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September 21, 2013
Bach faces tall order as president of the IOC

The new president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, has a tall order in front of him. A veteran of the Olympic Movement, Bach, in the minds of voters, was best qualified to succeed Jacques Rogge.
The big test for him will be whether he is able to continue driving the IOC mandates without any major hitches, as did Rogge. Bach's predecessor proved to be a president who was on balance generally, throughout his 12-year tenure. Rogge did hit a few bad spots. One in particular, was when he criticized Jamaican athletes for the manner in which they celebrated success at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was promptly chastised by Lamine Diack, who heads the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and Rogge subsequently did the right thing. He just allowed the matter to be dropped.
He was a personable leader with great compassion, other than that incident, I thought. I vividly recalled Rogge seeking to give the disgraced sprinter from the United States, Marion Jones, some good advice. He warned her about the company she kept, while seemingly, publicly endorsing her as a good person.
Well, Jones turned on Rogge and the rest is history. Rogge tried to put her on the right path however. To me, that scenario spoke very much to the kind of refreshing leadership Rogge gave the world's Olympic Movement. More so than any other IOC president, I felt he connected with athletes from the 200-plus nations with Olympic membership. He did not limit his interaction to high-powered meetings within the movement.
Under Rogge, the IOC appeared to work more closely with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and its affiliates around the world. There was great scrutiny of competitors throughout the world, and some really big names were suspended from competition. History will record that during Rogge's presidency, there was a great assault on athletes caught using banned substances. More big name athletes were caught than ever before.
Also, billions of dollars continued to flow into the IOC's many coffers and around the world, the respective National Olympic Committees were empowered accordingly. Such is the legacy of Jacques Rogge.
Bach has a background in commerce and industry so he should be able, at least, to ensure that the economic vibrancy of the IOC remains constant. How he deals with the actual politics of heading the largest and most powerful sporting body in the world remains to be seen.
During the election for president, Bach received 43 votes from IOC members, 20 more than his nearest rival, Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico. Nobody else got more than eight votes. Clearly, his initial status as leader is very strong. He will be given a fair chance to get his feet wet.
The honeymoon will be over in short order however, and he will have to face front-on the high expectancy that comes with the position of IOC president.

o To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com.

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September 14, 2013
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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October 21, 2010
NPSA Awards

Ladies
Best Pitcher
Marvelle Miller(Wildcats)-Most Wins(10); lowest earned run average(2.82); most strikeouts(44).

Most Valuable Player
Thela Johnson(Sharks)-Fifth in batting average .455; 3rd in hits(20); 2nd in runs batted in(17); 7-3 win/loss record as a pitcher.

Manager of the Year
Mario Ford(Bommer G. Operators)-Team finished in 3rd place with a 7-9 win/loss record.

Men
Best Pitcher
Eugene Pratt(New Breed)-Most Wins(10); 3rd in earned run average(2.52); 2nd in strikeouts(65).

Most Valuable Player
Keiron Munroe(Dorin United)-Fifth in batting average .438; 2nd in hits(21); 2nd in base on balls(12); 3rd in stolen bases(6); 3rd in runs scored(24); 3rd in home runs(3); 7-0 win/loss record as ...

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November 28, 2013
Mario Carey Realty China-bound for luxury property showcase

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Mario Carey Realty (MCR) is going the extra mile - 3,840 miles to be exact -- to attract buyers to The Bahamas.
Mario Carey, founder and president of the firm that carries his name, and Terrinique Pennerman, Marketing Manager, will represent The Bahamas in China next week during an exclusive luxury property show expected to draw some 5,000 high net worth visitors.
Carey and Pennerman will attend the 6th Luxury Property Showcase (LPS) in Shanghai. Sponsored by Lamborghini, Baccarat and Dassault-Falcon, the exclusive invitation-only expo set for December 6-8 will feature more than 80 exhibitors from some 25 countries, with MCR being the sole exhibitor from the Bahamas.
"This is a great opportunity for us to showcase The Bahamas," said Carey. CRS, CIPS, CLHMS. "The beauty of Bahamian waters, our tax structure, year-round warmth and the fact that Bahamas property values survived the recent economic meltdown all combine to position The Bahamas favourably against wherever affluent people may be considering choosing to live or invest."
Carey says while there is "no place quite like Paradise Island for the sportsman," he hopes to open eyes to other waterfront enclaves including Old Fort Bay, Albany, Lyford Cay and Bahamar on New Providence and the concept of private islands for the more adventurous.

