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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Bethel said that in working on "Womanish Ways" and reading the historical documents of the period, and especially the documents drafted by the suffrage movement, her pre-judgments of the movement were blown out of the water.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.
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)
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
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.
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.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- One week after Mario Carey Realty hosted a formal Baha Mar Residence presentation in The Bahamas, the firm's founder reported the first local sale of a residential unit in the $3.5 billion resort enclave
"We're very excited about this sale," said Carey, "because all of the sales prior to this were made abroad and this sale reflects a quick response to the appreciation of Baha Mar's investment value for Bahamian citizens and residents."
Mario Carey Realty, one of seven real estate firms approved to handle Baha Mar residential transactions, hosted a presentation in conjunction with Baha Mar Senior Vice President, Rick English, at Baha Mar's offices August 24. The signed contract was presented within a few days. Several other people submitted deposits, demonstrating interest and good faith intentions.
"We knew that interest was keen when nearly every invited guest turned out for the event despite Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on Nassau that evening with high winds and heavy rains," said Carey.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org *All indoor activities in air-conditioned comfort
EDITOR, The Tribune.
Recent reports in the media indicate that a Bahamian citizen, namely, Mr Mario Bowe was apprehended by a United States law enforcement agency for alleged human trafficking. The report also states that Mr. Bowe was deported to the United States for trial.
I am concerned that a Bahamian Citizen could be deported from a foreign country, Dominican Republic to another country, the United States of America.
It is my opinion that this matter requires an investigation and appropriate action by our Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General's Office and representatives of he Human Rights organization in The Bahamas.
Wednesday's resultsChesapeake Bad Boys 115, Fantastics 90 (Roger Major, Julian Seymour - 1 ERO each for the Bad Boys; Abraham Adderley - 1 ERO for the Fantastics)Q-ball Shockers 138, Broken Arrow Spartans 91Magnificent Seven 121, Hollywood Destroyers 101 (Mario Beckford, Jason Knowles - 1 ERO each for Magnificent Seven)Arnette's Stingers 132, Underdogs 84Chesapeake Ballers 130, Chesapeake Unknowns, 91Eliminators 137, Over Forty and Sporty 82 (Cedric Farquharson - 1 ERO for the Eliminators)ERO - Eight-ball Run Off.
The Bahamas has yet to capture a medal so far at this year's Olympic Games and many Bahamians are starting to question if and when it is going to happen.
Calls flooded the Darold Miller Live talk show yesterday, hosted on the Guardian Radio, with Bahamians wanting to know if this is the strongest or best team The Bahamas could field at the 30th Olympiads, currently going on in London. During the show, which was based around the topic 'The Bahamas still in the hunt for medals', Miller said "there have been some bright spots that could be brighter but thus far we are still in the hunt for medals".
When asked, by Miller, where is our brightest hope for medals in these remaining days Carlton Smith replied: "I think it is probably in the relays, either the men's 4x400m or the women's 4x100m relay team. I am not sure if everybody is healthy on the women's team. If everybody is healthy and performing well we stand a legitimate chance.
"But Jamaica [has] two world class sprinters who made the final of the 100m and the United States also with two women who made the final of the 100m, they are all legitimate contenders for the gold medal. It will be hard press for The Bahamas women's 4x100m relay team to beat either Jamaica or the United States. It is not impossible, but it is highly unlikely that it is going to happen. So they will have to contend for the bronze medal, in my mind.
"The men's 4x400m relay team stand a legitimate chance of winning either a gold, silver or bronze medal. They have three top quarter-milers and add a fourth quarter-miler to that group."
Smith is a veteran sports broadcaster who revealed that he was hoping by now we (The Bahamas) would have gotten a medal. He drew illustration to the men's 400m final which Chris Brown and Demetrius Pinder lined up in on Monday. For the second consecutive Olympic Games Brown placed fourth just out of the medal. His time was 44.79 seconds. This was Pinder's first Olympic Games and he was seventh overall in 44.98 seconds.
While many congratulated the team on the great job so far, when Miller opened up the lines, one caller believed that not enough time is being placed on the development of our athletes. He further stated that time and money goes hand-and-hand because training is very expensive. There was one who called for a National Lottery, to assist our athletes better and others who agreed with Miller that diet was very important.
One text message to Miller called for Bahamians to stop making excuses for our people and start investing in the arts and sports industries. It went on to say that the talent is here but a talent search support and finance is needed to motivate and empower our young people.
The Bahamas first competed in the Olympics in 1952, at the games in Helsinki. No medals were won. The first medal came four years later, when the games were held in Melbourne, Australia in 1956. A four-member team came back home with a bronze medal. The medal was captured by Sir Durward Knowles and Sloane Farrington, competing in the Star class, sailing.
Knowles and Cooke would return in 1964, in Tokyo to win the country's first gold medal. They sailed once again in the Star class.
It wasn't until 1992 when the first individual track and field medal was won. Triple jumper Frank Rutherford hopped, skipped and jumped his way onto the medal podium when he landed 17.36m. Ever since Rutherford's achievement the medals kept pouring in for The Bahamas.
A silver was won in 1996 in the 4x100m relay. The team of Debbie Ferguson (now McKenzie), Eldece Clarke, Chandra Sturrup, Savatheda Fynes and Pauline Davis (now Thompson) clocked 42.14 seconds. When the games were hosted in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, The Bahamas had moved up the ranking chart with the two medals won. The relay team members were now referred to as the 'Golden Girls' and Davis-Thompson was later awarded the gold medal in the 200m, after originally placing second behind American Marion Jones who was stripped of her medal. The 2000 games was called the best showing for The Bahamas, but then came the 2004 edition held in Athens, Greece.
