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Man found dead in car

Police discovered a man dead in his vehicle this morning at a Shell gas station off Tonique Williams-Darling Highway.

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Lost camera hitches 1099m ride on sea turtle
Lost camera hitches 1099m ride on sea turtle

A Photographer was reunited with a camera he had lost in the Caribbean after a sea turtle swam all the way to Florida with it.

De Telegraaf said the camera's strap caught on the reptile's shell after Dutchman Dick de Bruin dropped it in the sea during a trip to Aruba last November.

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Donald Christopher Roberts, 65

A Memorial Service in memory of Donald Christopher Roberts aged 65 years, a resident of Manchester Street, Blair Estates, will held on Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Victoria Room, #1 Bay Street. Officiating will be Brother Anthony Russell.
Left with cherished memories are his devoted wife, Exrella Roberts; children Dionne Heath, Dellarese Roberts, Deidre Bullard, Donnassio, Dario, Don and Christopher Roberts, Racquel Strachan and  Krishna Roberts ; Sons-in-laws: Timothy Heath, Jamal Bullard, daughter in law: Erica Roberts, sisters: Marie Strachan and Joan Roberts-Pinder of Atlanta Georgia, brother in law: Gerald Strachan, Arthur Rahming;
Grandchildren, Deonte and Timia Heath, Rajesh and Raashi Roberts, Ramesh Miller, Logan and Mateo Bullard, Dylan Roberts, Kiyara and Akaree Roberts, Anna, Angela and Ashernique Strachan. Nieces and nephews: Darlene and Jefford Curry, Paula and John Reckley, Paul and Vinincia Strachan, Philip and Madyln Strachan, Pamela and Marvin Smith, Juiette and Maureen Roberts, Charmaine and Darwin Dawson, Charnae and Emery Leonce and Shenkara Bowe; Grandnieces and nephews, Danielle and Raquashane Curry, Jonae Reckley, Nicole, Tregg and Traci Strachan, Ashton and Alexys-Marie Smith, Alexandria Hepburn, Kristen Lindsay, Kellah Leonce, Devin, Darien, Desha and Deanna Dawson.In Laws: Vera and John Farrington, Angela and family, Vandarene and Stuart Bowe, Christine Farrington, John and Latisha Farrington, Wilma Farrington, Brian Farrington and host of relatives and friends; Therez Usher, Amos and Loretta Williams, Mary and Evelyn Knowles and family of Fort Lauderdale, Margaret Nelson and family, Shellie Missick and family, Sharon Bain and family, Jeffery Missick and family, Christopher Missick and family, Rodney Johnson and family, Myra Bullard and family, Dorothea Wilson, Tino and Dawnia Bullard, Deborah and Sidney Outten, Paul and Cindy Ritchie, Monty and Lisa Hanna, Monty and Cheryl Ritchie and family, Anthony and Nancy Russell, Jimmy and Sylvia Bevans and family, Devitte Duncanson Meryl Desmangls and family and others too numerous to mention.
Special thanks to Dr. Friday, Dr. Lightbourne, Dr. Rahming, Nurse Gaitor from Fox Hill Community Clinic, Nurse Watson from Elizabeth Estate Clinic, Dr Cargill, Dr. Jones and Dr. Bartlett from Elizabeth Estates.
Relatives and friends may pay their respect at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road and First Street, on Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cremation will follow.
 

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Gloria Glenda Sears nee Finley, 69

Funeral services for Gloria Glenda Sears nee Finley, 69 yrs., a resident of Millers Height, Carmichael Road, who passed away on 20th May, 2011, will be held at St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Carmichael Road on Saturday at 9 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Fr. S. Sebastian Campbell & Rev. Fr. Atma Budhu.  Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her memories will forever be cherished by her loving, devoted husband: Campbell Sears, dedicated daughter: Registered Nurse: Leonie Sears; loyal sons: Kevin, Andrew, Lemuel, David & Lawrence Sears; grandchldren: Alexio, Antoine, Akeem & Iessa Mullings, Lakeisha, Lashell, andreco, Andrewnique & Deandra Sears; daughters-in-law: Registered Nurse: Stacey Pratt-Sears, Rochelle Bethel-Sears; sisters-in-law: faithful caregiver: Alice Lowe, Cynthia Finley, Bernice Collins & Angela Sears; brothers-in-law: Reuben Sears & Charles Collins; nieces: Shelly, Psychita, Bruceta, Machell, Megan & Trained Clinical Nurse Lyndianna Rahming, Deidre Finley, Martha Maria Dukes, Shenique & Olivia Ingraham, Bridgette Morrison & Ava Lowe; nephews: Kirk, Duke, Derek Jr., Quincey Finley, Demetrius, Samuel Lowe, Devardo Hunt, Andy, Chris, Steve, Brian Collins, Desirio Ingraham & Churchill Sears; a host of other relatives & friends including: Arginal (Argie), Patrick, Karen, & Trained Clinical Nurse Patricia Sands, Sheena Newton, Vashti & Rena Roberts, Alvina Taylor, Keith, Lambert, Butler, Donna, Psyche, Renee, Michael, Trevor, Toney Edwards, Tina, Lisa, Keva, Kevin Gibbs, Catechist Alice Gray, Dillis Ingraham, Trained Clinical Nurse Santina Smith, Margaret, Shavaughn Thurston, Sherilyn McCartney, Dr. Valarie Carpenter, Margaret Russell, Edna McMillian, Estermae Mitchell of Deerfield Beach, Fl., Bert & George McKinney, Toney, Helen, Shelley & Brad Capron, Emmie, Ivy & Neva Sweeting, Vincent, Maxwell, Cyril Collins, Christine, Nathalie, Nathaniel Knowles, Esther McPhee, Revs. Alfred, Timothy, Andrew, Susan & Laverne Stewart, Miriam, Oswald Finley, Leonie Duncanson, Judy, Verdell, Marsha, Locksley Jr., Leroy, Richard & Anthony Fawles, Sally, Susan, Roselyn, Deborah, Joycelyn, Matthew Curry, Elaine Wilson, Alice Adams, Myrtle Sweeting, Sherry, Kenneth Kemp, Alice Innis, Mizpah Davis, Edith Scott, Velma, Clay, Sean Johnson, Kara Tinker, Andrew (Dudd), Min. Charles Maynard, Beverly Collins, Lerlean, Tejada, Alice, Kermit, Lorenzo Minus, Melverna Wong, Theresa (Fanny), Angie Rolle-Thompson, Ruby Anne Burrows, Shawnette Roye, Isaac, Harvey Mullings, the entire Mullings family, Adena, Derek, Louise, Alphonso, Dr. Eugene Newry, Ethlyn Armstrong, Yvonne Sands & family, Mr. Ulyses & Rev. Dianna Culmer, Clover Pratt & family, Carla & Daniel Hall & family, Tracy & Don Arnett & family, Anita Bodie, Kenny Mackey, Preston Ferguson, W/Insp. Annette Mackey, Olive Thomas, Charlene, Arthur & Vellora Sweeting & family, Icelyn Campbell of Jamaica, Deanne Hepburn, Eleanor, Florina Rolle, Donna Daxon, Antoinette Neely, Rose Hart, Orpheus Ingraham, Mrs. Lynn Lewis of Family Guardian, Henry Farrington, Merell Thompson, Howard Charlow & family, Evangelists: Maria Lynes, Petrona Ferguson, Berthalee Curry, Nathaniel Bastian & family, Neville, Allan & Bernard Thompson & family, Nurses: Sylvia Santina Smith, Eleanor, Stephanie Poitier, Stephanie Johnson, Darnell Roker, Inza Young, Patishamae Miller, Leonie Buchannan, Gloria Dorsette, Margo Curry, Melody Taylor, Gloria Jacques,Yvonne Adderley, Mary Knowles, Virginia Brennen, Sister Caffeine Brice, Laine Johnson, Paula Hamilton, Yvonne Johnson, Dorothy Ferguson, Geraldine Rolle, Natasha Cooper, Patrice Mitchell, Sandra Rolle, Annastacia Valcin, Sister Ampersam Symonette, Dr. Freddie Smith, Renal Team Dialysis Unit, the Children's Ward, Sister Hilda Douglas, Ernestine Douglas, Adrian & Dionisio D'Aguilar, Dora Rahming & the entire staff of Superwash, Sister Portia Ferguson, Sister Rebecca Johnson, Cunningham, Henry, Black, Lewis, Harris, Ramsey, Rolle, Sister Sherlene Sears, Lockhart, Woodside, Newbold, Bowe, Female Medical Ward #2, Public Hospital Authority, D'Albenas Agency, Ministry of Health, Premier Importers, Cable Bahamas, Bethel-Robertson, Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre, Dr. Norad & Michelle Morgan, Sheral Curry, Bannerman, Wemyss Bight communities, Kelsey Williams, Veronica Sweeting, Sherry Gibson, Emerita Bethel, the entire MInnie Street & Millars Height communities: (Patrick Maycock, Bastian, Newry, Thompson, Cox,Ferguson, McCollough, Penn, McIntosh, Wilson, Freckleton, Dottin, Culmer, Sands, Johnson, Rolle, Flowers, Ramsey, Burrows, Dorsette, Longley & Sweeting), Rev. Nathalie Bastian, Rev. Marie Roach, Rev. Angela Palacious, Canon Harry Ward, Fr. Kabiga - Holy Trinity, Fr. Kingsley Knowles - St. Greorges, Rev. Fr. Atma & Lavinia Budhu - Epiphany Anglican Church, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Campbell - St. Gregory's Anglican Church, Bishop Moses Johnson, Church of God Cathedral family, Gerald Cash Primary School, Anatol Rodgers High School, Interactive School of Learning, Phillip & Mary, John Chea #4, Flamingo Gardens Clinic & many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church from 8 a.m. until service time.

