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28,000+ Signatures for preservation of Lighthouse Point - Sep 23, 2018 - 3:47:36 PM

28,000+ Signatures Cry Out for Preservation of Lighthouse Point, Asking to Give Island Jewel Away is Like Asking Me to Hand Over a Child

I am a man and I cry. There, I have said it.

I cry for the inhumanity of human against human. I cry for all the parts and parcels of The Bahamas that Bahamians do not have access to.

Please, please do not make Lighthouse Point one of them.

Every time I learn of a little piece of this beautiful archipelago that is being developed without kind and gentle care for its future, I am torn between wanting to scream and shedding another tear.  Like others who support Save The Bays, I am not anti...
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Predator - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Sep 16, 2018 - 10:20:03 AM

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The leader of a team of military special forces operatives is sent with them on a covert mission to rescue another group which was sent to assist in a nefarious government plan in the jungles of a foreign country. While there he encounters a former military buddy who is now working with a government organization to squelch a joint effort of foreign and local armies operating in the area. After the elite team dispatches the entrenched armed force, they soon find themselves being picked off by a camouflaged opponent with weapons not of this world...
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Pamela Burnside: Are we ready to ‘be who we is’? - Sep 2, 2018 - 12:13:35 AM

As I sit here at the beginning of a new month and reflect on the newspaper articles of the past several weeks, I can but shake my head in frustration and ‘bogglement’ as our country appears to be settling into the same ol, same ol formula of leading us nowhere fast!

A dearth of inactivity is descending upon the new government, blanketing the promise of change and hope that accompanied them on their arrival into office.  It appears sadly that this government is on its way to also turning into a ‘gubment’ - thus leading me to take pen to paper once again to try, and try hard, to ask them to please ‘see what dey lookin’ at’. We have answers to some of these challenges staring us right in the...
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The Darkest Minds - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 21, 2018 - 7:58:23 PM

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When a virus kills 98% of the world’s children, the remaining 2% discover they possess super human abilities. After escaping one of the camps that the government has placed the young people in, a teen joins a group of runaways searching for a rumored safe haven. They soon realize that running is not yielding the desired fruit of their labor and decide to wage a resistance by using their combined powers to take back control.

Ruby Daly is a teen with the power to control the minds of people, who escaped a government run concentration camp and is now part of a small group of runaways searching for a rumored sanctuary...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 7, 2018 - 2:00:40 PM

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The entire Impossible Missions Force is shut down under implications of involvement in a global terrorist plot that could lead to a new world war. Ghost Protocol is initiated and a small unit of the disavowed IMF agents must find a way to clear the organization's name and, with limited resources, stop the threat that framed them. If they fail, the landscape of the globe could be changed forever.

Ethan Hunt is the leader of the rogue team of disavowed IMF agents who must put aside his personal demons to take point on a mission that could mean the obliteration of the world's super powers in global nuclear war...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 5, 2018 - 5:58:44 PM

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After the disbanding of an international espionage organization by its government of origin an agent of that now disbanded organization must now face off against a network of highly skilled operatives from a rival espionage organization while trying to prove that organization's existence to his superiors. To do this the agent must assemble the scattered members of his former team as the rival espionage organization attempts to establish a new world order through an escalating series of coordinated terrorist attacks.

Ethan Hunt is an Impossible Mission Force agent who finds himself 'out in the cold' when the organization is absorbed by the Central Intelligence Agency due to the outcome of a Senate oversight committee hearing and must now prove the existence of The Syndicate with limited resources...
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Mission : Impossible - Fallout - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 9:11:07 PM

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After a mission goes awry, an operative for a top-secret government organization must rally his team in a race against time to recover components that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. As the team goes about their business of fixing their mistake, they must deal with an operative from the parent organization of their division monitoring their activities and reporting their actions to a superior.

Ethan Hunt is the field leader of an Impossible Missions Force team that has lost three plutonium cores to a terrorist group of former spies known as The Apostles and must now take extreme measures to get them back.
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Mission : Impossible 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 12:34:38 PM

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A trusted operative of a top-secret government organization is tasked with retrieving a deadly synthetic virus from a rogue operative of the same organization. In order to successfully accomplish his mission he must recruit the former lover of the operative to infiltrate his team, but during the course of the mission he falls for her and must decide if her life is worth the potential death of millions...
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Mission: Impossible - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 4, 2018 - 11:23:13 AM

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An operative of an espionage organization embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name after he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor. He forms a team of similarly disgraced former operatives to retrieve data that can be used to flush out the true traitor in their midst.

Ethan Hunt is the point man of an Impossible Missions Force team who is the only member left alive and blamed for his team’s death which forces him to find a way to clear his name & uncover the real culprit behind the mission’s failure...
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Sicario: Day Of The Soldado - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 2, 2018 - 3:44:01 PM

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When a terrorist bombing is linked to drug cartels trafficking migrants illegally across a border, a government agent persuades a mysterious colleague to join his elite team tasked with escalating the war between cartels on the other side of the border. When the team kidnaps a kingpin’s daughter and new information comes to light about the terror attack, she becomes a liability in the minds of the officials who sanctioned the kidnapping leaving her fate between the two enigmatic men.

