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BREEF's 20 Shades of Blue Anniversary Party at John Watling's Draws Big Crowd

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Taylor signs letter of intent with John Brown University

A month and a half ago, D'Shon Taylor started his journey, in search of netting a four-year scholarship to attend college abroad. The 6'6" forward was hoping he could impress coaches with his ball handling, shooting and rebounding skills.
After visiting three institutions and playing in jam packed gymnasiums, where college scouts could see him, Taylor 'banked in' that game-winning shot. On Wednesday evening, he signed a national letter of intent with the John Brown University (JBU) Golden Eagles in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He will join the men's basketball team this fall.
"I came on this tour hoping to improve and secure a scholarship," said Taylor. "We played a few games, visited some schools just to get a feel of what college life is all about. It just so happened that John Brown heard of me after one game. They asked me to come in for a workout. They had expressed interest but really based their decision on my performance. When we were done, they pointed out a few things, so that was the start of our relationship.
"I am really excited but was more nervous about making the decision. I did my research and based my decision on the school's records and the workout we had that day. I think that the new relationship will assist with my game. I am looking forward to starting, and growing with the team. It is going to be an exciting journey and I am ready for it."
Taylor is a recent graduate of R.M. Bailey Senior High School. He led the R.M. Bailey Pacers to a Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) title and a Hugh Campbell title in 2011. It is reported that Taylor averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and five assists during his senior year in Pacers country.
"We are so excited to add D'Shon to our program," said men's basketball Head Coach at John Brown University Clark Sheehy. "We feel like he has the academic background as well as the athletic ability to be a real asset to our program. We are looking forward to getting him here next fall."
The Golden Eagles play in the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). Their season is in full swing. The team has an overall win/loss record of 21-5.
Taylor said: "I think I can bring a lot of athleticism to the team. I can handle the ball and shoot pretty good, as well as play defense. I am very humble so I know that I can bring a positive winning attitude to the team. I want to be able to help the team out in any way possible. I look forward to working and playing with them. I want to grow with their program. I appreciate them for taking the time out and making this investment in me. I know through the help and grace of God, family and friends I will succeed. I owe it to my family to work hard. None of this could be possible without their help. I would like to thank my mom, Olga, and all those who gave me advice. The journey for me has just started and I know the future is bright."
Taylor is expected to major in electrical engineering. He will return home in a few days. Training will continue for him during the break. The 19 year-old is the nephew of former national volleyball team standout Cora Hepburn and brother of current national team member Davia Moss.

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AG's Office drops murder case

The Office of the Attorney General yesterday informed a magistrate that it will no longer prosecute Raymond Hanna for the murder of Cleveland Weir.
Police alleged that Hanna and Dudley Johnson are responsible for the August 27, 2010 murder of Weir at his home on Fowler Street.
Weir was shot in the chest when he opened the door to his home as two men were robbing the participants in a gambling game.
Darnell Dorsette, a prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General, told Magistrate Ancella Evans-WIlliams that the murder charge had been withdrawn against Hanna.
However, the case against Johnson will proceed. He will appear before Senior Justice Jon Isaacs for an arraignment on January 14.
Johnson, wh ...

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Baha Mar forms major art alliance

