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Four Faceoff in 242Untapped Finale For Record Deal and 5,000
March 06, 2013
Four Faceoff in 242Untapped Finale For Record Deal and $5,000

(Nassau, The Bahamas)… Davian Chase, Shatoya Smith, Shanique Thurston and Malikah Pinder will learn which one of them will win the coveted record deal with Elevation Records, a music video taping and $5,000 in cash and prizes when 242Untapped concludes its search for the next Bahamian gospel star this weekend. Produced and hosted by Vincent ‘V-Mac’ McDonald, the show will air on Cable 12 on Saturday, immediately after the evening news.

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March 06, 2013
Four Faceoff in 242Untapped Finale For Record Deal and 5,000

Nassau, The Bahamas -
Davian Chase, Shatoya Smith, Shanique Thurston and Malikah Pinder will
learn which one of them will win the coveted record deal with Elevation
Records, a music video taping and $5,000 in cash and prizes when
242Untapped concludes its search for the next Bahamian gospel star this
weekend. Produced and hosted by Vincent 'V-Mac' McDonald, the show will
air on Cable 12 on Saturday, immediately after the evening news. This
debut season's past episodes are currently playing on the and

Judged by
singer/worship minister Nadene Moss, pastor/producer Christopher Roberts
and I'm Gonna Wait singer Jonathon Farrington, the contest has been
called a Bahamian version of Sunday's Best...

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December 21, 2011
Four Junior Basketball Players Being Recruited By The Patriots

Four of the top junior female basketball players in New Providence are of interest to Melissa Irvin, head coach of the University of the Cumberlands Patriots.

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Four Sandals Team Memebers Awarded Scholarships
January 10, 2012
Four Sandals Team Memebers Awarded Scholarships

After Canvasing five countries across the Caribbean and interviewing hundreds of persons executives from Sandals Resort International have chosen four team members from the Sandals Bahamian properties to take part in the resort chain’s innovative and intensive Manager Trainee Program.

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June 03, 2014
Frank Rutherford visits Acklins Central High School

The country's first Olympic track and field medalist Frank Rutherford continues the Mega Malt High School Tour, in which he spends time giving motivational speeches to students throughout the archipelago of The Bahamas.
Rutherford also uses these tours through the Family Islands to discover raw talented Bahamian athletes. The Frank Rutherford Elite Athlete Development Foundation gives young Bahamians the opportunity to get college scholarships in basketball and football in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
The Bahamian track and field pioneering hero spent this past week in Acklins with his team of Yvonne Hanna-Rutherford Moncur (mother), Wendy Hanna-Darling-Hunter (aunt and mother of Dennis and Devard Darling), and Juliet Moss (sister), all of whom work with Rutherford in his foundation.
Rutherford's message last week was simple: "Don't allow the shores of Acklins or The Bahamas to limit you in becoming the best in the world at whatever you dream of becoming."
The young men were directed by Rutherford, in particular, to become real men, be accountable, responsible, the heads of their households and true providers for their families. Rutherford discovered a few young men at the Acklins High School in which he will reach out to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, to see how those young men could be assisted in pursuing athletic careers abroad.
Mega Malt and the Frank Rutherford Foundation will adopt the Acklins Central High School, assisting with fundraisers for the school's general needs, but with a focus of athletic development in terms of equipment. The Frank Rutherford Foundation wishes to thank the Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Local Government V. Alfred Grey, Bahamasair, Mabel Hanna, Henry Rolle, Acklins Central High School Principal Veronica Bain and everyone who made the trip to Acklins a success.

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December 06, 2011
Fraternity calls on Governor General

Nassau, Bahamas - Members of IOTA Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. pay courtesy call on Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes at Government House on Monday December 5.

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January 11, 2013
Fred Mitchell Remarks At Majority Rule Day Exhibition Opening At C.O.B.

Nassau, Bahamas - Remarks by Fred Mitchell at the Majority Rule Day Exhibition opening, College of The Bahamas on 10th January 2013:
The Prime Minister has asked me to stand in for him this evening.  Due to the exigencies of his schedule, he is unable to make it.  He sends his best wishes.  You know of his commitment to Majority Rule Day. He has said that it is to
become a public holiday.


