Search results for : refresh

Showing 51 to 60 of 1000 results


News Article
Meet the Fresh Faces of Supermodel of the Bahamas 2012!

Nassau, Bahamas - The
2012 Supermodel of the Bahamas finale is on the way and 18 contestants
prepare for the grand night. Contestants from the islands of Exuma,
Grand Bahama, New providence, and Eleuthera will compete for the 2012
positions as Supermodel of the Bahamas, Super Talent of the Bahamas, Le
Face Cover Girl Search and Little Supermodel of the Bahamas.

 

The event finale is
scheduled for

Sunday, April 15th at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel,
Governors Ballroom, at 7pm with a cocktail reception and trade show
beginning at 6pm

...

read more »


News Article
Sawyer's Fresh Market, your grocery bill just got lower!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Shop at

Sawyer's Fresh Market on Oak Street and watch your grocery bill get lower!

Locally Owned -

Locally Operated - Earth Friendly -

Always Fresh - Smart Choice - Best Quality - Fabulous Selection

Open 7 days a week! Sundays from 8am to 1pm; Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm

read more »


News Article
National Culinary Team on display tonight at Blu

Members of the National Culinary Team have been selected and practicing for several weeks for the Taste of the Caribbean regional competition later in June in Miami. Meanwhile, the team will display their culinary skills at two upcoming public events starting with 'Sunset Tapas on the Bay' set for Tuesday, May 29 at Blu Restaurant and Lounge on Elizabeth and Bay.
According to team manager Executive Chef Devin Johnson, the team will showcase an assortment of tapas menu items at the reception which will be a blend of locally infused international works of culinary art.
"I believe the public will delight in both the creativity and taste of what the team is putting together," states Chef Johnson. "Mixing indigenous foods with traditional appetizers helps to hone our chef's skills. At the Taste of the Caribbean competition the judges will look for an infusion of international and local flair."
Tuesday's event will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. "With the backdrop of cruise ships berthed in Nassau Harbour, against the sounds of live Bahamian music, and the team's unique tapas selection and beverage offerings, this is a great opportunity for people to unwind from a busy day while showing their support for our up-and-coming young chefs," according to Bahamas Hotel Association President Stuart Bowe.
The tapas selection will include: cracked conch sushi; jerk chicken tartlets with guava BBQ sauce; Bahamian crawfish spring rolls with Asian dipping sauce; vegetable spring rolls; homemade combined veal, pork and beef meatballs with fresh sage and a tomato basil fondue; an asparagus, wild mushroom and roasted pepper pinwheel; and watermelon, papaya, cucumber and goat pepper gelee.
"The team has been practicing for six weeks and every week we see improvement," states Chef Johnson. "They've been working on techniques, beginning to gel more, and everyone knows their role. In the coming weeks it will come down to execution. That's why the tapas event at Blu and an upcoming team dinner at Atlantis on June 12 are so important."
The competition is sponsored by the Bahamas Hotel Association, the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Culinary Association with support from team member hotels and restaurants and corporate sponsors Bahamas Food Services and Bristol Wines and Spirits. Blu and Atlantis are also assisting with hosting the team's two showcase events.
This year's team is comprised of: Team Manager Chef Devin Johnson from the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort; Team Captain Chef Jamal Small from Blu Restaurant; Chef Mychal Harris from Atlantis; Junior Chef Kevyn Pratt from One&Only Ocean Club; Chef Charron McKenzie and Pastry Chef Wenzil Rolle from the Lyford Cay Club; Chef Shanique Bodie from the Old Fort Bay Club; Bartender Gerard Knowles from the British Colonial Hilton; and Dwayne Sinclair, the National Young Chef from Temple Christian High School.
Over 14 Caribbean culinary teams will be vying for the culinary honors next month.
For additional information or tickets contact the BHA at 322-8381 or the Ministry of Tourism at 328-7810. Tickets will be available that evening at the door.

read more »