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June 16, 2011
Keven Theodore Davis, 44

A Funeral Service for Keven Theodore Davis, 44, of Summer Set Way will be held on Saturday 18th June, 2011 at 11:00am at Pilgrim Baptist Temple, St. James Road. Officiating will be Bishop E. Randy Fraser, M.Ed., J.P. assisted by other ministers of the gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens.
Left to cherish his memories are his devoted mother: Alvira Moultrie, father: Elkin Davis, son: Keven Jr. daughter: Ke'shunda 'Lily' Davis; brothers: Kenneth Flowers, Ricardo and Ian Moultrie, Jason Barton, Greg, Terrance Dexter, Kirkwood, Terran, Dwayne and Chema Davis and their families, Derence Rolle-Davis and family, sisters: Remona Henfield and family, Charmine Deleveaux and family, and Melony Gibson and family;  sisters-in-law Marsha Flowers, Nicole Moultrie and Eureka Barton; nephews Ricardo Jr., Ian Jr., Tristan, Derren, and Rico Moultrie, Kendrick and Kenton Flowers,  nieces Alicia Stuart, Jasonique Barton and Andrieka Burrows; one (1) grand neice Zion Neely; two (2) uncles Leon and Wesley Flowers; (8) aunts Enamae Flowers, Noralee Stuart, Shirley Brown, Zelma Nixon Una, Lucille, Minnilee and Elder Ruthmae Flowers; numerous cousins including Sylvia Flowers-Lightbourn, Idamae Lloyd-Adderley and Ricardo Adderley,  Alexander, Ernestine, Bradley, Kym, Diane, Theodore, Debbie, Stephen, Sheree, Noelin, Deidre, Sherilee, Catherine, Carla, and Nurse Idena Flowers; Donna and Oral Lafleur, Patrice and Stephen Pinder, Vernessa and Kevin Longley, Elder Rose and Apostle David Butler, Telcine and Dolan Russell, Sandra, Pamela, Tyrone and Michael Stuart,  Tyrone, Portia, Jeffrey, Beatrice, Gregory, Sean and Tavaris Brown, Patrice and Dereck Munroe, Regina Johnson, Danisha Rolle, Darren Morris, Daiquari and Jeremy Rolle, Aviel Nixon, Monique Davis, Myra Albury; Other relatives including: William and Bishop Hartman Rolle, Naomi, Saralee, Essie, Izona and Cynthia Rolle,  Rebecca Ferguson, Earmalee, Timothy, Rev. Dr. Irwin and Marion Clarke, Freda Forbes, Viola, Robert, David, Neville, Dorethea, Sybil, Eulease Orie, Stella, Patranella and Everette Rolle, Mildred Kelly, Lula Dean, Euthalee Brown, Lester, Willard, Princess, Valarie and Rev. Franklyn McKenzie, Judy Munroe, Magnola Knowles, Elkin and Ralston Flowers, and Evelyn Major. Friends including Randa Newton, Michele Webb, Dacheley Rochelien and family, Michael Newbold, Ken Forbes, Barry Brennen, Anthony Pearce, Ulysses Culmer, Evelyn Adderley, Agnes Allan, Susan Moss, Francis Deal, Althea Woods, Lynden, Judy, Ellis and Ricardo Johnson, Princess Miller, Neil Brown, Joseph Storr, Alphonso and Willimae Smith, Aluma Rahming and Family, Bill Rose and Family, Mr. & Mrs Mckinney and family, Verdel Brown, Morris and James Winters, Elsiemae Smith, Mazel Deveaux,  Paula Adderley, Brian and Cortnell Brown, Joan Webb, Laura Ferguson, Lenora Bethel, ArimenthaWinters, Dwight Maycock and Family, the communities of Old Place and Farmer's Hill Exuma, Bahamas Customs, Bishop Earl Randy and Jacqueline Fraser and the family of Pilgrim Baptist Temple.

