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The Bahamas' National Softball Team

The Bahamas Softball Federation (BSF) recently named 21 members to the 2012 senior men's national program. That list will be reduced to 17 players in short order. The team will compete in the 8th Pan American Men's Softball Championships, in Medellin, Colombia, from September 15-23. The top five teams from that tournament will qualify for the 2013 International Softball Federation's (ISF) World Championships for Senior Men, in March of next year, in Auckland, New Zealand. The top eight teams will qualify for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, in July of 2014, Veracruz, Mexico. The 21 members named by the federation are:

Adney Bethel; Alcott Forbes; Thomas Davis; Fred Cornish; Teran Wood; Jamal Johnson; Angelo Dillet ;Greg Gardiner ;Marvin Wood ;Ken Wood Jr. ;Larry Russell Jr. ;Godfrey Burnside Jr. ;Martin Burrows Jr. ;Lamar Watkins ;Sherman Ferguson ;Van Johnson ;Hosea Hilton ;Carlos Pratt ;Keiron Munroe; Garfield Bethel; Geron Sands

Head coach
Godfrey Burnside Sr.
Assistant coaches
Martin Burrows Sr.
Perry Seymour

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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Genre : Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
  • Rating :

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her....

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Time for the youth to come alive

To combat a society where the youth are settling for mediocre existences and idolizing criminal lifestyles the Bahamas Faith Ministries (BFM) Youth Ministry will host its annual Youth Alive series of events.
The week-long event which will be held Monday, July 2 to Sunday, July 8 at the Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road and will help to refocus the youth to find value in excellence and learn to pursue greatness in their undertakings.
This year's theme "Steps to Greatness," it is hoped will encourage the youth to aspire to greatness and tell them how to do it.
A Youth Alive Summer Camp, which will engage the younger children, between the ages of seven and 18 will kick-off the event. The children will hear from to speakers who will talk to them about aspiring to greatness and how to make the small changes they will have to in their everyday lives in order to achieve their goals.
Pastor Dave Burrows and BFM senior pastor Myles Munroe will speak.
For the Youth Alive Conference which starts on Wednesday, July 4, a host of dynamic speakers will speak on various aspects of acquiring greatness.
Pastor Mike Hill, a youth ministry specialist from St. Louis, Missouri, will speak on making greatness a choice.
Much like he made a choice to stop being a secular recording artist and follow more closely the traditions of Christ, he will encourage young people to turn away from what is wrong and instead reach for better and more spiritual means to express themselves.
Pastor Dave will address steps to greatness, and break it down into mini themes like courage, character and vision.
Pastor Munroe will speak to the youth on how to be leaders despite their age. He will use his own life story as a way to inspire them.
Eric Fox, director of the youth focused organization for troubled young men, Teen Challenge, will also speak to the youth. The former drug addict will address overcoming obstacles and staying focused despite peer pressure to do otherwise.
Raymond Eneas, a young man who lived on the streets but was determined to do better than people expected of him will also speak about pursuing greatness with a passion. He will encourage the youth to keep on striving to be better than they even dream.
Youth director of Church of God of Prophecy, Pastor Timothy Johnson will speak on determining to be great and staying focused. His message to the youth will be that they can be all they want to be if they keep their eye on the prize.
For the Thursday ladies night, Pastor Angie Burrows from BFM will speak about inner beauty and greatness as it is important for her to help young people understand that it is what is in their head and heart and not what's on it that is the most vital part of life.
Brooke Eneas, a former Miss Florida Panhandle will also speak from a woman's perspective on the topic of making choices on the road to greatness. She will discuss how she acquired her master's degree and owned her own home before she had attained her 25th birthday. She will speak to the choices she made in her life to achieve her goals. She hopes the young people will take heed so they too can get where they want to go in life.
On Saturday, July 7, the annual Youth Alive concert will take place featuring gospel artists Trinidad's Sherwin Gardner, Millyon from Georgia and local artists Landlord, DJ Counsellor, Lyrically Blessed, Manifest, Ruben Heights and Najie Dunn.
The Youth Alive boat cruise closes out the week of activities on Sunday, July 8.
"At the end of the day after all the talking, singing, drama and praising I hope young people walk away feeling encouraged and inspired to pursue greatness and not settle for mediocrity," said Pastor Dave. "I want them to set goals and make plans spiritually, professionally and in other aspects of their lives. I want them to see they have the power within them to help make The Bahamas a better place. They are great and we believe in them. And with this event we as the current generation and church leaders hope to show them what we see. They all have so much potential but sometimes they just need a little boost in the right direction," he said.

