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Simon Front Porch: The Quintessential “Dog in the Manger.” - Apr 18, 2014 - 11:43:57 PM
Allow me space in your newspaper and your columns to comment on the following:
of the inherent and calculated dangers of dying first is that erstwhile
survivors get to twist the facts, spin a fable and deceive with their
cowardly concoction of the easily verifiable facts. If left unanswered,
their unfiltered skewer of the events is allowed to ferment through time
and by attrition become fact.
Editor, I am referring to opinion
of Simon Front Porch; the faceless, nameless coward whose exhale in the
Nassau Guardian is yet another attempt to rewrite history. When one
reads the melancholy drift into revisionism...
Garden of the Groves celebrates Family Easter Event - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:54:44 PM
Bahama Island - For the past six years around Easter time the Garden of
the Groves team has made preparations for the Grand Bahama community to
enjoy a variety of activities during "Spring in the Garden". The event
was enjoyed by the whole family, but especially children of all ages had
a wonderful time! The activities began with Bunny Hop Sack Races
organized by Marilyn Laing where the children were divided in age
The talented Face Painting" artist, Lenisha Cooper,
came prepared with her face painted appropriately as an Easter bunny!
Her talent was appreciated by children and parents alike!
Flying Fish Easter Holiday Weekend Hours - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:22:44 PM
Flying Fish will be observing the following
Holiday Hours over the
Easter long weekend:
lunch and dinner ; Closed on Friday,
brunch and dinner;
brunch and Casual Sunday; and Closed on Monday.
reservations over the weekend.
Call or email today...
Call for Papers: 2014 Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society - Apr 18, 2014 - 7:29:22 PM
The editorial board of
the Journal of The Bahamas Historical Society is sending out a call for
papers for the 2014 journal. The deadline for submission of articles is
June 1, 2014. Following are the requirements for papers:
The subject should be a historical topic on The Bahamas bringing to
light new information or a new interpretation of topics of Bahamian
interest. Short communications, book reviews, and profiles of Bahamian
personalities are also welcome.
The article should be formatted using Chicago style with end-notes rather than footnotes.
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Bimini: Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail Opens - Apr 18, 2014 - 12:27:25 PM
BIMINI, BAHAMAS - The Louise McDonald High School Nature Trail was
officially opened by their Excellencies Sir Arthur & Lady Foulkes at
the High School in Bimini.
Pictured from left during the unveiling of
the Nature Trail Plaque & Declaration of the Nature Trail opening
are Wesley Rolle, Principal of the Louise McDonald High School; Hon.Obie
Wilchcombe Minister of Tourism,M.P Bimini and West End, Lady Foulkes,
His Excellencies Sir Arthur Foulkes, James Pinder Art & Craft, Oscar
Munroe - Administrator.
Bahamas FATCA Agreement Reached - Apr 18, 2014 - 12:04:04 PM
The Ministry of
Financial Services is pleased to advise that the Cabinet of The Bahamas
approved, in principle, the Model 1 Agreement between the Government of
The Bahamas and the Government of the United States to implement FATCA
following a productive round of negotiations with the United States
Treasury Department on 8th April, 2014. The Ministry has conveyed this
approval in principle to the United States Treasury Department, who will
now deem The Bahamas as having an agreement “in effect”, thereby
allowing Bahamian financial institutions to register on the IRS FATCA
Portal as Model 1 Participating Financial Institutions.
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, April 18th - Apr 18, 2014 - 10:40:37 AM
Weather forecast for the Bahamas for
today and tonight, Friday 18th April 2014.
General situation: a stationary front just North of the Bahamas will gradually
lift Northwards through today while a ridge of high pressure generate windy
conditions across the islands...
Northwest Bahamas - Weather: partly sunny, warm and breezy with the slight chance of a brief
passing shower or two today, turning partly cloudy with the chance of a shower
or two tonight.
Advisory: small craft caution remains in effect...
