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Sandals opens 17M Balmoral Tower in Nassau

Sandals Resorts is thrilled to announce the reopening of the newly-renamed Balmoral Tower at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island.
After undergoing recent renovations, the Balmoral Tower now features a lighter, contemporary look and even more luxury. This $17 million upgrade helps maintain Sandals Resorts' high end 'Luxury Included' standard, in which guests are provided with the highest-quality amenities, and steps are taken to ensuring they have the best possible experience.
Patrick Drake, general manager at Sandals Royal Bahamian, said, " I am extremely proud to be opening on time and with such a stunning resort. The splendor of the original Manor Building has been preserved and with the new renovation it has evolved in to an even more regal offering for our guests. The feedback so far from our guests has been phenomenal, we have many returning guests who were excited to see the developments and have been 'wowed' by the new look.
"Over the next few weeks we will complete the first and second floors as well as the renovation of our third on-property spa. The rooms and suites in Balmoral Tower now boast travertine-style, oversized rectangle tiling instead of carpet, mahogany entertainment units with a 42-inch plasma television, a bar area and refrigerator, neutral draperies with open-weave sheers, and gorgeous large-scale area rugs featuring teal, charcoal and amber accents."
Drake continued: "The renovated bathrooms include contemporary, stained mahogany his and her vanities with Carrera marble tops, backlit mirrors and showers that feature white beveled subway tiles with blue, cream and amber glass accent tiles. The most exciting feature is sure to be the large balconies that were added to 35 of the ocean view rooms. An additional 11 ground-floor rooms have now become walk-out rooms, providing direct access onto the newly-finished white concrete pool deck, which incorporates local fauna and conch shells. Beachfront fire pits and an expanded lounge area complete the Balmoral Tower's new look. The renovations have created an excitement in the market place amongst trade and guests and we are positive that we will continue with the strong start we have had to 2012", Drake noted.

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Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 28th 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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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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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

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: 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

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

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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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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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Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 14th 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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The finer things

What could be better than an outdoor art exhibition with gourmet nibbles, fine wine and a gorgeous view of boats in the harbor? That's exactly what K Smith thought when he organized "Hyperrealism at Balduccino's", a small scale art exhibition set to take place in the courtyard at Balduccino Fine Foods on East Bay Street.
On display will be Smith' latest pieces, "up close and personal" hyperrealistic renderings of everyday objects like coconuts, sea urchin shells and Bahamian leaves. The vivid colors and attention to a single detail as opposed to an entire object are his signatures, leaving audience members stunned by what they didn't even think was possible.
One of the main objectives of the event is to bring hyperrealism, a genre of art that can seem overlooked on the Bahamian scene, to the attention of the public. Hyperrealism is a genre of drawing, painting or sculpting that looks like a high-resolution photo. By creating details and embellishments that weren't discernible to begin with, these works stimulate reality for the viewer by creating the illusion that it's not a work of art at all. Unlike much of what is seen in the art community, hyperrealism is devoid of emotions or narratives in order to create what is real and in the moment.
According to Smith, a Canadian native living in The Bahamas for 22 years, hyperrealism is more popular in Europe, specifically England, right now. "There is a collectibility to hyperrealistic work," he said. "That is why my work stands apart from other work in the country. It's not Junkanoo; it's not poinciana trees in Gregory Town. It's not sailboats in the harbor, and its' not totally abstract. It's not installation; it's not contemporary art. It's just me."
Smith's awe-inspiring drawings always elicit a double take from viewers who never would have thought they weren't photographs. During outdoor events, like his upcoming show, Smith usually brings his drawing station in order to allow people to make the connection between what he's produced and how it's done.
With its image of fine foods and fine wine, it's no wonder Balduccino's owner Anton Alexiou wanted to draw a picture for the Bahamian audience of what Balduccino's has to offer.
A highlight of the menu is undoubtedly the wine offerings, which include an 1805 Merlot, with deeply concentrated flavors of blueberry and red cherry and pleasant aromatics of red fruit, smoke and vanilla, and an 1805 Riesling, with crisp tropical fruit flavors, balanced by mineral and spice tones.
"I will try to introduce wines to people so that they kind of appreciate drinking a bottle as opposed to trying to drink it and get drunk," said Desmond Cooper, Balduccino Fine Wines sommelier. He hopes to use the mystique of the wines, with their hidden secrets, to enhance the hyperrealistic experience.
Part proceeds from "Hyperrealism at Balduccino's" will benefit the Bahamas Infant Stimulation Programme, which is geared towards helping families with infants from birth to three years who are at risk of significant developmental delay. By providing screening, family education and developmental therapy, among other services, all free of charge, the program helps infants who may be slow to reach developmental milestones or have conditions that cause disability or put infants at risk of having a disability.
As an educator of 30 years, it's no wonder Smith chose a charity that benefits young children and helps their development. As an art educator and professional artist, he is always striving to mentor young artists and inspire young artistic minds.