The mega resort Baha Mar has formed an alliance with the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) and the country's major art collectors that will provide an exciting new space to showcase Bahamian art.
Baha Mar President Tom Dunlap announced on Thursday night at the resort's topping off ceremony that Baha Mar is partnering with the NAGB, the D'Aguilar Art Foundation and the Dawn Davies Collection. Through the alliance, the NAGB will curate art works on loan from the D'Aguilar and Davies collections for the resort's gallery at the Baha Mar Convention Center.
The NAGB will also provide consultative services to help Baha Mar acquire and commission a diverse collection of new Bahamian art for the property's lobbies and guest rooms, Dunlap said.
NAGB Director Amanda Coulson described the alliance as a "galvanizing moment" for the culture industry in The Bahamas.
"It's significant that a world-class resort feels the NAGB brand and the Bahamian artists we champion are of such high quality that a partnership should be entered into and that we can use this as a strong motivation for visitors to choose The Bahamas as a culture destination," Coulson told Guardian Arts&Culture.
The partnership, she said, means that Bahamian art and culture are going to be at the forefront of the Baha Mar experience and will communicate the richness of the country's heritage to visitors from around the world.
"The space and opportunity they are affording us is also extraordinary both in size and scope, allowing NAGB to develop projects that we could not house in our current historical building; creating an artist-in-residence studio where artists can interact with visitors; commissioning and purchasing large-scale artworks - all from local artists - as well as providing us with a broad international reach without even having to ship a single work or person off-island."
The NAGB also worked closely with Baha Mar for the topping off ceremony.
NAGB chief curator John Cox curated the art segment of the ceremony, using a team of artists -- Chardo Barrett, Allan Wallace, Tyler Johnston, Jace McKinney and Sue Katz -- to illustrate the 'Roots and Wings' event concept.
During the formal segment of the ceremony, while speeches were being delivered, Barrett, Wallace, Johnston and McKinney created a painting on the stage. A replica of the painting was used as the official topping off 'tree'. Katz's piece "Roots & Wings", inspired by her "Cycle" installation currently featured in the NE6 at NAGB, was also featured during the ceremony.
Cox said it was an honor to be able to create the visual arts vision for the ceremony.
"Visual arts are growing in relevance and significance in the broader Bahamian community and this is evidenced by how institutions like Baha Mar are willing to put art in the forefront of such a significant milestone for the project," he said.
"It felt like the precursor to the collaboration that has already been solidified with (Baha Mar)."
In his ceremony speech, Baha Mar Chairman and CEO Sarkis Izmirlian said: "Roots and Wings. No other theme could better describe building Baha Mar. With our roots deeply grounded in authentic Bahamian culture and our wings made of a collection of extraordinary people and one of a kind world famous brands and alliances, the vision of Baha Mar is ready to take flight."

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NAGB Director appoints John Cox as new Chief Curator

Nassau, Bahamas -

On January 1st, 2012, John Cox, the founder of the artists'
cooperative Popopstudios International Center for the Visual Arts, took
on the position of Chief Curator at The National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas, appointed by incoming Director, Amanda Coulson.

 

According
to Coulson, "John is a fundamental player in the art scene of The
Bahamas and has an extensive working knowledge of both the historical
and contemporary practices here. We've known each other since 2006 and
have an excellent working relationship; with his internal knowledge and
my international reach, I believe as a team we'll achieve our goal of
bringing Bahamian art to a wider audience both at home and abroad...."

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Police Seek Barber in Connection with Woman's Death

POLICE believe they have made headway in the investigation into the death of Oneika Johnson, the 21-year-old woman who was murdered in San Salvador on Sunday. They are seeking a 27-year-old barber, who police say was involved in a relationship with Ms Johnson.

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Extra bail terms to guard witness

By LAMECH JOHNSON

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE Court of Appeal ordered additional conditions be put on the bail terms of a man accused of a 2009 murder, in an effort to negate the risk of the accused interfering with a key witness to the incident.

During yesterday's appeal hearing, 27-year-old Kevin Dawkins - who was recently granted bail in the Supreme Court by Senior Justice Jon Isaacs - was told by appellate court Justices Christopher Blackman, Stanley John and Abdulai Conteh, that his movements would have to be electronically monitored. He was also told that he could not leave New Providence.

His original bail conditions only stated that he was not to leave the country without permissio ...

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John Culmer, 75
John Culmer, 75

Funeral Service for John Culmer, 75 of #9 Hillview Court, Highland Park, and formerly of Arthurís Town, Cat Island, will be held on Saturday May 28th, 2:00 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, East & Shirley Streets. Rev. T.G. Morrison will officiate. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F. Kennedy Drive.

Those left to cherish his precious memories are: Wife: Idaline; Children: Karen, Rory and Darrin. Pre-deceased by; Sisters Veronica Thompson and Patricia Sweeting and Brother Rupert Culmer. Brothers: Godfrey, Eugene, Kermit and Kenneth Culmer. Grandchildren: Pierce, Taje and Gavin Culmer. Sisters-in-law: Peggy and Fay Culmer. Brother-in-law: Willard Aranh ...

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Bahamian Junior Achievers experience Johnson Wales University Wildcat Weekend

During the weekend of
Friday January 11, 2013 through Sunday January 13, 2013 Junior
Achievement partnered with Baha Mar to afford four students; two females
and two males representing both public and private schools to partake
in Wildcat Weekend hosted by Johnson & Wales University at their
North Miami campus. "The program is happy to afford four of our
achievers this fully sponsored college exploration experience. As a
member of JA, students that are accepted to Johnson & Wales
University receive a $3,000.00 scholarship", stated Lashanta Smith,
Programme Manager, JA New Providence Area.