Viewing will be held in the Perpetual Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd. Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 am to service time.

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June 08, 2011
Senior Anglican laid to rest

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Many Bahamians traveled many miles to attend the 44th Long Island Regatta, but little did the average man know the past weekend would also turn out to be the homegoing service of celebration for Anglican Lay Reader William Curthburt "Kaiser" Wilson.
The giant of a man who was extremely short in stature was laid to rest on Saturday, June 4 in the close knit community of Glinton's, Long Island in the churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene where he served for more than 50 years.
Father Chester Burton, rector of St. Peter's Parish, north Long Island, assembled a cadre of altar servers and choir members at the Glinton's Primary School auditorium where the body of Wilson was laid out for public viewing before the funeral procession began its somber march to St. Mary Magdalene a mile away for the service at the church where Wilson once rendered yeoman service to the Anglican community.
Priests from a cross-section of The Bahamas attended the service to celebrate the legacy of Wilson's life. In attendance were Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, who has responsibility for the southern islands; Fr. Stephen Grant, who serves as rector of St. Jude's, Grand Bahama; Fr. Jonathan Archer, rector of St. Paul's, south Long Island and Fr. Burton, rector of St. Peter's Anglican Parish and St. Christopher's in the settlement of Port Nelson, Rum Cay and Catechist Godfrey Styles, who traveled from Exuma to attend the homegoing service and bring condolences on behalf of his rector, Fr. Mario Conliffe.
Many people gave glowing tributes and condolences on behalf of Wilson. Larry Albury (the present lay reader who received the baton from Wilson), Kyle Wilson (the deceased's grandson), and Peter Graham, who employed Wilson for many years after his retirement. They all spoke of Wilson's dependability and love of the Anglican Church.
Archdeacon Cartwright in his sermon extended condolences from Anglican Bishop Laish Boyd who is currently in London, England attending the bishops' meetings, and all other priests who served previously in the parish of St. Peter's in north Long Island. Cartwright also gave condolences on behalf of Catechist Theodore "Ted' Bain from St. Christopher's in Rum Cay, as Wilson in his day, had carried many priests over to Rum Cay, through that treacherous body of water that lies between Long Island and Rum Cay.
The earthly remains of Wilson was buried in the church's graveyard as he had finished his course on earth and now finds "rest and refreshment" with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 90. He was one of those men, who the church will always be indebted to as he gave stellar service to the church he loved so dearly, and many remember him well for riding his bicycle to visit sick members in the north end community.
Wilson's achievements were recorded in his obituary. He never lost the love of his beloved island although he worked on mailboats for a considerable number of years. He captained many mailboats during his lifetime such as "The Kitty," "The Bahama Carroll," "The Angeline" and "The Amanda G." After Wilson's stint as captain of various motor vessels on the tranquil waters, he returned to the island of his birth and married Eva Adderley. The union produced eight children one of whom predeceased both of them but they remained married for a period of 62 years.
 