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Stephen 'Dirty' Newbold released from jail

According to reports online, the country's top junior quartermiler has been released from county jail in Tallahassee, Florida, after spending the night behind bars, and will be allowed to return to The Bahamas to compete in next weekend's CARIFTA Games. The only question remains, will the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) allow him to do so after being arrested early Thursday morning for discharging a firearm in public and resisting arrest without violence?
Stephen 'Dirty' Newbold, 18, appeared in court yesterday morning, and was released after posting a $1,000 bond - $500 for each count. He has a case management hearing for Tuesday, April 30, at 8:30 a.m., but before then, is scheduled to return home to represent The Bahamas for a fourth straight year at the CARIFTA Games. The 42nd Annual CARIFTA Games is set for March 29 to April 1, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Up until press time, BAAA President Mike Sands was still not returning calls, but first Vice President Iram Lewis said that they are receiving legal counsel into the matter. He said that is about all he could mention at this particular time.
As for Newbold, the Florida judge ordered him to turn over any firearms in his possession after his release, but Newbold has since denied ever carrying a concealed weapon. He tweeted: 'Bad Mouth me if you want! Nobody got shot at, There was no gun. I'm no criminal, but I got a couple of misdemeanors.'
Before that, he tweeted: 'They can't keep a good man down! Lol people making it seem like life is over, I'm out, I'm gucci, back to work.'
According to reports, Newbold and fellow athlete Joshua Mance were arrested around 3:30 a.m. in the morning after shots were heard in the vicinity of a local apartment complex pool. An eyewitness identified Newbold as the shooter, and additionally, it was reported that shell casings were found in the area of the pool. Both athletes have since been suspended from the Florida State University (FSU) track team, but according to FSU Director of Athletics Randy Spetman, both Newbold and Mance could rejoin the team pending an investigation into the university's discipline policy and legal proceedings.
Mance, who has hired a private attorney, was a member of the silver medal winning 4x400m relay team that was beaten by The Bahamas at last year's Olympic Games. Mance had just turned 21 on Thursday, and was in possession of Newbold's identification card, which had an altered date of birth. Mance was charged with being in possession of a forged identification card and resisting arrest without violence.
World Youth Champion over 200 meters (m) Newbold was regarded as one of The Bahamas' best hopes for a medal going into the CARIFTA Games. He was expected to represent The Bahamas in the under-20 boys' 400m, and maybe the 200m as well. He has personal best times of 46.97 and 20.89 seconds in those events, respectively.
Newbold is a five-time CARIFTA Games medalist. He is the CARIFTA record holder in the under-17 boys' 400m hurdles as well (52.75 seconds). Newbold also won double gold at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Track and Field Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In college, the FSU sophomore is a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Indoor Champion.
The crowning glory moment of Newbold's junior career might have come at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Lille, France, when he won the gold medal in the boys' 200m in a personal best time of 20.89 seconds, helping The Bahamas to secure its best finish ever at a global athletics meet.

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Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 21st July 2011

The Wine Lounge East Bay St (Adjacent to Shell) Nassau, Bahamas. Cigar Catering by Guevara Cigars Tel: 242.356.0614 www.winelounge.bs


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OTEC signs MoU with Caribbean nation