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Cell phone service issues continue one week after hurricane

By CELESTE NIXON

Tribune Staff Reporter

cnixon@tribunemedia.net

A WEEK after Hurricane Irene swept through the Bahamas, cell phone users are still experiencing dropped calls and interrupted services, or no service at all.

BTC spokesman Marlon Johnson said that while the power plant in Nassau is largely online, some customers are experiencing disruptions in services as a result of BTC resetting its network.

Apologising for the service disruptions, Mr Johnson said "some of the exchanges have gone offline - what customers have been experiencing are dropped calls and failed calls which are just related to us getting our plant functioning."

Mr Johnson added that these issues are being addre ...

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Men's relay team get their bronze medals - at last!
Men's relay team get their bronze medals - at last!

BOC President Wellington Miller said that one positive outlook that came out of this medal re-allocation is that Bahamians "now have the opportunity to see Bahamian heroes presented with Olympic medals in their home town."

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. Daniel Johnson said it is so important to let the athletes know that they are appreciated and supported...

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Vaughn Vivian Randal Roberts, 66

Funeral Service for the Late Vaughn Vivian Randal Roberts, 66 years of South Beach Estates, will be held on Saturday April 21st, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Glen C. Nixon will officiate. Cremation will follow.
He is survived by his loving and faithful Wife of 45 years: Frances Roberts; Children: Dr. Tracy Roberts-Halkitis and Shariff Roberts; Grandchildren: Kiran and Soraya Halkitis, Adero, Jaya, and Sameer Roberts; Sisters: Keva Nethersole, Donna Roberts, Dr. Lynda Roberts-Riddle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Delvera Wallace, Brenda Tinker, Patrice White of Savannah, Georgia, Marsha Roberts, Yolanda Thomas. He was predeceased by brothers Anthony, Robert and Dr. Stephen Roberts and survived by brothers: Bradley B. Roberts, Dr. Robin Roberts; Aunt: Ruth Rolle of Syracuse, New York; Son-in-Law: Senator Michael Halkitis; Daughter-in-Law: Donna Palmieri-Roberts; Sisters-in-law: Hartlyn Roberts, Winnifred Roberts, Carolyn I. Roberts, Mary Roberts, Carolyn Roberts, Ivy Drakeley, Marie Stewart; Brothers-in-law: Garfield Deal, Gilles Deal, Lincoln Deal, Livingston Stewart, Kenneth Drakeley, Donald White; Nieces: Nicole Roberts, Michelle Roberts, Tina Roberts, Stacey Roberts, Aliya Riddle, Simone Thompson, Darnell Joyner, Jennifer Roberts, Tamar Roberts, Ann Bedford, Therese Drakeley-Smith, Kimberely Drakeley, Sherry Fax, Barbara Darville, Jacqueline Russell, Sandy Bootle, Cindy Deal, Tara Deal, Roxanne Strachan; Nephews: Obie Roberts, Ryan Strachan, Simeon Roberts, Rupert Anthony Cyril "Duggie" Roberts IV , Chad Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Alex Riddle, Julian and Corey  Wallace, Elsworth Cumberbatch, Taj Anderson, Mario Stewart, Jason, Jaime and Luciano