News Article
The FNM ignites its future

The FNM was defeated on May 7. But it is clearly not in a defeatist mood as evidenced by its special one-day convention held at the Holy Trinity Activities Centre this past Saturday. The theme, "Ignite the Future" was prescient.
Just three weeks after its defeat, the FNM has done something often rare in Bahamian party politics. It has placed a new generation of leaders in the three top posts of the party, namely Dr. Hubert Minnis as leader, Loretta Butler-Turner as deputy leader and Charles Maynard as chairman. The FNM's Senate team is led by Senator Desmond Bannister.
After the FNM's convention, the political landscape resembles an Anancy-like tale charged with irony. The PLP's counterparts of the four opposition leaders mentioned are all of a certain age or have been in frontline politics for quite some time.
Curiously, the new government seems dated in some ways while the party that was defeated is already putting forward a fresh image and new faces of leadership. Both victory and defeat contain rewards as well as complexities and challenges.
Ironies abound. The offspring of two prominent PLP families, the Butlers (Loretta Butler-Turner) and the Maynards (Charles Maynard) are today a part of the core leadership of the FNM.
Why did these offspring of prominent PLP families leave the party of their parents and/or grandparents? Part of the answer may speak to a long-term challenge for the PLP and a long-term opportunity for the FNM.

Legendary
Sir Milo Butler could not have envisioned a grandchild of his, a granddaughter no less, in the number two spot of the FNM. And the legendary former chairman of the PLP, Andrew "Dud" Maynard, lived to see his boy become chairman of that other party.
Another convert to the FNM, outgoing Party Leader Hubert Ingraham, addressed the convention in a morning session. In a moving address the former prime minister recounted his record, and that of the FNM. It is an extraordinary record that will be difficult to match including accomplishments that have transformed our democracy.
Today, Bahamians take for granted that the broadcast media is free of state control. The freeing of the airwaves by Hubert Ingraham and the FNM was a singular moment in the deepening of democracy.
Not only were the airwaves freed, so too the voice of a new generation of Bahamians and other voices liberated after decades of fear of criticizing Sir Lynden Pindling and his party. Gone was the fear of intimidation and victimization.
And yet, the man who liberated a medium that may have played a role in his defeat is demonized as a dictator by some who happily tolerated government monopoly of the broadcast media, a typical feature of dictatorial politics.
That some of these have used a freed broadcast media to lob their charges is more than irony. It is the kind of hypocrisy which suggests the motivations of those who rendered unto their Caesar autocratic and absolutist control of the broadcast media.

Democrat
For his freeing of the airwaves alone, history will record Hubert Ingraham as a committed democrat.

While the former head of government may be unpopular in various quarters at the moment, he will have something more lasting - an extraordinary legacy.
Though still recovering from its defeat, it is perhaps its overall legacy in government and that of the past five years that has the FNM in a fighting spirit. And, though having lost an election, the party faithful appear confident about their record and chances for electoral recovery.
Moreover, they realize that while they have considerable work to do, that the PLP did not gain a majority of the votes, and that governments tend to lose support over time.
Both party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner gave upbeat speeches outlining some of the key areas on which the FNM in opposition will fight. The party seems ready to move forward guided by three Rs: renewal, rebuilding and resolve.
That resolve and confidence about its future were showcased by Sosa Man in his "Dreaming in Colour" and in remarks by recent COB graduate Anwar Lewis. Less than a month after its loss, the FNM has begun the process of rebuilding by choosing new leadership.
It will now need to mount an effective opposition not only by holding the government accountable. More broadly the FNM will need to fine-tune its message.
It must propose also a vision for the country that resonates with younger voters and captures the hearts and imaginations of those critical voters it failed to attract on May 7.

ofrontporchguardian@gmail.com www.bahamapundit.com

read more »


News Article
All Andros Crabfest, June 7th -10th

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the 115 ways to catch, pen, cook and eat an Andros crab at the world famous

All Andros Crabfest which takes place

Thursday, June 7 to Sunday June 10, 2012 in Andros at the Queen's Park in Fresh Creek.