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June 17, 2014
Fred Mitchell's confusing language on U.S. spying

Dear Editor,
Most Bahamians by now should know that the United States (U.S.) was using two powerful programs to intercept and store all Bahamian cell phone calls. The U.S. activities were exposed by Edward Snowden, a computer professional who once worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA).
There is undeniable proof of what the U.S. did. In fact the issue of them spying on our country is not even a question. It happened. The reporters who broke this story have already received Pulitzer prizes on behalf of their media stations.
Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell have both promised that the report is coming. Now Mitchell is advising that Senator John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary of State, has chimed in and is overseeing the report.
Mitchell, please give the Bahamian public a break and spare the innuendos. The public has seen how your stance has shifted from when this story first broke. You immediately blamed the FNM and then you were on this one-man crusade to "pressure" the U.S. to answer. Now you are quoting article 30 of the constitution as a means to further confuse the public.
Saying that the U.S. and The Bahamas are joined at the hip is not the matter at hand, sir. I think most Bahamians are fully aware of the economic impact that the U.S. has on our country. The matter at hand is that we know that the U.S. spied on the Bahamas without our consent and thus far, from all reports, they haven't had the courtesy to even acknowledge their wrongdoing.
You said that discussions with the U.S. about this matter are ongoing. What the public needs to know sir, is in your discussions, did the U.S. even acknowledge their wrongdoing? Secondly when will an apology be issued to the Bahamian public, however diminished in value it may be?
And please do the public a favor, sir. Instead of saying we are waiting for the official report on the U.S. spy claims, please say we are waiting on the report as to why the U.S. intercepted our cell phone calls, how long they have been storing our cell phone calls and if they are still storing our cell phone calls now.
The jury is in. They spied on us. Now we are waiting for our super minister of foreign affairs to bring factual answers to the public, not muddy the waters with confusing language.
- Dehavilland Moss

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February 15, 2012
Fred Moss: We Deliver

The F.N.M 2012 campaign chant seems to be
'We Deliver'. How fitting! As if by prophesy, Sir Lynden Pindling had
dubbed Hubert Ingraham, "the
Delivery Boy" during the 1992 election campaign. True to form, Hubert
Ingraham is now living up to the nickname given to him by his political
father. In five short years, Prime Minister Ingraham has just about
wiped out the middle class, once upcoming Bahamians are now the new
poor. Degreed Bahamians are now finding it difficult to earn a decent
living in the land of their birth thanks to Hubert Ingraham's ' policy '
of putting 'first ' everything and everyone foreign first. Those that
we once referred to as being poor, now live below the poverty line.

Ingraham is now the 'darling 'of Bay Street. Bay Street that once only
controlled financial power, now has full control of political power as
well, albeit via Hubert Ingraham who is nothing more than a 'front' for
the Bay Street oligarchy.

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Freddie Armbrister Jr., 75
March 03, 2011
Freddie Armbrister Jr., 75

Freddie Armbrister Jr., 75 of Edward’s Avenue off Kemp Road died at The Princess Margaret Hospital on February 27th 2011.

He is survived by his wife: Helen Armbrister sons: Patrick,Wilfred, Brian and Carol daughters: Carolyn Francis, Daphne Francis, Donna Moss, Patrice Lewis, Denise Armbrister, Rose Burrows, and Latasha Munroe sister: Miriam Munroe numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to numerous to mention.

Funeral Announcements will be announced at a later date.

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February 16, 2012
Frederick Akin The Lee Longley, 68

Funeral service for Frederick Akin "The Lee" Longley, 68, of Horseshoe Drive, who died on 31st Jan. 2012, will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington Road, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Sr. Pastor A. Geoffrey Wood, assisted by Pastor Arlington D. Moss. Interment follows in Western Cemetery,Augusta Street.

Left to cherish his memory are: His wife: Albertha Longley. Children: Marvin, Keith & Ryan Longley, Vanessa Forbes-Miller & LaVaughn Johny Forbes. Grandchildren: Keithra & Keishanna Longley, D'Vonya. Erin & Maliek Miller, LaVaughn Jr. and Sahquan Forbes. Sister: Catherine Longley-Dorsett; Brother: Irvin Bain. Mother-in-law: Mrs. Juliet Hanna. Sisters- ...

