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Great Bahamian Seafood Festival, Bank of the Bahamas team up for secure festival
May 21, 2010
Great Bahamian Seafood Festival, Bank of the Bahamas team up for secure festival

With thousands expected to flock the Great Bahamian Seafood & Wine Festival May 29, festival organizers announced today they have partnered with Bank of The Bahamas to provide 'festival dollars,' creating a cashless, secure environment.
"We anticipate that The Great Bahamian Seafood Festival will attract thousands, including many families with young children," said Vaughn Roberts, Managing Dire...

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'Ravage the Savage' lionfish tournament
May 25, 2010
'Ravage the Savage' lionfish tournament

Divers from the U.S. and The Bahamas will unite to battle the Lionfish invasion of the reefs in Abaco, Bahamas on June 16. While beautiful to behold, voracious lionfish are devastating the Bahamian reefs and need to be stopped before they invade U.S. reefs. With their population explosion and aggressive behavior, lionfish could create the most disastrous marine invasion in history by drastically r...

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Bahamian students meet Washington DC comrades
May 25, 2010
Bahamian students meet Washington DC comrades

The sound of children’s gleeful shouts rang from the walls of Lisa Hedgepeth’s fifth grade class at Langdon Elementary School in Northeast Washington DC, as they hosted the graduating class of the Lower Deadman’s Cay Primary School from Long Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, May 19.

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2010/2011 Budget Debate - Minister Charles Maynard
June 02, 2010
2010/2011 Budget Debate - Minister Charles Maynard

Every Bahamian can vividly recall the day when as a country we earned what is likely our most treasured Olympic Gold Medal. We remember watching our “Golden Girls” execute flawless baton passes. Picture Debbie Ferguson grabbing that baton from Pauline Davis Thompson and racing with all her might to the finish line bringing to this country what then was its first track and field Gold Medal.

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Soon to be Sir Sol Kerzner
June 14, 2010
Soon to be Sir Sol Kerzner

Government House announced today that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously conferred honours on the under-mentioned persons for exemplary services to the country in the Birthday Honours List 2010

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June 24, 2010
Love my Bahamas

Tourists have already been spotted posing for photos in front of five unique murals and sculptures on Frederick Street, that emerge live in Technicolor. This is an early indication that the Love My Bahamas Downtown Art Experience is definitely attracting a lot of buzz.

Vaughn Roberts, managing director of the Downtown Nassau Partnership took the media and some of the artists from the project on...

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Enthusiasm building for 2010 Independence Celebrations
June 24, 2010
Enthusiasm building for 2010 Independence Celebrations

Come July 10th The Bahamas will observe its 37th anniversary as an independent nation and on Grand Bahama Island every effort is being made to sensitize Bahamians on this most important part of the nation's history.

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Governor-General Applauds Bahamian Performers Going to UK in July
June 28, 2010
Governor-General Applauds Bahamian Performers Going to UK in July

Governor-General of The Bahamas His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes said, on June 25, 2010, that culture is indeed about “what and who we are” and should be valued as an integral part of society.

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July 01, 2010
MPs fail to spend community cash

Almost two years after it was first allocated, three MPs had failed to spend any of the $100,000 in constituency allowances made available to them in the 2008/2009 budget on a single upgrade or enhancement project in their communities - among them, former Prime Minister and MP for Farm Road and Centreville Perry Christie.

Neither MP for Bain and Grants Town, Dr Bernard Nottage, Mr Christie or M...

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July 01, 2010
MPs' use of $8.2m in public funds is revealed

Today, for the first time, The Tribune can reveal how MPs chose to use $8.2 million in public funds within their constituencies.

This article, based on official Treasury records from the Ministry of Finance, follows several other articles in January of this year based on a verbal accounting of these expenditures from 16 MPs.

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Bahamas Celebrates Independence In DC
July 19, 2010
Bahamas Celebrates Independence In DC

Hundreds of Bahamians living in the DC Metro area flocked to the annual reception hosted by The Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on July 9, 2010, at the Organisation of American States’ Hall of The Americas to commemorate the 37th anniversary of Bahamian independence.

