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'Womanish Ways' snags award at U.S. film festival

Marion Bethel's documentary, "Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy", which tells the intriguing story of the struggle for women's right to vote in The Bahamas has captured the 2012 Award in Documentary at the Urban Suburban Film Festival in Philadelphia.
The documentary was selected from hundreds of films submitted, said the festival's organizers.
Bethel, who directed the documentary and worked closely alongside Bahamian filmmakers Maria Govan and Kareem Mortimer for the making of "Womanish Ways", said winning the award represents an enormous boost for the film and the story of the women's suffrage movement in The Bahamas, which is so little known.
"Our history is not well known," said Bethel. "The film, therefore, reveals to a wider international audience a deeper understanding of life in The Bahamas in this period and the legacy of this period.
"Winning the award affirms the quality and significance of the film in itself, and its appeal to an international audience. The award raises the profile of the film. It opens the door for unforseen magic to happen."
"Womanish Ways" focuses on five of the central figures of the Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas -- Mary Ingraham, Mable Walker, Eugenia Lockhart, Georgiana Symonette and Dame Dr. Doris Johnson.
Through photographs and film footage, interviews with women who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the key figures, the film gives a stirring account of this important period in Bahamian history.
The documentary, a labor of love for Bethel, was years in the making and represents what she describes as "turning up the volume on women's history and contribution to the advancement of human rights and democracy in The Bahamas".
"This film has huge resonance for me arcing back to my childhood. I grew up with these women of the suffrage movement all around me," said Bethel. "They were a part of my extended family in the neighborhood. My mother, grandmothers and aunts were part of this movement. I did not know then of their struggle and determination to demand the right to vote. This film is a tribute to these women, their vision and their achievement of human rights and democracy in The Bahamas."
Bethel said that in working on "Womanish Ways" and reading the historical documents of the period, and especially the documents drafted by the suffrage movement, her pre-judgments of the movement were blown out of the water.
The women, she said, were politically sophisticated and savvy.
"They grounded the movement in the social thought of the day using the ideas of Locke, Rousseau, Sir Winston Churchill and Roosevelt and the political instruments of the day of the United Nations, namely, the UN Convention on Human Rights of 1948 and the UN Convention on the Political Rights of Women of 1952," noted Bethel.
"They also established political connections with international women's organizations. This successful process of navigating and negotiating the difficult political terrain of both The Bahamas and the metropole countries in the 40s, 50s and 60s has left an indelible mark on my consciousness."

o "Womanish Ways, Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy" is now available on DVD from Logos Bookstore, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Buy the Book and Chapter One Bookstore.

