facebook presence and plans for a DVD.

The Governor-General's Youth Award (GGYA) announced its rebranding last week, unveiling a new blue-and-gold style in two brochures, one for prospective participants, another for donors and volunteers, and news that the 2010 recruitment drive is officially underway with more islands than ever joining the popular programme.

National executive director Denise Mortimer said GGYA will also continue to make a sp ...

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Bahamas is good break for Interval

By CHESTER ROBARDS

Business Reporter

crobards@tribunemedia.net

ORLANDO, Florida - Interval International's affiliated timeshare properties in the Bahamas continue to generate a high market share when compared to other Caribbean islands, the company's regional sales and service director told Tribune Business yesterday, as it eyes expanding that inventory to properties attached to high-end brands.

Neil Kolton said Grand Bahama's Island Seas Resort and Paradise Island's Harborside Resort properties have sold - and continue to sell - extremely well. Harborside recently revealed that its inventory is 97 per cent sold out, and Mr Kolton, coy about the actual figures, added that I ...

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The Island Gospel Quartet, A Group in Transition - Concert, October 17

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
- For many years Andrew Gilbert, Bert Duncanson & Ronald Woodside
have been singing under the moniker "Gethsemane Trio."  This group has
serenaded the Grand Bahama community and the Bahamas in general with
their tight, melodic harmony.

     From humble beginnings, this trio has risen from the proverbial
ashes to prominence among the better gospel groups of the Bahamas.

     Visions of performing internationally have always permeated the
thoughts and minds of Gethsemane Trio, and recently they were noticed by
internationally recording artists, promoters and radio personalities,
who encouraged them to pursue their dreams. These include Mr. George
Shelton of Dade City, Fla., Recording Artist, Vocal Coach, Group Manager
and studio owner; Mr. Art Bain of South Carolina, a former recording
artist, vocal coach, promoter, musician among many other talents, and
Mr. Tommy D. Mayo of Oklahoma - promoter, co-owner of Heir wave Internet
Radio station emanating from

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Poisonings and pet safety issues

By Basil Sands

BECAUSE we live in a tropical region of the world and in an archipelagic country- a group of many islands in a large body of water there is always an over abundance of tropical pests such as insects, spiders, snails, rodents and weeds.

And each day we see on TV or hear on radio, a new product on the market to eliminate the problematic pests, but sometimes at a huge price. All too often our pets are the unintended targets of these chemicals.

The summer seems to be a risky time or our pets. The long warm days of summer will put our pets at increase risk to injuries, fleas and ticks etc. Also during this time there is an increase usage of household pesticides and chemicals around ...

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Bahamian Group in New York Delivers to The Bahamas

The Bahamian American Cultural Society, through the effort and
collaboration with the

American Airlines Caribbean Employees Resource
Group (ERG) T

hird Annual "Adopt an Island Program," brings valuable
assistance to The Bahamas, and an opportunity to give good exposure to
guest institutions and tourism in the Bahamas.

The CRBERG is the only resource group that was unanimously accepted to
the Diversity Advisory Council in 1999. The group was formed as a
vehicle to educate AMR employees about the significant revenue
contributions of the Caribbean market and to implement a sensitivity
training course for all front line employees. Its Mission is to promote
an understanding of the diverse make-up of the Caribbean culture as it
relates to the profitability of AMR, its employees and its customers...

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Timeshare's Bahamian ownership opportunity

By CHESTER ROBARDS

Business Reporter

crobards@tribunemedia.net

ORLANDO, Florida - Bahamian resort developers could benefit greatly from the timeshare resort model, the Ministry of Tourism's senior director of research told Tribune Business yesterday.

And another tourism expert, who spoke on condition of anonymity, suggested Bahamian investment in timeshares on the Family Islands could be a catalyst to sustainable domestic tourism.

Gary Young, the Ministry official, said a timeshare or fractional development is an opportunity for Bahamians to develop a property that can produce possible year-round occupancies and high per-unit expenditure in the community (based on the traditional we ...

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New film over U.S. teen's disappearance on Aruba
New film over U.S. teen's disappearance on Aruba

The unsolved disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway from the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005 has been made into a film, with an expected release early next year.

In a case that sparked widespread media publicity in the United States, Holloway disappeared from Aruba during a high school graduation trip. Her body has never been found.

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SkyBahamas Cat Island Regatta Flight Schedule
SkyBahamas Cat Island Regatta Flight Schedule

Fly into New Bight, Cat Island this weekend on

SkyBahamas Airlines for the

2010 Cat Island Regatta.

Additional flights have been added to our regular schedule and will be
available

from Thursday, July 29, 2010 to Tuesday, August 3, 2010. In
addition to our New Bight flights we will also provide services as
scheduled to Arthur's Town, Cat Island.

Come Fly With Us! Check our SCHEDULE within...

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Marketing workshop opens for Bahamian artisans

Nassau, Bahamas -

A week-long export marketing and
development workshop for Bahamian artisans opened at the Wyndham Nassau Resort
on Monday.

They will receive specialised
training to enhance their competitiveness in the international marketplace.

The sessions, which attracted
representatives from throughout the islands, move to Abaco beginning August 2.

This initiative is a
collaboration among the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)
under Phase Two of the 9th European Development Fund; Caribbean Trade and
Private Sector Development...

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Thursday is Ladies Night at Neptunes - Chandon 6.50 a glass

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Ladies love to dance, and Ladies love champagne!

Every Thursday night at Neptune's, aside from their ever popular Happy Hour from 7 - 9pm, the Ladies can enjoy

Chandon for only $6.50 a glass (regular price is $12.95).

Enjoy music by DJ Lochs or DJ Say My Name and make it your night to hang with the girls and dance the night away to the most upbeat tunes.