Andros is known as the land of crabs and its people are renowned for
their crab-catching expertise. One of the highlights of this cultural
event is the Crab Cultural Show, which features top Bahamian bands, solo
artists, and sweet Rake 'n' Scrape music; and the releasing of the
crabs. Take a flight with...

read more »


News Article
All Andros Crabfest, June 7th -10th

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the 115 ways to catch, pen, cook and eat an Andros crab at the world famous

All Andros Crabfest which takes place

Thursday, June 7 to Sunday June 10, 2012 in Andros at the Queen's Park in Fresh Creek.

Andros is known as the land of crabs and its people are renowned for
their crab-catching expertise. One of the highlights of this cultural
event is the Crab Cultural Show, which features top Bahamian bands, solo
artists, and sweet Rake 'n' Scrape music; and the releasing of the
crabs. Take a flight with...

read more »


News Article
Flying Fish introduces Waterside Happy Hour and Oyster Night!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island -

Flying Fish Modern Seafood is pleased to announce their

Waterside Happy Hour from Monday - Friday between 5 to 7 pm.

Enjoy 2 for $5 Sands & Sands Light; $5 Wine of the Day; and $5 Mixed
Drinks while enjoying the elegant ambiance waterside on the Port Lucaya
Marina.

In addition to happy hour,

Wednesdays are OYSTER nights! Enjoy
fresh-off-the-plane Malpeque oysters, straight up with Tobasco &
lemon, or cocktail sauce...

read more »


News Article
BNYC Offers Condolences on the Passing of Charles Maynard

On
behalf of the Executives, Advisors and Members Organizations of the Bahamas
National Youth Council (BNYC), we would like to express our deepest sympathy to
the family of the late Charles T. Maynard, former Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture and former Member of Parliament of the Golden Isles
Constituency .

As
Minister, Mr. Maynard was indeed a great supporter and believer in the BNYC, he
has sought to continuously meet with the executives to garner fresh ideas for
youth development which assisted in the mobilization of his ministry. He always
believed that there should be a close working relationship with BNYC and
the Ministry of Youth, which fosteredfurtherpositive progression of
our nation's youth. Furthermore, Mr. Maynard was a young leader in the former
government, a man who enjoyed Bahamian Culture and believed in the
development of all young Bahamians.

read more »


News Article
Tropical Storm Warnings remain for Northwest Bahamas

ALERT #29 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT NOON, SUNDAY 26TH, AUGUST 2012.
THE OUTER RAINBANDS OF ISAAC ARE LASHING NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AS IT MOVES TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA KEYS.
TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, NAMELY BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO AND ELEUTHERA BUT HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS AND THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
AT 11AM, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.9 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 80.8 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 176 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF FRESH CREEK, ANDROS, 200 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF NASSAU, AND 133 MILES SOUTH OF SOUTH BIMINI.
ISAAC IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MILES PER HOUR.  A WEST-NORTHWEST TO NORTHWEST MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ISAAC SHOULD MOVE JUST NORTH OF THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA THIS MORNING, MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT AND MOVE INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON MONDAY.

read more »


News Article
Northwest Bahamas remains under tropical storm warning at 3pm alert

Alert #30 on Tropical Storm Isaac issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology at 3pm, Sunday 26th, August 2012.
Isaac has not strengthened.
Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the Northwest Bahamas, namely Bimini, Grand Bahama, Andros, New Providence, Berry Islands, Abaco and Eleuthera but have been discontinued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Central and Southeast Bahamas.
At 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 23.9 degrees north and longitude 81.5 degrees west or about 232 miles west-southwest of Fresh Creek, Andros, 277 miles west-southwest of Nassau, and 180 miles south of South Bimini.
Isaac is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour.  A west-northwest to northwest motion is expected during the next 48 hours with a gradual decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Isaac is expected to move near or over the lower Florida Keys later today and tonight and move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

read more »