Cooper, George Fax, Paul Bethel, Lynden, Brian, and George Deal, Gilles Deal Jr., Kenneth Deal, Miguel Deal; Godchildren: Genaye Sturrup, Svetlana Thompson, 2666 Inspector Chaswell Andre Hanna of The RBPF, Garnell Curry. Dear relatives include: Elva Armbrister, Joy and Radcliffe Nichols, Debbie and Paul Longley, Wendy Lightbourne, Mae Albury and family, Franklyn Sands and family, Lynn Curry, Helaena Dean and family, Val Sturrup, Marie Dean and family, Rena Cargill, Carolyn Fox, Angie Sands, Anne Sands, Judy Turnquest, Agatha Green, Hortense Rahming and family, Nadine Rolle, Tasma Brighthaup, Kevin Rolle, Peter and Maria Wallace-Whitfield. Dearest friends include: Steve Kandel, Julian Brown, Anthony Ferguson, Sandra Knowles, Cherese and Samuel Brown, Inez Brown, Colleen Collie, Linda Dean, Helen and Maria Hanna of Katy, Texas, Beverly and Geno Nairn, Oswald and Yvonne Isaacs, Maria McKenzie, Constance Gardiner, Mae Culmer, Elaine Pinder,  Shirley Cooper, Joyce Bain, Brenda Gilbert of Toronto, Canada, Cyril Roberts, George Sherman, Walter Sherwood of Boston, Thomas A. Robinson,Reverend Godfrey and Judith Huyler, Herbert and Jenny Huyler, Angela Cartwright, Lilles Strachan, Elizabeth and Gladstone Mackey, Mitzi Swaby, Lamont "Yellow" Bain, Kiffer Morris, Randolph Scott, Pete Deveaux, Hervis Smith, Greg Knowles, Ruth Sands, Louise Thompson, Ruth Bowe Darville, Paula Williams, Phyllis and Basil Knowles, Rosie and Brendan Foulkes, Bishop Clarence Williams and Reverend Doctor Barbara Williams, Hopeful Hanna, Fred Ramsey, Bishop Samuel Green, Helena and Pam Ferguson, Deborah and Eugene Thompson and family, Chrissie Carroll, Carolyn Beneby, Henry and Alma Ferguson,  Jacinta Thompson, Dr. Caryn Sands-D'Aguilar and Adrian D'Aguilar Jr., Dr. Marcia Bassett, Dr. Sara Friday, Dr. Tamina Singh, Dr. D'Arbrielle Hunt-Burrows, Dr. Dionne Dames, Dr. Dane Bowe, Dr. Colleen Fitz-Charles. Special thanks to: The Nurses and Staff of Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology Clinic, especially Dr. DuVaughn Curling, Dr. Margo Munroe, Nurse Sylvia Butler, Nurse Beverly Williams, Mrs. Judy Ward-Carter, Mrs. Valderine Sweeting, Dr. John Lunn and staff especially Melanie Hanna and Karen Walcott, Dr. Wesley Francis, Dr. Delton Farquharson, Dr. Adrian Sawyer, Dr. Elizabeth Darville and the staff of Fourth Terrace Diagnostics, Physicians of MD Anderson Cancer Center: Dr. John Abbruzzese, Dr. Jean Vauthey and Alicia Cross, Princess Margaret Hospital A&E Staff especially Drs. Horton and Joseph, the staff of Bonaventure Medical Laboratory, the staff of Doc's Pharmacy, the Nurses of Private Medical Ward, Princess Margaret Hospital, The Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral community, His Grace, Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Father Glen Nixon, Sisters of Saint Martin Monastery, his caregiver, Nurse Pearl Mills and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
**There will be NO Public Viewing.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be sent to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539.
In celebration of Vaughn's life the family requests that all attendees wear the colors of the rainbow.