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January 16, 2014
Minnis fails in bid to table death penalty bill

Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday called on the government to use the bill the opposition drafted that would remove the impediments to carrying out the death penalty.
Minnis attempted to table the bill in the House of Assembly yesterday.
However, Speaker of the House Dr. Kendal Major did not allow it.
Major told Minnis he needed to give prior notice before he could table the bill.
During a press conference following the suspension of the House, Minnis said he thinks the government is attempting to block the opposition's bill.
Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly Dr. Bernard Nottage moved for the House to be adjourned about 15 minutes after proceedings started. He said the government had pressing matters to deal with.
When asked about Minnis' claims, Nottage said the government has no problem with the opposition tabling the bill.
"Dr. Minnis either does not understand the rules or doesn't wish to understand the rules, in which case what he was doing was just a stunt," Nottage told reporters.
"Essentially, the rules allow for a member to give notice of a bill which he intends to table at the next time we have an opportunity to table bills. He did not do that."
Minnis questioned the reason behind the government's "sudden" decision to call for the suspension.
When asked about that, Nottage said he could not reveal the reasons behind the early suspension.
He said the government would release a statement in the coming days regarding its discussions.
"We are very disappointed that government suspended the House today," Minnis said.
"What matter is so important for the government to suspend the House other than crime and jobs? Those are the only things that could be more important. We will look forward to them making a statement tomorrow."
Minnis said people want answers to crime and they want the death penalty to be carried out.
"Many people are being murdered and the Bahamian public are asking for their just due," he said.
Minnis, who first mentioned the opposition's bill in a new year's address earlier this month, said the bill would require changes to the constitution and would also call for a referendum.
Minnis said the bill would address several weaknesses in the laws that have caused the Privy Council to overturn capital sentences for convicted murderers.
He said it would mandate that an appeal against the death penalty can only be made to The Bahamas' Court of Appeal and nowhere else, and if a delay between the conviction of the murderer and the proposed date of hanging occurs then the five-year limit imposed by the Privy Council would not apply.
Minnis said the bill would also mandate that the governor general prescribe time limits for the lodging and conclusion of all appeals against conviction, or constitutional appeals, and if the same are not concluded within such time limits, the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy would be able to advise that the law should be brought into execution.
Minnis intends to table the bill at the next sitting of the House on January 29.
In March 2006, the Privy Council ruled that the mandatory death sentence in The Bahamas was unconstitutional.
Following that ruling, several men who were sentenced to death were resentenced to life in prison.
"At the very least there should be the certainty of sure punishment, and punishment which is appropriate to the crimes committed," Minnis said.
The last hanging in The Bahamas was carried out on January 6, 2000 when David Mitchell was executed for murdering a German couple.
There are three men in the country who are under the sentence of death: Kofhe Goodman, Anthony Clarke Jr. and Mario Flowers.

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August 23, 2012
Carey calls for Baha Mar 'commercial zone'

A leading realtor is calling for the rezoning of West Bay Street near Baha Mar to spur the creation of a "commercial stimulus zone" spanning up to four miles.
Mario Carey, the founder of Mario Carey Realty, said the concept has the potential to be the single biggest economic boost for businesses in a concentrated area. A commercial village would not only provide the thousands of tourists and workers with superior shopping and dining options, but also revitalize a stretch of Bay Street in desperate need of attention.

