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New coffee table book by Bahamian author Amanda Diedrick details Green Turtle Cay’s intriguing past - Dec 8, 2016 - 4:58:15 PM


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Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas  – Lucayans, Loyalists and Eleutheran Adventurers. For centuries, these and other populations have sought safety and refuge on Green Turtle Cay, a tiny island in Abaco, Bahamas. Propelled by fate or by force, most ultimately moved on. A resilient few remained.

Their stories are the focus of Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay, a new hardcover book by Bahamian writer, Amanda Diedrick.

The full-colour, 185-page publication features close to 200 historic images of Green Turtle Cay, oil paintings by world-renowned Bahamian artist and historian...
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Sir Orville Turnquest Presents His New Book to Prime Minister Christie - Dec 6, 2016 - 8:59:47 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (left) receives a copy of the book What Manner of Man Is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years in The Bahamas from its author, former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest, GCMG, QC, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on December 6, 2016.  Acclaimed Bahamian actor Sir Sidney Poitier wrote the Foreword.
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Author Former Governor-General Orville Turnquest Launches Historic, Revealing Work - Dec 6, 2016 - 10:05:04 AM

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Surrounded by a small group of family and friends, Sir Orville Turnquest, former Governor-General presented the first copy of his book, What Manner of Man is This? to the current Governor-General Lady Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony celebrating the book’s worldwide publication at an official launch held at Government House.

Although many books have been written about the royal couple, Sir Orville’s incisive book is the only one that focus exclusively on the Duke’s administration while Royal Governor of The Bahamas from 1940-1945 after he abdicated the throne as King of England in order to marry the twice-divorced Mrs. Wallis Simpson...
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PS Melvin Seymour presents his book, 'The Shepherding Generation,' to the Prime Minister - Dec 5, 2016 - 12:27:26 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Permanent Secretary Melvin Seymour, left, presented Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie with a copy of his book, The Shepherding Generation, at the Office of the Prime Minister on December 1, 2016...
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Author Former Governor General Orville Turnquest Toiled 15 Years on the Historic, Revealing Work - Dec 2, 2016 - 5:28:28 PM

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Fifteen years after former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest pledged to dedicate his literacy prowess and fascination with history to writing the story of the Duke of Windsor’s reign in The Bahamas, his much-anticipated work, What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s Years in The Bahamas, will hit local bookstores on December 5. The book, now available in hardcover and paperback, will also be sold through online retailers shortly after publication in paperback and e-Book editions.

An official launch will be held at Government House with a small group of family, friends from The Bahamas Historical Society, Historic Bahamas Foundation and media. Sir Orville...
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Former Beauty Queen and Ordained Minister Darlene Davis-Hord Presents New Book to the Prime Minister - Nov 25, 2016 - 11:33:56 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – Former Beauty Queen and Ordained Minister Darlene Davis-Hord presented a copy of her new book, Dwelling in the Secret Place – An Intimate Journey with God Through Prayer, to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, November 18, 2016 at Office of the Prime Minister.  Ms. Davis-Hord, a former Miss Bahamas and Miss Universe contestant, is an ordained Minister, Prophetic Intercessor, Teacher and Certified Life Coach, ‘dedicated to building the Kingdom of God, educating, equipping, transforming and empowering other men and women with the tools, skills and techniques of prayer in an effort to help them fulfill their divine purpose...
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New Marriage Book Aims to Enhance and Restore Marriages - Nov 16, 2016 - 3:45:52 PM


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Author Teri M. Bethelis helping married couples put their relationships on the right track through her recently published book, My Marriage Matters. In this second edition, Bethel addresses a number of issues common to married couples such as: respect, honor, infidelity, sex, addictions, soul ties, sickness and more.

A former Director of a local Marriage Ministry with her husband Tellis, Teri believes that the book is a handy tool for couples who want peace and harmony in their homes, as well as a more intimate relationship with each other.

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Bahamian author and diplomat presents new book to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Joudi - Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32:31 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas – “Leadership and Accountability in Government,” a newly written book by Dr Richard C. Demeriette was recently presented to senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Honourable Minister, Fred Mitchell, and Ambassador to the UAE and the State of Qatar, H.E. Tony Joudi, both received their copies from the author who has served 40 years in the public sector.

“The timing of this book is perfect for the discussions that are currently taking place in our country,” said Demeriette who is very connected to the subject and added, “Leadership Accountability In Government comes not only from my diverse career experience but also my heart...”
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Free E-Book, "Surviving a Hurricane" available on TheBahamasWeekly.com - Oct 5, 2016 - 10:11:16 AM

The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present a  free e-book download of "Surviving a Hurricane" written by Robert Tarzwell, a former resident of Grand Bahama.

Robert Tarzwell, a former member of the Grand Bahamas Red Cross, was an assistant manager and coordinator of the Red Cross medical FAST teams, which respond to medical emergencies and is a trained Red Cross  hurricane shelter  manager. A former member of the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA), Robert was regularly seen out on the rescue boat assisting people in trouble. Robert has extensive boating and automotive knowledge, as his hobbies are fishing and car racing. Robert is also very knowledgeable in all construction techniques, having built many residential homes as well as commercial buildings...
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Uniformed Services Senior Manager writes book for the body, mind and soul - Oct 3, 2016 - 11:46:42 AM

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Paradise Island, Bahamas - Bodybuilder turned Atlantean and now published author of a book, Leonardo “Nardo” Dean is advocating balance and a healthier lifestyle through his book, titled “The Trilogy of Fitness,” which focuses on specific topics and takes a wholistic look at wellness, targeting the physical, mental and spiritual.