A renewable energy firm with strong ties to The Bahamas has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with another Caribbean nation and a third with a country in East Africa.
Ocean Thermal Engineering Corporation (OTEC) signed its first MoU with Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) in September, marking the first time ocean thermal energy will be purchased by a public utility company for general distribution to the public.
OTEC plans to built at least two power plants in Nassau worth in excess of $100 million and sell the power to BEC. Meanwhile, OTEC is also set to unveil its first-ever initial public offering (IPO) in the new year to fund future projects in what has become a rising tide of demand for the technology.
Jim Greenberg, chief strategy and marketing officer at OTEC, told Guardian Business that the latest MoU with a Caribbean nation will deliver two more power plants.
"The demand out there is tremendous," he said. "I think, from a general business standpoint, it's about meeting the global demand. We have projects ongoing in three oceans - Atlantic, Pacific and the Indian Ocean - and we are early on in the process."
Greenberg said he was unable to reveal the names of the countries at this time.
The announcement should come as welcomed news to BEC and other stakeholders in The Bahamas, not to mention Baha Mar, which has agreed to fuel the resort's air conditioning needs through sea water district cooling. That agreement was signed with Ocean Thermal Engineering (OTE), the parent company of OTEC.
Jeremy Feakins, the CEO of OTEC, told Guardian Business, "We have more customers than we know what to do with."
"We are a growing company and we don't have the resources to become a global company overnight," he said. "The technology, once up and running, will change the lives of millions of people. That's what we are in this for."
While the effectiveness of the technology on a major scale has yet to be fully seen, it's clear more and more countries are throwing their hat into the ring.
In East Africa, Greenberg said a central component of that project will be to deliver potable water - another function of the technology. Similar to the agreement in The Bahamas, OTEC is prepared to invest in the infrastructure and maintenance of the facilities, while entering into a power-purchase agreement with local authorities.
Greenberg stressed the MoU in Africa also involves electricity and pointed out that each agreement is "not a one size fits all". The unique needs of the country must always be considered, whether that be a need for clean energy, water or sustainable food production.
Further afield, Greenberg said the Pacific Rim now has "a very high demand" for OTEC. Last month, the firm was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Office to conduct a feasibility study in Guam, exploring the concept of setting up a plant for the military.
"We're ramping up and getting ourselves in a position to meet the demand," Greenberg said. "In a nutshell, that is where we are and where we are going."

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Nassau House Breaking Suspect Arrested - Death of a Male - Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspect

Nassau, Bahamas -

House Breaking Suspect

Arrested
: A 25 year old male of Faith Avenue is in police custody after allegedly breaking into a residence on Shell Fish Drive, off Carmichael Road...

 

Police

Investigates Death of a Mal

e

: Shortly after 5:00 am on Friday 01st March,
2013 police received information that a male was found unresponsive
outside a residence at Apple Street off Wulff Road...

Police

Seek Armed Ro

bbery Sus

pec

t: Police are requesting your help in locating a man responsible for robbing a business establishment on Bernard Road...

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Man charged in connection with house-breaking ring

A man previously convicted of house-breaking and stealing was yesterday charged in connection with a major house-breaking ring.
Emerson Hanna, 52, of Chestnut Street, was charged before Magistrate Ancella Evans-Williams with nine counts of house-breaking, eight counts of stealing and three counts of attempted house-breaking.
Police allege that Hanna carried out the thefts between November 3 and January 23.
Hanna allegedly broke into the homes of Bridgette Smith on Golden Isle Road; Donna McCoys in Victoria Gardens; Latonya Conyers on Rocky Pine Road; Patrice Sands in Golden Sands; Hubert Pratt in Tall Pines; Kenneth Williams at Shellfish Drive; Mona Francis at Faith Avenue; Natasha Sweeting in Nairn...

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Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 30th June 2011

The Wine Lounge East Bay St (Adjacent to Shell) Nassau, Bahamas. Cigar Catering by Guevara Cigars Tel: 242.356.0614 www.winelounge.bs


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GB SHIPYARD GETS 'BETTER AND BETTER'

GRAND BAHAMA Shipyard's chairman, Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, said the facility has "done better and better" every month throughout 2011, having gone 205 days without any health/safety incident this year.

And, speaking with staff at the Shipyard's annual Christmas luncheon last Thursday, Reuben Byrd, its senior vice-president of operations, discussed the importance of customer satisfaction and service as the main factors behind its continued improvement.

"Carl and I were with Shell Corporation a few nights ago and they told us: 'Your staff act like they own the company, they take pride in what they are doing!' We were thrilled to hear this and to you today I say congratul ...

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Butler inherits New York fortune
Butler inherits New York fortune

The beloved butler for a prominent New York family, who grew up in a mud hut in Nepal, has joined the city's elite by inheriting more than $8 million, including two units at the legendary Dakota apartment building off Central Park.

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PLP should not propose a new Parliament

Dear Editor,
I don't know if PLP MPs, along with their leader, are still shell shocked by the referendum results, but for them to suggest to spend $50 million for a new Parliament at this time is insulting, to say the least, to the Bahamian people.
While many Bahamians are out of work and struggle financially, PLP MPs seem more interested in spending public funds for sightseeing and building a comfortable workplace for themselves. At least they have clearly displayed what their priorities are.
Do they know how many police cars, how much hospital equipment and food stamps for the poor could be purchased with $50 million? Do they care? I think the answer is pretty obvious.
PLP MPs have also displayed their financial genius by suggesting that tourists be charged $5 to see our Parliament. Is it any wonder that our country is in the present financial mess?
Harry Johnson

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Dennis Dames: Autopsy Report on the Recent Gambling Referendum in The Bahamas

Dear Editor,

The
so called gambling referendum is history, and a resounding no - is the
order of the day.  Punch drunk and shell shocked is the yes crew - as
they ridicule the opponents of web shop gaming, and a national lottery.

Who
called the game in the first instance, and why were they so persuaded
that yes to their questions of legitimizing web shop gaming, and
instituting a national lottery would have prevailed at the end of the
day?

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PLP is Struggling to Keep its Promises

Dear Editor,
Perhaps many of the thousands of Bahamians who enthusiastically supported the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) last May and in the recent North Abaco by-election were under the impression (or delusion) that a win for the PLP and Perry...

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Abaco Male Found in Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition

ABACO

, Bahamas - On Friday 8th February 2013 around 5:30pm, officers of the Marsh Harbour Police Station

executed a search warrant on a resident in Fox Town, Abaco and discovered (1) one

unlicensed 12 gauge shotgun along with (22) twenty two shot gun shells. A forty five year

old male was arrested and taken into police custody

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(VIDEO) Pew: Protect Our Sharks, Say Bahamas' Children

Hear from Bahamian children from various islands of The Bahamas along with Bahamas National Trust Education Officer, Shelly Cant deliver a message on protecting sharks in The Bahamas.

This video Public Service Announcement This PSA was produced by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), in collaboration with Pew environment Group, in support of a grassroots petition to protect sharks in Bahamian waters.

Sharks are in trouble globally, and there are few locations where healthy shark populations still exist. In The Bahamas, a 20 year-old ban on longline fishing gear has left its waters as one of the few places in the world with relatively healthy shark...

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Philip Charlton Phil Burrows, 51

Mr. Philip Charlton "Phil" Burrows age 51 years of #13 Windward Road; Imperial Park Sea Breeze Estates will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 7:30pm at The United Christian Cathedral, Flamingo Gardens.
 
Garnet Funeral Service
For

Mr. Philip Charlton "Phil" Burrows age 51 years of #13 Windward Road; Imperial Park Sea Breeze Estates will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:45am at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Thomas P. Brislin C.P., assisted by Deacon Andrew Burrows will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Soldier Road.
 