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Second defendant acquitted in murder case

A jury on Monday cleared the second person accused of the murder of Marie Metellus during a home invasion robbery.

Duran Johnson was unanimously cleared of Metellus' murder in the course of a burglary and armed robbery on December 31, 2010...

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John Bull Store Heist 1 million Robbed
John Bull Store Heist $1 million Robbed

Tourist seen gunmen enter the John Bull store on Bay Street Sunday morning with guns and a hammer. It is believed that nearly $1 million dollars of Gold Rolex watches encrusted with Diamonds were stolen, although BahamasLocal.com has not confirmed the exact description of the watches.

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St. John's students lose graduation refund bid
St. John's students lose graduation refund bid

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett yesterday rejected claims that it was "unreasonable" for the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) to cancel graduation and prom for the St. John's College 2013 graduating class.

Sir Michael handed down his ruling in the Supreme Court...

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Kayrlon Kay Zieretta Thompson, 48
Kayrlon Kay Zieretta Thompson, 48

Funeral service for Ms. Kayrlon "Kay" Zieretta Thompson age 48 yrs. of Joan's Heights will be held at Southside Christian Ministries International on Saturday August 20th at 10:30 am. Officiating will be APOSTLE DR. C. CLiFFORD SMITH 1lI (C.M.S, MA, MOlY, Ph D) ASSISTED BY PASTOR GERALD BOWE. Internment will follow in Woodlawn gardens Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memories: Children: Jarrad Thompson, Shantique Miller, Levardo, Sherkeria & Lemond Deveaux. Father: Maxwell Thompson; Grandmother: Melvina Brown; Stepmother: Marionette Thompson; Brothers: Kevin Thompson, Inspector Kendall Smith (R.B.P.F.), Kim & Kirkwood Smith; Adopted Brothers: Keno Neymour & Rodney Davis; Adopted Daughters: Ashley Nairn, Candice Rigby, Diana MaglorieMcKenzie and Latania Ferguson; Sisters: Kaynett Pinder, Kayshell Smith-Burrows, Maxine, Phyllis & Beverley Thompson; Sisters-in-law: Megan, Estelle & Gia Smith; Brother-in-law: Kevin Burrows; Son-In- law: Kevin Jolly; Nephews: Whitney, Geovamey, Jason, Mark, Kendall Jr., Javaughn, Keshawn, Antonio, Anton, Alex, Kevin, Leandro, Elano, Kirkwood JI. and Maneko Ferguson; Nieces: Alexandria, Antonia, Kenva, Kendanique, Kevanique & Katlyn, Denique and Maquell Ferguson; Uncles: Ivan Bowe, Patrick Brown, Cyril Frank, Douglas, Maurice, Ayrle, Danny, John & Crestwell Morley; Aunts: Beatrice & Emeral Thompson, Clohilda Smith, Sheila Brown, Eugie Bowe, Wendy & Vemie Morley & Ruth Morley-Cash; Other family and friends: 15539 Kirklyn Bowe of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Sherman Deveaux, Kevin Jolly & Family, John "Willie" Rolle, Mablene Hemmings & Family, Patrice Deveaux' & Family, Doreen Strachan, Eleanor Musgrove & Family, Rev. Charles Rolle & Mt. Nebo Family, Sheraton Nassau Beach, Atlantis, Veronica "Pokey" Nesbitt & Family, The Bimini Staff, The Amci Staff, The Cashier Department, Staff and doctors a.t P.M.H., Southside Christian Ministries, The Community of Joan's Height, The Staff at N.m, The Staff at Butler & Sands, The Staff at Super Video, Eleanor McCoy & Family, The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Thomas Rolle, Virginia Major & Family and Denise Lloyd & Family, Sarah Jolly & Family, Carol Thompson-Pinder & Family, WCPL 2449 McIntosh Julian Buchanan & Family.

Friends may pay their respect at Demeritte's Funeral Home on Friday from lOam to 6pm and on Saturday at the church from 9:30am until service time.

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John Bostwick II to replace Zhivargo Laing in the Senate

Nassau, The Bahamas -- Paving the road for young politicians, Opposition Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis on January 2 introduced John Bostwick II, son of John and Janet Bostwick, as the replacement senator for Senator Zhivargo Laing, who resigned his position effective December 31, 2012.

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'Big boost' from new non-stop flights
'Big boost' from new non-stop flights

The Bahamas will see a "big boost" from an additional 1,392 seats per month of airlift, as Delta Airlines will begin new non-stop service from four major U.S. cities beginning in December 2013.

Director General of Tourism David Johnson described the development on Friday as a "significant addition to our inventory"...

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CJ hears closing arguments in St. John's College case
CJ hears closing arguments in St. John's College case

Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett yesterday said he is "struggling" with deciding whether it was "unreasonable" for the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) to cancel graduation and prom for the St. John's College 2013 senior class.

Attorneys representing the ACEA and 26 students of St. John's College made closing submissions before Sir Michael in the Supreme Court...

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BAIL HEARING DELAYED

By LAMECH JOHNSON

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE bail hearing of convicted drug dealer Melvin Maycock Sr in the Court of Appeal has been delayed to Friday morning due to the absence of a judge.

The 47-year-old appeared in appellate court yesterday morning before Justices Christopher Blackman, Stanley John and Abdulai Conteh expecting his application to be heard.

However, the justices explained to Maycock's attorneys Wayne Munroe, Jomo Campbell and Tonique Lewis, that the full panel hearing the matter was not present.

Appellate court president Justice Anita Allen is on that panel.

The convict is applying for bail pending the outcome of his appeal on a conviction of drug possession wi ...

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Junior Achievers Experience Johnson Wales University Wildcat Weekend

Nassau, Bahamas - During the weekend of Friday January 11, 2013 through Sunday January 13, 2013 Junior Achievement partnered with Baha Mar to afford four students; two females and two males representing both public and private
schools to partake in Wildcat Weekend hosted by Johnson & Wales
University at their North Miami campus.