o "Hyperrealism at Balduccino's" takes place in the lower courtyard of Balduccino's on Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Original pencil drawings by K Smith will be accompanied by wines from the world's finest vineyards, specialty foods by Balduccino's and live music.

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Munasan - it's a different experience

From the presentation to the creativity and the incorporation of tastes that Bahamians love, ensures that Munasan is a different Japanese experience than what people have become accustomed to.
The newest Japanese fusion restaurant at Superclubs Breezes on Cable Beach will make a sushi lover out of everyone that crosses its doorstep according to Superclubs Breezes executive chef Nigel Clarke. He believes people won't be able to get enough of what they are doing.
"What we're trying to do is make [the food at Munasan] a little more local," said Chef Clarke of the restaurant that officially opened its doors two weeks ago. The restaurant offers the standard Japanese restaurant sushi fare -- shumai, seaweed salad, miso soup, sashimi and sushi. But they have upped the ante with signature rolls -- spicy coconut shrimp roll, BBQ conch and pineapple roll, corn flake encrusted smoked salmon roll and their soft shell crab California roll -- that Chef Clarke said will entice people who aren't already sushi connoisseurs, but who are interested to try sushi, but are afraid, or hesitant, to try it.
"These rolls will draw them in to love sushi. When we did tasting, some of my staff had never tried a sushi roll until then. The perception was that it was raw, so they weren't going to try it. And now a lot of our guys have fallen in love with sushi rolls. Now they know that some rolls are actually cooked," he said.
An added feature that will make Munasan stand out from other Japanese restaurants around town is that Munasan has a create your own stir fry station. You choose your protein -- beef, pork, chicken, shrimp or tofu; choose your vegetables -- the server advises on the vegetable choices of the day; then you choose your sauce -- chili garlic, black bean, sweet and sour, Mongolian spicy ginger, Asian barbecue or Thai coconut curry.
It's a feature that Chef Clarke says makes for a lot of work and is risky, but he said they want to give a different experience because they realize people don't want to be limited.
And on the scope of different, where most folks would anticipate tempura (fried) ice cream for dessert, at Munasan they do a brownie roll (rolled with ice cream to look like a sushi roll), and they offer a mango-misu as opposed to a tiramisu.
"We wanted to be a little different ... a little unique. When people come in we want them to be able to say this is not what we'd get down the road. When people talk about coming to the Munasan, it's different and the taste has to be there," said Chef Clarke. He also said that presentation is important to them, but they want people to be able to see the plate, taste the food and want to come back.
"This is one of the smaller Japanese menus on the island in terms of what we offer. So for the create you own stir fry station, we have quite a number of sauces, and of course it can be a bit tedious, [especially if] you have a big table and everyone's having the same meat but different sauce. But people love options and we want to give them those options," he said.
Paramount to their decision on the menu he said was for them to understand the Bahamian taste buds and incorporate those tastes into what they would offer.
While the menu is indeed different from other Japanese offerings around town, Chef Clarke said it did not take long for Japanese chef Takeshi Tanabe to conceptualize their specialty rolls.
Edamame, shrimp and vegetable tempura, soft shell crab, agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu with agedashi sauce) and yaki hotate (sauted scallop with clear garlic-soy butter) are on the appetizer menu.
Green salad, seaweed salad, tofu salad and miso soup round out the soup and salad menu.
The Nigiri sushi is comprised of maguro (tuna), ebi (shrimp), unagi (eel), hamachi (yellow tail), shake (salmon) and kani (crab).
Hamachi, tuna and salmon comprise the sashimi offerings.
California roll (crab, cucumber and avocado), kappa maki (vegetable roll), spicy tuna roll (tuna, tobiko and spicy mayonnaise) and tempura roll (shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber) are the maki sushi offerings.
Beef negimaki (grilled rolls of sliced beef with scallions), lobster tempura (lobster deep fried in batter) and ebi chili (sauteed black tiger shrimp with Japanese chili sauce) are served with white or brown rice.
Meal finishers offered with the brownie roll and mango-misu are the layered chocolate mousse and profiteroles.
Munasan is the brainchild of Mona Issa, daughter of John Issa, chairman of Superclubs Breezes Bahamas.
"Japanese is something she loves," said Chef Clarke. The Superclubs Breezes properties in Jamaica all have Japanese restaurants.
Presently, Munasan opens two days per week, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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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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‘Some Success’ with oil-leak fix