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Fredrecca Fox, 74
March 31, 2011
Fredrecca Fox, 74

Funeral Service for Fredrecca Fox, 74 of #1727 Walnut Street, Pinewood Gardens and formerly of Alexandria, Exuma will be held on Saturday 2nd, April 2011 at the New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Independence Drive at 10:00am. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Everette J. Brown, Pastor assisted by Minister Christine Seymour, Minister Sheila Brown, Rev. Tyrone Laing, Evangelist Virginia Moss, and other Ministers of the Gospel. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens.

Left to cherish her memories are her: children: Elizabeth and Pastor Lionel Sands, Sally Patton, Kathy and Mike Biggie; 1 sister: Idella Gibson; 2 brothers: Nathaniel Lloyd and Franklyn Clarke of Opa Locka Florida; grandchildren: Loneice an ...

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January 19, 2012
Fredrick Ross, 91

Funeral Service for Mr. Fredrick Ross age 91 affectionately called "Pa Fred" of Harbour Island and formerly of Greenoch Scotland, who died at his residence January 18th, will be held on Saturday 1;00 p.m. at Wesley Methodist Church Harbour Island.

Rev. John Baldwin II will officiate and interment will follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery Harbour Island.

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July 22, 2014
Freedom Farm pounds nine-time champs Curacao

Team Bahamas Area (Freedom Farm) continued its impressive showing in the Caribbean Little League Regional Baseball Tournament, as the team slammed the nine-time champion, Curacao, in the feature game on Sunday night.
The Farmers won easily, 11-3, giving the Bahamians a 2-0 win/loss record in the tournament, and putting them a step closer to the gold medal and a trip to the 2014 Little League World Series, set for August 14-24, in Williamsport, Pa. Curacao is also a former Little League World Series team, but Team Bahamas Area (Freedom Farm) had no problem dismantling them on Sunday night at the Emera Baseball Park in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Daalen Adderley got the start and pitched four innings for the win. Ethan Bain pitched the fifth for Team Bahamas Area and Kiethron Moss closed the door on Curacao in the sixth inning.
At the plate, Moss delivered as he went 2-for-4, capped off with a grand slam home run in the top of the sixth inning. He finished with five RBIs in total.
The other Bahamian team in the tournament, Team Bahamas Host (Grand Bahama) suffered a tough 13-10 loss to Bonaire. A player from Bonaire hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to secure the win for them.
On Saturday, Team Bahamas Area (Freedom Farm) dominated the Dominican Republic, winning via the mercy rule in four innings, 34-0; Team Bahamas Host (Grand Bahama) fell to the defending champion, Puerto Rico, in five innings, 10-0.
Team Bahamas Host (Grand Bahama) took on the U.S. Virgin Islands in the feature game last night, but the final result was unavailable up to press time.
Team Bahamas Area (Freedom Farm) will take on Aruba, in its final preliminary game, at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the park.
The tournament runs through July 27 in Freeport. The Bahamas is being led by its area team (Freedom Farm-FF) and the host team (Grand Bahama-GB).
The first place finisher from this tournament will represent the Caribbean at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., from August 14-24.

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January 07, 2012
Freedom Farm swings into play

Teams in the Freedom Farm Baseball League (FFBL) are returning to the diamond with one goal in mind: train to play hard so they can sweep the Bahamas Baseball Federation's (BBF) National Championships.
After missing out on the nationals last year, vice president Patrick Moss said they are on a mission, and the first pitch thrown will confirm their blast off. The league opens today at the home-base in Yamacraw Beach. Some 34 teams are spread across the six divisions offered. Games will be played in all divisions today, and according to Moss, all players have accepted the league's challenge.
"We are preparing our players, in all of the divisions to get ready for the nationals," said Moss. "We will participate in the nationals this year - no ifs, ands or buts about that. We will regain the crowns we once owned. In fact, we are preparing our teams to sweep the championships. That is our goal and objective. We are working from now so this goal can be achieved. I guarantee you, when June comes around for nationals we will be ready, in all of the divisions."
Unlike the past years, when the league saw an influx of players coming in, Moss revealed that the numbers are slightly down but expect to see growth when they dominate play in the country, at nationals. The league can confirm that more than 600 players have registered to play in the six divisions.
Seven teams will contest the T-ball division, nine in the 9-10 and seven in the coach's pitch. No exact numbers were given in the remaining categories, which include the 11-12, 13-14 and 15 and over.
He said: "We were bursting out of the seams last year. Registration this time around was not as good as last year. We had over 800 players last year, and we are around 600 or 650 this time. I think people still like the league and the reason for us not participating in the nationals did not hurt us at all. I really believe that it is a personal decision, because we had players moved and welcomed some players. But we are going to carry on with our players and be the best in what we do. It is just a matter of people seeing our vision and joining our league again.
"We have the best program in The Bahamas, by far. I think so. In the nationals, we have more first place trophies than all the other leagues. So this year we have something to prove so we will be coming strong."
The opening ceremony for this season will start at 10 a.m. All players are asked to be on time.

