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Civil Society Conclave on State of Human Rights in The Bahamas - Mar 11, 2018 - 11:36:08 PM

The Israelites, the Bible states, wondered forty yea rs in the desert. It’s not that they were physically lost, for they knew where they were headed, and knew how to get there. The stars by night and the sun by day were the only GPS they needed. And they were fortified by manna in the desert.

But woefully, t hat nation of people was mentally and psychologically lost. Leaving the land of enslavement, after coming to the realization that as a people of value and dignity...
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Sharon Turner on the Oban deal - Mar 11, 2018 - 7:34:06 PM

Editor,

That the government lacks effective public relations is without question. But over the last nine months and most recently with the now infamous Oban deal, the vice grip choking the collective hope and blocking the tide of promised good governance and critically needed national reform is not the absence of public relations, but the absence of public respect.

When a Heads of Agreement is signed, it is not a deal between the FNM and a developer or the PLP and a developer. That Heads of Agreement is a legally binding agreement between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and a developer. This means all of us, you and I, are bound to that developer...
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Commentary: EU moves the goal posts yet again - Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00:20 PM

Mr. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister announced in Parliament recently that "The Bahamas is set to be blacklisted as a tax haven by the European Union (EU) next week."

But everyone knew this would come. The EU and OECD and the other alphabet soup entities have been doing this to The Bahamas and other tax havens now for decades...
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TheBahamasWeekly.com New Website about to launch - Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51:55 PM

Twelve years, 54,300 articles, more than 100,000,000 page views later, TheBahamasWeekly.com continues delivering fact-based news that you can count on. It's our pleasure at this juncture to announce the development of our new and improved website which will provide greater ease of navigation, and loads of new bells and whistles along with some amazing new custom designed features unique to TheBahamasWeekly.com.

The new TheBahamasWeekly.com will represent the sum total of more than four years of development between our hand coding developer and myself to attain the look and functionality reminiscent, in some regards to a form of artificial intelligence. While a number of our associates went the way of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, we opted for a customized approach with hand-coded scripts to achieve our personalized...
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Black Panther - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Feb 22, 2018 - 2:57:13 PM

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After the death of his father a prince must take on the mantle of king of his isolationist and technologically advanced nation. When an enemy from his nation’s past reappears, the new king must prove himself to his people as he is drawn into a conflict with the potential to put the nations of the world at risk.

T’Challa is the new King of Wakanda and also the new Black Panther with a sworn oath to protect the interests of his isolated nation from those who would use its advanced technology for evil. Shuri is the princess of Wakanda and the current head designer of its technological tradition of incorporating the alien metal Vibranium into every aspect of their cutting-edge way of life...
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The Cloverfield Paradox - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Feb 8, 2018 - 9:59:50 AM

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A group of scientists on a space station orbiting a planet on the brink of war must test a device that could solve their world’s energy crisis. On testing the device they transport themselves to an alternate dimension and must find the means on the reality warped station to return to their original location.

Ava Hamilton is a member of the crew on the Cloverfield Space Station who are tasked with testing the Shephard particle accelerator that could end the world’s energy crisis...
Columns : Letters to The Editor
Pam Burnside: S.O.S. - Save Our (City's) Soul - Jan 30, 2018 - 11:04:38 AM

Dear Editor,

S.O.S. - SAVE OUR (CITY’S) SOUL

In the late 1900s my late husband, architect and Bahamian advocate Jackson Burnside III, wrote a newspaper article under this same title, bemoaning the burgeoning loss of pride and appreciation for our country’s soul – i.e. our unique, rich Bahamian Art, Culture and Heritage.  Although he is no longer physically with us, I will intersperse this letter with several of his quotations, which are still so very relevant today...
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 29, 2018 - 10:47:13 AM


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A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy that gives closure to the microcosm we have been following with an open end of the macro chaos defined by the world at large.

Every Maze Has An End

One of the taglines for this movie: Every Maze Has An End. A young man leads a group of fellow fugitives from a clandestine corporation’s experiment on a dangerous mission to save their captured friend...
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All the Money in the World - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 21, 2018 - 11:39:18 AM

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When a teenage boy is kidnapped and held for ransom, it is up to his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay it. When the billionaire refuses to pay, the mother must team with he adviser in a race against time to get her son from his captors who are becoming increasingly brutal in their demands for the money.

Abigail Harris is the mother of a kidnapped son who must find a way to pay the ransom demanded by the kidnappers by going to her son’s grandfather for the money...
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The Greatest Showman - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 11, 2018 - 12:41:31 PM


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A young clerk for a shipping company dreams of a better life for his wife and two daughters. When he is let go after the company goes bankrupt he risks what little money he has to start a venture that would become a world renowned attraction of entertainment for years to come.

P. T. Barnum is an ambitious showman and entrepreneur who was driven to be successful with what he had at his disposal while flying to the face of social norms of that time. Charity Barnum is P.T.’s wife who dealt with her husband’s need to prove himself in the eyes of her father and the high society crowd that she came from while tending to the needs of their two daughters.
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Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 10, 2018 - 6:26:15 PM

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Four high school students discover an old video game console, while in detention, and find themselves trapped in the game as the avatars they chose when they decided to play it. Now they must survive the challenges of the game and beat it in order to return to the real world or be trapped in it forever.