BP Plc made progress toward plugging a leaking well that’s been spewing oil into the

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Kenneth Wellington Treco, 96

A memorial service for the late Kenneth Wellington Treco, age 96 of Sea Breeze Estates, Nassau, The Bahamas, will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Church and Shirley Streets, Nassau, on Tuesday, 6th December, 2011 at 11:00a.m.
 
Reverend Father Crosley Walkine and The Venerable Archdeacon Keith Cartwright will officiate.
 
Mr. Treco was predeceased by his parents, Carroll and Georgianna Treco; first wife, Anastacia Treco; a daughter, Una Shepard; a son, Kenneth Treco, Jr.; ten brothers and four sisters.
 
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Sybil Carey Treco and also daughters, Maria Smith, Yvonne Cartwright and Cheryle Themens; a son, Tony; sons-in-law, David Smith, Gerald Themens and Arnold Shepard; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Treco; eleven grandchildren, Athena, Kian and Shelly Smith, Tanya Bennett, Marlene Key, Clifton and Brian Cartwright, Chad and Owen Shepard, Alain and Chantal Themens; fifteen great grandchildren, Cemellyn Geordie and Maggie Lynn Smith, Alexandria Smith, Samuel, Andrew, Maxwell and Amelia Bennett, Aaron Key, Candice Ewing, Tevin and Jessica Cartwright, Kristy, Samantha and Logan Cartwright; grandsons-in-law, Craig Bennett and Elvis Key; daughters-in-law, Heather Krause-Smith, Natalie Shepard, Clarice and Tina Cartwright; three sisters, Delores, Lowie and Winifred Treco; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including, Mr. & Mrs. Sydney Sweeting, Ms. Betty Cole, Ms. Gracie Johnson part-time caretaker.
 
Arrangements by Kemp's Funeral Home Limited, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale, Nassau.

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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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The People were wise on gaming

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 it ridicules the opponents of web shop gaming and a national lottery.

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Microsoft Excel Made Easy
Microsoft Excel Made Easy

Tuesday 5th February 2013  9:00 PM

Feb 5, 2013 Microsoft Excel Made Easy: Discover new features, find familiar favorites and eliminate the frustration. Get info and register here Microsoft Excel Made Easy The Training Authority/Keshelle Kerr Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 9:00 PM - Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM (PST) @ the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) Excel® Made Easy Discover secrets, solutions, new features, find familiar favorites and eliminate the frustration. Microsoft Excel is one of today's most useful and versatile business tools. If you're not familiar with its basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes, you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed. Whether you are just beginning to use Excel or looking to upgrade your knowledge and advance your skills, this workshop will help you discover the amazing data analysis tools that will make it easy to achieve your information goals. What You will Learn Confidently navigate the program's environment and recognize everything the Ribbon has to offer Find your favorite Excel features and learn about a tool that will ensure they are always at your fingertips Understand how many of Excel's most popular functions work in this new software Identify new features and functionalities that can save you time and enhance the way you use Excel Utilize old worksheets and modify new ones so that they are accessible to everyone with whom you share data Eliminate the fears and frustrations that come with upgrading to this latest version of Excel Achieve amazing results for yourself and your organization Who Will Benefit Managers, supervisors, financial professionals, administrative assistants, marketers — anyone and everyone who uses Microsoft Excel or is contemplating upgrading to the newest version of Excel! Training in conjuction with the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation


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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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Event
Jazz n' Wine
Jazz n' Wine

Thursday 23rd 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


News Article
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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The conch salad evolution

