New Category : Books

Cassius Stuart presents copies of his books to the Governor General

Cassius Stuart presents copies of his books to the Governor General

Wed, Jul 3rd 2024, 09:30 PM

Mr. Cassius Stuart presented the Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Cynthia Pratt with copies of his books "Dividing The Earth," "New Start in Business," and "Success, the Total Package" during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General on Monday, June 24, 2024.  Pictured from left: Raquell Stuart, Sharmaine Stuart, Cassius Stuart, Dame Cynthia Pratt, Ida Stuart, Hyacinth Grant and Cassidy Stuart.   (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

Contributing Authors of the Book, 'Pledge to Excel' paid a courtesy call at the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister

Mon, May 6th 2024, 02:55 PM

Natasha Cunningham and contributing authors of the book, 'A Pledge to Excel' paid a courtesy call on Mrs. Ann Marie Davis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, on Friday, May 3, at the Office of the Spouse, Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre. 

Bahamian Author Aims To Educate Through Adventure

Thu, Nov 2nd 2023, 09:40 AM

A fresh and exciting take on Bahamianhistory education has now popped up on the Bahamian literary landscape. TheAdventures of Koen - Journeys with Bahamian Heroes, a comic-style educationalchildren’s book by real estate advisor and entrepreneur turned author LazarDelorenzo Charlton takes young and older readers alike through a dynamic storylinethat gives a short course on one of our most notable nation builders. The life andachievements of Sir Lynden Pindling are highlighted in the book, the first in a seriesaccording to the author. The book’s protagonist, Koen Burrows, is based on the reallife younger cousin of the author, and is illustrated by Bahamian artist and motiondesigner, Dahar Butler.

Lazar shared, “I’m very close to my family and I’ve become increasingly fascinatedwith certain nodes of Bahamian history as it relates to youth education which is whatinspired me to start this project. I wanted to contribute to Bahamian history educationand I’ve always loved comic books as a child. The colorful depictions and dynamicstorylines always captivated me and others in my peer group so I knew it would be agreat channel for kids to learn rather than the usual books with pages filled withwords. Teaming up with Dahar to achieve that was beyond exciting. My ultimate goalis to have my books be a permanent fixture in the Bahamian education system toensure our children learn about Bahamian historical figures and nation builders in afun way, through adventure.”

Charlton’s book series which was endorsed by members of the Pindling family hasalready started to make its way into bookstores and homes across New Providenncefollowing a book signing and release event at Cocoplum Bistro at the end of October.

Michelle Pindling-Sands, daughter of Sir Lynden Pindling added, “First,congratulations to Mr. Charlton and Mr. Butler on their great accomplishment. TheAdventures of Koen was a treat to read, as it chronicles the achievements of myfather in a fun, witty, and relatable way. It is a book that all students could grasp andenjoy to obtain a quick glance into Bahamian history while highlighting keysuccesses of my father, Sir Lynden Pindling. It is so crucial that our history remainsprevalent in our school systems, so we commend you on this endeavor. We lookforward to following Koen on his next adventures with other Bahamian nationalheroes!”

Lazar’s book is now available for sale at The New Duff on West Bay Street, LogosBookstore in Harbour Bay, and the Lyford Cay Tennis Boutique, and Bahamians canlearn more about the project @the_adventures_of_koen on Instagram.

A fresh and exciting take on Bahamian history education has now popped up on the Bahamian literary landscape. The Adventures of Koen - Journeys with Bahamian Heroes, a comic-style educational children’s book by real estate advisor and entrepreneur turned author Lazar Delorenzo Charlton takes young and older readers alike through a dynamic storyline that gives a short course on one of our most notable nation builders. The life and achievements of Sir Lynden Pindling are highlighted in the book, the first in a series according to the author. The book’s protagonist, Koen Burrows, is based on the real life younger cousin of the author, and is illustrated by Bahamian artist and motion designer, Dahar Butler. Lazar shared, “I’m very close to my family and I’ve become increasingly fascinated with certain nodes of Bahamian history as it relates to youth education which is what inspired me to start this project. I wanted to contribute to Bahamian history education and I’ve always loved comic books as a child. The colorful depictions and dynamic storylines always captivated me and others in my peer group so I knew it would be a great channel for kids to learn rather than the usual books with pages filled with words. Teaming up with Dahar to achieve that was beyond exciting. My ultimate goal is to have my books be a permanent fixture in the Bahamian education system to ensure our children learn about Bahamian historical figures and nation builders in a fun way, through adventure.” Charlton’s book series which was endorsed by members of the Pindling family has already started to make its way into bookstores and homes across New Providennce following a book signing and release event at Cocoplum Bistro at the end of October. Michelle Pindling-Sands, daughter of Sir Lynden Pindling added, “First, congratulations to Mr. Charlton and Mr. Butler on their great accomplishment. The Adventures of Koen was a treat to read, as it chronicles the achievements of my father in a fun, witty, and relatable way. It is a book that all students could grasp and enjoy to obtain a quick glance into Bahamian history while highlighting key successes of my father, Sir Lynden Pindling. It is so crucial that our history remains prevalent in our school systems, so we commend you on this endeavor. We look forward to following Koen on his next adventures with other Bahamian national heroes!” Lazar’s book is now available for sale at The New Duff on West Bay Street, Logos Bookstore in Harbour Bay, and the Lyford Cay Tennis Boutique, and Bahamians can learn more about the project @the_adventures_of_koen on Instagram.