The Radiance of this "Garnet of A Gem" will always glow in the hearts of his:
Loving Wife of Twenty Three Years: Ida Rudell Armbrister-Burrows;
Three Brothers: David, Kevin and Brent Burrows;
Three Sisters: Jennifer Johnson, Donna McKenzie and Karen Burrows;
Three Nephews: Rodney Johnson Jr., Jonathan Burrows and Sven Ambrose;
Seven Nieces: Rhodnia Johnson, Samantha McKenzie, Esterleta, Keva, Kenesha, Lashanda and Dana Burrows;
Three Uncles: George W. W. Gardiner, George and Kendal Burrows;
Three Aunts: Mavis and Rose Burrows and Cynthia Holmes;
Grand Nephew: Garrett Johnson;
Grand Aunt: Clothilda Miller;
Father-in-law: Everette William Armbrister;
Brother-in-law: William Everette Armbrister;
Four Sisters-in-law: Sandra, Rose and Renee Armbrister and Janette Burrows;
Grandmother-in-law: Beulah Armbrister;
Uncle-in-law: Selwyn Armbrister;
Aunt-in-law: Lorna Armbrister;
Cousins: Marla, Keno and Anton Strachan, Jerry, Patricia and Kayla Rutherford, Carlene Holmes, Perry and Philipa Smith, Carol, Sonya, Kenneth, Kenyon, Jerinimo, Taj, Kishler and Tash Parker, Jamal and Adrian Miller, Betty and Kirk Horton, Jeremy Mullings, Erin Delancy, Darren Glinton, Demal Seymour, Jerice McDonald, Latoissa Humes, D'Andraha and Danielle;
Other loving family and friends including: Joycelyn Strachan and Family, Bernard and Nellie Brennen, Anton McKenzie, Debbie Farrington, Muntrella and DJ Woodard, Bishop Albert Hepburn and Family, United Christian Church Family, Rev. Charles Young and Family, Steven Strachan and Family Elizabeth Newbold, Llewlyn Newbold & Family, Roselyn Newbold & Family, Ruby Hepburn and Family, Wyndham Resort & Casino, Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Staff of Royal Bank of Canada, Bahamas Chapter IAAP, Aquinas College Class of 77, Lyford Cay Club, A. F. Adderley Class of 78, Christine Bain, Diane Albury, Sandra Dee Leadon, Don & Dot Major, Rosemary Roker, Ena Burrows, Yvonne Curry, Henry Williams, Nelson Brown, Dawn Gray and Family, Tanya Turnquest, Renee McKay, Shelley Pritchard, Alicia Green, Rose McDonald, Lynn Hunt, Princess Rahming, Helen and Dencil Barr, Lilly Burrows, Anzlo and Sharon Strachan, Sydney Forbes and Family, Judith Atkins & Family, Michael Moss & Family, The Brennen's, The Bamboo Town Community.
 
Visitation will be in the "Emerald Suite" Emerald Ridge Mortuary & Monument Company Ltd. #20 Claridge Road of Friday, November 25, 2011 from 2pm to 6pm and at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 9:00am to service time.
 

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Rosemary Barr Rodgers-Kerr, 74

Funeral Service for the Late Rosemary Barr Rodgers-Kerr, 74 years of Sands Addition, off Bernard Road will be held on Saturday December 3rd, 11:00 a.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. James Road. Pastor Leroy N. Nottage assisted by other Ministers of Religion will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Soldier Road.

 
She is survived by her Husband- Sidney Kenneth Kerr; Daughters - Janice Rodgers, Kim Kerr of Atlanta, Georgia, and Susanne Fraser; Sons  - Kenwood, Glenroy, Sherwin, Justin, and Devon Kerr; Granddaughter - Sydnee Kerr; Grandsons - Kamron, Kito, Kohen and Ian Kerr, Amaras and Myles Fraser; Sisters - Dr. Enderly Bush, Boca  Raton, Florida Villamae McKenzie Barretarre, Exuma, Patricia Cartwright, Linda Roker, Michelle Clarke,  Marva Cleare, Monique Sweeting, Marcia Neymour; Brothers - Basil "BJ" Smith , George E. Rodgers of Nassau and Charles Rodgers, of Miami Florida; Aunts - Dot and Gertrude Rodgers, Leah Moss, Evelyn Hepburn, Anita Wilson (Bluff, Cat Island), Miriam Simmons, Minerva Rolle (Bennett's Harbor, Cat Island), Emerald Johnson and Carrie Cooper; Uncle: Joel Moss; Adopted daughters - Lillian Newbold, Nakia Kerr, Denise Burrows, Nicole Walker; Adopted granddaughters: Shantell Fawkes, Cookie Walkes, Taj, Marvia, Devontae, Gavonne, Najah, Devonique Kerr; Adopted Grandsons: Neko Duncombe, Naimman Butler; Adopted Sisters - Dorothy Clarke, Helen Johnson, Hanna Johnson , Patricia Bethel, Joanne Moss, Princess Adderley; Adopted Brothers - Lawrence Ash, Cresell Clarke; Sisters -in -law - Carolyn, Leona, Barbara Rodgers of Nassau, and Tawana Rodgers of Florida; Brothers -in-law -Wendell McKenzie of Barretarre Exuma, Captain Neville Taylor, Thomas Dorsett of Hallandale Florida, Rev. Hartman Brown; Daughters in law: Ingrid Kerr, Emma Jane, Sophia Kerr; Son in law - Marcus Fraser; Nieces- Rose Richards, Lissandra, Mellissa, Francine, Monique and Coramae Taylor, Patrice Drake, Nina, Cherry, Denise Dorsette, Sandra, Deidre, Jayannne , Kelly, and Keisha Rodgers, Janice Rodgers - Bowleg of New Jersey, Crystal Hicks of Vancouver, Anishca Strachan, Canada, Essiemae Missick, Cynthia and Dee McKenzie, Jane, Sheena, Nychohie, and Basily Smith of Miami, Portia, Dominic, Teka and Lisa Smith of Nassau, Cheryl Brown, Brigeanne, and Linda Clarke, Marcia, Angie, Keva of Nassau, and Dr. Lisa Richards of New York, Heslyn and Sandra Mackey, Debbie Harris - Dorsett, Dr. Lejia Strachan-Gonzales; Nephews: Anthony, Don, Mark, Patrick, Howard, Bernard Dorsett of Hallandale Florida, Charles, Neville "Big John", Whitney "Suck" , Jeffery, Warren and Darren Taylor, Kermit "KC" Strachan, Kevin Cumberbatch of Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Vincent "Red", Rodney, and Earle McKenzie, Billy and Stephen Cartwright, Junior and Mark Rodgers of Atlanta, Gregory Rodgers of Kansas, Albert and Darren Rodgers of Miami Florida, Dwayne, Darren, Sean Rodgers, Jason and Edmond Rodgers, Patrick and Daryl Rolle, Noel Brown, Michael, Gary, and Devon Clarke,  Marvin Mackey, Wilton Richards and Derek Farrington, KC Strachan Jr., Vincent Harris; Cousins- Leo, Sidney, Terrance, Don, Michael, Roy, George, Leo, Charles, Audley and Bernard Rodgers,  Jackie, Ginger, Gina, Jillian Rodgers, Jefford and Jane Musgrove, Alvina Johnson  of Hollywood Florida, Alfred,  Donnie, Estelle and Edwin Barr of Florida, Phyllis and Romeo Thompson, Alrick, Marlin, Leslie, Quincy Johnson of Hollywood Florida, Leslie Smith of Atlanta,  Phyllis, Edward, Lean, and Lettice Clarke, Maryanne Clarke,Hansel Strachan, (Bennett's Harbor, Cat Island), Junior and Dean Wilson, Roderick, Kenneth, Berkeley, Philip Rolle, Gary Cooper, Prince and John, Broomfield Clewiston , Florida, Catherine Cooper, Agatha Marcell, , Helen Johnson, Martharine and Ruthmae (Hamburg, Germany)    Gloria Cooper -Smith, Janet Broomfield-Taylor, Clewiston, Florida, Agnes Wilson, Evelyn Wilson of Abaco, Terry Thompson,  Anthony Finlayson and Thelma Thompson; Adopted Children and Families: Glen Harding, Father Kari Marcel, Doris, Cruz, Nicky, Shelly and Tonya Farah, Dario and Simon Rolle, Clarice Sandi, Alice Lowe, Timothy and Aisha Fitzgerald, Stanley Hall, Patrick, Wesley and Perez Donald, Elaine Sonia, Patrice and Desiree Thompson, Humes, Curtis, Campbell and Pople, Pinder, and Davis  families of Sands Addition, Eric Carey, Stuart Bowe, Dewey Taylor, Trevor Burgzog, Stephen Thompson, Stephen Fountain, Anthony Ferguson, Micheal Angelo Burrows, Derek Bede Sands, Dennis Deal, Clarice Hanna-Cooper, Kelly Ingraham - Knowles, Pandora Berkley- Glasford of Bermuda, Guilden Gilbert, Dwayne " The Pearl" Provo of Toronto, Sean and Neil Musgrove,   Eric "Furley" Adderley, The Pros Football Club, Leroy, Joe, George and Marlin Major, Delores Ward, Bishop Lestor Cox, Burton Sands; Other relatives and Friends: residences of Rolletown, The Hermitage, Stuart manor Exuma, the Rolle, Bodie's, Clarkes, Marshalls, Musgroves, Brice, Fergusons, Stirrups, Barr, Humes, Sears families of Exuma. McDonalds, Thurston, Strachan, Wilson, Rolle, Kerr, Bannister, Newbold, Campbell, and Hepburn families of Cat Island, Duncombe and Rodgers families of Kemps Bay Andros, Cooper Family of  Farrington Road , Kerr Family of Clewiston Florida, Prince and Pat Kerr & family, Gus Outten  & family,  Anne Curtis and Hazel Moore of Freeport Grand Bahama,  Rev. Dr. Charles Sanders & family, Millicent Ferguson, Komal "Koey" Smith, Les Knowles, Freetown Lane families Sands Addition neighbors, Madalyn and David Barr  & family, Angela Tynes & family, Ronald and Constance Seymour & family, Daniel Boone Ross, and Scott Shields, Natalie Rolle and Judy Smith, Shirley,  Sally, Ricky, Peter Fox, Dockside Warehouse Staff - Mrs. Bain, Sands, Ferguson, Delancey, Grant, Williams, and Cheryl.
 
