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February 21, 2011
Political campaigns in full gear online

In decades past, politicians wore out shoe leather and bruised knuckles knocking on doors to reach voters, but it appears that in coming months, the general election in a very large way will be fought online.
Many local politicians know this and they already have widespread presence on the blogs, and frequently post on the popular social networking site Facebook.
In recent days, scores of Facebook enthusiasts have replaced smiling profile “pics” with one color — gold or red.
Diehard supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the Free National Movement (FNM) have tagged hundreds of “friends” as the battle for political power takes shape on th ...

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January 27, 2011
Environmental concerns over marooned ship


Tribune Staff Reporter

PORT officials are baffled over the origins of a ship marooned just off Blackbeard's Cay - which has left the island's coast strewn with clothes, shoes and other supplies.

As environmental concerns mount amid claims the vessel is leaking oil, Port Controller Commander Patrick McNeil, who was on leave when the boat ran aground, said an investigation is underway to find the ship's owners and form a plan to dislodge it from the reef.

Meanwhile, when questioned about the large vessel stranded just off their workplace, Blackbeard's Cay employees claim they are unaware it even exists - despite the shore being litt ...

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Eurhythmics Dance Studio presents: Rock Your Body
Eurhythmics Dance Studio presents: Rock Your Body

Sunday 24th June 2012  7:00 PM

Eurhythmics Dance Studio presents: "Rock Your Body" Sunday, June 24, 2012 | 7pm Rainforest Theatre, Crystal Palace Tickets: $25 Available at the studio Rosetta Street, Palmdale (West of john's Shoe Store) Rock Your Body 18th Annual Dance Production PH: 394-1822, 436-0306 Under the direction of Gabriella Szabo, the Eurhythmics Dance Studio proudly presents its 18th Annual Dance Production: "ROCK YOUR BODY" on Sunday, June 24th at 7pm at the Rainforest Theatre, Crystal Palace Casino, Nassau. It will be a show filled with lots of surprises and exciting dance numbers that you don't want to miss.

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May 01, 2012
Choosing the right athletic shoe

Choosing and wearing the right athletic shoe is a vital part of maintaining your weight and a healthy lifestyle. However, research has shown that most persons do not exercise at all or not consistently if they have foot pain. Wearing the correct athletic shoes when engaging in your physical activities can go a long way to encourage and promote regular exercise. Not wearing the correct shoes is like trying to perform a specialized skill or activity without having the right tools.
Several factors influence the type of athletic shoes you purchase and wear including the sport you play, foot type and body weight. Body weight must be considered when purchasing a shoe. Increased body weight places more demands upon the feet and shoes and also contributes to the shoes wearing out earlier.
You can find the athletic shoe to fit well and give you the needed support during your physical activity or sport. Here are some reminders to consider when purchasing your athletic shoes.
Know your foot type
Your foot type should play an important role in selecting the correct pair of athletic shoes and can go a long way to preventing many foot injuries and reducing the risk of accelerating and aggravating foot deformities. Feet come in different shapes and sizes and they must be considered when buying your athletic shoes.
For the most part, there are three main foot types -- the low-arched foot, the medium and high-arched foot. Shoes should be selected based on the foot type. Based on the foot type, the foot becomes less flexible and the shoes become more rigid to better accommodate the foot.
Choose the shoe style and type based on your foot type.

The low-arched, pronated foot should wear motion control shoes, while the medium-arched foot should wear stability type shoes with a slight curve in the middle part of the shoe and the high-arched foot should wear a neutral cushioning type shoes. Whatever shoe you purchase must be supportive and fit properly.

Buy a sport-specific shoe
The sport or activity you are planning to engage is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing shoes. It is best to purchase sport specific shoes. If you are going to walk or play soccer for example, purchase walking sneakers or soccer cleats. The sport specific shoes are specially designed for the movements usually conducted in that sport and will support your feet better while performing it.
Purchasing a shoe designed for the exact sporting /physical activity you will be participating in not only improves your performance but also protects your feet from foot and ankle injuries. Of course, if you are playing basket ball or soccer then buy the shoes for that sport.