(Video) Prime Minister Christie on TCI Sun TV news - Apr 18, 2014 - 10:38:11 AM
TURKS & CAICOS -
Watch a TCI Sun News report posted online on April 14th featuring the
visit by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie.
Prime Minister addresses Value Added Tax (VAT) and the relationship between the two countries, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.
Along on the trip was
Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis, and
Minister of Labour and
National Insurance & the Public Service, Shane Gibson.
Enjoy Easter Feast Buffets at Willy Broadleaf, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas - Apr 18, 2014 - 10:15:42 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
invites you Celebrate the holidays with our most spectacular buffets of
the year at
Good Friday Dinner April 18 6pm-10pm: $23 Adults, $12 Children 5 - 12 yrs
Easter Sunday Brunch April 20 Noon-4pm: $30 Adults, $15 Children 5 - 12 yrs.
Make your reservations now... seating is limited!
DEU make huge drug bust at Ragged Island - Traffic fatality on Eleuthera Bahamas - Apr 18, 2014 - 9:02:51 AM
DEU make huge drug bust A week-long
operation led by the Drug Enforcement Unit has resulted in a huge
seizure of dangerous drugs on Wednesday 16th April 2014.
to reports, around 5:30pm on Wednesday 16th April 2014 the week-long
DEU intelligence led operation culminated in the Ragged Island Chain of
Cays after officers
Police in Eleuthera investigate a traffic fatality
- Police in Eleuthera are investigating a traffic accident that has
left an 18 – year old man dead on Thursday 17th April 2014...
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night! Every Tuesday & Saturday - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:50:05 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama -
Upstairs Restaurant & Bar Chef's Steak Night!
Every Tuesday & Saturday from 5pm - 10:30 pm.
Try our new
All Natural Wagyu Beef 10oz. New York Strip-$24.95
All Natural Black Angus Beef
12 oz. Rib Eye- $28.95
served with 2 sides and your choice of:
Bearnaise Sauce or
Enjoy your dinner in a non-smoking environment...
Nassau Police seek public help solving an armed robbery & 2 early morning shootings - Apr 18, 2014 - 8:45:02 AM
Police seek public’s help solving an armed robbery - Police are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday 17th April 2014.
to reports, shortly before 12:00midnight, a man was walking through St.
Albans Drive, when two men armed with a handgun in a black Honda Acura
Police seek public’s help in solving two early morning shooting incidents - Police
are seeking the public’s help in solving two separate shooting
incidents that have left two men detained in hospital on Friday 18th
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital - Apr 18, 2014 - 12:42:39 AM
The National Dance School of The Bahamas held its annual recital this
weekend, bringing together hundreds of parents and supporters for a full
house on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance and
drum concert, dubbed: "I Dream in Color", was held at the National
Center for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street.
School Administrator Dereka Deleveaux - Grant said the "I Dream in
Color" theme reminds the students that "nothing is impossible if you
dream in color, for then your reality will be even more easier to
Gabriel Lage: Making women beautiful! - Apr 18, 2014 - 12:35:02 AM
Magnificent is the
only word to describe how beautiful and elaborate the gowns of Gabriel
Lage are. World class haute couture from Argentina, it was a privilege
to see his creations at Vancouver Fashion Week this season.
Hailing from the Argentina capital of Buenos Aireswere, Lage's latest
designs are a color palate of nudes and soft tones of pink and gold. Wear one of
his gowns and you will be wrapped in hand-embroidery, lace, sequins and
His gown collection is all about creativity, design and detailed
craftsmanship to make women beautiful, and runway audiences are always
Child Protection Month display erected at Fleming Street Clinic - Apr 18, 2014 - 12:08:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - In observance of Child Protection Month, the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development erected a display at the Fleming Street
Community Clinic to further sensitize and educate the general public on
this important social issue.