 
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, $44 Nassau Street on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
 

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Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 16th June 2011

The Wine Lounge East Bay St (Adjacent to Shell) Nassau, Bahamas. Cigar Catering by Guevara Cigars Tel: 242.356.0614 www.winelounge.bs


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Carrie Corrine Williamson Taylor, 71

. Funeral service for Reverend Carrie Corrine Williamson Taylor, 71 yrs., a resident of Mutton Fish Drive & Sisal Street & formerly of Pinefield, Acklins who died on 18th March, 2012, will be held at Trinity Full Gospel Baptist Church, Marshall Road, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Officiating will be Bishop Trevor Williamson & Rev. Dr. Stanley G. Ferguson. Interment follows in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, JFK Drive.
Left to cherish her memories are: Son: Meckel Taylor Jr.; Daughters: Victoria, Evelyn and Dellarese Taylor, Lenette Taylor-Foster of Miami Florida. Grandchildren: 3174 Sterling Jr. and 2860 Lashanda Francis of Grand Bahama, Travis, Delmar, Meckel III, Leshante, Imani, Shanna and Maddix Taylor, Andrew Jr. and Ashton Rolle, Shelton and Celeste Green and Milik Bowe. Parent's in-law: Claygon and Yvonne Taylor. Brothers: Van, Rupert and Berkley Williamson, Chester Miller. Sisters: Mary Lloyd and Beryl Loriston. Son-in-law: Ian Foster of Miami, Florida. Brothers-in-law: Daniel, Dudley of Baltimore and Reno Taylor, Michael Hanna and Nelson Johnson, Elkine Lloyd and Loriston. Sisters-in-law: Sarah and Carabell Williamson, Flossie Hanna, Winifred Bain & Family, Doretha Smith, Leona, Maureen, Roberta and Azely Taylor, Jenese Watkins, Juliamae and Ernestine Johnson.
Nieces and Nephews especially: Aris & Lorenzo Ferguson of Philadelphia, Attis, Returea, Jane & Clarence Styles, Elder Bursil & Renea, Elvis, Michael & Leonard Anderson, Oralee, Vangy & Ernal, Felton, Catherine, Antone & Anna, Dwayne & Michelle, Ricardo, Princess, Troy, Bridgette & Audley, Giles & Donette, Ryan, Kino, Donnell & Brice, Valarie, Daphne, Tanya, Anthony, Keith, Jerry, Linda, Jackie, Brian, Shelly & Hank, Charles & Samantha, Phyllis & Errington, Dorcas, Neil, Dwight, Keva, Kevin, Kenva and Eric Williamson, Elizabeth Ferguson, Barabara Bain. Numerous Grand-niece and nephews. God children: Genesta Jackson, Andrea Bain, Shantell Ferguson, Anfernee, Vernique & Tarjanique Ferguson, Kanisha Henry, Lamont Astwood, Bernadette Bosfield, Inda Ferguson.
Other relatives and friends including: Bishop Brice Thompson & Family, Rev. Newton Williamson & Family, Sarah Murphy & Family, Patrick King & Family, Clodella Arnette, Lisa Johnson & Family, Rev. Gloria Redd & Revival Team, Dorothy Rolle & Family, Rev. Rudolph Bowe & Family, Pastor Rudolph & Linda Balfour, Mr. & Mrs. Edwards & Family, Mrs. Munroe & Family, Elton Williamson & Family, The Miller Family, Kathleen Bain & Family, Elder Queenie Rose & Family, Sylvia Gaitor, Esther Ferguson, Bernard Ferguson, Noemi Higgs & Family, Ann Culmer, Maggie Arnette, Levenia King, May Williamson, The Black, Collie Family, Sarah Ferguson & Family, Olgamae Collie, Ms. Patsy Smith & Family, Rev. Lockwood Deleveaux & Family, The entire family of the Morning Star Association, Elder Cherry Missick & family, Pastor Arlington & Sylvine Rolle, Laverne Barr, Jennifer Brennen,Glenda McIntosh, Carla Baker, Nomia Johnson Rolle, George King & Family, Andrew Rolle, Christine Pinnock, Agnes Allen & Family, Kimberly Caswell, Lulamae Thompson & Family, Dorothy & James Watson & Family, Gloria Major, Pastor Arlington & Bettyann Ferguson, Ricardo Buyer, Francis Bowe, John Cartwright, Douglas Taylor, Omar & Lawrence Bain, Brenda White, Suzanne Johnson, Sonia Hinsey, Rev. Stanley Ferguson and The New Free Community Holiness Family, Bishop Trevor & Sharon Williamson and the Trinity Full Gospel Family, Mrs. Marian Taylor & Family, Mrs. Beneby & Family,The Bahamas Cosmotologist & Barbar Association, The Staff of Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution, Doctor Raleigh Butler, Doctor Holiday, Doctor Bodie, The Gynae Ward at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the entire Acklins Community and the entire Williamson family.
Friends may pay their last respects at New Free Community Holiness Baptist Church, Malcolm Allotment, on Friday from 10-5:00 p.m. & on Saturday at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. & on Sunday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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Event
Wine, Art and Jazz Festival
Wine, Art and Jazz Festival