Don't make
shoes multi-task
All shoes are not suitable for all activities.
Walking shoes tend to be stiffer while running shoes are more flexible, with extra cushioning to handle the greater impact on the foot anticipated when running. If you plan to do both activities, choose a shoe for each sport or choose a cross-trainer style shoe for general or multiple activities.

Measure your feet before purchasing athletic shoes
When buying athletic shoes, try on the shoes and walk about in the store to be sure it is a perfect fit. Remember, to make sure there is at least a thumb width of space between the longest toe and the end of the shoes.

Don't forget the socks
Without the right sock, even the best athletic shoe won't fit or function properly. Fit your shoes with the sock or type of sock you plan to wear during the sport to ensure a proper fit. The right athletic sock should be made of a natural and synthetic blend to help wisk away moisture and not have any large seams that can cause blisters or irritation.
Finally, remember, the old adage, you get what you pay for. The reality is that a good quality shoe that fits well and provides the support your feet need to continue with your sport or physical activities will cost some money. It is estimated at anywhere from $80 to $200 or even more, based on the sport, the type of shoes needed and your foot type. Don't only look for a specific brand of shoes, rely more on the fit when you try on the shoes.
These shoes don't last forever and should be changed on a regular basis. Don't wait for the shoes to wear out or be torn to replace them. The older the shoe, the more likely it has lost its built-in support and can no longer support your feet. For example, it is recommended that running shoes last anywhere from 200 to 400 miles. So if you run a whole lot per week, your shoe will wear out faster than someone who doesn't run as many miles as you. Think of your sneakers like the tires on your car, so keep a close eye on them. When the outsole (bottom) of a shoe starts to wear down, it will get smooth and start looking like the bald tire on a car. When this happens it's time to replace your shoes. You can also twist the shoe and if it twists from side to side really easily, the shoes are worn and do not offer enough support and must be replaced. Of course, if the shoe is worn, torn or changed shape to fit your feet, they need to be changed. Foot pain can also be an indication that it is time to change your shoes. Remember, foot pain is not normal. Stop, change your shoes and if the pain persists see a podiatrist for a complete check up.

oFor more information email me at or visit or To see a podiatrist visit Bahamas Foot Centre on Rosetta Street, telephone 325-2996 or Bahamas Surgical Associates on Albury Lane, telephone 394-5820.

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April 03, 2011
Bahamian author, Marina Gottlieb Sarles introduces new blog leading up to the publishing of, The Last Daughter of Prussia

Freeport, Grand Bahama -


Marina Gottlieb Sarles recently introduced a wonderful new blog, which gives
insights into the story behind her soon-to-be published novel, "

The Last Daughter of Prussia", set
in Europe during WWII.

is the daughter of the late Dr. Ejnar Gottlieb and his wife Owanta, who were both
loved and respected as medical pioneers in Grand Bahama Island and Abaco.

is best known for her delightful collection of short stories about life in The Bahamas called,

Sand In My Shoes...

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January 19, 2011
Slip Ons Shoes Collection now available at Bandolera

Freeport, Bahamas -

Bandolera of Port
Lucaya is pleased to announce that they carry the

Slip Ons Collection
invented by Gwen Rolle.

Do you love shoes?

Why buy
one pair of shoes when you can have a package of shoes?  Do you love
to travel and have the flexibility of looking sexy, unique, conservative, fun or casual? Do you want to
save space in your closet or your suitcase? Most off all do you want to save
money so you can buy more shoes? Then the


Collection is for you!

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International coastal Cleanup Day
International coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday 15th September 2012  8:00 AM

International coastal Cleanup Day September. 15th, 2012 8am-12pm Project B.E.A.C.H. Dolphin Encounters Ocean Conservancy Sun, Sand & Sea...Celebrate Our Beaches! What to bring: water bottle & work gloves What to wear: T-shirt, Hat, work pants & closed-in shoes! It's that time of year again. Please join Dolphin Encounters for the annual Coastal Cleanup. Hope to see you there! Free Bus Transportation Every 30 minutes from 7:30am-Marathon Mall Town Center Mall Locations: South Beach ( Pool & Beach Sides) Bring 4 buddies and enter to win beach passes! (242)359-0278 Community Service Hours Available-Bring your Forms!