Youth Alive Camp
When: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6
Where: Diplomatic Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily
Cost: $35

Youth Alive Conference
When: Wednesday, July 4 - Friday, July 6
Where: Diplomat Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the daytime, 7:30 p.m. until for evening sessions.
Cost: $35 optional (conference materials and tickets to concert and boat cruise)

Youth Alive Concert
When: Saturday, July 7
Where: Diplomat Center, Carmichael Road
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10

Youth Alive Boat Cruise When: Sunday, July 8
Departure: Prince George Wharf
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: $15

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Tour company providing translation service for Spanish-speaking tourists

Simone Johnson's Spanish-speaking clients will never be lost in translation, once they hit the shores of The Bahamas.
In May 2010, Johnson started her Spanish tour operating business, Bahamas A Sus Ordenes, after scores of tourists complained to her about how not enough people are able to communicate with them.
Despite being bilingual for more than 20 years, she told Guardian Business in this week's edition of 'Da Plunge' that she only recently discovered that she needed to get creative in order to make the two languages work for her.
"I have noticed that in the last 10 years, we have had a large influx of Latin American visitors, but there was really no company per say concentrating on servicing these visitors," according to Johnson.
"I am also one of the Spanish ambassadors at the airport and of the main complaints is that there are not many people who speak Spanish, whether it is at the hotel or when they go to the restaurants.
"I created this tour business so that we can encourage more people to be creative with their language capabilities, so that the guests will have less to complain about. We have so many products and things to show our guests and language barriers shouldn't be used as an excuse."
She continued, "I have also noticed that the Ministry of Tourism was not really putting an emphasis on persons learning a foreign language, in order to help more foreigners in their own language."
Within the last two weeks alone, Johnson said her firm serviced 12 Argentinians, who were elated to learn about her company.
"I have found that they love to ask questions but they weren't able to ask any at their hotel because no one spoke Spanish. When they came across our service, they were elated. It's been very well-received," she noted.
Johnson pointed out that she acquired training and certification via the Bahamahost program, and expanded her business by hiring 12 part-time employees.
"They assist in doing translations for Spanish guests and act as tour guides for them as well. Altogether there are 15 of us, nine of which are Bahamians. If we want these visitors to come, we can't give them anything to complain about," she said.

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The Bahamas celebrates the Golden Knights 4 x 400m gold medal team

Nassau, Bahamas -

The "Golden Knights", celebrating the 4 x 400 metre gold medal
win at the London Olympics, were feted at a number of events in the
capital on Friday and Saturday (August 17-18). They are pictured here
with Sports Minister Dr. Danny Johnson receiving life-sized photos of
themselves, from left: Chris Brown, Michael Matthieu, Minister Johnson,
Demetrius Pinder and Ramon Miller.


presented with new Blackberries by major sponsor Bahamas Telephone
Company, August 17, during a visit to the company's Thompson Boulevard

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Tony's Picks

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m.
The Bears looked impressive on Sunday against the Colts. Quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall enjoyed their reunion, connecting nine times for 119 yards. The challenge will be a little different this Thursday when they face the Packers in Green Bay. The Packers put up a disappointing performance against the 49ers in Week One and they look to bounce back strong against their divisional rivals in Week Two. The Packers will come out and play with an urgency. However, injuries early in the season are going to hurt the team. Chicago turns a new page and beats the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Bears 31, Packers 30

