Sat, Dec 31st 2016, 09:00 AM
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Castrol Quote of the Day: December 31, 2016
To all our valued customers:
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS IN
HAPPY NEW YEAR BAHAMAS!
"From Management &
Staff Bay Street Garage Ltd.
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Sat, Dec 31st 2016, 08:57 AM
Fri, Dec 30th 2016, 09:18 PM
A 36-year-old man who admitted to hitting his ex-girlfriend during an argument has been ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and to pay $350 to his victim.
Darren Adderley picked up the woman from her home in Fox Hill to talk about their relationship, the prosecutor Sergeant Philip Davis told the court.
The woman said Adderley got upset when she told him that their relationship was over and started hitting her as he took her to his home at Lazaretto Road.
The woman said the assault continued at Adderley's home.
Adderley told police that he was defending himself against an attack by the woman.
The woman, who was in court told Magistrate Samuel McKinney that she had forgiven Adderley, and didn't want him to go to prison.
Adderley, who was no previous convictions, has until January 3 to pay the compensation.
He returns to court on
January 27 to see if he has completed his community service.
Fri, Dec 30th 2016, 09:08 PM
Proverbs 14: 34, "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
Unequivocal commitment and support for God, the Bible and the constitution of The Bahamas; putting God and country above party and personal interests.
Promote discipline, respect and patriotism among children, students and young adults by making it mandatory for them to be involved in a paramilitary organization such as Scouts, Guides, Pathfinders, Police Force Cadets, or any other government-recognized church or civic group for a minimum of three years.
Implement a comprehensive land policy, whereby every Bahamian family receives a portion of Crown land or generation property, which cannot be sold, but passed on to their children and grandchildren. This is in keeping with the biblical principle given to ancient Israel, that the people (every family) inherit a portion of the land (Joshua 14: 1 -6, 19:49-51, Numbers 27:1-8). This will immediately increase the middle class, and correspondingly decrease the welfare population.
Foster law and discipline in society by the resumption of corporal and capital punishments (Genesis 9:6; Proverbs 23:13-14), including passing a law that the courts of The Bahamas become the final court of appeal in capital cases, similar to what exists in election court cases.
Re-examine The Bahamas' diplomatic relationship with the Chinese government.
Deepen our democracy by extending local government to every consistency in The Bahamas, allocating at least a million dollars annually to be spent in every constituency (including the Family Islands), under the supervision of the member of Parliament in conjunction with the local government councils.
Implement a recall system, giving constituents the right to petition the Election Court to recall members of Parliament who are in legally defined "breach of contract" with their constituents.
Intensify the acceleration of our agricultural industry, in conjunction with BAMSI, with a proliferation of green houses and backyard farming in New Providence, and government subsidized fruit and vegetable growing in the Family Islands, thus incentivizing and encouraging a population shift from New Providence into the Family Islands thereby reducing unemployment and possibly assisting in lowering the escalating crime rate, while boosting entrepreneurship.
Implement a "National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving" for The Bahamas, to be celebrated annually on one of the existing holidays (possibly January 10, Majority Rule Day).
To fully solarize The Bahamas within the next 10 years, thus creating a brand new industry with lower electricity costs and good-paying jobs that are environmentally friendly.
- Pastor Jeremiah Duncombe, leader, The Gatekeepers
Fri, Dec 30th 2016, 08:52 PM
U.S.-based Bahamian artist Omar Richardson returns to the University of The Bahamas (UB) in January to exhibit a selection of works from his 2011 series 'Renewal.' The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, January 12 at The Pro Gallery located on UB's Oakes Field campus. He will also give a talk about the works on January 11 in the gallery and a printmaking workshop on January 12th in UB's Visual Arts studio.
Richardson joined The College of The Bahamas in 1999 where he pursued an AA in Art. He later transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia where he completed a BFA in Painting and a minor in Printmaking in 2006 and his MFA in Printmaking and MA in Commercial Photography in 2010. Richardson also completed a BFA in Graphic Design at The Art Institutes in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013.
He has exhibited in various art galleries in The Bahamas and United States with his work belonging to notable private and public collections including the Inter-American Development Bank's permanent collection. Richardson currently lives in Tampa, Florida, where he owns O. Richardsons Design, a branding company with over six years of experience working with international clients and teaching as an adjunct art professor at The University of Tampa.
Richardson's first solo exhibition "Similar Differences" was hosted at The Pro Gallery in 2000. Almost 17 years later the artist returns to the space that birthed his artistic ambition to inspire a new generation of Bahamian art practitioners, educators, and creative thinkers. "I am proud to be in a position where I can plant seeds of knowledge and encouragement in the future Bahamian artists. My hope for the institution is to see the art programme become more diverse with a focus on design, photography, fine arts and the business of art. Hopefully, one day I can be a part of the faculty that brings this dream to life."
'Renewal' includes a selection of works originally debuted at Richardson's 2011 exhibition 'Renewal of Life' at The Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Gallery. The works explore cultural and personal symbolism as it relates to the human condition. Richardson's work is concerned with themes of memory, reflection, loss and reinvention. He believes the combination of photography, text and printmaking best reflects the multi-faceted nature of his concept. His technique pushes conventional approaches to printmaking by layering colors, dramatic marks, text, and photography. He believes that by combining these processes, a variety of emotions and energy can be seen in the same piece of work.
"The series includes portraits of people, depicting their life experiences. Each piece merges the human form with abstract shapes to emphasize a specific and extreme emotion. This allows the viewers to see and hopefully appreciate different aspects of individuals and cultural expressions with which they are not familiar."
Although Richardson's initial approach to this work was to explore human emotion, the elements of memory and reflection seen in his final pieces are rooted in a deeper conversation concerning cultural identity and universal experiences. The monoprints and woodcuts capture the complexity of the human and universal experience through his personal journey as an Afro-Caribbean male and creative professional.
"I've drawn inspiration from the element of Bahamian culture that is most visible to me, Junkanoo." The origin of Junkanoo in The Bahamas is rooted in West African culture. When you look at how the costumes are designed, you will notice they often include a tribal look very reminiscent of Adinkra symbolism" explains Richardson. "Our culture over the decades has been influenced by a mixture of cultures, and I try to express this diversity in my mark-making."
Even though, the visual construct of the black community lies at the heart of his work the undertone seems less about racial issues and more about cultural awareness. His modern photographs of black women, men and children layered with woodblock prints of West African portraits challenges values of perception and appreciation. Making connections with his Bahamian and African heritage, he researched the Adinkra, symbols that are used as decorative elements in West African cultures.
"My work also connects the expression of the subject to the viewer and the spiritual and emotional aspect of the project. The images of people frozen, doing things in their everyday life like expressing disapproval, or joy, to capture these in a photo is like capturing life."
'Renewal' will be on display at The Pro Gallery until mid-February. Gallery visits are by appointment only. For more information on the exhibition, artist talk and workshop availability, please contact UB's Visual Arts Department on (302-4485/4422) or email@example.com.
Fri, Dec 30th 2016, 05:35 PM