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KB Performs in London
July 21, 2010
KB Performs in London

Bahamian performer Kirkland "K.B." Bodie electrifies the audience at the recent Henley Festival, in Henley on Thames, England. He was a part of the "Rakin' n Scrapin'" aspect of the Bahamian delegation in England, who are performing at various venues and festivals during the month of July. Junkanoo artists are currently there showcasing their artistry in the “Bahamas Junkanoo Dey Comin’” section ...

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Bahamians Observe Independence At Canada's Famous Hotel
July 21, 2010
Bahamians Observe Independence At Canada's Famous Hotel

On July 10th scores of Bahamians who reside in Canada gathered at Toronto’s famous Westin Hotel overlooking Lake Ontario to celebrate The Bahamas 37th anniversary of Independence. In a convention room and terrace giving views of Ontario’s largest inland body of water with sailboats bobbing in the background memories of The Bahamas were reflected in the venues décor.

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Could she Be more Intoxicating
July 26, 2010
Could she Be more Intoxicating?

The summer’s smash hit is finally here! For those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can’t wait for a taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street, Bodine ‘Be’ Johnson’s summer single Intoxicated is the hit you’ve been waiting for. The BuffBoo Records recording artist has been busy the last few months working on just the right single to match the Summer Heat.

Intoxicated, the feel-good

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July 27, 2010

Just five of the 56 Bahamian businesses financed by the Government-sponsored Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund are "clearly on their way to success", the fund's administrator acknowledging its portfolio "mix" by revealing that another five were likely to be "dead before the end of the year".

Jerome Gomez, of Baker, Tilly Gomez, told a Nassau Institute seminar that another five start-ups and ...

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July 25, 2010
The Twelfth Annual Bahamas Culture Day in New York City - September 5th

NEW YORK, NY - The Bahamian American Cultural Society, Inc. (BACS) announces its

Twelfth Annual Bahamas Culture Day New York City.

On Sunday before

Labor Day, September 5, 2010, noon to midnight, you will mix with
thousands of diverse individuals from across the Northeast and beyond

at
Pier 66 on the Hudson River, at the foot of 26th Street in Manhattan.
For your enjoyment, you will experie...

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July 28, 2010
Things 2 Do

July 31
Junkanoo Summer Festival Continues
• Enjoy a close encounter with authentic Bahamian culture at the Junkanoo Summer Festival, featuring entertainment and musical performances, traditional Bahamian cuisine, authentic Bahamian craft, Junkanoo rush-outs, and more! Noon-10pm daily at Junkanoo Beach East.

August
Provence
Restaurant's Fresh Lobster 3 Course Dinner Special
• Lobster season ...

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July 29, 2010
The Twelfth Annual Bahamas Culture Day in New York City - September 5th

NEW YORK, NY - The Bahamian American Cultural Society, Inc. (BACS) announces its

Twelfth Annual Bahamas Culture Day New York City.

On Sunday before

Labor Day, September 5, 2010, noon to midnight, you will mix with
thousands of diverse individuals from across the Northeast and beyond

at
Pier 66 on the Hudson River, at the foot of 26th Street in Manhattan.
For your enjoyment, you will experie...

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Hatchet Bay Fest Schedule of Events - July 26 to August 2nd
July 31, 2010
Hatchet Bay Fest Schedule of Events - July 26 to August 2nd

It's that time of the year once again when hundreds come Back to The Bay, Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera for an unmatched Fest. In this the 20th year since the formation of the Hatchet Bay Development Association - the precursor to the Hatchet Bay Festival Comittee, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hon. H. A. Ingraham has proclaimed July 26th to August 2nd 2010, Hatchet Bay Festival Week under the them...

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August 05, 2010
(VIDEO) Bodine 'Be' Johnson, could she be more Intoxicating

Nassau, Bahamas - The summer's smash hit is finally here!  For
those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can't wait for a
taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street,

Bodine 'Be' Johnson's summer single

Intoxicated is the hit you've been waiting for.    The
BuffBoo Records recording artist has been busy the last few months
working on just the right single to match the Summer ...