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August 02, 2013
Freedom Farm wins two titles at 'Black World Series'

The Freedom Farm Baseball League (FFBL) continues to get the job done.

The league won two titles at the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League (MJBL) 23rd Inner City Classic, as they took both the eight-and-under and 10-and-under divisions in Richmond, Virginia, this week...

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July 10, 2013
Fresh Creek Flag Independence Raising

Fresh Creek,
Andros - Administrator for the Central Andros District, Cleola Pinder,
listens to Royal Bahamas Defence Force Petty Officer, Gladstone Moss and Royal Bahamas Police Force Constable 3144
Gilbert Knowles, the Colour Party for the
the 40th Independence Anniversary Flag-raising Celebrations.

Photos enclosed...

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Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives
  • Genre : Horror, Thriller
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Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body, but he accidentally brings him back to life. Jason wants revenge and Tommy must defeat him once and for all!...

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From island to island, flag's journey continues
June 25, 2013
From island to island, flag's journey continues

PETTY Officer Gladstone Moss and Constable Gilbert Knowles are well used to having to evoke patriotic sentiments in Bahamians raising the national flag at state and military funerals.

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September 17, 2010
From science to reggae - Alexander Borodin

Despite being known globally for his groundbreaking research that landed him in the pages of Chemosphere, one up and coming scientist is about to go where few scientists have gone. Sure, chemist Alexander Borodin was a composer,

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February 07, 2013
Fugitives Request Cooperating Witness in Extradition Case

Two fugitives fighting extradition to South Florida on drug trafficking charges said they wanted a cooperating witness to testify on their behalf. During a court appearance before Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell yesterday, Gordon 'Hog' Newbold and Sheldon 'White Boy'...

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August 24, 2011
Full 2011 Emergency Shelter list for the Family Islands

ABACO - 24

Grand Cay
 Shiloh Baptist Church

Grand Cay All Age School (Preschool room only)
Church of God Pentecostal

Green Turtle Cay

Amy Roberts All Age School
Church of God

Mount Hope

New Hope Baptist Church

Cedar Harbour

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Copper's Town

Faith Walk Church of God

Fox Town

Fox Town Primary School

Fire Road

New St. Andrew Baptist Church

Crown Haven

Revival Time Pentecost Church Youth Hall

Dundas Town

Central Abaco Primary School
Friendship Tabernacle Church

Murphy Town

Abaco Central High School

Marsh Harbour

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Hope Town Pre School

Man-O-War Cay

Man-O-War Public School

Guana Cay

Guana Cay All Aged School


Cherokee Sound

Assemblies of God Church

Casuarina & Bahama Palm Shores

Casuarina Point Fire Station

Crossing Rocks

Crossing Rocks Primary School

Sandy Point/Sands Cove

Sandy Point Community Center

Moore's Island- The Bight, Hard Bargain

Soul Seeking Ministry
Moore's Island All Age School


Chesters Bay

North Acklins Hurricane Shelter

Snug Corner

St. Paul's  Baptist Church

Delectable Bay

Church of God of Prophecy

Salina Point

Zion Ebenezer Baptist Church

Spring Point

Command Centre

Mars Bay

St. Mary's Anglican Church

Deep Creek

Deep Creek Primary School

Black Point

St. Paul's Baptist Church

Smith's Hill

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

The Bluff

Friendship Baptist Church
High Rock Primary School

Long Bay Cays

Long Bay Cays Pre-School

Mangrove Cay - 2

Mangrove Cay High School - Lisbon Creek to Pinder's
Burnt Rock Primary School -  Little Harbour to Burnt Rock

Central Andros - 10
Cargill Creek Township
St. Bartholomew Anglican Church - Behring Point
Church of God of Prophecy - Cargill Creek
Pentecostal Church - Bowen Sound