Saturday 14th May 2011  5:00 PM

May 14th, 2011 5 - 9 PM Pelican Bay Hotel@ Lucaya Tickets are $25.00 and include include a complimentary bottle of wine. Join us as we taste wines from all over the world including Kendall Jackson, Santa Margherita, Montgras, Mirassou, Barefoot, B&G and more. Experience smooth jazz music by Shelley Carey & True Music and Panache Band. Get the chance to view and purchase beautiful art work such as paintings, wood sculptures, costume jewelry, and other crafts. Featured artists include Sheldon Saint, Kino Coakley, Alisa Streather, Terry Lord-Rolle, Roopi (Rupert Watkins) and many more. Bring the whole family to enjoy Wine, Art & Jazz!


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Simmer down and stirring it up

Chef Devan McPhee remembers vividly the day he went to church and was asked by his pastor what he wanted to be in life. The youngster, seven or eight at the time, thought back to the fact that he had been watching the Food Network before he left out of the house that Sunday morning, having just gotten cable installed, and said he wanted to be a chef because he'd just seen them on television.  His pastor prophesied that young McPhee would be one of the best chefs The Bahamas would see and at a very young age at that.
That pastor's prophecy seems to be coming true as Chef McPhee, now 25, owns his own restaurant and bar.  It was just in May that he signed on the dotted line to lease the Simmer Down Restaurant and Stir It Up Bar at the Marley Resort on Cable Beach where he's certainly simmering some amazing pots and stirring up delicious libations.
Simmer Down Restaurant showcases a fusion of Bahamian and Jamaican food with an international flair as he complements the cuisine with French and European touches and relies on lots of spices and herbs to his foods making him one of the hottest young chefs in the country.
"Our theme in the kitchen is we always cook with love and we serve food prepared with love, and translating that over to the bar, we provide drinks to complement the food," he says.
Even though he's new to the restaurant ownership business, Chef McPhee is not new to the kitchen and definitely not new to the Simmer Down Restaurant kitchen as he was the executive chef prior to the resort closing for 10 months. Upon its reopening, he gladly took charge of his own fate, switching up the menu to reflect his cooking style and his Bahamian heritage, and he's kept some of the old favorites that were hits.
While the menu is exciting all around and offers something for everyone -- including vegetarians, the chef says there are a few menu items that are chef's choice and a must try -- items he considers his signature items.
From the soups, the Lobster and Pumpkin Bisque (infused with ginger and curry, topped with a cinnamon cream dollop) he gives two thumbs up.

"It's a burst of flavors and not what you expect with the fresh ginger, curry and cinnamon cream dollop.  Lobster bisque is standard on restaurant menus, but when you taste the pumpkin in there with the ginger ... the pimentos, the fresh thyme, it's a burst of flavor and then the cinnamon cream dollop mellows it out."
While he says all salads are good, he's most pleased with his Caribbean lobster and mango salad that he says he came up with off the fly.  "I was poaching some lobster for the lobster bisque one day and there was some mango on the table, and I saw the yellow and the white and some cherry tomatoes and I said let's try something.  I marinated it in a passion fruit dressing with fresh basil, ginger ...  I played around with it and I tried it as a chef's special that night with a blueberry balsamic drizzle to go with it to bring out the color, topped it off with fresh greens and toasted coconut and it was a hit."  From that night it made the menu.
If he's sitting down to dine, he opts for a callaloo and spinach vegetable empanada, just to add a different touch to the courses if you're having a three-course meal.  It's also a dish he says vegetarians would appreciate as well as it's healthy.  The baked empanada is a puff pastry stuffed with Jamaican cheddar cheese which he says balances out the flavors of the callaloo and bitterness of the spinach.
The Down Home Roasted Organic Duck (marinated in pineapple and Bacardi rum with island gratin potatoes, broccoli rabe and cinnamon glazed carrots) makes this restaurant owner proud.  It's presented with a sweet potato gratin, garnished with fried plantain and they make a pineapple and coconut rum sauce to go with it.
The Bahamian lobster duo (coconut cracked conch and broiled with a Jamaican vegetable run down, homemade mango chutney and drizzled with a lobster essence) is another menu favorite.  
And you should not leave the Simmer Down Restaurant without trying dessert.  The must have item is the Mama Lur's apples 'n cream (a warm crumble with fresh apples, and fresh guavas with ginger vanilla ice cream and apple cider reduction).
Chef McPhee says he gets his guavas from the islands and freezes them for this dessert, because he says there's nothing like the taste of real guava.  They also make their own ice cream and the dish is topped off with caramelized pecans, crème caramel and finished with toasted coconut.
With a number of other options on the menu, Chef McPhee prefers to keep his menu small and personalized.  But he intends to change the menu with the seasons.  As we are in the summer months, the menu reflects a lot of fruits, colorful sauces and dressings.  In the fall and winter he intends to pull out ingredients like star anise and cinnamon to warm things up, and offer heartier options like rib eye and tenderloin and a lot more soups to go with the cooler temperatures.
With a kitchen staff he handpicked because they had the same vision that he had for the restaurant and bar that he now owns.  "I picked them because I wanted to share my knowledge with tem and I didn't want anyone who would be complacent because they'd been working here prior to the resort closing," said Chef McPhee.  "I wanted to start fresh.  I wanted it to be like night and day and the first thing I did was to reduced menu prices drastically, because people loved the place, but they talked about the prices, and I try to work with the locals pocket," he says.  The chef even offers a daily three-course prix fixe meal special that changes weekly.  For $55 you get a soup or salad and usually it's the lobster bisque or shrimp appetizer; you get a choice of the jerk chicken medallion or the chef's special which is the fish of the day, and a dessert -- either the Mama Lur's Apples and Cream or the Caribbean Chocolate Vibes.
"Going into this I knew I had to do something different, because the place had already existed and try to get that same market, but make it my market," says Chef McPhee.