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Soup's on

This soup is a stick-toyour ribs flexitarian special. Make it with chicken broth and prosciutto and you end up with a carnivore's delight. Make it with vegetable stock and no prosciutto and you've got a vegetarian's delight. Either way, it's plenty hearty. The potatoes give it body and creaminess. The spinach and kale give it earthiness and a bright green color.
The greens also happen to be nutritional superstars -- both spinach and kale are terrific sources of vitamins A, C and K, not to mention fiber. For folks who generally find kale a little too assertive, the time to eat it is now, in the cooler months, when its taste is milder. And given kale's current "it" vegetable status, you'll certainly have no trouble finding it at the store. Some supermarkets even carry the bagged shredded leaves, as convenient as prewashed lettuce or shredded slaw mix.
For the potatoes, I went with Yukon gold because I like their buttery taste and because they hold their shape when cooked, unlike highstarch, thick-skinned baking potatoes. However, any potato will do as long as you cut it into 1-inch chunks. If the only spuds you have on hand are baking potatoes (such as russets), just be sure to peel them first. Otherwise, the skin will be too chewy in the soup.
There's very little fat in this recipe. The vegetarian version uses just 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and half an ounce of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. A little bit of that justly celebrated cheese goes a long way. And carnivores can keep the fat content low by trimming off the prosciutto's fat.
What's that? The little Mario Batali devil on your shoulder insists that the flavor will go bye-bye along with the fat? Not necessarily. I was thrilled to discover that if you briefly bake the prosciutto on a rack in the oven, it becomes downright bacon-esque -- crisp, salty and redolent of pork. Just be sure to pull the prosciutto out of the oven before it is completely crisp. It will continue cooking even outside the oven. If it doesn't reach the desired state within a minute or two, slide it back into the oven and give it another quick jolt.
Now you've got all the flavor you -- or your inner Mario -- could ask for. Just keep an eye on the salt in the rest of the recipe. Both the cheese and the meat are high in sodium.
Potato And Greens Soup with Parmesan Toasts
Start to finish: 1 hour (40 minutes active)
Servings: 4
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound Yukon gold (or other thin-skinned potatoes), cut into 1-inch chunks
4 to 5 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 cups packed torn kale leaves
6 cups packed baby spinach leaves
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt
1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
Twelve 1/2-inch-thick diagonally cut slices of baguette
1/2 ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large saucepan over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the potatoes, 4 cups of the stock and the wine. Bring to a boil, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the kale, cover the pan, then simmer for another 10 minutes. Add the spinach and the pepper flakes, cover, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Working in 2 batches, transfer about 3 cups total of the soup solids with a little added broth each time, to a blender and puree until smooth. Be careful, hot foods expand in the blender. Return the puree to the saucepan, add salt to taste and the additional cup of stock if necessary to achieve the desired texture. Heat until hot.
Meanwhile, set a wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the prosciutto slices in a single layer on the rack, then bake on the oven's middle rack for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they begin to crisp. Remove the rack from the sheet pan and set it on the counter to let the prosciutto cool. When cool, crumble the prosciutto.
Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer on the sheet pan and brush them with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Bake them on the oven's middle shelf until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over them, return the slices to the oven and bake until the cheese is just melted, 1 to 2 minutes. To serve, ladle the soup into 4 bowls, then top each portion with some of the prosciutto crisps and 3 toasts on the side.
Nutrition information per serving:
630 calories; 120 calories from fat (19 percent of total calories); 13 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 25 mg cholesterol; 96 g carbohydrate; 8 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 31 g protein; 1,640 mg sodium.

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Summer Bowling Camp
Summer Bowling Camp

Thursday 5th July 2012  10:00 AM

Summer Bowling Camp Monday, July 2, 2012 to Friday, 13, 2012 Two weeks of bowling and other summer activities for boys and girls 6-13 years old Daily hot lunches! A different activity every day! 13 classes per week, 2 Field Trips! $100 per week/ per child or $75 per week, multiple children 10am-2pm Martial arts- Pool Game Bowling & Skating lessons Arcade Games Field Trips-Arts & Crafts Basketball Lessons Grooming & Modeling Fashion Consulting Fitness & Dance Classes For more information call! (242)326-8010-4 Fitness Instruction – Charles Johnson, Instructor Our class instructor is a professional in the field of fitness and exercise. Fitness topics will include nutrition, stretching exercises. Your child will be taught to be physically active in a fun atmosphere through games and activities. The programs are pre-choreographed and address all areas of fitness. Martial Arts – Kent Bazaard, Instructor Martial arts can improve a child’s mind and body. Our classes are designed specifically for students of varying ages, needs and abilities. Our emphasis is on personal development, discipline, goal setting and self confidence. These skills are not only restricted to the classroom, but are also life skills. It teaches them respect & teamwork while having FUN! Modeling – Delano Sweeting, Instructor Have you ever looked back on your childhood and teen years and wished that you had been more outgoing, confident and better at making friends? Assuredly every parent wants that for their own child. Child modeling can help ensure that your child is poised, confident, and ready for whatever he/she encounters in life. Modeling classes will help your child face his/her fears and learn to be natural and confident in their own skin. Modeling can also help your child’s health. Information is given on diet, nutrition and exercise. RSVP for reservations, Limited space available! email: info@mariosbowling.com *All indoor activities in air-conditioned comfort