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
The Bills had a horrible opening day against the Jets. Now they look to redeem themselves against an improved Chiefs team. Despite being spanked by the Falcons, the Chiefs show promise. They are going against a Bills team that is already beat up. However, I do not think the Bills will disappoint their fans in Week Two like they did in Week One. Running back C.J. Spiller has proved that he is ready to take over the running game, and that alone on Sunday will give the Chiefs more than they can handle.
Bills 24, Chiefs 20

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m.
I think this will be a closer game than most expect. The Panthers have an improving team, and they may give the Saints some problems on Sunday. The Saints got a beat down from Redskins' quarterback, rookie sensation Robert Griffin III, and they look to get their first win on the board. I'll give the Saints this game, but in a nail-biter.
Saints 30, Panthers 27

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green had a frustrating evening against the Ravens on Monday night, and still caught five passes for 70 yards. Imagine what he can do when he is not up against such a talented secondary like that of the Ravens. Well, you will see what kind of damage he will do on Sunday. If he is on your fantasy team, give him the start on Sunday. As far as the Browns go, there is no way they can allow quarterback Brandon Weeden to continue to embarrass himself. Start quarterback Colt McCoy and give yourself a chance to win games. Bengals will come away with an easy win.
Bengals 27, Browns 12

Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson looked in good shape in his return last Sunday. He came up big rushing for two touchdowns. Now they face the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Peterson and the Vikes hope to have an even more productive day. Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck has plans of his own, to be much more efficient against the Vikings. I think he will look impressive and will get the job done against the Vikings.
Colts 17, Vikings 16

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
The Texans may have the most complete football team in the NFL. They are stacked at each position. This will be problematic for the inefficient Jaguars. Defensively, I can't see the Jaguars keeping up with Texans' wide receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster.
Texans 31, Jaguars 13

Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
The Cardinals surprised me by pulling one off on Sunday. They won't surprise me twice. With quarterback Kevin Kolb in there, I think they will put up points, but not enough points to keep up with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, and the Patriots. By the way, in case you didn't watch the Patriots game on Sunday, running back Stevan Ridley looks like a true threat running the ball. Keep your eyes on him to have big games this season.
Patriots 35, Cardinals 20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
After coming off a good victory, the Buccaneers look to carry that momentum straight over to Sunday's game against the Giants. However, the Giants is an excellent 'bounce back' team and will be ready to crush anybody in their way on Sunday. The Giants' defense has some areas to tighten up on, and if salsa master wide receiver Victor Cruz can catch the ball, the Bucs will have a long afternoon.
Giants 24, Buccaneers 13

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
The Eagles have a lot to figure out, and they must figure it out fast. There is absolutely no excuse for having to close a game out with under a minute to go against the lowly Browns last Sunday. I worry about the Eagles. Thay have so much talent but they seem unable to use it. The Ravens on the other hand will crush a team like the Eagles. They do nothing fancy, they just play good football that wins games. It seems like that will be enough to beat the Eagles this Sunday.
Ravens 23, Eagles 22

Oakland Raiders at
Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
This is one game that I am looking forward to. After watching the Raiders last weekend, quarterback Carson Palmer looks indecisive and weak. The offensive line also had its issues. I am sure my sorry Dolphins can manhandle this even sorrier Raiders team. I look for the Dolphins' secondary to have a breakout game. On the other side, Dolphins' quarterback Ryan Tannehill will also have a big game and be able to manipulate the Raiders' secondary. If you see a Dolphin, congratulate him or her early on their first win of the season this weekend.
Dolphins 24, Raiders 16

Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams, 4:05 p.m.
Redskins' rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III lived up to the hype last Sunday. He delivered. He completed 19 of his 26 passes and threw for a stunning 320 yards in his debut. Just knowing what he did to the Saints, I don't think the second to last offense and the 28th ranked defense will have any answers for this now high-powered Redskins team.
Redskins 34, Rams 17

Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
Cowboys fans must feel real good. After this weekend, they will have achieved something that is extremely rare for them. They would have won the first two games of the season. I like the direction the Seahawks are headed in, and Seahawks' rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has a lot of promise, but the Cowboys will be too much for the Seahawks on Sunday.
Cowboys 28, Seahawks 20

N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m.
The Jets surprised me on Sunday against the Bills. They dominated. However, this is the Steelers they are facing and they won't be so fortunate this time. I would be surprised if the Jets even score a touchdown on Sunday. After coming off a tough loss against the Broncos, the Steelers will be ready to go all out in their first home game of the season.
Steelers 24, Jets 12

Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
The Chargers defense look solid, but their offense looks terrible. Seeing that Titans' running back Chris Johnson has not returned to 'CJ2K' form, the Chargers' defense might be enough to win this game. Titans' rookie quarterback Jake Locker needs all the help he can get from the running game to be successful in this league, and quite frankly, the running game is not there. Chargers roll to 2-0.
Chargers 22, Titans 13

Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m.
There are huge expectations that the 49ers will control this game from the kickoff. I think the 49ers will actually have their hands full. The Lions played with inconsistency in Week One, but I think things will be different in Week Two. Lions' wide receiver Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson loves big games. Expect him to rise to the occasion. At the end of the fourth quarter, I think the 49ers will be too much for the Lions though. Expect a great game.
49ers 30, Lions 27

Denver Broncos at Atlanta Falcons, 8:30 p.m.
Quarterback Peyton Manning made his Broncos' debut and left people impressed after a victory over a tough Steelers team. Now he goes into the Georgia Dome to face the Falcons. I believe this will be more of a challenge for him. The Falcons are defensively solid, but their offense looks more efficient. The Falcons will get it done in a thriller, handing Peyton Manning his first loss as a Bronco.
Falcons 27, Broncos 24

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Third man charged with home invasion murder

Police have charged a third suspect with the home invasion murder of phone card vendor Charles Chrysotome.
James Mombranche, 18, of Winder's Terrace, did not have to enter a plea to the murder charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday.
Mombranche joins Ricardo Brown, 23, of Gilbert Street, and Rodney Johnson, 19, of Garden Hills, on remand for the February 26, 2011 incident.
Prosecutors intend to fast-track the case to the Supreme Court by eliminating the preliminary inquiry in the magistrate's court.

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Terms of Endearment
  • Genre : Comedy, Drama
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Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be....

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TV show takes to the beach

An array of local businesses were featured alongside Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel on TV show 'Bahamas@Sunrise', after it was filmed entirely from the resort's Lagoon Beach as a part of the celebratory events for the hotel's RCI Gold Crown tourism award.
The show aired nationwide on ZNS on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 a.m., at 8:00 a.m. and again at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26.
Viewers saw show hosts Jerome Sawyer and Rogan Smith in an entertaining hour of mixed holiday, lifestyle and business interviews with Vernon Moss, Sandyport general manager; Sarah Higgs, responsible for guest happiness and amenities, and some of the business owners in the adjacent Sandyport Marina Village.
Interviews were intercut with pre-taped footage of the picturesque resort's beachside suites and some of the business activities in the adjacent commercial Sandyport Marina Village.
Chef Cleveland's weekly BBQ on Sandyport's beautiful Lagoon Beach was also filmed for the popular morning show, while being covered by award-winning journalist Noelle Nicholls of 'The Domestic Tourist' blog and web site.
The Sandyport business owners who also appeared on the show and whose services and products were featured were James Galantis of Twisted Lime; Tim Revington of Heatwave at the Sports Center; Laura Young of Young's Champagne; Brian Moodie of RMS Insurance and Neale Jones, vice president of the Sandyport Development Company.
Director General of Tourism David Johnson was a guest in the final segment for the Young's Champagne toast to Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel and raised his glass in salute to General Manager Vernon Moss and the staff.