Tonique Williams-Darling won the first gold medal for The Bahamas, in the 400m and Ferguson-McKenzie brought home the bronze in the 200m. Leevan 'Superman' Sands and the men's 4x400m team added a bronze and silver to the country's list of achievements at the 2008 games.
Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called on Prime Minister Perry Christie and his entire Cabinet to resign and call an early general election before the administration "destroys the country", claiming its "record of poor judgement in governance" has placed The Bahamas on a path to "disaster".
"They have a track record of poor judgment and have proven that they are totally incapable of governing this country," Minnis said.
"And with that record, if they continue, we don't know where we would go. This country is in for pure disaster. And to save this country, the government needs to seek a new mandate from the people and resign."
Minnis, who was contacted for comment, said that a laundry list of "bad decisions" by the Christie administration has led to a loss of confidence among the public, and the best solution is to seek a new mandate from the electorate.
"The entire government has shown poor judgement and that they do not know how to manage this country," he said.
"They have ignored the vote of the people. They went to referendum and they ignored it.
"They have shown poor judgment in the hiring of Ishmael Lightbourne, who was proven to be a tax evader, but he was going to be in charge of the government's [new] tax system.
"[BAMSI Consultant] Omer Thomas, poor judgment again. A Jamaican, when so many Bahamians are looking for jobs. A Jamaican you're hiring at $120,000-plus per year.
"Poor judgement when Leslie Miller, who had problems in terms of bills at BEC, but yet he was placed in charge. Poor judgment with [Dr.] Elliston Rahming as ambassador [to Washington].
"Poor judgment with what's going on with Renward Wells. A parliamentary secretary don't sign such documents. That should have been a Cabinet decision."
Minnis was referencing a letter of intent Wells reportedly signed with Stellar Waste to Energy Bahamas to construct a $650-$675 million waste-to-energy plant that Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis said he does not have the authority to sign.
With regard to Thomas, Minnis was reiterating a claim he made in Parliament that questions had previously been raised about Thomas' qualifications in Jamaica.
Minnis said he rests the blame for all these instances at the feet of Prime Minister Perry Christie.
"At this particular time the government, the entire government, must answer the people and remove themselves and go back and seek a new mandate from the people," he said.
"The prime minister must improve and show better judgment."
Claims of cherry-picking at BEC
Minnis also said that there seems to be two sets of laws in the country and suggested that Prime Minister Christie has failed to address important matters relating to the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC).
Minnis was responding to the recent claim that BEC Executive Chairman Leslie Miller is cherry-picking who is disconnected at the corporation, as well as the issue of a $100,000 cash payment made by Miller's family business to pay an outstanding electricity bill.
"This country has become a lawless society," Minnis said.
"If we had honesty and integrity within our system and accountability and the enforcement of the law, there would not be two sets of laws where you have one law for you and another set for the politicians.
"You cannot run a country like that. One set of laws should be for all. Why should we discriminate? The so-called aristocrats or elites who are not paying their bills should be dealt with appropriately. Why do you want to turn the poor man off who owes $50 ... but the man who gets paid $150,000 a year because he is Mr. So and So then he is above the law? That is nonsense. That's why this country is as it is."
The Guardian revealed that Jones Communications Limited owes BEC $106,000.
A BEC report shows 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 Miller immediately instructing officials to reconnect the supply.
That came after it was revealed that Miller and his family-owned businesses - Sunburst Paints and Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace - collectively owed BEC nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
Not long after the story broke, Mario's paid $100,000 on its nearly $200,000 electricity bill.
It was later out found that the payment was made in cash.
Minnis later questioned whether that matter was reported to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
When asked to respond to the revelation that the management of BEC contacted the FIU on the matter, Minnis would only say that the laws must be enforced.
Two Bahamian students receive National Honor Society induction in Florida
A pair of Bahamian students at the Vanguard School in Lake Wales, Florida, were recently selected for initiation into the National Honor Society (NHS).
Cole Carey, son of Mario and Venita Carey of Nassau, and Danielle Bannister, daughter of Desmond and Donna Bannister of Nassau, both received their golden NHS pins from the Vanguard School President Dr. Cathy Wooley-Brown during a special ceremony in February during the school's annual Family Weekend. Carey and Bannister were the only two inductees into the honors organization.
"We're very proud of both of these students," Wooley-Brown said. "Both of them have worked so hard and come so far during their time at Vanguard, and these [honors] are richly deserved."
The pinning ceremony was presided over by NHS sponsor Roy Jones, math department chair for the school. The Vanguard School, an international college preparatory boarding and day school for students with mild to moderate learning differences, now has a group of 20 students who are among the honor society members. Carey and Bannister took their oaths of loyalty to the organization, and will now participate fully in its activities.
Adrian Demeritte named to SJU dean's list
Adrian Demeritte, son of Fealy and Ramona Demeritte of Nassau, has earned the distinction of being named to the dean's list for the 2013 fall semester at Saint John's University, (SJU) Collegeville, Minnesota. Demeritte is a sophomore biology major at SJU.
To be included on the dean's list, students must have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points (A, B, C, etc.) are awarded. Students included on the dean's list cannot have any "unsatisfactory" or "incomplete" grades for that semester.