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Jones owes BEC 106,000

Jones Communications Limited owes the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) $106,000, The Nassau Guardian can reveal.
But a BEC report reveals that as of July 8, 2014 the corporation's managers would not take action to disconnect the account, as the disconnection of Jones Communications' supply in May resulted in BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller immediately instructing officials to reconnect the supply.
On May 20, a BEC manager reported to a senior manager that he instructed an employee (an assistant manager) to carry out the disconnection of Jones Communications' power supply "per the received disconnection list".
But according to the manager, the employee reported that moments after he executed the disconnection, the executive chairman contacted him on his personal cell phone and told him to reconnect the supply.
The manager said in the report the employee claimed that Miller cursed him and made several other "disconcerting remarks".
He said the employee also informed him that Jones Communications Limited CEO Wendall Jones visited the disconnection site and allegedly made "unpleasant remarks".
The manager said it appears disconnection exercises are a "waste of time".
Speaking about the employee, the manager said, "He asserted as I did previously that a disconnection list should be forwarded to the chairman so that he could approve which customers he feels should be disconnected.
"I am gravely disappointed at the treatment levied towards [the employee]. I have no sensible way to answer him.
"I would prefer not to put my staff members in unpleasant situations like that, which can affect their psyche.
"If we continue these disconnections, I feel that it will be more of the same, and it will amount to a unwise use of our human resources."
According to a disconnection notice, as of July 8, Jones Communications Ltd. owed the corporation $106,007.56 collectively on its three accounts registered with BEC.
One account registered to Jones Communications Ltd. on East Street showed that the company owed the corporation $92,587.18.
A second account registered as Jones Communications Ltd. on East Street owed the corporation $11,881.54.
A third account registered as Jones Communications Ltd off East Street owed the corporation $1,538.84.
In the July 8 report, another manager advised the senior manager that the credit and collections department was processing the disconnection work orders for Jones Communications.
In response, the senior manager said successive attempts to disconnect the account were unsuccessful as "my people were turned away by the chairman".
"As such, it is recommended that the chairman be consulted before any attempt is made," he said.
Jones could not be reached for comment last night, and neither could Miller.

Unpaid bills
Miller made headlines last month after it was revealed he and his family-owned businesses - Sunburst Paints and Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace - collectively owed the corporation nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
BEC records showed that a Harrold Road building registered with BEC in Miller's name owed the corporation $46,373.77.
Those records also showed that a Harrold Road bowling alley, owned by Summer Winds Investments Ltd., owed the corporation $193,159.56.
Both businesses owed BEC a total of $239,533.33.
Neither business was disconnected despite the considerable arrears.
When pressed on why the businesses were allowed to run up such high electricity bills without being disconnected, Miller said many other companies throughout the country are in a similar position with significant arrears with the corporation.
"What we do, the businesses, we employ a lot of Bahamians so you can't turn them off," he said.
"You work with them because they employ people. Mario's and those employ over 50 Bahamians. Its weekly wage bill is around $20,000."
The executive chairman said his family businesses had experienced financial hardships.
Not long after the story broke, Mario's paid $100,000 on its nearly $200,000 electricity bill.
It was later found that the payment was made in cash.
Following the revelation about Miller and his family-owned company's electricity bills, the presidents of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union and its umbrella union called for his resignation.
Miller has said both businesses will maintain their current bills and make payments toward the outstanding balances until the total bills are paid.
BEC's accounts receivable are in excess of $130 million, according to Miller, who has repeatedly said homeowners are responsible for 70 percent of those arrears.

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Nine on trial in connection with major drug find