Spencer Gilpin is a nerdy gamer that finds himself in detention for doing the homework of his one time friend and then finds himself in the avatar of archaeologist Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the Jumanji video game...
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Jumanji- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Jan 10, 2018 - 4:13:37 PM

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A young bullied boy finds a mysterious board game but does not realize its magical powers until he is sucked into it before his best friend’s stunned eyes. Decades later the boy is freed from the game as a man by two unsuspecting children and must rejoin with his friend and the new players to outwit the game’s daunting obstacles.

Alan Parrish is a person who has been trapped in the jungle of a magical board game for 26 years and must now team up with the players of the game past and present to undo what the game has done.
Columns : Letters to The Editor
Cedric Moss: More Carnival Duplicity - Jan 8, 2018 - 4:02:13 PM

Dear Editor,

Recently, Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture Michael Pintard made a further statement on the government’s involvement with carnival. I found it contradictory, duplicitous, and confusing. Still, in the January 2, 2018 issue of the Tribune, Minister Pintard said, “There is no contradiction in our position and certainly no duplicity. We, as a government, are out. This is now a private venture that will be guided by the government through an amended commission. But for all intents and purposes, all avenues are open.” Huh? If carnival is truly now a private event...
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Bright - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 28, 2017 - 4:37:57 PM

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In an alternate present-day where humans have coexisted with mythical sentient beings since the beginning of time, a human and orc police officers are thrown into a magical line of fire when they find themselves on an escort mission with an elf in possession of a thought-to-be-forgotten relic. As they battle their personal differences and societal expectations they must keep this dangerous weapon out of the the wrong hands or risk the destruction of everything they hold dear by an millennia old malevolent entity...
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Ferdinand - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 26, 2017 - 8:25:54 AM

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After being mistaken for a ferocious animal, a kindhearted bull is torn from his home and placed in a bullfight training facility. In a race against time he must rally a team of misfit animals to escape the facility and return to his family before a legendary bullfighter chooses him for his final performance.

Ferdinand is a bull who wishes to stay with his adopted family, but after being brought to Casa del Toro and forced to compete for a bullfight he forms a plan to escape with new friends...
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Murder On The Orient Express - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 25, 2017 - 12:44:29 PM

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A lavish train ride soon becomes a thrilling mystery full of suspense when thirteen strangers find themselves on a journey of murder. One man must use all of his well honed skills of deduction to put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the case before death strikes yet again.

Hercule Poirot is a world renowned detective who has just solved a theft in Jerusalem and seeks to get some rest on the elegant Orient Express before his next case. Bouc is a friend of Hercule and the director of the Orient Express who offered him a room in the train for the three day journey.
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Star Wars : The Last Jedi- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 17, 2017 - 7:31:32 AM

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A prodigy in a mystic art seeks out a master of the art in self exile to guide her in the ways of the art while fighting the lure of the master’s former apprentice. In space a group of freedom fighters must find a way to escape the might of an oppressive regime but to do so they must find a way to elude their pursuers with minimum casualties.

Rey is a extraordinarily gifted Force sensitive individual seeking a legendary master to train her in the ways of the Jedi in hopes of saving the galaxy from the rule of the First Order...
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The Star - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 8, 2017 - 11:37:23 AM

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This is the story of a young donkey who dreams of joining a traveling caravan with his dove best friend if he can escape the miller who owns him. During a successful escape attempt he finds his way into the home of a young carpenter and his pregnant wife who he stays with in hopes of not returning to a life of milling wheat, but he soon finds himself on an unexpected adventure.

Boaz is a young donkey who finds himself chasing after the humans Joseph and Mary after he discovers a plot to kill Mary’s unborn baby by King Herod...
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The Truth Must Be Taken- Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Dec 6, 2017 - 6:05:02 PM

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A former operative for a special operations branch of the military is now a vigilante seeking vengeance for the death of his family due to his involvement in a large conspiracy. As he executes all those responsible for the deaths, he teams with a former intelligence analyst in hiding due to information he uncovered as they decide if a current government security agent is worth the risk of being included in their circle of trust as it may endanger her life and those she loves.

Frank Castle is the vigilante known as the Punisher who is believed dead but as his alias of Pete Castiglione gets wrapped up in a conspiracy he thought was behind him he seeks to kill the man responsible...
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You Can't Save The World Alone - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Nov 28, 2017 - 6:56:22 AM

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Vitalized by a restored faith in humanity due to an alien hero’s sacrifice, a billionaire seeks the help of a demigoddess heroine to face-off against an ancient evil. Together they recruit a team that includes a human machine hybrid, a delinquent from a mythical royal family and a young man able to tap into an alternative energy source, to save the planet from an assault of apocalyptic proportions.

Bruce Wayne is Batman who rededicates himself to saving the human race after the selfless death of the Kryptonian Kal-El, known as Superman to the world and Clark Kent to his friends, by forming a league of super powered beings...

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