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Amanda Diedrick Presented to the Prime Minister a Copy of Her Book - Jun 10, 2017 - 1:19:15 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis welcomed in a courtesy call, author Amanda Diedrick who wrote the book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay.  Ms. Diedrick presented a copy of her book to the Prime Minister, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Monday.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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‘Sharks in the Runway’: A pilot’s chronicle of outrageous adventures - May 31, 2017 - 9:37:31 AM

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‘Sharks in the Runway’, the first book written by photographer, cameraman, writer, and seaplane pilot, Captain Paul W.J. Harding, has been described as a roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the stars; a seafarer and adventurer who’s travelled the globe –from the mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea – and found that there’s nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of The Bahamas.

Part globe-trotting memoir, part history of The Bahamas and aviation, Sharks in the Runway is a dizzying ride through a life of travel and adventure. A story of perseverance and survival, it will inspire the inner thrill-seeker and entrepreneur in all readers...
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Scholar Books Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership - May 30, 2017 - 8:19:04 PM

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A Bahamian book publisher continues to expand their power and synergies with international publishing giants. In May 2017, Scholar Books organized a multi-billion-dollar partnership with America’s largest book distributor, Ingram Content Group.

The new expansion follows a year after Scholar Books CEO, Albert Cox had established a multi-million-dollar partnership with Thomson-Shore, allowing his company the opportunity to become the first global traditional book publications company in The Bahamas.

The Ingram Content Group deal focuses on content development and utilizing their fully integrated channels of print and digital, as well as their global marketing and distribution services.
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Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose - Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM

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We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Did you know that fear stops more people from living their dreams than anything else? Fortunately, fear can be overcome by using spiritual principles, such as choosing to focus on positive intentions and gratitude.

Tina Klonaris-Robinson believes fear can be overcome through creativity. She says that painting has taught her about surmounting obstacles and leading a life of divine purpose. “My canvases begin as empty black spaces. I love using black, rather than white canvases because they remind me that in our darkest times if there is emptiness, there is the potential to fill our lives with light, color, beauty, and magnificence...
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Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM

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Jacquelyn G. Dean of Evangelistic Temple (left) presented a copy of her book, Prayer Warrior: Called Trained and Commissioned to Battle to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, March 14, 2107.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography - Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM


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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.

Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29, 1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native Bahamas...
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Bahamian meteorologist publishes 10th book on hurricanes - Mar 8, 2017 - 3:13:29 PM

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Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer on hurricanes, educator, and meteorologist has just released his tenth book, “The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas - The Stories behind the Great Storms of the North Atlantic.”

“This book is by far my best so far," said Neely who said he was prompted to write the book because over the years he'd read many books on hurricanes and the majority were lacking in telling the impact the hurricanes had on not only one particular country, but the entire region. He felt he could do more to tell the stories behind these great hurricanes...
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Brenda Knowles Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 6, 2017 - 9:18:44 AM

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Ms. Brenda Knowles, left, presented a copy or her book Nuggets of Gold to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, February 22, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderso of Bahamas Information Services...
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Captain Tellis Bethel presents his Book, The Lucayan Story, to the Prime Minister - Dec 28, 2016 - 4:03:17 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (Actg.) Captain Tellis Bethel, left, presented a copy of his book, The Lucayan Story, to Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, December 22, 2016 at the Office of the Prime Minister...
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ZNS to air special Sunday on Sir Orville Turnquest’s revealing book on the Duke of Windsor in The Bahamas - Dec 15, 2016 - 2:03:31 PM

With book sales for What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s Years in The Bahamas setting records, ZNS Bahamas announced today it will air a special on the book and its author, Sir Orville Turnquest, Sunday, December 18. The half-hour show featuring Sir Orville’s findings about the former King of England who was posted to The Bahamas as Royal Governor from 1940-1945 and the author’s official presentations of the book will air at 8:30 pm on Channel 211 on Cable and will stream live online.

“The fascination with the Duke of Windsor continues to this day,” said Sir Orville, Governor-General from 1995-2001. “He was a man who grew up as royalty, became King of England for a period of 10 months and abdicated the throne to wed the woman he loved, a woman who had been married twice before...
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Sir Orville Turnquest Presents His New Book to the Governor General - Dec 8, 2016 - 11:55:43 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy of his new book What Manner of Man is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years In The Bahamas during the book's official launch at Government House on Monday, December 5, 2016.
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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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