To make your Simmer Down Restaurant experience unique, he offers a different experience nightly.   He came up with "Taxi Nights" on Monday and Tuesdays to catch the tourist market; Wine Down Wednesdays for people who like wine and free tapas; and Thursday and Fridays are corporate happy hour when he does exotic martinis and specials and Saturdays are known as stirred up and sizzlin'.   A five member jazz band On Cue performs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays as well.
At 25, Chef McPhee's future is in his own hands as a restaurant owner, but he says as an apprentice chef while he trained under many great chefs in the hotels, he realized he didn't want that to be him -- working in the same kitchen year after year, becoming programmed.  He wanted to make a name for himself

"Even though it's a risk, the good thing about it is that I took this venture because it's a smaller operation where I could start out small and gradually grow to the level that I want to be at ... and I was already familiar with the place [Simmer Down Restaurant] and it was just a matter of polishing up some stuff, getting the menu together and choosing the right staff."
Chef McPhee credits Chef Addiemae Farrington of the Culinary Hospitality Management Institute, the late Chef Jasmine Clarke-Young, Chef Paul Haywood of Altantis, Chef Wayne Moncur of the Ocean Club and Chef Tracey Sweeting (his former executive chef at the Marley Resort) with giving him the training that has given him so much confidence to do what he's now doing.
"They trained me so well in all areas that I'm able to be creative and do what I'm doing, with hot food because I'm a trained pastry chef," said Chef McPhee.  "They really gave me a good school bag to carry.  I can pull out things and be versatile.  Plus, it's in my heart, and you have to cook with love.  You can have the fancy name, and your food can look pretty, but that passion and soul has to be in it."
Chef McPhee even keeps his kitchen open a little longer than most restaurants, taking his last order at 10:30 p.m. after opening at 6 p.m.
For the chef, the new venture is fun, but scary as he knows he has the livelihood of his staff in his hands.
At Stir It Up Bar he says you have to have the Blue Razzberry Martini and the Jamaica Me Crazy. It just sounds crazy and it's fun and people enjoy them.  I wanted to add my flair to the menu and these are my signature ones.  They're new to the menu, because coming into the restaurant and bar business, I had to bring something new to the table.  I reduced the drink prices too and kept it straight across the board.
It's new, it's scary but fun, because you have the livelihood of staff in your hands and they have to be paid.  "I realize what it is to be an employee and now an employer, even though I'm at a young age.  It's like you have an additional pair of eyes -- you watch everything, things you didn't care about before you now care about -- even on the service aspect. "

CARIBBEAN SPICY SHRIMP APPETIZER WITH POTATO AND SWEET CORN PUREE

6 - 16/20 shrimp
½ oz Jerk seasoning
2 oz homemade ginger and garlic chili sauce
½ oz herb marinade
For the potato and sweet corn puree
½ lb Yukon potato, cooked
4 oz sweet corn puree
3 oz heavy cream
1 oz butter
Sugar, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
For the tropical fruit salsa:
4 oz fresh mango diced
4 oz fresh ripe pineapple diced
1 oz bell pepper fine diced
1 oz  red onion diced
1 oz distilled white vinegar
1 tsp fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 orange
2 oz fresh banana mashed
Salt and pepper, to taste
Honey as needed

Method:
Combine ingredients in a stainless steel bowl and mix together, season to taste with alt and pepper and let stand 30 minutes before serving.

For the shrimp: Season the shrimp with salt and jerk seasoning and herb marinade, let stand 30 minutes. Grill to desired doneness and top with chili sauce, Finish shrimp in the oven and serve.
For the potato and sweet corn puree: Puree ingredient together to desired taste and consistency, season and serve. Garnish with herb oil and chips. Combine all ingredients together and blend thoroughly.
For the tropical fruit salsa: Combine ingredients in a stainless steel bowl and mix together, season to taste with alt and pepper and let stand 30 minutes before serving.

CARIBBEAN MANGO AND LOBSTER SALAD

1 lb spiny lobster meat cooked and sliced
1 oz Spanish onion fine diced
2 oz fresh cherry tomatoes chopped
Juice of 2 lemons
2 large mangoes
1 oz ginger chopped
1 tsp salt
Salt and fresh goat pepper

1 oz chopped cilantro
1 tsp sugar
4 oz passion fruit dressing

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl; add enough dressing to bind ingredients. Be sure to season with salt and pepper. Mix, chill and serve. Garnish with micro greens chilled asparagus and a lemon vinaigrette.

MAMA LURR'S APPLES 'N CREAM

4 Granny smith apples
1 can uava shells
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 star anise
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tbs butter
½ oz flour
3 oz home made vanilla ice cream
Toasted coconut
Crumble:
½ cup butter
1 ¼ cup flour
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs raisins
2 tbs crushed almonds/ walnuts

Peel and slice apples. In sauce pan melt butter, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and star anise. Add guavas and sliced apples. Let simmer for about two minutes. Thicken slightly with flour.  Place in bowl and allow to set.

For crumble: Fold in at room temperature butter with the flour into small pieces. Add sugar, raisins, and almonds.  Place on top of apple and guava mixture and bake for 4-8 minutes. Serve with ice cream and add toasted coconut.

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Women's Track Events Revisited at 2011 Daegu World Championships

The

100m

- The top two times this year were held by Carmelita Jeter
of the USA at 10.70sec and Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, the 2004
and 2008 Olympic Champion in the 200m. Campbell-Brown had clocked 10.76sec
in Ostrava on May 31st and Jeter had clocked her 10.70sec
in Eugene on June 4th.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica
was the 2008 Beijing Olympic Champion and the 2009 Berlin World Champion.
Her best was 10.73sec done in Berlin.

Kerron Stewart of Jamaica was second
in Beijing and Berlin with a best of 10.75sec.

In the final it was Jeter, who had
been consistent this year over Campbell-Brown...

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Movie
The Shining
  • Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Rating : TBC - To Be Classified

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future....