Fresh Creek Township

Catholic Church - Fresh Creek
St. Paul's Anglican Church - Calabash Bay
Voice of Deliverance Church - Calabash Bay
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church - Calabash Bay
Mt. Ethel Baptist Church - Love Hill

Staniard Creek Township

St. Hope Baptist Church - Blanket Sound
Stafford Creek Primary School - Stafford Creek

Nicholl's Town

Nicholls Town Primary School
Church of Christ

Conch Sound

Church of God of Prophecy

South Mastic Point

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

North Mastic Point

Pleasant View Assemblies of God
Methodist  Residence

San Andros

First Baptist Church
Salem Baptist Church

B.A.R.C. Community
YEAST Training Center
Red Bays

Great Harbour Cay

Church of God of Prophecy

Bailey Town

The Gateway Gymnasium



Arthur's Town

St. Andrews Anglican Church


New Ebenezer Baptist Church

The Bluff

Lovely Zion Baptist Church


New Bight

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

Old Bight

Zion Baptist Church Hall

Port Howe

St. Mark's Anglican Church


Zion Baptist Church

Devil's Point
Restoration Baptist Church

Cripple Hill

Church of God of Prophecy

Cabbage Hill

St. Paul's Baptist Church

Church Grove

All Saints Anglican Church

Landrail Point

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Colonel Hill

St. John's Baptist Church
Command Centre (Administrator's Dwelling)



Current Island

Zion Methodist Church
The Current Community Centre
John Wesley Methodist Church
Haitian Baptist Peoples Church
St. Paul's Anglican Church
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Wesley Methodist Church
Purple-Mae Restaurant
Mission Church of God

The Current
Harbour Island
Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church
Wesley Methodist Church Lighthouse Church of God
Harbor Island Public Library (Special Needs Shelter)
The Bluff
Lower Bogue
Upper Bogue

Spanish Wells

The People's Church

Gregory Town

Cambridge Village

Hatchet Bay

Saint Mark's Methodist Church

James Cistern

Camp Symonette

Governor's Harbour

Governor's Harbour Primary School

North Palmetto Point

Salvation Army Church
Church of the Nazarene

Savannah Sound

Resource Centre

Tarpum Bay

Church of God of Prophecy

Rock Sound

Rock Sound Primary School

Green Castle

Green Castle Primary School

Wemyss Bight/John Millar's/Waterford

Wemyss Bight Primary School

Deep Creek

Deep Creek Middle School

Bannerman Town

The Administration Building


Williams Town

St. Mary's Anglican Magdalene Church

Forbes Hill

St. Peter's Union Baptist Church

Harry Cay/ The Ferry

St. Mathew's Baptist Church

Hartswell / Rolle Town

Mount Carmel Mission Baptist Church

George Town

St Andrews Anglican Church Community Center
St. Theresa's Catholic Church Center
The College of The Bahamas Resource Center

Hermitage/Moss Town

St. John's the Baptist Anglican Church

Mt. Thompson/Ramsey

Ebenezer Baptist Church
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church


Palestine Baptist Church

Farmer's Hill

Ebenezer Baptist Church

Roker's Point & Harts

St. Margaret's Anglican Church


Zion Baptist Church

Stuart Manor

Mt. Sinai Union Baptist Church


Ebenezer Baptist Church

Farmers Cay

St. Mary's Union Baptist Church

Black Point

St. Luke's Baptist Church

Staniel Cay

Mt. Oliveth Baptist Church

City of Freeport - 9

St. George's High School Gymnasium
Living Waters Assembly of God
Cancer Association
Church of Christ
Foster B. Pestaina Centre Pro-Cathedral of Christ the King (Special needs shelter)
First Baptist Church Hall
Central Church of God Hall
Sir Jack Haywood High School
Maurice Moore Primary School

West Grand Bahama - 2

Eight Mile Rock High School Gymnasium
Martin Town Community Church


St. Phillip's Community Centre
Basil McIntosh Complex

Albert Town

Old Post Office Building
Desmond's Duplex


Seymours Gospel ChapelSimms

Beulah Baptist Church

Salt Pond

First Assemblies of God
St. Joseph's Anglican Church


Seniors Recreational Centre

Clarence Town

The Community Center


St. John's Anglican Church Hall


Holy Cross Anglican Church Hall


Holy Family Anglican Church

Abraham's Bay

Abraham's Bay Secondary School

Pirates Well

Pirates Well Primary School

Betsy Bay

Betsy Bay Community Centre


Administration Building

Port Nelson

St. Christopher Anglican Church
Gerace Research Center
St. John's Baptist Center
Zion Baptist Church- United Estates