Ladies Night is perfect for a birthday, Hen Night, or Wedding Shower, or simply a night to get away with your BFFs...

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Plane crashes in Lake Killarney all onboard confirmed dead

AS many as eight or nine people are reported dead following the crash of a charter plane in Lake Killarney this morning.
The nine-seater Cessna 402 aircraft was reportedly carrying people to San Salvador for the island's homecoming on the upcoming holiday weekend.
According to Inspector Delvin Major, an accident investigator with Civil Avaition, the pilot was Nelson Hanna and the plane was operated by the company Acklins Blue.
Mr Major said Mr Hanna had a commercial licence, but was not an AOC holder, which means he was not authorised to operate private charters.
A press conference will be held at 4pm at the Princess Margaret Hospital.
This story will be updated as confirmed information bec ...

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(PHOTOS) Junkanoo Summer Festival 2010 the best yet!

Freeport, Bahamas -

The
final night of Junkanoo Summer Festival took place on July 29th of what
was said to be the best night yet.  The annual favourite for locals and
tourists keeps getting bigger and better since moving to the idyllic
location of Taino Beach in Grand Bahama Island.

Over the four week event patrons of the Festival enjoyed a nature
trail; bush tea tasting; excursions out to the Ghost ship which was
featured in the German production of The Sea Wolf (Der Seewolf); live
entertainment in the way of Junkanoo rushoout, marching bands, the
Bahamian sounds of  KB, Stileeto, Ancient Man, Terez Hepburn and many others;
Bahamian folk dancing; and the best tasting Bahamian food...

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Deja Nu fashion event to support the Grand Bahama Humane Society

Freeport, Bahamas - Saassy Deva's Deja Nu "The Music of Old the Fashion
of New" is an event in support the Grand Bahama Humane Society and
part proceeds from all ticket and raffle sales will go to this cause.

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3m Contract signed for expansion to Rand Operating Theatre Suites

Freeport, Bahamas 
- Health Minister, the Honourable Dr. Hubert A Minnis on Friday
morning participated in a three million dollar contract signing for 
renovations and expansion to the Operating Theatre Suites at the Rand
Memorial Hospital on Grand Bahama Island.

 

Friday's
signing means the Government is committed to spending some $6 million
overall for improvements to the health facility.  They had only
recently signed a contract for the upgrade and expansion of the Accident
and Emergency Unit at the Rand.

 

Dr. Minnis
stressed that his Ministry and the Government is prepared to do what
is necessary to keep the Rand operating at a high standard...

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Fire at Princess Towers, Grand Bahama Island

Freeport, Bahamas -

Princess Towers

which was at one time
one of the largest resort complexes in Grand Bahama, was the scene of a
fire on Thursday, September 23, 2010.

Shortly after 1pm the fire department was alerted to the unfortunate
incident and they quickly attempted to reach the cause of the billowing
black smoke on the 7th floor of the derelict building. There were no
flames seen from outside of the ten story structure.

The Princess Towers was part of the Royal Oasis development under
Harcourt Developments of Dublin which lasted only a few years and due to
the recession the project was put on hold leaving scores of Bahamians
out of work...

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Colleagues of plane crash victims say they will be greatly missed

By JUAN McCARTNEY
Guardian Senior Reporter
juan@nasguard.com
Four men sat outside a Golden Gates home yesterday afternoon, pouring drinks into plastic cups as they soaked in the death of Nelson Hanna, the pilot who was killed along with seven other men when his Cessna fell out of the sky after taking off from Lynden Pindling International Airport hours before the gathering.
The home belongs to Murrio Sullivan, veteran pilot who said all the men counted Hanna among their friends and the loss has hit the aviation community like a sledgehammer.
"It's not a good day right now,"said Sullivan, a private pilot who himself recently survived a crash in the Family Islands.
"I had just spok ...

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Second small plane crashes in The Bahamas in 2 days

A Prominent Bahamian businessman and his family crashed with their Cessna 172 Skyhawk in Little Whale Cay in the Berry Islands around 3pm today.
While his family members, including his wife and his parents all sustained slight injuries, the pilot suffered serious head injuries.
The crash was reportedly due to a gust of wind hitting the plane, causing it to clip a tree and making it go down.
The US Coast Guard is currently attempting to stage an emergency evacuation.
See tomorrow's Tribune or Tribune242.com for more details on this developing story.

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Runway to Fashion Week winner to join IWFW 2010 Designer Line-Up

Nassau, Bahamas: The
"Islands of the World Fashion Week" 2010 season is officially underway!
On Sunday, October 3rd, scores of fashion spectators were engaged in
the excitement and allure of the Mode Îles Ltd. produced, "Runway to
Fashion Week". This highly anticipated event, loosely based on American
reality series "Project Runway", was designed to engage and expose
novice Bahamian designers to the wider fashion community; both locally
and internationally. With 5 talented designers eager to win the coveted
"top designer" title, only one emerged victorious! The winner of
Sunday's rigorous two rounds of competition was 26 year old Mr.
Theodore Elyett. His showcase of vibrant and colorful garments inspired
by American celebrity Solange Knowles...

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Thursday is Ladies Night at Neptunes - Chandon 6.50 a glass

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Ladies love to dance, and Ladies love champagne!

Every Thursday night at Neptune's, aside from their ever popular Happy Hour from 7 - 9pm, the Ladies can enjoy

Chandon for only $6.50 a glass (regular price is $12.95).

Enjoy music by DJ Lochs or DJ Say My Name and make it your night to hang with the girls and dance the night away to the most upbeat tunes.

Ladies Night is perfect for a birthday, Hen Night, or Wedding Shower, or simply a night to get away with your BFFs...

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