BTC makes its presence felt at 67th annual Exuma Regatta

Wed, Apr 26th 2023, 12:00 PM

BTC officially kicked off its support of the National Family Island Regatta with a $10,000 sponsorship of Exuma’s 67th regatta held April 18th – 22nd in George Town.  And as thousands flocked to Elizabeth Harbour to watch the exciting sailing action, BTC made its presence felt on the ground, offering many deals for existing and prospective customers while touting the benefits of its broadband services.

“BTC has been a longtime sponsor of the National Family Island Regatta, and we are grateful and happy that BTC has partnered again with us this year,” said Danny Strachan, Chairman and Commodore of the National Family Island Regatta.

Strachan said BTC was also a part of history in the making as the Government used the platform of last week’s regatta to officially announce sailing as the country’s national sport last Friday April 21st. 

According to Strachan, last week’s regatta in Exuma was dubbed as “the largest ever held,” with more than 80 boats participating in various sailing categories. “Also, if anyone had the opportunity to visit the site, one would get the impression that BTC was sponsoring the entire event as they had a very large presence on the ground,” Strachan said, adding that last week’s regatta was also a tremendous economic boost for the island and for various vendors on site, including BTC. 

BTC held a major presence in George Town with tent space at the regatta site featuring BTC-branded flags and banners.  The Company partnered with ZNS TV & Radio as well as Exuma’s 98.3 The Blaze to promote special regatta plans. A special invitation was also given to BTC to have its representatives attend the exclusive Skipper’s party. 

Persons attending the regatta had the opportunity to purchase devices and mobile plans at special prices. 

BTC’s CEO Sameer Bhatti said the National Family Island regatta in George Town, Exuma is the country’s largest, so it was only fitting for BTC to serve as a sponsor. “Regattas are national events on the Bahamian social calendar, and a big part of our culture, so having our presence felt on the ground in Exuma as the largest telecoms operator in The Bahamas was important to us,” Bhatti said. 

He continued: “Having sponsored the Exuma regatta for many years, our presence in Exuma last week gave us the opportunity to deepen and strengthen our connection with residents and forge new relationships as we continue to rollout fiber on the island.”

Thus far, fiber has been installed in George Town, Bahama Sound 11, 14 & 18; Forest, Farmer’s Hill, Staniel Cay and Black Point.

Fiber to the home will ultimately replace BTC’s copper network and allow users to experience a more robust service with faster internet speeds of up to 1gig, more broadband, and a higher capability to stream.

Persons visiting the George Town Park in Exuma are also able to utilize the free BTC-powered Wi-Fi that was installed last August in conjunction with BTC’s partnership with the Government and its ParkConnect initiative. 

 

BTC officially kicked off its support of the National Family Island Regatta with a $10,000 sponsorship of Exuma’s 67th regatta held April 18th – 22nd in George Town.  And as thousands flocked to Elizabeth Harbour to watch the exciting sailing action, BTC made its presence felt on the ground, offering many deals for existing and prospective customers while touting the benefits of its broadband services. “BTC has been a longtime sponsor of the National Family Island Regatta, and we are grateful and happy that BTC has partnered again with us this year,” said Danny Strachan, Chairman and Commodore of the National Family Island Regatta. Strachan said BTC was also a part of history in the making as the Government used the platform of last week’s regatta to officially announce sailing as the country’s national sport last Friday April 21st.  According to Strachan, last week’s regatta in Exuma was dubbed as “the largest ever held,” with more than 80 boats participating in various sailing categories. “Also, if anyone had the opportunity to visit the site, one would get the impression that BTC was sponsoring the entire event as they had a very large presence on the ground,” Strachan said, adding that last week’s regatta was also a tremendous economic boost for the island and for various vendors on site, including BTC.  BTC held a major presence in George Town with tent space at the regatta site featuring BTC-branded flags and banners.  The Company partnered with ZNS TV & Radio as well as Exuma’s 98.3 The Blaze to promote special regatta plans. A special invitation was also given to BTC to have its representatives attend the exclusive Skipper’s party.  Persons attending the regatta had the opportunity to purchase devices and mobile plans at special prices.  BTC’s CEO Sameer Bhatti said the National Family Island regatta in George Town, Exuma is the country’s largest, so it was only fitting for BTC to serve as a sponsor. “Regattas are national events on the Bahamian social calendar, and a big part of our culture, so having our presence felt on the ground in Exuma as the largest telecoms operator in The Bahamas was important to us,” Bhatti said.  He continued: “Having sponsored the Exuma regatta for many years, our presence in Exuma last week gave us the opportunity to deepen and strengthen our connection with residents and forge new relationships as we continue to rollout fiber on the island.” Thus far, fiber has been installed in George Town, Bahama Sound 11, 14 & 18; Forest, Farmer’s Hill, Staniel Cay and Black Point. Fiber to the home will ultimately replace BTC’s copper network and allow users to experience a more robust service with faster internet speeds of up to 1gig, more broadband, and a higher capability to stream. Persons visiting the George Town Park in Exuma are also able to utilize the free BTC-powered Wi-Fi that was installed last August in conjunction with BTC’s partnership with the Government and its ParkConnect initiative.