Thursday Salsa Night
Thursday Salsa Night

Thursday 21st June 2012  6:30 PM

Thursday Salsa Night ( Bahamas Salsa Group) Thursday 21st June 2012 - 8:30 to 11pm Free Dance Lesson Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha and Bachata Count Down to the second annual dance competition - 23 June 2012 @ Atlantis, Paradise Island Come out and practice your moves so you can compete or enjoy the after party. Click HERE a dance for life event details. Havana Night will be hosted at Via Caffe every Thursday night at 8:30pm until 11pm. To continue to enjoy this free night of salsa lessons and dancing we request that you patronize Via Caffé by purchasing food and drinks from their wonderful unique menu inclusive of Italian cuisine. Ask about the drink specials each week. Dress code: casual or come in your BSSN t-shirts. Don't forget your comfortable shoes. SALSA SOCIAL We have been enjoying a Salsa Social every week since March 2010. We started off in The Bullion at the British Colonial Hilton, moved to Hard Rock Cafe in April 2011 and have just completed a succesful twelve weeks in Sharkeez. There have been many memorable nights of fun with locals and visitors from near and far. We continue to see a host of new dancers catch the Salsa bug after which they never miss a week. The free lessons have developed over time to include the basic introductory Salsa steps, Cha cha, now the Merengue Electric Slide (a hit with beginners) and Bachata. See you every Thursday for a night of fun.

News Article

January 27, 2012
Walk with attitude

It's all about attitude!
If you have what it takes to rip the runway then Yodephy Dance and Modeling School will host a walkout with the winner participating in an international fashion show and compete for dance and modeling scholarships.
The model search and walkout will be staged at the Mall at Marathon on Saturday, February 4 at 3 p.m. Garraway will be looking for three candidates - two will win one-year scholarships to Yodephy, and one will be flown to Bermuda to participate in the "Some Like it Hot" fashion show at the Fairmont South Hampton Princess Hotel by Mario Dismont from Spectrum Productions on Saturday, April 6.
As long as they have a passion for the art they are the perfect candidates for the event says organizer Phyllis Garraway, co-owner of Yodephy.
"I am excited about the event and can't wait to see the talent coming our way. It's important to get everyone involved and not just Yodephy students. Whether candidates win or not young girls interested in this field need to have this experience under their belt. It's about confidence and being beautiful."
While the first segment to win the scholarship is open to all participants - no matter the height or experience, the second and more highly anticipated part of the show for the international fashion show invites models five feet, nine inches or taller with modeling experience to compete for the opportunity to rip the runway internationally.
"This is an experience of a lifetime," says Garraway. "It is not a competition. It's just an opportunity we want to give a lucky young lady who meets our requirements and has a special flare that cannot be ignored. This winner will be paid $1,500 for participating in the international fashion show and receive airfare to and from Bermuda, and hotel accommodations will be covered. She will also have a per diem of $150 to spend on the trip," says Garraway. "She will be able to fly in a day or two before the competition to see the country itself and really take advantage of flying so far. This is a wonderful opportunity. And the beauty of this is that all the young ladies who are interested have to do is show up on Saturday and show us what they can do."
Garraway says the upcoming walkout is something that both the more privileged and the less fortunate dreamer can aspire to winning because this competition is based on talent alone.
"There are so many talented and tall young ladies who can really make it in the field of modeling with training and they just need a push. This is why we are hosting this event so we can gauge what is out there and give scholarships and opportunities to the young lady who wouldn't have had a chance otherwise."
The organizer advises all girls to come with attitude because the competition will be fierce. She urges them to do their best to stand out because even if they have never had any experience on the runway before, their personality and passion will shine through.
To properly enter this competition young ladies have to wear skinny leg or regular jeans, white shirts/blouses and pumps. The walkout is open to young ladies from the age of five to adult. Little girls can wear ordinary shoes with a height their parents find appropriate.
For those interested in participating in the event, call 557-2614 or 394-6209.