Police arrested nine men in con- nection with the seizure of 852 pounds of marijuana earlier this year. However, during their trial there was some discrepancy as to whether the drugs were found in The Bahamas or international waters.
Lathario Rose, 36, of Rupert Dean Lane, who is also known as Dion "Buju" Minnis; David Colebrooke, 49, of Jasmine Gardens; Dwayne Henderson of Prince Charles Drive; Nathaniel Higgs, 26, of North Eleuthera; and Jason Major, 26, of East Street, are on trial before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to supply and marijuana importation.
Rose, Colebrooke, Henderson, Higgs, Major, Mario Moxey, 39, of Kemp Road; Zintwan Duncombe, 25, of Fresh Creek, Andros; David Sweeting, 34, of Exuma; and Carlton Johnson, 31, of Kemps Bay, Andros, also face charges of con- spiring to commit the offenses.
Defence force marine Mike Moss told the court yesterday that he was on the vessel that pursued a gray go-fast vessel, with three outboard engines, off the Cuban coast on March 2, 2011.
Moss said the suspect boat even- tually stopped. According to Moss, packages of suspected marijuana were collected from international
waters. However, according to DEU officer Corporal Seabury Ferguson, who was also on the defence force boat, the drugs were found in Bahamian waters.
However, both witnesses agreed that the suspects and the boat were taken to Mathew Town, Inagua, fol- lowing the seizure.
Ferguson claimed that Henderson told him, "We [threw] that over- board. [You don't have anything] on us" when he took him to the bathroom at the police station.
Sergeant 1218 Weymond Demeritte, the investigating officer, said he questioned all the suspects about the allegations against them on March 3 and 4 when they were brought to New Providence.
According to Demeritte, Rose told him that he left Nassau with Lightbourne and Major on his boat. According to Demeritte, they picked up "Scummy", whose real name is Zintwan Duncombe, and headed to Jamaica, where Scummy was supposed to pick up some drugs from "Tiger."
Rose allegedly told Demeritte that Henderson and Higgs caught rides back to New Providence with him. He said all of the persons on the boat had "weed."
Rose allegedly said he told the men to dump the drugs in the water when they were pursued off Cuba. According to Demeritte, Rose told him that he headed to Cay Verde, off Ragged Island, and threw his GPS in the water.
Demeritte claimed that Duncombe and Henderson admit- ted that they were on a boat with three other men that was chased by the United States Coast Guard and defence force.
Demeritte said that Colebrooke told him that Cuban authorities, the U.S. Coast Guard and the defence force chased the boat he was on as they headed towards The Bahamas. Colebrooke alleged- ly admitted that he knew the drugs were on the vessel.
The case continues before Bethell next month.
Cecil Hilton, Michael Kemp, Ian Cargill and Dion Smith are the defense lawyers. Inspector Ercell Dorsett is the prosecutor.

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Summer of Thunder sounds off

Pairing local teams with top collegiate basketball squads from the United States of America (USA) can be difficult, but the executives in the local governing body for the sport believes that the Bahamian players can 'stack up'.
During the 3rd Annual BTC Summer of Thunder, hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) several of the local teams that compete in the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) will take to the hardwood with the USA-based squads. In fact, The Bahamas All-star opened the month-long tournament yesterday. They tipped off with Colorado State University. No results were available up to press time.
The Bahamas All-star is just one of five teams that will represent The Bahamas. The others include the Commonwealth Bank Giants, Grand Bahama All-stars, PJ Stingers, Real Deal Shockers and the Mailboat Cybots. High ranked teams from the USA, playing under the National Collegiate Association of Athletic Association's (NCAA) umbrella are in town. The teams, some of whom play Division I basketball are Colorado State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Norfolk State University, Cal State Bakersfield, Central Michigan, University of Arizona, Indiana State University, Tulane University, Morgan State University and University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Two more college teams are expected to be added to the line-up, according to Mario Bowleg, First Vice President in the federation.
"The word has gotten out that The Bahamas is the place to be for teams wanting to play basketball," said Bowleg. "All the local teams were preparing and they should play well against the college teams. But this is all about the college teams. It is great preparation for them so they can see what they have or look like heading into their season.
"This tournament has grown from five teams, to seven and now 10. We still have two teams wanting to come down and play. We are just awaiting confirmation which we should have by tomorrow. When you look at the competition level and the teams that have been here in the past and those who are coming, it says a lot and shows that this is a quality, high grade tournament. We expect that the Bahamian teams will compete well and we ask for support from the community. This is a high level competition, and these players are the future in the NBA."
With the extensive play Bowleg is expected to see a lot of improvements on the local fronts. He is hoping that tournaments like these will give them the exposure that is needed. That playing higher caliber teams will help when the national squads play in regional and international qualifiers.
Another point, noted Bowleg, was the refurbishment of the gym and improvements to the floor. Bowleg believes that the renovations will pay dividends in the long run.
"Some of the persons from the tour were here in Nassau earlier this summer and they saw the gym floor," said Bowleg. "Even though the floor wasn't that bad, they made several suggestions and we made the improvements. We want to see and host many more tournaments like this, so we decided that is was best to take their advice and make the necessary improvements. The federation worked closely with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Sports Authority. So the floor is finished and now ready for competition. "
Just because the local teams will be up against some of the top college squads doesn't mean that they are at a disadvantage, Bowleg believes. He revealed that the teams were matched-up based on strength. And all squads will benefit.