Alejandro Gillick is a former lawyer whose family was killed by a cartel and is now a hitman with ties to the Central Intelligence Agency as an operative in the campaign of the war on drugs...
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Sicario - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Aug 1, 2018 - 8:01:40 PM

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An idealistic federal agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in an escalating war against drugs in a lawless border area between two countries. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a shady past, the squad sets out on a covert assignment that forces the federal agent to re-evaluate her belief structure in order to make it back to her former job alive.

Kate Macer is an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has been chosen to join a Black Ops Task Force on a clandestine mission that will challenge her core beliefs in justice & security...
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Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 31, 2018 - 7:30:20 PM

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Three years after the theme park & luxury resort of cloned dinosaurs was shut down due to a containment breach, the island’s dormant volcano roars back to life and threatens to kill the remaining dinosaurs on the island. A former dinosaur wrangler and the current head of the campaign to stop the re-extinction of dinosaurs must team up on an expedition to rescue as many dinosaurs as possible from the dangerous land mass. As they work with a team of outside crusaders, a conspiracy emerges that could lead to a version of the world not seen for millions of years...
Columns : Letters to The Editor
Kirkland H. Bodie: Show us the money - Jul 25, 2018 - 1:48:11 PM

Hello again my Bahamian citizens, another year has gone by, and it baffles me that there is still not one word being said in any quarters about our thirty million, plus, dollars ($30,000,000+) that was spent, wasted or pocketed on the so-called Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.  

I am still waiting on the forensic report to be tabled in the House Of Assembly concerning their fiasco of a ‘carnival’ for the past three years of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Firstly, let me break this down, most of us broke Bahamians cannot fathom what a million dollars is, so let’s make this as simple as possible...
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Equalizer 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 23, 2018 - 9:05:25 PM

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A former government agent, thought dead, has resurfaced to bring unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed who are fortunate enough to come to his attention. When someone close to him is in need of such justice he goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure those responsible pay for their heinous crime.

Robert McCall is a former C.I.A. operative who now works for Lyft and deals in vigilante justice for those who have no one to defend them, but he surpasses his previous efforts when it is for someone he loves. Susan Plummer is a friend of McCall and an investigator for the Central Intelligence Agency who is called out of semi-retirement to consult on a murder-suicide in Brussels involving an asset...
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The Equalizer - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 23, 2018 - 9:58:56 AM

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The tagline for this movie: What Do You See When You Look At Me? A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to a quiet new life, soon meets someone in need to whom he is drawn to help. With his hidden skills, he decides to mete out vengeance to anyone who makes it a point to brutalize the helpless. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, he will come out of his self-imposed retirement for justice.

Robert McCall works at a hardware store and lives a somber life until the crime & corruption around him awakens a side of himself he thought he had buried with the talents of a covert military operative...
Columns : Letters to The Editor
Pam Burnside shocked by appointment of new Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture - Jul 15, 2018 - 6:01:17 PM

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The Power of Art - I was totally shocked by the recent appointment of the new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture! Having smiled with relief when Minister Pintard was appointed, confident that his Ministry would benefit from his firsthand knowledge and appreciation for art and culture, I must now disappointedly admit that the machination of ‘politricks’ leave me speechless!

I have no knowledge whatsoever about the newly appointed Minister’s cultural or artistic attributes and can but live in hope for a positive future in this regard, but having read comments stating that a Minister need not be proficient in any particular area in order to perform effectively at his or her job, I beg to differ. This country has been saddled with a litany of Cabinet Ministers with mostly legal backgrounds for the past several decades who have exhibited little to no knowledge of, nor appreciation...
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Incredibles 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jul 2, 2018 - 7:43:34 PM

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The mother of a super-powered family is chosen by a wealthy benefactor to change the public’s perception of superheroes in a bid to legalize them. When a new villain hatches a plot that could end the goodwill she has fostered, her family and friends must work together to make the world safe for powered & non-powered individuals.

Helen Parr is the former Elastigirl who has been selected to be used in a campaign to get the public behind the idea of a world with super-powered people legally helping keep it safe again...
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Deadpool 2 - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jun 6, 2018 - 12:09:45 PM

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After suffering an unforeseen tragedy, a disfigured mercenary with a mutant power must find a reason to keep on living instead of finding new ways to attempt to end his existence. He finds that purpose in the form of a mutant child being hunted by a superpowered cyborg from the future and sets out to create a new team of skilled individuals, in their own fields, to help him protect the child.

Wade Wilson is the mercenary known as Deadpool who is forced to go on a journey of self -discovery as an X-Men Trainee in hopes of finding a meaning to his life after a loss he has recently sustained...
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Deadpool - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 29, 2018 - 6:37:38 PM

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The origin story of a mercenary who was once a Special Forces operative and is now an anti-hero after being subjected to a rogue experiment. He is in the process of hunting downing the ones behind the experiment to force them to change him back, so he can be with the woman he loves.

Wade Wilson is a gun for hire who finds out he has rapid advancing cancer through out his body and undergoes an experimental procedure that leaves him an extreme healing factor, but so disfigured in mind and body that he takes on the persona of Deadpool.
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Den of Thieves - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 16, 2018 - 3:57:55 PM
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A notorious crew of bank robbers are looking to pull off the ultimate heist of cash about to be taken out of circulation that would set them up for life. A rule breaking division of law enforcement is looking to bring them to justice, but their questionable ways of getting them may make them worse than the crooks.

Nicholas “Big Dick” O’Brien is the a corrupt LA sheriff going through a divorce who is obsessed with bringing down a certain crew of crooks he believes is led by Ray Merrimen...
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