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The Devil Inside
  • Genre : Horror, Thriller
  • Rating : C - 18yrs and Older

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism....

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The Gathering Of The Eagles
The Gathering Of The Eagles

Thursday 1st December 2011  7:00 PM

Global Village Group Presents The Gathering Of The Eagles Guest Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Hairston-Mcburrows PH.D. (From New Mexico) Dr Showalter Johnson (Nassau, Bahamas) Dates: November 30, 7pm December 1, 7pm December 2, 7pm December 4, 11AM & 7PM(11am With Dr Showalter Johnson, CEO of GVG) Global Village Group # 10 island lane, Sandyport plaza, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone:(242)327-6024

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Tiamo up for sale at 4.5m

Business Reporter

An ultra-high end Andros property considered one of the Bahamas' few "eco-resorts" has been placed on the market for $4.5 million just two years after it was re-opened under new ownership.

The Tiamo Resort lies in the southern cove of South Andros island, and includes just 10 beach front cottages on 900 feet of beachfront.

The resort was re-opened by its current owners "just under two years ago", according to the director-general of tourism, David Johnson, who said they made a "huge investment" to significantly upgrade it from a "nice, eco-sensitive resort to something that moves into the realm of great ...

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The Gathering Of The Eagles
The Gathering Of The Eagles

Sunday 4th December 2011  7:00 PM

Global Village Group Presents The Gathering Of The Eagles Guest Speakers: Dr Elizabeth Hairston-Mcburrows PH.D. (From New Mexico) Dr Showalter Johnson (Nassau, Bahamas) Dates: November 30, 7pm December 1, 7pm December 2, 7pm December 4, 11AM & 7PM(11am With Dr Showalter Johnson, CEO of GVG) Global Village Group # 10 Island Lane, Sandyport plaza, Nassau, Bahamas Telephone:(242)327-6024

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Three PLP MPs set for challenges from within party


Chief Reporter

THE BATTLE for nominations in the Progressive Liberal Party continues to heat up as three Members of Parliament are reportedly set to face challenges from within their own party for the re-nominations of their current seats.

Other than the well known race in South Andros where the set of PLP MP Picewell Forbes is being contested by former PLP MP Keod Smith, there are two other challenges within the party - South Eleuthera, and Exuma.

In South Eleuthera, the area's current Member of Parliament, the former Speaker of the House of Assembly Oswald Ingraham is reportedly set to face either Hank Johnson a local general council ...

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Turnquest defends the role of the Privy Council


THE London-based Privy Council has been portrayed as an obstacle to the Bahamas carrying out the death penalty, but this is not the case, according to a senior cabinet minister.

Minister of National Security Tommy Turnquest told The Tribune the Council's past rulings on the issue of capital punishment in the Bahamas, which was last carried out in 2001 under the first FNM administration, were more about the process than the policy.

He said: "While members on the judicial committee of the Privy Council may have views against the death penalty, their judgments have essentially been more about process than about the penalty itself. And that process itself has had a number of ...

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The Deep Blue Sea
  • Genre : Drama, Romance
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The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot....

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The Annual Heart Ball comes Feb 16: Embrace the Opportunity!

Nassau, Bahamas -

It's an
opportunity to get dressed up to the ninth, look your best, walk the fashion
run way and the dance the night away. It's an opportunity to win lots of
wonderful prizes, bid on pieces that are not ordinarily affordable, and have
funs with family and friends. It's an
opportunity to save a little heart while enjoying the company of that special
someone in your life. It's the Annual
Heart Ball.

Under the
theme, "Save a Little Heart.... Embrace the Opportunity", The Heart Ball
Committee will host The Annual Heart Ball.
This event will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Sheraton
Nassau Beach Resort. As guests enter the door to the reception are they will be
kissed by an angelic floral and fauna décor. The meal will be prepared by
Cacique Award winner, Chef Johnson...

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