Carey told Guardian Business it is time to "begin the conversation" while the Cable Beach mega resort is still a few years away.
"I know how limited opportunities are along Bay Street for commercial businesses. People are always asking for it," he explained.
"How many thousands will be at that hotel? What are they going to do?"
The top realtor, whose firm is representing Baha Mar in its elite condo offerings, is also urging that investors in such a commercial zone should be given financial incentives, such as a temporary break from real property tax or duty-free exemptions on renovations.
The key, of course, will be the reactions of those in the immediate area. Carey said the presence of homes along Bay Street is an outdated concept, pointing to Carmichael Road and the area of Palmdale as examples of thriving commercial centers.
Gaining a commercial zoning license along Bay Street is incredibly difficult from a bureaucracy perspective, he said. The creation of a commercial stimulus zone would spark renewed interest and activity along Cable Beach.
Robert 'Sandy' Sands, senior vice president of administration and external relations, did not wish to comment on the endeavor at this stage.
"Currently, there is a mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses," Carey added. "So you have a large grocery store, for instance, between a new upscale strip shopping plaza on the east, and single family residences on the west. What exists is not based on planning. It just flew up that way. It has been piecemeal with each new proposed project fighting its own battle for development, rather than being planned with deliberate consideration and according to solid resort region planning principles."
The realtor noted that such a commercial village would be incorporated into the Bahamian Riviera and Baha Mar concept, with the gradual introduction of landscaping, lighting and CCTV security cameras.
Explaining that it's important to make Baha Mar accessible to average Bahamians, and create spin-off opportunities, he insisted that the government and other stakeholders have a responsibility to remove obstacles to Bahamian participation.
"What I am suggesting is a fundamental re-thinking about an area soon to explode with life and we have not addressed the immediate surroundings. Right now it is the largest single-phase construction project in the hemisphere," Carey said.

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September 22, 2012
Bowling for Cancer

The lanes are being polished and participants are working on their skills that will give them a 'strike' when the 2nd Annual Cindi Smith Bowling for Breast Cancer rolls in.
The two-day tournament is being held in aid of all breast cancer survivors and their families. It is the only fundraising event for the month of October that the Sister/Sister Breast Cancer support group will host. The tournament will take place at Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace, October 20-21. Part proceeds will be donated to the group which offers financial and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.

The Sister/Sister Breast Cancer support group played an integral part in the life of Cindi Smith who passed away on June 17, 2012. She was 31.
Darlene Sands, Smith's sister is the organizer for the tournament. She said: "She was a wonderful person, who went through so much in her final years. To see and know she was going through so much pain was crushing. It was hard on us as a family because we wanted to help. We wanted to take the pain away. But there was nothing we could do in terms of getting relief for her. She would always ask for us to massage her feet and rub her where it hurt and we never refused. That was our little way of assisting making sure she was in comforted.
"When we first found out I leaned heavily on Shantell. She offered her support as a friend and a breast cancer survivor who is involved in the Sister/Sister Breast Cancer support group. We as a family needed that because it was new to us. Cindi was very grateful for all the support."
The annual bowling tournament is just one of many fundraising initiatives the female support group hosts. According to Shantell Cox-Hutchinson, a member of the group, more programs are being looked at to raise additional funds so more support can be given.

A public appeal was extended to individuals, families and small businesses as well as corporate Bahamas earlier this week. Since the main thrust of the support group is to assist women going through breast cancer treatment and those who were recently diagnosed, the venture can be very costly.

Cox-Hutchison explains: "I met Cindi through Darlene when she was diagnosed in 2008. Being a breast cancer survivor myself Darlene came and asked me to talk to Cindi at that time. I spoke to Cindi so I've been with Cindi and her family during the entire ordeal. It was very, very rough because Cindy was only 28 at the time she was diagnosed. She had a very hard time accepting that she was diagnosed and that she had any kind of cancer. I think that took a toll on her mental state. She was depress a lot.

"Being a part of Sister/Sister which is another arm that offers support during that entire time. In 2011 she needed to go for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, she didn't know what it was. But she was having some issues with her bones. She was feeling weak and she had a lot of symptoms. This is what Sister/Sister is all about, garnering funds for these type of events. We help people to go and get PET Computed Tomography (CT). They can range anywhere from $3,500 to $5,000.

"This is one of the things we offer especially to young women and Cindi. When she took the PET CT and it came back we knew that something was wrong. The cancer had spreaded through her entire body, mainly in her pelvic area. That was one of the reasons she couldn't walk she had to be lifted everywhere. So the whole community was behind Cindi."
The bowling tournament will cater to teams who are encouraged to register by September 30. There is a small charge of $25 for the 10 person team. Trophies and other prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and bowlers.

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March 05, 2014
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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