“Each chapter focuses on ways you can elevate your tri-being to a higher state of wellness by using physical tools, mental disciplines and spiritual principles,” explains Nardo, a senior manager with responsibility for the Uniformed Services Department at The Cove and The Reef...
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Brooke & Lee debut self-published children’s book "Dave the Brave" - Aug 19, 2016 - 3:23:09 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - Under the name ‘Brooke & Lee,’ two sisters, Adria McCardy and Kristi Collie, have given a new meaning to evangelism.

The sisterly duo have joined forces to “share and spread true love, God’s love with everyone [they] encounter through books and [also] in life.”

Inspired by their brother’s initiative in writing his first novel “The Legend of the Flaming Dragon,” Adria, ‘Brooke’ of Brooke & Lee became motivated to be the budding entrepreneur she has always dreamt of becoming....
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Dr. Melony Thompson Presents Her Book to the Bahamas Governor General - Aug 19, 2016 - 9:15:51 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre, was presented a book from Dr. Melony Thompson, second left, entitled Odessa and the Professor, August 18, 2016 during a courtesy call at Government House.

Also pictured are from left are Valda Swaby, Kayla Johnson and Dexter Thompson...
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Dr. Gail Saunders Presents a Copy of Her Book to the Prime Minister - Aug 19, 2016 - 6:13:20 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Historian Dr. Gail Saunders presented a copy of her book, Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960 to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, August 18, 2016.  

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Richard Demeritte Presents His Book to the Prime Minister - Aug 10, 2016 - 5:49:30 AM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas – Richard Demeritte, left, presented to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie a copy of his book, Leadership Accountability in Government: Defining, Measuring & Managing for Results. 

Mr. Demeritte made the presentation on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Office of the Prime Minister...
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Dr. Gail Saunders presents a copy of new book to the Governor General - Jul 1, 2016 - 4:51:46 AM

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NASSAU, Bahamas -- Dr. Gail Saunders (left) presents a copy of her book “Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas 1880 – 1960” to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, Thursday, June 30, 2016. 

"The book deftly unravels the complex historical interrelationships of race, color, class, economics, and environment in the Colonial Bahamas. An invaluable study for scholars who conduct comparative research on the British Caribbean."
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Nassau author teaches Christians to rise from crisis through new novel - Apr 28, 2016 - 11:32:36 AM

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Author Randy Lundy pens an encouraging, new Christian novel in “What Went Wrong Was Right,” which is expected to be released nationwide this week.

In “What Went Wrong Was Right,” Lundy aims to help those who have been toppled with unfortunate crisis and guide them through life’s journey — whether it was a childhood experience or an unfortunate event they have encountered in their adult life. Crisis births the passion, vigor and zeal needed to release their potential, propelling individuals to walk with endless passion and unconditional bountiful love in their God-given purpose...
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Spence Finlayson Presents His Book to the Governor General - Apr 27, 2016 - 9:02:15 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Spence Finlayson presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy on his book, Phoenix Rising, during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.   (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
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New book: A History of The Bahamas through Maps by Todd T. Turrell - Apr 24, 2016 - 5:51:38 PM

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A History of The Bahamas Through Maps by Todd T. Turrell was released on March 11, 2016. It tells the fascinating story of The Bahamas using beautiful antique maps as the backdrop. Maps from 1579 to 1865 are featured and discussed along with the history of the country around those time periods.

The book examines the geological history of The Bahamas as well as early explorers and settlers, the pirate era and British loyalists who populated many of the out islands after the American Revolutionary War. There is a chapter dedicated the boom the Civil War brought to the country, along with blockade running, and a chapter regarding prohibition with its significant impact to the nation's livelihood during that period...
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Bahamian Motivational Speaker Publishes Inspirational Book - Apr 8, 2016 - 11:08:45 AM

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Bahamian born, International motivational speaker , Corporate trainer, Talk show host , Bishop of Motivation and Author Master Motivator Spence Finlayson recently published his latest inspirational book Phoenix Rising.

Finlayson, who is the Founder & CEO of The Phoenix Institute, said that “according to the Feng Shui Handbook, The Phoenix is a mythical bird that never dies. It flies far ahead to the front , always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vision , for collecting sensory information about our environment and the events unfolding within it. The Phoenix with its great beauty creates intense excitement and deathless inspiration...
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Nassau author releases enlightening new Christian book - Mar 27, 2016 - 10:19:05 PM

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Author Pastor Peter Joseph announces the nationwide release of his new book, “Possibility Praying,” a perceptive, insightful and practical spiritual discourse that brings brand new achievements and accomplishments derived from the loving Creator.

Are you looking for a way out of the humdrum of routine? Well, you’re in the right condition for the supernatural birth of better things. All it takes is a spiritual discourse that takes hold of the other side. You’ve seen your side, so let’s look at God’s side...

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