When: Saturday, February 4
Where: The Mall at Marathon
Time: 3 p.m.

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News Article

June 14, 2011
Painful plantar warts

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which infects the skin through small cuts and abrasions.
Plantar warts are warts on the bottom of the feet.  They are often mistaken for corns or calluses -- which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated.  Plantar warts tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries.  Warts are generally raised and fleshier when they appear on the top of the foot or on the toes.  Plantar warts are often gray or brown (but the color may vary).  Black dots can sometimes be seen in a wart.
These are actually blood vessels that have grown rapidly and irregularly into the wart and have clotted off.
Plantar warts are often contracted by walking barefoot on dirty surfaces or ground where the virus is lurking.  The Human Papilloma Virus lives in warm, moist environments, making infection a common occurrence in communal showers, and other wet surfaces such as around pools.
Plantar warts are spread by touching, scratching, or even by contact with skin shed from another wart.  The wart may also bleed and spread that way.  Left untreated, warts can grow to an inch or more in circumference and can spread into clusters of several warts called mosaic warts.  When plantar warts develop on the weight-bearing areas of the feet under the ball of the foot or the heel they can cause sharp, burning pain especially when walking or standing.
Contrary to popular belief, warts do not have "roots."  They only grow in the top layer of skin, the epidermis and does not grow into the dermis.  The underside of a wart is actually smooth.
Who gets warts?  People of all ages can get warts, but they are most commonly seen in children, teens and young adults.  They spread by direct contact.  Your immune system determines your susceptibility to getting warts and the length of time it takes for them to go away.
Prevention tips
Occasionally, warts can spontaneously disappear and, just as frequently, they can recur in the same location.  The key to prevention is to not get infected.
o Avoid walking barefoot on solid surfaces where the virus can live.
o Keep feet clean and dry, change your shoes and socks daily.
o Check your children's feet periodically for signs of warts.
o Avoid direct contact with warts -- from other persons or from other parts of your own body.
o Do not ignore growths on, or changes in, your skin.
o Visit your podiatrist as part of your annual health checkup.
Tips for individuals with warts
o Avoid self treatment with over-the-counter preparations.
o Seek professional podiatric evaluation and assistance with the treatment of your warts.
o Diabetics and other patients with circulatory, immunological, or neurological problems should be especially careful with the treatment of their warts.
Warts may spread and are contagious.  Make sure you have your warts evaluated to protect yourself and those close to you.
Self treatment
Self treatment of warts is generally not advised.  However, there are several over-the-counter preparations of acids or other chemicals that are used to treat warts.  Self treatment with such medications should never be used by people with diabetes and those with cardiovascular or circulatory disorders.  Also, never use them in the presence of an active infection.  To relieve pressure and pain in the area you can use a pumice stone or foot file to file down the wart after the foot has been soaked in water for 20 minutes to soften the wart.  After filing your wart, wash the file carefully since you can spread the virus to other parts of your body if you use thin contaminated file.  After touching any of your warts, also wash your hands carefully.
Professional Treatment
If your wart does not resolve spontaneously or with your home treatment, see a podiatrist for definitive treatment and a cure. Your podiatrist may choose from several different techniques for removing plantar warts.
One of the most common methods to burn warts off is with an acid applied topically to the wart.  Several applications may be required over the course of several weeks to achieve this.
Lasers have become a common and effective treatment to destroy the wart. The procedure is performed in the physician's office and is safe.
Cryotherapy, freezing warts with liquid nitrogen is also used and frequently successful and there is no scaring.
Surgical excision of warts may be a treatment option according to the location of the wart but is not recommended since the surgery may leave a painful scar on the bottom of the foot and it is common for warts to return in the scar tissue.
Immunotherapy and other treatment options are available if the wart proves to be resistant to the more common treatment methods.
To see a podiatrist visit Bahamas Foot Centre, Rosetta Street 325-2996, Bahamas Surgical Associates, Albury Lane 394-5820 or the Foot & Ankle Institute, Dean's Lane 326-5402 or email at or

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