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'Full Moon 20 Shades of Blue'
'Full Moon 20 Shades of Blue'

Saturday 16th November 2013  7:00 PM

BREEF, the non-profit marine conservation group is holding an aptly named and themed, ‘Twenty Shades of Blue’ fund raising party to mark their 20th anniversary and to remember BREEF founder, the late Sir Nicolas Nuttall. When: Monday, October 16, 2013 Where: John Watling's Distillery, #17 Delancy Street Time: 7:00 pm Tickets: $200.00 Dresscode: Dress ‘up’ or smart casual in shades of blue It will be an evening of mixed entertainment including music and dancing, a Silent Auction, prize winning games, delicious, Chef’s choice, heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Roast Beef and Turkey carving stations with all the trimmings, and plenty of mingling late into the night among the Martini and John Watlings award winning Rum Bars. For more information: Serena or the BREEF office in Caves Village 327 9000 or facebook and online at www.breef.com


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'Full Moon 20 Shades of Blue' Cocktail Party Saturday November 16th - John Watling's

BREEF, the non-profit marine conservation group is holding an aptly named and themed, ‘Twenty Shades of Blue’ fund raising party to mark their 20th anniversary and to remember BREEF founder, the late Sir Nicolas Nuttall...

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'GB still FNM country'

Despite the economic hardship being experienced by Grand Bahama residents, they are still supporters of the Free National Movement (FNM), Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant said yesterday.
“The people of Grand Bahama appreciate that we are not immune to what is happening in the world and they respect that. They are also aware that we are a government that is most appreciative of the support that Grand Bahama has given us from time immemorial,” said Grant, who was a guest on the Star 106.5 FM?talk show ‘Jeffrey’, hosted by Jeffrey Lloyd.
Grant recalled that in 2002, a general election the FNM lost, the party won three of the six parliamentary seats in ...Despite the economic hardship being experienced by Grand Bahama residents, they are still supporters of the Free National Movement (FNM), Public Works and Transport Minister Neko Grant said yesterday.
“The people of Grand Bahama appreciate that we are not immune to what is happening in the world and they respect that. They are also aware that we are a government that is most appreciative of the support that Grand Bahama has given us from time immemorial,” said Grant, who was a guest on the Star 106.5 FM?talk show ‘Jeffrey’, hosted by Jeffrey Lloyd.
Grant recalled that in 2002, a general election the FNM lost, the party won three of the six parliamentary seats in ...

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'Get it in writing'

By INDERIA SAUNDERS
Guardian Business Reporter
inderia@nasguard.com
A recent Supreme Court judgement on a case involving an$8,000 verbal business agreement is emphasizing the importance of having written agreements for any business deals, said the head of the Bahamas Business Association.
"These days people don't honor verbal agreements anymore,"Marvin Smith told Guardianâ Business."Generally speaking, any agreement between a company and someone providing goods and services, there should be something in writing.
"Any agreement between any party has to have some documentation to substantiate what they're saying, otherwise you are left high and dry[and]who know ...

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'Golden Knights' Ideal For tourism 'Brand'
'Golden Knights' Ideal For tourism 'Brand'

About 13 years ago when the original 'Golden Girls' won the sprint relay world championship, the Ministry of Tourism had a great subject for a national commercial of great marketing proportions.

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'Gov't not for sale

Minister of Agriculture V. Alfred Gray said yesterday the government is "not for sale" and added that he is not ashamed of his appearance in a controversial video that shows Lyford Cay resident Peter Nygard congratulating several Cabinet ministers for the Progressive Liberal Party's (PLP) 2012 election win.
The meeting took place at Nygard's compound, known as Nygard Cay.
In that same video, Nygard exclaims while watching the PLP's 2012 victory rally, "We got our country back".
Gray told reporters that he did not think his appearance, and that of other ministers, in the video was inappropriate and stressed that the governing party is not influenced by outside forces.
"Mr. Nygard is a Bahamian," Gray said before he went into a Cabinet meeting. "He is a philanthropist and I think he has given more to this country than many other Bahamians, including those who criticize him.
"As a member of the government, I'm always careful of what I do, where I do it, and so I have no regrets having appeared to do what I did. If I had to do it again, I'd do it again."
The Free National Movement expressed outrage on Sunday over the eight-and-a-half minute mini-documentary that has gone viral.
The video shows Nygard, a Finland-born billionaire, congratulating a group of "new" Cabinet ministers on winning the 2012 general election.
FNM Chairman Darron Cash said the video showed the government is too compromised to govern effectively.
Cash insisted the government has pushed certain mandates, including stem cell legislation and the non-constitutional gambling referendum as pay back for special interest groups, some of whom reportedly funded the PLP's re-election bid.
That video has made the rounds in social media over the last few days, although it was uploaded to YouTube on October 9, 2012.
In a separate video during a visit to Bain Town, Nygard said, "I have been dedicated to this country more than any single person in this whole country. There's testimonial after testimonial."
Gray said the criticism from the opposition is hypocritical.
"Mr. Nygard has done nothing wrong of which I know," he said. "If they have anything that they know, they should say so and not criticize him simply because he likes the PLP government.
"Nobody could influence the PLP. We are grounded in principles and we stand on our reputation. What I do not like is the fact that they criticize Mr. Nygard for being in my view generous, and I don't know why some other Bahamians, particularly those in Lyford Cay, do not come to the plate when Bahamians need them.
"This government is not for sale; if Franks Watson and those could have associated with him and they said nothing then, why now? That's the question and I need the chairman of the FNM, (former Prime Minister) Hubert Ingraham, and the rest of them to answer that question."
Watson, former FNM deputy prime minister, told The Nassau Guardian that he and Nygard are "acquaintances" who used to play tennis.
Nygard has been outspoken in his support for Christie and the PLP, but on Monday he said he has backed both major political parties over the years.
However, he was evasive when asked what specific financial donations, if any, he has made to the PLP, the FNM or Christie.
Yesterday, FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis said his party members have assured him that none of them, except one, ever visited Nygard's residence in Lyford Cay.
"[FNM Deputy Chairman Dr.] Duane Sands was the only one who said he was there, but he was there for some award," Minnis said.
The Killarney MP said he asked his party members if any of them accepted money from Nygard and they all said no.
"I never took anything from him," Minnis said.

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'Government is the bully, it is not being bullied'
'Government is the bully, it is not being bullied'

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance Leader Branville McCartney yesterday came to the defence of the business community, calling the government a "bully" over its handling of the implementation of Value Added Tax...

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'Govt must lay out course of action over referendum'
'Govt must lay out course of action over referendum'

NOW that it is confirmed that the referendum to amend the Constitution will not take place in November, the FNM says the government must regroup and lay out plainly what its next course of action will be...

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'Grave' concerns over Bimini terminal permit

An executive summary of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed ferry terminal and 4.5 acre offshore island being constructed by Resorts World Bimini...

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'HE WAS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF CIVILTY, EVEN TOWARDS HIS FOES'

By SANCHESKA BROWN

Tribune Staff Reporter

sbrown@tribunemedia.net

LEADERS of the major political parties expressed their sympathy to the family of Sir Clifford Darling yesterday.

Sending condolences on behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), Perry Christie said Sir Clifford was a national hero and a major political figure under the banner of the PLP. On a more personal level, he said, Sir Clifford will be remembered by all who knew him as a man of exceptional modesty and uncommon humility.

"Sir Clifford was a true Christian gentleman from the old school who treated everyone with kindness and courtesy. He was a wonderful example of civility, even towards his political foes," Mr Ch ...

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