Bahamian cuisine is really a melting pot of cuisines from a number of countries -- honestly, there isn't one dish that you can point to and say that's Bahamian. But if you really think about it, the conch salad may just be that national dish that we would like to say is all ours. It's a dish that most Bahamians love, and everyone has their favorite conch salad maker that they visit religiously. And it's a dish that as simple as "pie" to make and entails simple ingredients -- conch, tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, cucumber, celery and lime/orange -- with people adding in and taking out ingredients according to their likes and dislikes.
In recent times though the basic conch salad has seen an evolution as conch makers gave in to their creativity. Don't be surprised to see your favorite conch salad vendor mixing up a batch with fruit like pineapple, mango and apple thrown in. Or even boiling the conch skin (with seasonings of their choice), a portion of the conch that was usually discarded, and making what is known as a boiled skin salad -- which is simply a regular conch salad made with the boiled skin which they say is more tender and less chewy.
One such vendor giving in to his creative side and doling out more than just a standard conch salad is Stephen 'Popeye' Dean, 35, who recently opened Popeye's Conch Stall at Thompson Boulevard and Moss Street at The Reef.
According to Dean, conch salad makers are being challenged to be more creative with making conch salad, all because of a curveball that was thrown by a conch salad maker out of Grand Bahama. He said it was a Grand Bahamian conch salad maker that initially put apples into his conch salad first. Consequently he said it was a Grand Bahamian vendor that also started the trend of adding the juice from an orange to the salad as well. As there were times when sour oranges were difficult to find, so to temper the sharpness of the limes that had to be used, the juice from an orange was added. Before that trend, it was pure lime or sour orange juice.
"People were like 'oh I like this [apple in the conch salad]' and we went with it and it just took off," he said.
It was from that initial foray that conch salad makers started adding mangos, with pineapple being the most recent addition. Dean said he is in the process of contemplating adding strawberries.
The conch salad vendor of 19 years said the secret to adding fruit to conch salad is to use fresh fruit that is not too ripe. If it's too ripe, he said the salad will in turn be too sweet, and that is not the flavor profile that is being sought. With the addition of the fruit he said, the conch salad flavor should still come through with just a hint of sweetness.
As what is known as the conch salad begins to take on even more flavor profiles, Dean said the one thing he doesn't want to see happen is for the conch salad to lose its flavor as people start to go overboard. He said he recently heard of someone putting plantain into a conch salad.
"I don't think we should take the conch salad too much further because it will make it too costly most importantly -- the more fruits added in, the more the salad will go up. Then there's the fact that if you put too much fruit in it, it won't add up to the right taste. You want the basic taste of the conch salad, but to give people that extra taste of something that will make them go hmmm," said Dean.
Dean offers seven salad offerings at his stall -- regular conch salad, tropical conch salad, scorch conch salad, whelk and conch salad, boiled skin salad, herb salad and lobster salad.
And he said making conch salad is definitely an art form he would like to see people do correctly -- and includes knowing how to select the correct limes and oranges. If the citrus is starting to turn, he said the salad definitely would not taste right. And he said the citrus should be cut and squeezed a certain way as well, so as to not allow any bitterness to seep into the salad.
Who knows where conch salad will be taken next, but for right now, Dean said requests for tropical conch salads are keeping pace with his sales for the regular salad.
And if you're not a fan of conch salad with all the herbs, Dean said you can get a tropical scorched conch in which the only vegetable added is the onion and the fruit with the conch.
Dean got his start at the stall of the late Leroy 'B Man' Sands at the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay, when there only three stalls on the now bustling thoroughfare.
The then 16-year-old said he learned how to make the conch salad from the ground up. Before he was even given permission to hold a knife, he said he was only allowed to lift the conch shell. He then advanced to cracking the conch out of the shell, which he said he had to sit and watch to learn how to do properly before he was tasked with skinning the conch, all of which he had to be before he was given a knife to make his first conch salad.
Popeye's Conch Stall is located at Thompson Boulevard and Moss Street at The Reef. Dean's operating hours are 12 noon to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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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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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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Event
Wine Experience 2010
Wine Experience 2010