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Summer Bowling Camp
Summer Bowling Camp

Monday 9th July 2012  10:00 AM

Summer Bowling Camp Monday, July 2, 2012 to Friday, 13, 2012 Two weeks of bowling and other summer activities for boys and girls 6-13 years old Daily hot lunches! A different activity every day! 13 classes per week, 2 Field Trips! $100 per week/ per child or $75 per week, multiple children 10am-2pm Martial arts- Pool Game Bowling & Skating lessons Arcade Games Field Trips-Arts & Crafts Basketball Lessons Grooming & Modeling Fashion Consulting Fitness & Dance Classes For more information call! (242)326-8010-4 Fitness Instruction – Charles Johnson, Instructor Our class instructor is a professional in the field of fitness and exercise. Fitness topics will include nutrition, stretching exercises. Your child will be taught to be physically active in a fun atmosphere through games and activities. The programs are pre-choreographed and address all areas of fitness. Martial Arts – Kent Bazaard, Instructor Martial arts can improve a child’s mind and body. Our classes are designed specifically for students of varying ages, needs and abilities. Our emphasis is on personal development, discipline, goal setting and self confidence. These skills are not only restricted to the classroom, but are also life skills. It teaches them respect & teamwork while having FUN! Modeling – Delano Sweeting, Instructor Have you ever looked back on your childhood and teen years and wished that you had been more outgoing, confident and better at making friends? Assuredly every parent wants that for their own child. Child modeling can help ensure that your child is poised, confident, and ready for whatever he/she encounters in life. Modeling classes will help your child face his/her fears and learn to be natural and confident in their own skin. Modeling can also help your child’s health. Information is given on diet, nutrition and exercise. RSVP for reservations, Limited space available! email: info@mariosbowling.com *All indoor activities in air-conditioned comfort


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Mario Carey Realty Launches Vacation Home Rentals Division

Mario Carey Realty recently launched a new division aimed
specifically at handling vacation home rentals, a market Carey says has
unlimited growth potential.

"For years, homeowners in the Family Islands have benefitted
from the desire of visitors to stay in a home rather than a hotel and they have
been able to satisfy that demand," said Carey. Now, he says, the desire for
vacation homes throughout the country, including New Providence, is increasing in
historic proportions and the once-unregulated sector of the tourism industry is
gaining official as well as visitor attention...