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August 06, 2010
Festival honours Bahamian musical genius

Nassau, Bahamas - A rousing tribute to the life and music of Joseph Spence
brought Junkanoo Summer Festival 2010 to a close in Nassau on Saturday.

Spence,
the most established and respected folk singer of The Bahamas, left a legacy of
music when he died in 1984 at the age of 73. August 3 marks the 100th The festival tribute included a guitar solo of "Jump In the
Line" by guitarist and music produ...

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August 05, 2010
(VIDEO) Bodine 'Be' Johnson, could she be more Intoxicating

Nassau, Bahamas - The summer's smash hit is finally here!  For
those of you who love the sweet sound of Soca and can't wait for a
taste of Junkanoo on Bay Street,

Bodine 'Be' Johnson's summer single

Intoxicated is the hit you've been waiting for.    The
BuffBoo Records recording artist has been busy the last few months
working on just the right single to match the Summer ...

read more »


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Grand Bahamian is recipient of the 2010 All Bahamas Merit Award
August 09, 2010
Grand Bahamian is recipient of the 2010 All Bahamas Merit Award

Seventeen-year-old Clifford Bowe Jr., a graduate of the Bishop Eldon High School in Grand Bahama, is the 2010 recipient of the All Bahamas Merit Award.

Clifford, who graduated with a 3.7 GPA, is only the second student from Grand Bahama to win since the award’s inception in 1993. He will receive $35,000 per year for the next four years.

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August 16, 2010
Teen girl's rape trial begins

By ARTESIAâ DAVIS
Guardian Senior Reporter
artesia@nasguard.com
A teenage girl has accused a distant female relative of forcing her to have sex with a man. Virginia Sands and her boyfriend, Christopher Archer, are on trial for the January 11, 2007 rape of the girl when she was 16.
Sands and Archer denied the allegation when their trial opened before Supreme Court Justice Vera Watkins yester...

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August 19, 2010
The Hook up

The Bahamas

Grand Bahama
Junkanoo summer:This annual summer event held at Taino Beach includes live local and national entertainers, music, food vendors and other fun activities. The event takes place Thursdays in July(8-29).

Fish fry:The year-round fish fry at Smith's Point is an excellent opportunity to get better acquainted with both the native fish and our local residents. The fish fry is We...

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August 25, 2010
Man admits stealing from tourist

By STAFFâ WRITER
Guardian News Desk

A man who pleaded guilty to stealing from a tourist has been fined.
Wesley Denis Deus, 29, of Pinder's Point, Grand Bahama, pleaded guilty to stealing an iPhone, a camera and$60 cash from Jessica Bustamente at Junkanoo Beach, during his arraignment before Magistrate Jeanine Weech Gomez.
Magistrate Gomez ordered Deus to pay Jessica Bustamente$260 in compe...

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August 29, 2010
The metal in the music

By THEA RUTHERFORD
Guardian National Correspondent
thea@nasguard.com

What do you know about Bahamian music?
Arts and Culture introduces The Bahamian Music Project. An extensive, ongoing look at the sounds of The Bahamas Rake N Scrape, Junkanoo, Goombay and the people who make them, a new installment of The Bahamian Music Project will appear on Saturdays.
The project will feature artist, studio an...

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August 29, 2010
Bahamians to share culture in New York

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS in New York City can look forward to celebrating and sharing their culture with fellow enthusiasts next weekend.

Parlayed through food, drink, dance, drama, art and crafts, and aspects of Junkanoo next Sunday, participants can expect to savour the "vibrant and warm flavour" of the Bahamas at the twelfth annual 'Baham...

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September 06, 2010
Couple sentenced for rape of teen girl

A judge yesterday sentenced a man and woman for their roles in the rape of a teenage girl.

Christopher Archer and his girlfriend, Virginia Sands, pleaded guilty to the January 11,

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September 03, 2010
Talks about a regatta committee in the works

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AT a Skipper's Party on Tuesday night to launch this weekend's King Eric Regatta in Montagu Bay, there was some discussion on the formation of a regatta commission.

The idea is that the sailing commission, which will be set up similar to the junkanoo commission, will take the responsibility from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and C...

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