Pictured from left are Cachia Sturrup
(seated); an effigy of a neglectful mother with a child; standing are
Melinda Francios, student; Cecily Stuart (Pharmacy Dept; Jessica Stubbs,
Nursing Officer II; Keith Woodside, Clinic Security Officer and Linda
U.S. Embassy’s Call for Proposals - Anti-Drug Media Campaign Targeting At-risk Youth - Apr 17, 2014 - 11:16:03 PM
Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Section of the U.S. Embassy
in The Bahamas is pleased to announce a request for grant proposals for
drug demand reduction projects that include the implementation of an
anti-drug media campaign targeting at-risk youth in The Bahamas.
design proposals to demonstrate concrete deliverables within a 12-month
performance period that are within the scope of the proposed budget,
which should be between $5,000 and $25,000.
Interested applicants should view the full request for proposal and proposal submission instructions..
Young Bahamians invited to join Global Shapers - Apr 17, 2014 - 9:49:40 PM
Shapers are united by a
common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm
into building a more peaceful and inclusive world. During the World
Economic Forum on Latin America 2014, Caribbean Global Shapers were
invited for the first time.
Ashleigh Rolle From Freeport, Grand
Bahama represented the Nassau city hub as one of the few Caribbean
islanders in attendance and the only Bahamian delegate at the forum.
With Ashleigh taking on the position as curator of the Nassau city hub,
she encourages young driven Bahamians to apply to be apart of this
community that offers opportunities such as this one to advocate for
small countries such as our own.
The Cinemas: Rio 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, and Noah - Apr 17, 2014 - 9:36:12 PM
Great news! A longer version of "The Cinemas" will debut this Thursday, April 17th at
8pm on Cable 12. The web show will continue of course for those of you
in other countries.
This episode takes a look at Rio 2, Captain
America: The Winter Soldier, Occulus, Noah, and Travolta Cooper is joined by Lavado
Stubbs and Leah Eneas to discuss a film from Trinidad called "Between
Also on the show is Travis Cartwright, and Dr. Toni Francis.
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Bahamas Governor General Tells Autism Stars They Are Loved, Important - Apr 17, 2014 - 7:21:06 PM
It only took a small group of the estimated 35,000 children with autism
and other special needs a moment to steal the hearts of the Governor
General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes today in one of the most
touching courtesy calls in the history of Government House.
lot of important people come to Government House,” the Governor General
told the 25 or so students from Blairwood Academy. “The Queen has been
here. Prince Harry has been here. Mr. Mandela has been here. Today, we
have you. You are also very important people and we want you to know
that you are loved.”
The visit by students from Blairwood
Academy, organized by the autism education, resources and support group
REACH, was part of autism month activities. Events kicked off last week
in Rawson Square with...
U.S. visitor pleads guilty in Eleuthera traffic death - Apr 17, 2014 - 6:50:49 PM
Eleuthera, BAHAMAS -
Police have charged 48 – year old Jack Christopher Botero of New York
for the traffic death of 32 - year old Bobby Branville Thompson that
occurred in Palmetto Point, Eleuthera on Tuesday 15th April 2014. Botero
was arraigned before Island Administrator Marlon Leary in Governor’s
Harbour, Eleuthera today (Thursday 17th April 2014) on the charge of
Killing in the Course of Dangerous Driving. Botero pleaded guilty and
paid a fine of $5,000:00 after he was fined $5,000.00 or one (1) year
imprisonment at HMP.
Grand Bahama Supercampers to Get Big Match Treat! - Apr 17, 2014 - 5:48:26 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Four deserving kids at this year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp
will be getting their sporting experience of a lifetime this August.
To mark the 10th year of the island’s
best-supported summer camp, the English Premier League is going to treat the
youngsters to an all-expenses-paid trip to Miami to watch two of the world’s
best pro teams in action.
The two boys and two girls will be getting top-price tickets
to the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup, a tournament being
played between eight leading European clubs...
Queen’s College Nassau students call on Bahamas Consul General to New York - Apr 17, 2014 - 5:38:47 PM
New York - Vacationing in New York for the
Easter break, a group of 5th grade students from Queen’s College Nassau
and their parents paid a courtesy call on the Hon. Forrester J. Carroll,
Bahamas Consul General to New York at Bahamas House, 231 East 46th
Consul General Carroll greeted the students and informed them of
the duties and responsibilities of the Consulate General Office while
serving the Bahamian population aboard...