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Esther Marva Davis, 75

A funeral service for Esther Marva Davis, affectionately known as 'Essa', 75, of Harbour Island, who died June 8th at the Princess Margaret Hospital will be held on Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Anglican Parish, Harbour Island. The Rev'd Father Kirkland Russell Jr. assisted by The Rev'd Father Oswald Pinder will officiate and interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery Harbour Island.
Precious memories will linger in the hearts of: 5 sons: Michael Saunders, Duke, Robert, Stan and Basil Davis; 7 daughters: Linda Lewis, Lavaughn Percentie, Marilyn Morris of Jacksonville, Florida, Irma Virginia (Tee-Jay) and Elizabeth Davis, Claire Percentie, and Kayla Davis; One adopted son: Glenroy Aranha; One  adopted daughter : Lisa Thompson; One brother: Howland Bethel of New York; Two sisters:  Alfreda Johnson of Nassau and Reatta Young;  Two adopted sisters: Ruby Percentie and Margaret Grant; 36 grandchildren: Preston, Oral, Gayle, Cedric, Marcus, Sophia, Sippreana, Vernanchia, Michella, Michaela, Michael Jr., Tamara, Tyrone Jr., Jamal, Harrington, Barrington, Javaughn, Ledaunne, Gusty, Gannon, Simone, Richette, Chanella, Anderze, Randernisha, Aldon, Dukell, Andrew, Kristano, Shelby, Trae, Traevon, Blaire, London, Brooklyn and Kaylen; Thirty-two great-grand children: Renaldo, Shyanne, Olivia, Andrew, Nicholas, Dana, Shanyha, Seraiah, Keziah, Marcus, Erin, Colby, Chandler, Marquis, MarKya, Brajhae, Tamia, Valentino, Octorria, Detorria, Netorria, Nera, Amarion, Donovan, Chanel, Serinity, Christia, Arryanna, KJ., Basha, Tamero, Lotus and Fantasia; One great-great-granddaughter: Yonka Grant; One Aunt: Barbara Johnson; Seven nephews: Junior, Joey, Freddie, Kirk and Benjamin Bethel, Andrew and Dahl; Thirteen nieces: Julie, Joanna, Arlene, Carmelita, Inez, Sherol, Jackie, Debbie, and Tracey, Lashane, Melissa, Linda, Gina Ritchie and Jay Fernando; Two daughters-in-Jaw: Florine Saunders of Bimini and Denise Davis; Four sons-in-law: Gustone Lewis, Richard Percentie, Tyrone Bethel Sr. and Ashley Percentie; Godchild: Violet Roberts; Special Friends: Sharon Duncombe, Doreen Albury, Don Purdy, Jessielee Mackey, Bishop Samuel Higgs, Casper Johnson, Corporal 1995 Cletis Dean of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Lucy Johnson Neely, Gayle Cleare, Tootsie Albury, Theresa Fairweather, Sister Cecila Albury, Patricia Mortimer, William Mather, Sunnyboy Johnson and Vhaul Thompson; Numerous cousins and a host of other relatives and friends including: Auston Mullin, Rapunzel Pinder, Debra Roberts, Stanis Grant, Percival Johnson and family, Anita Curry and family, Jeffrey Johnson and family, Penelope Cleare and family, Sheila Francis and family, Leonie Neely and family, Stephanie Roberts and family, Coralee Percentie and family, Jacqueline Percentie and family, Annseton Barry and family, Francine McQueen and family, Philip Roberts and family, Joyce Cleare and family, Cedric Pennerman and family, Melvina Davis, Terry Deveaux and family, Raymond Rolle and family, Florene Major, Terry Cash, Richard Malcolm and family, Junnamae Thompson and family, Joseph Saunders and family, Irene Davis and family, Alfred Albury and family, Aunt Eva and family, Eloise Johnson and family, Percival Johnson and family, Bertram Sawyer and family, Susan Johnson and family, Dencil Higgs and family, Kevin and Paulamae Johnson, Lona Major and family, Lona Culmer and family, Pearl Lewis and family, Carl Higgs and family, Patrick Barry and family, Edwin Hutchinson and family, the Grant family, Sybil Cleare and family, Healias Oliver and family, Silvia Saunders and family, Beverly Cleare and family, Spooner Grant and family, Miriam Rolle and family, Eloise Knowles and family, Aurilee Thompson and family, Cody Cartwright and family, Jeremiah Neely and family, Leon Johnson and family, Staff of The Rock House, The Zulu Dancers and family, Dr. John Mensah and the Harbour Island Clinic Staff, St. John's Anglican Church family, the Administrator's Office staff, The Harbour Island District Council, The Lighthouse Church Of God family, the Roman Catholic Church family, the Prophecy Church family, God's Living Word Teaching Centre, Reggie and Danny Major, Ralph Sawyer, Sean Adderley, Bernard Higgs and a host of other friends too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Thursday from 4:00-7:30 p.m. and at the church in Harbour Island on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday.
 

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C-Force to perform in Freeport for the GB Performing Arts Society

Two concert-workshops provided to students in Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) is delighted to present C-Force, a chamber ensemble that offers a unique and intriguing approach to the traditional concept of chamber music. The group is made up of Christy Lee - pianist, Christine Gangelhoff - flute and Christian Justilien - euphonium, all of whom are faculty members at The College of the Bahamas, Nassau and will appear at Freeport's Regency Theatre on Saturday, March 15th at 7:30pm.
The evening, C-Force, An Evening of Musical Fusion will include beloved Bahamian writer, poet and filmmaker, Marion Bethel, who will be reading some of her poetry and will also incorporate GBPAS scholarship recipient, Chavez Parker, on percussion.
C-Force's unusual instrumentation (flute, euphonium and piano) allows for many types of classical music interpretations and their diverse backgrounds contribute to the exploration of all types of non-traditional musical forms. Since its formation in 2008, C-Force has been featured in concert throughout the islands of The Bahamas. Most recently the group has been promoting the art music of the Caribbean with their performances in Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, the US Virgin Islands and the United States.
The members of C-Force are unified in their desire to encourage music education in The Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean region. To this end they will be performing two (2) concerts for students on Grand Bahama Island. These concerts /workshops will take place at Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium on Friday, March 14, 2014 with primary school aged children at 10am and concert for middle/high school aged children at 1pm. These sessions will last about 1 hour which will include concert pieces, demonstration of the euphonium and a Q & A period. There will be a minimal charge of $2.00 per student.

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