United Estates

North Victoria Hill
St. James Native Baptist Church

Long Bay

Zion Baptist Church

Total Family Islands Emergency Shelters- 155

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Full Gospel presents 'Arise and Shine' benefit performance
May 30, 2013
Full Gospel presents 'Arise and Shine' benefit performance

With the heavy rainfall that has blanketed the country over the past two weeks, resulting in heavy damage to property, many people find that their spirits need to be lifted.
They can find that lift presented by the Full Gospel Regional Baptist Churches "Arise and Shine" benefit performance.
The show will feature Nadene Moss, Sonovia Williams, Keith Jones, Latasha Taylor and the Full Gospel Dance and Mime Teams presenting artistic, cultural and inspirational performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Shirley Street, on Saturday, June 8 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $10.
The show will defy the expectations of a church production, and present a Broadway-styled performance that will uplift the spirit, according to Williams, the show's choreographer.
"It's an experience with a variety that will dazzle and excite the audience," said Williams.
Moss, the featured artist, is internationally renowned for her powerful ministry and dynamic performances. She is set to take to the stage with her latest recording released on the Full Gospel International record label.
Williams, Jones and Taylor are not just set to give a showstopping performance, but are also excited to contribute to the advancement of young people wanting to learn how to use their gifts in ways that honor God, bless others and represent their country.
The participants said The "Arise and Shine" benefit performance brings a breath of fresh air to the Bahamian entertainment stage, presented by some of the Full Gospel Churches Bahamas Region, under the direction of District Bishop Arnold Josey.
Proceeds from the benefit performance will go towards assisting dancers in the ministry to travel to the Full Gospel International Conference, July 2-9 in Kentucky. The trip is expected to cost $16,000 to $18,000 for the 30 people expected to travel.
Full Gospel Denomination has scores of churches and thousands of members from The Bahamas and celebrates being home to the second presiding bishop of the international body, Bishop Neil C. Ellis. And in a spirit of unity, pastors from among the Full Gospel churches have supported the efforts to make the show a success with a view to making a contribution to the leaders and members of dance and mime teams throughout the body.

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September 15, 2010
Full slate for Abaco Business Outlook

Guardian Business Reporter
The status of the controversial new Wilsonâ City power station and the long term plans for health insurance will be some of the highly anticipated topics discussed at this year's Abaco Business Outlook.
The one-day seminar is being held on September 22 at the New Visions Ministries Center in Marsh Harbor, and will include a number of speakers that will focus on the island's opportunities for economic growth.
One of the main topics of discussion at the seminar will be the status of the new power station for Abaco.
Chairman of The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Michael Moss said the new facility in Wilson City will be ab ...

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September 17, 2010
Full slate scheduled for Abaco Business Outlook

The status of the controversial new Wilson City power station and the long term plans for health insurance will be some of the highly anticipated topics discussed at this year's Abaco Business Outlook.

The one-day seminar is being held on September 22 at the New Visions Ministries Center in Marsh Harbor, and will include a number of speakers that will focus on the island's opportunities for economic growth.

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July 08, 2013
Funeral for 11 yr-old Carlton Cartwright in Long Island

Island, Bahamas - 40th Anniversary Of Independence Celebration National
Commission members, Dr. Linda Moxey-Brown, Canon Sebastian Campbell and
the colour party of RBDF Petty Officer Gladstone Moss and RBPF
Constable 3144 Gilbert Knowles arrive at the church in Long Island for
the funeral of 11-year-old Carlton Cartwright, who died of an asthma
attack a few days after taking part in the 40th Anniversary Of
Independence flag-raising ceremony.

Photos enclosed...

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July 08, 2013
Funeral for 11 yr-old Carlton Cartwright in Long Island

40th Anniversary Of Independence Celebration National Commission members, Dr. Linda Moxey-Brown, Canon Sebastian Campbell and the colour party of RBDF Petty Officer Gladstone Moss and RBPF Constable 3144 Gilbert Knowles arrive at the church in Long Island for the funeral of 11-year-old Carlton Cartwright, who died of an asthma attack a few days after taking part in the 40th Anniversary Of Independence flag-raising ceremony...