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Poinciana Paper Press launches Saltwater Healing

How do we tell the stories that are too painful to recall? In what language can we bring these hidden realities, often loaded with shame, to light and let the retelling hold witness to and ultimately heal our stories?
In "Saltwater Healing," the latest book being launched next month by local independent fine press, Poinciana Paper Press, Bahamian poet Angelique V. Nixon finds the path to healing and empowerment lies in both language and image.
In eighteen snapshots, she collages photographs, drawings, and actual pieces from the Bahamian landscape--silk cotton tree cotton, woman's tongue pods, sand and shells, dried leaves and seeds--and uses them alongside handwritten poetry to explore and understand difficult stories through the lens of the natural world.
Along with a selection of her own poems, the book finds beauty and strength in even the darkest of places--like letting the ocean's tide wash your sorrow out to sea, "Saltwater Healing" moves the reader through to a refreshing and more inspired place.
"Through my collection, I hope readers feel inspired to tell their own stories in whatever ways that make sense to them. And I hope to encourage readers to share and speak their truth," she says. "I am working in the tradition of Black women writers who insist upon our need to create our own stories out of what we know and what we don't know -- because so much of our histories/herstories are unknown."
Inspired by Audre Lorde's Zami, Angelique calls the work a "myth memoir" for its seamless combination of stories, experiences, memories, dreams and mystical elements in the narrative of poetry in the artwork, ultimately working to defy literary boundaries and create new ways of telling stories.
"I think it's important for artists to cross and play with boundaries," she says. "Poetry and writing generally help us to create images in our minds, and so I wanted to push myself as a word artist further into the visual realm."
"Language is as fluid as other mediums of art, yet it is so often fixed in space," she adds. "I love word art, mixed media, collage, recycled art, and photography. And so I found myself using a variety of objects to compliment and complicate my words and the stories I wanted to share."
"Saltwater Healing" happened organically though a workshop and came to completion as she created an installation for last year's Transforming Spaces art tour under the theme of "Fibre". The powerful piece resisted any definitive literary genre, making it a perfect fit for the local independent press, Poinciana Paper Press.
"It's really important for my book to be published by this press because I believe in small independent publishing, and I want to support local businesses as much as I can in our economy," says Nixon. "Also for me, its an honor to be published, recognized, and supported by a local Bahamian press because my work is about home - and no matter how long I have lived away - The Bahamas is always my home."
Specializing making Caribbean stories into limited-edition and hand-made works of art, Poinciana Paper Press recognizes that the book form is an active part of the reading experience. Founded in 2007 by Sonia Farmer, the press was a nomad entity for several years while she completed her training in book-binding, printmaking, papermaking and letterpress printing abroad in New York City and London, the U.K. In 2012, Poinciana Paper Press finally gained a home in Nassau and is presently growing into a center for book arts, letterpress and papermaking--the first of its kind in the Caribbean.
Angelique V. Nixon is a writer, scholar, teacher, community worker, and poet born and raised in The Bahamas. She earned her Ph.D. in English specializing in Caribbean literature and culture at the University of Florida in 2008. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
"Saltwater Healing" is hand bound with a letterpress-printed cover in a limited edition of one hundred copies, which will be available for purchase at the launch on February 3rd, 3 p.m. at Doongalik Studios on Village Road. Angelique will read from her collection and guests will be able to see the original panels of "Saltwater Healing" on display in the gallery space.
For more about Poinciana Paper Press, visit www.poincianapaperpress.blogspot.com.

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PM responds to Bluewater threat

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham last night responded to a threat recently issued by Bluewater Ventures Limited, saying he will not be intimidated by the “shell company” and promising to tell the whole story of the Christie administration's plan to sell 49 percent of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
Bluewater recently alleged that the Government of The Bahamas has been making defamatory comments against it and the company threatened to take legal action against the Ingraham administration.

Bluewater has asked the government’s attorney to advise no later than today whether the government intends to issue a public statement repudiating the alleged defa ...

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Man fined for having loaded gun for protection

A man avoided spending one year in prison by paying an $8,000 fine for possession of a loaded shotgun on a school's campus.
Justice Vera Watkins yesterday imposed the fine on Mark Braynen, in addition to placing him on probation for one year. If he gets into any trouble during the probationary period, Braynen will serve six months in prison.
Braynen, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm on February 7, after the court directed a jury to acquit him of two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to put another in fear at the close of the prosecution's case.
According to the evidence, Braynen was a sales representative at Storr's Electric, a business that is owned and operated by his family and a student at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), when he got into a fight with another BTVI student on November 14, 2006. The other student threatened to shoot Braynen. At some point, Braynen removed his nephew Angelo Storr's licensed shotgun from his office and returned to the school.
While on campus, Braynen got into an argument with the student with whom he had fought previously.
The student, who was in the cafeteria, had a knife in his hand and Braynen, who was outside the cafeteria, had a shotgun in the waist of his pants, according to the evidence.
As Braynen started to remove the shotgun another student, Police Corporal Drexter Miller, shouted "I'm a police officer" and Braynen ran away.
Miller chased him and called Police Control Room. Officers who were dispatched to the scene caught Braynen in bushes near Cable Bahamas. The officers found the gun, which was loaded with six shells, in the bushes. They found four more shells in Braynen's right pocket.
During a police interview later that day, Braynen said that he was involved in a fight with another student and took the shotgun to BTVI for his protection.
In mitigation, Roger Minnis said that Braynen realized he had made a "silly mistake" soon after his arrest. Minnis said Braynen was "fully cooperative with the police and never wasted their time." Minnis also pointed out that there was never a violent encounter.
Minnis said that Braynen was 18 years old when he committed the offense. He added that Braynen has continued working with his father and he is interested in pursuing further studies in electrical engineering.
In passing sentence, Justice Vera Watkins said, "What is noteworthy in this case is the fact that Braynen's opponent in the dispute at the cafeteria was in possession of a knife at the time of the incident. While it does not in any way justify the actions of Braynen, it does provide some credence to Braynen's explanation for arming himself with the shotgun, that is, to protect himself."
He continued, "Having regard to all the circumstances of this case, it is reasonable to conclude that Braynen, being of a very young age at the time and no doubt very immature, had come to the misguided conclusion that it was acceptable to arm himself with a shotgun, so as to protect himself in the event that he was attacked by the student with whom he had been feuding."
Vander Mackey-Williams and Kevin Farrington prosecuted.

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News Article
The Trust Agenda

By Philip C. Galanis

Two and one half years ago, the country was in the thick of a general election campaign. The two behemoths, along with several other marginal variables, were at it again, each vying for political domination, salivating over the spoils that would go to the victor.
The campaign culminated on the night of May 2, 2007 with some spectators shell-shocked by the surprise upset, others bewildered and befuddled as to how this could happen with so many positive developments on the drawing board. Alas, the people had spoken, and as Sir Lynden said on that fateful night of August 19, 1992:"The voice of the people is the voice of God."
The FNM had won the election. They were swept ...

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Winners of the 2011 FLIFF Unveiled - Two Bahamian Films Win Awards

Two Bahamian Films Win Awards!

Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA -The 26th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) unveiled their Jury and Audience awards during a ceremony on closing night, Friday, November 11.  Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

THE ARTIST drew four top awards:  Best Picture, Best Director - Michael Hazanavicius, Best Actor - Jean Dujardin and Best Actress - Bernice Bejo.  As winner of Best Film, THE ARTIST, received the prestigious Seashell Award, a trophy uniquely created by Uruguayan artist Jesus Sosa and presented each year by Professor Nelson Pilosof, President of The World Trade Center of Montevideo.

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