Friday 26th November 2010  7:00 PM

Grand Tasting - $40 Cognac & Champagne Lounge - $80 Receive a free bottle of wine with every ticket purchase. Entertainment by Shelley Carey Start Time: November 26th at 7:00pm End Time: November 26th at 10:00pm Where: Canal House, Pelican Bay Hotel, Grand Bahama Tickets are available at: Burns House Head Office on Queens Highway (352-7401), Burns House RND (351-4515), Mead (Todhunter) Queens Hwy (352-5588), House of Rum Port Lucaya (373-6935) Part Proceeds in Aid of the Grand Bahama Children's Home


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Superwash sees 30,000 energy costs hike

Superwash has shelled out a whopping $30,000 more for their utilities during the first five months of 2011 than last year, with its president suggesting a BEC move to hedge would stabilize prices for struggling businesses.
"If the government could figure out how to remove the volatility from the cost of fuel I think it would be extremely beneficial to businesses," Dionisio D'Aguilar told Guardian Business yesterday.  "The best answer would be if you were to hedge your fuel costs."
"If it will bring stability to the cost of energy in this country, I would go for it.  Businesses could then better plan, better budget and better price."
A move like this, argues the former Chamber of Commerce head, is one that would not likely gain favor with the decision makers of the country, given the risky nature of hedging at a higher price.
While hedging reduces the risks associated with the uncertainty of fluctuations in price, it could result in a company paying more, or less for fuel.  Airlines frequently use fuel hedging to manage their costs, but it could be costly and impractical for the average business. The process includes complex contracts that demand up front spending as well as ongoing administrative costs.  As a result, fuel hedging is generally used by large fuel consuming companies to manage price fluctuations by locking in costs through a commodity swap or option contract.
However, the average small to medium sized business suffers the most when crude oil prices increase.  Superwash, for example, has not passed on the increases to its customers, said D'Aguilar, even though his costs for propane and electricity went up by $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.
"We have absorbed the substantial increase in fuel," he added.  "Even if the average price was lower than the hedge price... if I knew for the next two years that my price was x, I could better manage my business and that would be great."
The factors that pose the greatest challenge to getting such a proposal off the ground, however, would be in getting both the government and opposition to agree on the decision.
Still, the idea has had traction in the business community in recent months, following cautions by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham that higher oil prices could affect businesses this year.
Khaalis Rolle, chief marketing officer of Bahamas Fast Ferries and immediate past president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, recently met with a Morgan Stanley commodities expert from New York to explore hedging alternatives for The Bahamas.
Rolle pointed out earlier that in The Bahamas, hedging, especially in the commodities markets, was often considered a sophisticated tool only available to multinational companies.

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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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Jazzy Saturdays at Sabor with Shelly Carey and Tru Music

Grand Bahama Island -

Shelly Carey and Tru Music to perform at the next

Jazzy Saturdays

at Sabor Restaurant & Bar, Pelican Bay Hotel. Dance the night away with this popular featured band on

Saturday, February 19th.

The show begins at 8:00 and goes until 10:00 pm.

Sabor is the island's newest and freshest place to savor all the tastes of the tropical. With its innovative fusion menu and Latin beat, Sabor is one of the hottest restaurants in the Bahamas.

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Event
Logos Book Signing: Bev Bethel Dolezal
Logos Book Signing: Bev Bethel Dolezal

Monday 23rd May 2011  3:30 PM

Bev Bethel Dolezal returns to Nassau for an afternoon tea and book signing in celebration of the release of her book of poetry entitled “Seashell Poems and Reflections to Soothe the Soul” Start Time: May 23rd at 3:30pm Where: Logos Bookstore, Harbor Bay Shopping Centre For more information, contact 242-394-7040


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Stephen Harper announces support to address family violence and violence against women and girls committed in the name of honour

Montreal, Quebec,
CANADA -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support to
Shield of Athena Family Services for a project that will help address
and prevent family violence and violence against women and girls
committed in the name of "honour." He was accompanied by Shelly Glover,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

"Our
Government is committed to protecting women, girls and other vulnerable
persons from all forms of violence, and to hold offenders accountable
for their acts," said Prime Minister Harper. "Honour crimes are
intolerable and barbaric, and violate Canadian laws and values. The
support announced today will serve to raise awareness and will
contribute to preventing such heinous crimes."

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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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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
Ike Upgrades
Ike Upgrades

As residents in the northwestern Bahamas were busy preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna on Wednesday, meteorologists dropped another bombshell when they revealed that Ike, which is on a similar track as Hanna, had become a category one hurricane.

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