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February 22, 2013
Further Delay for NIB Audit

The audit into the accounts of the National Insurance Board (NIB) could be delayed further as new information becomes available, Minister of Labour and National Insurance Shane Gibson revealed yesterday. Asked when the report would be completed, Gibson said, "At this stage the only thing I can say is soon.

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May 25, 2012
Future of electricity generation and distribution in The Bahamas

While blessed with high per capita income, Bahamians continue to be plagued by the high cost of basic utilities with none more daunting than the astounding .38kwh charged by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). And even more so, BEC continues to prolong maintenance leading to operation failures that require further borrowing to rent additional generators for peak load demands this summer.
This is a dismal state of affairs.
The resignation of Michael Moss as chairman of BEC and with the change in government, we are presented with the opportunity for a review and overhaul of the entire government-owned entity. With high costs and low reliability, the government needs to take control of costs and perform scheduled maintenance to keep our existing turbines and generators running. We need to invite and pursue innovative power generating technologies such as OTEC.
Blaming high costs and the inconsistent price of oil is merely a scapegoat tactic since oil has fluctuated consistently over the last decade with an apparent upward trend, and has generally been high in price for many years. The oil embargo of 1973 should have proved a warning to countries reliant on foreign oil, but largely stable prices from the late 1980s to late 1990s masked the volatility of the crude oil market.
Even with the prospectus of oil drilling in The Bahamas, the actual extraction of oil, if economically viable, is years away and does nothing to resolve the need to pay $6 million for rented generators this summer. There is no investment in renting generators; it is merely a stop-gap to keep our lights on and refrigerators humming.
Without a doubt The Bahamas incurs significant infrastructure costs to provide basic utilities to residents scattered throughout our 700 islands. But we have yet to grasp and fully realize the potential contribution of innovative and renewable power generating technologies. One certainly hopes that BEC will maintain the MoU signed with OTEC and that the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will encourage investor contributions, if not allow OTEC to break ground.
BEC is a monopoly energy provider expected at least by the people to provide reliable cost-efficient electricity and if not break-even, accrue a small debt simply by the enormity of the task to provide electricity to our island nation.
But it cannot, and yet, legislation continues to discourage individual investments in renewable technologies that may even provide power back to the grid. Solar water heaters made a brief appearance in the press after the government received an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) grant and invited eligible homeowners to apply.
Some say the government relies too heavily on taxes levied from petroleum, which discourages it from renewable energy investment; but how can a government corporation with escalating liabilities really be a positive contributor to the economy?
That's not even to mention the burden of high operating costs to local businesses and households.
Yet, business continues as usual with a $105 million 48 MW power plant in Wilson City, and a new $23.7 million 24 MW turbine for Nassau in summer 2013, and $80 million 52 MW power plant in Grand Bahama by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, all of which run on heavy fuel oil otherwise known as Bunker C. We continue to invest in antiquated technology that is bad for our health and our economy.
Abaco continues to experience major power outages even with the new Wilson City plant online. There are serious doubts in BEC's ability to maintain the new generators. Performing scheduled maintenance is crucial for any facility or piece of machinery. Anyone who has failed to change his or her motor oil over the years of owning a car is more than knowledgeable about the perils of skipped or delayed servicing.

Let's hope that the national budget released at the end of this month will provide additional concessions to promote high efficiency products and the PLP will continue to work OTEC and encourage additional alternative energy investment to secure reliable, safe, and cost-effective sources of energy.

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November 09, 2010
GARDEN KORNER Bulbs Deserve a Place of Honor In Your Garden

Flowering bulbs have deservedly won for themselves an honored place in your garden, because as they grow, they require little attention. The wide range of bulbs, corms and tubers which can be obtained from your local nursery will provide your garden with color for many years with a minimum of care.

Preparation for planting: Plant spring flowering bulbs from late October through November. The planting site should be carefully prepared. Spade the ground to a depth of about 10 inches, mix well-rooted compost or peat moss into the soil at a rate of about one gallon bucket per half square yard and add bone meal at the rate of eight ounces per 10 square feet. Let it settle for about one week. Location.....

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