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament - Grand Bahama, April 24th - 27th - Apr 17, 2014 - 3:47:58 PM
Bahama Island is gearing up to host a fishing competition like none other! On
April 24th- 27th, 2014, for the first time, anglers from
throughout the United States will pack their gear and kayaks and head over to beautiful
Grand Bahama to participate in the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament (EKFT).
Kayak Fishing “Battle in the Bahamas” is a two day game fishing tournament and
ultimate battle for the $5,000.00 jackpot cash prize. Unlike traditional
fishing tournaments where anglers go out to sea on their boats, this particular
tournament calls for kayaks or paddle boards. The last tournament that took
place in Pompano Beach on September 27th, 2013 attracted some 82
anglers that traveled from various states...
Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean to exhibit at The Grand Gallery - Apr 17, 2014 - 3:26:32 PM
- Acclaimed artists Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean will open
their joint art exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The
Grand Gallery at 7pm. The public will have a rare opportunity
to experience the combined talents of these two gifted
artists in their exhibition entitled “Perspectives - The Real & The
Imagined”. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces in solo and
group exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought
it necessary to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing
appetite for original art by both Bahamian and international artists...
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast: Apr 17 - 23 - Apr 17, 2014 - 3:04:39 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A frontal boundary in the vicinity of the Extreme
Northwest Bahamas will gradually migrate northwards as a warm front
Thursday 17th – Variable cloudiness and breezy with a few
scattered showers mainly across Abaco and Grand Bahama today. Partly
cloudy tonight with the chance of a few isolated showers in the
Northwest Bahamas, however mostly sunny, breezy and warm over the
islands today. Fair and mild tonight for the remainder of the islands.
Maximum Temperature 86°F and Minimum Temperature 74°F. Winds E-SE 10-15
knots in the Northwest & Central Bahamas and E-SE at 15 knots
elsewhere. Seas 2-4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest & Central
Bahamas and 3-5 feet over the Southeast Bahamas...
DNA: Airport Highlights Government’s Incompetence - Apr 17, 2014 - 2:54:19 PM
Within weeks the government is likely to
have a soft-opening of the long overdue Leonard M Thompson International
Airport in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and Abaconians may at long last finally
begin enjoying the use of the facilities.
As is customary, and
possibly by the middle of the year or later, there may even be a grand
opening as governments like to do, complete with demonization of the
former administration for incompetence and applauding themselves as the
heroes who finally delivered the goods!...
Bahamas remains committed to the AIDS response - Apr 17, 2014 - 2:23:43 PM
During a visit to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas the Deputy Executive
Director of UNAIDS Luiz Loures commended the government on the progress
made in curbing its AIDS epidemic.
Once a country with the
highest rates of HIV prevalence in the Caribbean, the Government of the
Bahamas has taken strong ownership of its response to HIV from the
outset, providing most of the funding and human resources from domestic
sources. This commitment has resulted in marked progress and the Bahamas
was cited by Dr Loures as an example of how political will...
Absentis - St Peter, the disputed site of his burial place and the apostolic succession - Apr 17, 2014 - 2:02:16 PM
Absentis (a Latin word for ‘not there’) is a
newly published book that explores the subject of where St Peter died
and was buried. It is commonly believed by Catholics and most
Protestants that the saint was martyred and buried in Rome. This
enquiry takes a contrarian view and asserts that is highly doubtful St
Peter was ever in Rome despite the insistent traditional belief that he
died and was buried there. Despite this contention the author points out
(on the back cover blurb) that the book is not an attempt to take the
‘Rome’ out of Roman Catholicism. ‘Catholic’ means world-wide and the
universal Church certainly does not need to take its name from an
Italian city to maintain its pre-eminence in the Christian world. What
is very important however is to research the facts of the matter and see
where they lead...