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Temporary shutdown of LPIA creates delays

Heavy rainfall prompted Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials to close Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for about 30 minutes yesterday, causing a series of delays in flight landings and departures, according to an official from the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD).
NAD's Communications Manager Shonalee King-Johnson said ATC made the call to shut down the airport just after 1 p.m.
King-Johnson said that at the time of the closure several flights were due to land, but had to circle the area until they were given clearance.
"Meantime, some of the departing flights had to be held due to air saturation, meaning flights that were in the air, we had to make sure that those aircraft landed safely and then release the others to depart," King-Johnson said.
"So the priority was obviously given to the flights that were in the air."
She added that five flights on the U.S. Departures side were scheduled to depart during the impacted timeframe and experienced delays of up to one hour.
Air Traffic Control official Keith Major said ATC ordered the closure due to low visibility.
Major said the control tower does not allow airlines to operate when visibility is below one mile.
Meteorologist Neil Armstrong reported yesterday that 3.8 inches of rain fell in the previous 24 hours at the airport.
Armstrong noted that thunderstorm activity is not unusual during this time of year.
He said slight flooding is also expected in low lying areas.
A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect up to 6 p.m. yesterday.
Forecasters said light rain is expected today.

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Stingrays, Pros to meet in CAFL's Boil Fish Bowl
Stingrays, Pros to meet in CAFL's Boil Fish Bowl

The Orry J. Sands Pros will be a different team when they step on the field in two weeks, said Head Coach Shervin Johnson. Johnson didn't like how his team executed on Saturday, even though they were able to advance to the Commonwealth American Football League's (CAFL) championship...

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Doris Johnson Senior High School Officially Opened

Nassau, Bahamas -

Nine years after its construction,
Doris Johnson Senior High School was officially opened. The ceremony
was held on the school campus on Thursday, May 5.  Prime Minister,
the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham said he was 'elated' to be present
for the event and paid tribute to its patron, the late Dame Dr. Doris
Johnson.

"This school bears an impressive
name; that of an accomplished Bahamian woman," said Mr. Ingraham.
"Dame Doris was first and foremost an educator. A doctor of education,
she used her skills and talents to benefit many Bahamian children including
those with learning disabilities..."

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Words Made Flesh

The infancy narrative in the Gospel of John is distinctly different than those found in the Synoptic Gospels. His account of the birth of Jesus is not in the narrative style of Mark, Matthew and the Lucan account. In his rendering of the incarnation John writes: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

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Service providers voice VAT outsourcing fears

Advertisers, marketers and public relations firms have joined forces to voice their fears that they are uniquely vulnerable to seeing large portions of the work they currently rely upon to sustain themselves outsourced to foreign companies if their services are subject to value-added tax (VAT)...

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BTC Promises Improved Service After Dropped Calls
BTC Promises Improved Service After Dropped Calls

A Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) official said yesterday that mobile phone customers who have experienced interruptions in service since the new 4G network was launched should see improvements to their phone service by the middle of this month.

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BTC begins expansion with 500K flagship store
BTC begins expansion with 500K flagship store

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) has invested $500,000 in its new flagship store in The Mall at Marathon and embarked on a multimillion-dollar expansion of its service and retail offerings.

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Man On Murder Charge
Man On Murder Charge

Keno Johnson, 28, was yesterday charged with murder in connection with a body discovered in southern New Providence nearly a week ago.

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Jury views photos from murder at resort

A jury yesterday viewed crime scene photographs of a murder that occurred at Club Med resort in San Salvador in 2011.
Prosecutors allege that Rashid Dean, who worked in the laundry room of the hotel, stabbed his former girlfriend Oneika Johnson to death at her station at the resort's security booth on August 14, 2011.
Dean, who is on remand, has denied the murder charge at his trial before Justice Indra Charles.
Inspector Alfred Dean entered 52 photographs taken at the scene into evidence. The photographs were taken by Sergeant James Colebrooke, who is on sick leave.
The photographs documented the bloody scene inside the security booth, where Johnson's body was found on the floor between a refrigerator and a wall.
Her pants were unbuttoned, exposing her underwear, and a black-handled knife was under her leg.
Colebrooke photographed cuts on Johnson's arms, legs and chest. He also photographed a white van that was parked on the resort's property.
There were apparent bloodstains on the inside and outside of the van. Colebrooke swabbed the vehicle for forensic samples and photographed three fingerprints found on the outside of the van.
The case continues today.

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