Girls Trip - Movie review
- Jul 27, 2017 - 4:34:23 PM
The tagline for this movie: You’ll Be Glad You Came. Four friends for
life unite on a long-overdue weekend getaway trip for a music festival.
As they rekindle their bond by rediscovering their youthful wild sides,
it becomes clear to each how to go forward in life.
Ryan Pierce is the author of a successful book who is looking to cement a
deal for a line of products to be sold at a national super-store chain
if she can make it through the weekend with her friends. Sasha Franklin
runs a web page where she posts celebrity gossip, but with viewership
down and bills rising she is looking to get a scoop on a celebrity
scandal while on the trip. Dina is a young woman who has just been fired
from her job and wants to enjoy everything the trip has to offer her in
any variety of situations. Lisa Cooper works in the medical field and
is the mother of two, who has been living with her mother since her
husband parted ways
My 1st encounter with a racist was on the world's oldest ship
- Jul 25, 2017 - 12:46:48 AM
It was the tail end of the year 2002, when the world's oldest passenger
ship at that time- MV Doulos, suddenly showed up in my town (Port
Harcourt, Nigeria). “Were they lost? or were we headed for another round
of slave trade?” I naively queried, as an eleven year old who was
getting up to speed with History classes. MV Doulos, wasn't exactly as
glamorous as the Titanic, but it was certainly worth the hype.
within the town, took turns visiting the Doulos ship which was said to
be two years younger than the Titanic, but still going strong, and was
on a mission of 'bringing books to the people.' Their target audience,
was obviously the young academic population.
How I Luckily Earned Myself A Free Pass To MV Doulos...
War for the Planet of the Apes
- Jul 18, 2017 - 7:44:50 AM
he tagline for this movie: For Freedom. For Family. For The Planet. A
community of rapidly evolved primates find themselves in a deadly
conflict with an army of humans. When the leader of the primates suffers
an unimaginable loss, he takes it upon himself to avenge his kind and
kill the leader of the army of humans who attacked him.
an intelligent common chimpanzee who is the leader of a forest dwelling
tribe of genetically enhanced apes forced into conflict with the leader
of the military faction Alpha-Omega. Maurice is a wise and benevolent
Bornean orangutan who is an advisor to Caesar and accompanies him on his
quest to eliminate the leader of the military faction responsible for
the deaths of many members in their tribe. Bad Ape is a common
chimpanzee who lived in a zoo before the Simian Flu outbreak and lived
as a hermit until meeting and joining Caesar’s tribe. The Colonel is a
leader of the paramilitary organization Alpha Omega who rules with an
iron fist to achieve his goal of wiping out Caesar’s tribe as a way for
humans to stay dominant.
Despicable Me 3
- Jul 9, 2017 - 7:52:08 AM
An animated sequel with a lot going on but just enough fun stuff so you don't hold that against it too much...
Times Ahead! When a former child star has grown-up to become the
villainous character he played decades ago it is up to a former super
villain to stop his nefarious deeds. When the former villain finds
himself out of work due to a botched mission he receives assistance from
a relative with details to past he didn’t know.
Felonious Gru is
a former super villain working for the Anti-Villain League who is
dealing with a mutiny by his once loyal minions and the revelation of a
brother he didn’t know he had...
Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell No Tales
- Jul 7, 2017 - 7:28:39 PM
A swashbuckling adventure that comes off a bit waterlogged...
headstrong young sailor seeks the help of a down-on-his-luck pirate to
find an object that is the key to freeing his father from a powerful
curse. On this adventure he must forge an uneasy alliance with a
brilliant astronomer possessing knowledge of a map only she can read as
they try to stay ahead of a deadly ship manned by ghost sailors led by
an enemy of the pirate bent on ending piracy on the high seas.
Turner is the son of Will Turner & Elizabeth Swann-Turner and is
looking for the trident of Poseidon to free his father from the curse
that comes with being the Captain of the Flying Dutchman...
Baywatch, A fun summer movie that doesn't take itself too seriously
- Jul 7, 2017 - 12:33:19 PM
Don’t Worry, Summer is Coming...
A lifeguard devoted to
protecting his beach butts heads with a brash new recruit hired to
improve the image of the property. As they learn to work together
guarding beach-goers, they uncover a local criminal plot that could
threaten the future of the area under their jurisdiction.
Buchannon is a lifeguard who eats, sleeps & breathes his line of
work and wants to make sure that every lifeguard he is in charge of
takes the job just as seriously as he does. Matt Brody is a disgraced
two time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer nicknamed the ‘vomit comet’
who is given the lifeguard job as a public relations stunt in lieu of
Moss: Cancel Carnival, Don't Privatize it
- Jul 4, 2017 - 2:10:52 PM
Some time ago I drafted a letter to the editor to
commend Bahamian musician and producer Fred Ferguson for withdrawing his
support from carnival, but in the busyness of life, I did not finalize
and send it. Recently, I saw Mr. Ferguson at a funeral and was reminded
of my unfinished task, hence this letter to you.
said that after listening to the music produced for last year’s
carnival, he decided he could not support it. I commend him for his
courageous and principled decision, and I’m elated by it. But more than
being elated by his decision...
"But we meant well... Really we did..."
- Jul 3, 2017 - 10:16:26 AM
Former Prime Minister, Perry G. Christie (PLP), in defence of spending
tax dollars without proper/legal approval, is quoted as saying, “There
were compelling urgencies to work. During the hurricane itself,
expenditure was incurred. We didn’t have any time to go talk about we
were going to bid. We had to have trucks to go in to help in waters of
three feet high and so forth and so on.”
It’s funny how compelling urgencies change when a party is in government or the opposition...
Transformers: The Last Knight
- Jun 27, 2017 - 8:13:26 PM
The fifth installment in a franchise too overblown for its own good...
battle each other and alien robot beings in a war that spans centuries
as a larger threat to the planet looms. To stop this planetary menace an
ancient artifact must be uncovered by the descendant of the only one to
wield it, but as the battle rages on between two worlds allies may
become villains in service of the greater good.
Cade Yeager is a
struggling inventor and single father who is one of the most wanted
people in the world for helping the Autobots fight against the human led
Transformer Reaction Force. Izabela is a young teen living with outcast
The Mummy: The start of the Dark Universe seems a bit gloomy
- Jun 21, 2017 - 11:44:43 PM
Welcome To A New World Of Gods And Monsters...
princess is awakened in current day by a brash military officer looking
to profit from the riches surrounding her tomb. As she brings her
malevolence grown over millennia with terrors that defy modern human
comprehension, the soldier must find a way to break the curse she has
put upon him in order to save the world from an evil not yet unleashed.
Morton is a career military officer who unintentionally releases an
imprisoned princess from Egypt and must find a way to keep her from
completing her plan for magical world domination...
Film Review: Wonder Woman
- Jun 20, 2017 - 12:58:07 PM
A super powered heroine who actually wants to save everyone...
warrior princess finds her idyllic island life disrupted when she saves
a crashed pilot from drowning. When she learns about a global war from
him, she commits herself to using her mythical attributes and articles
of legend to bring back peace.
Diana Prince is the Amazonian
princess on the island of Themyscira who will later be known as Wonder
Woman after leaving her home to fight in World War 1 in hope of killing
Ares. Captain Steve Trevor is an American fighter pilot who happens to
be an Allied spy and responsible for Diana’s decision to leave her
island of women to fight in the war he is fighting...
Grand Bahama Birders enjoying a busy May
- Jun 16, 2017 - 2:21:26 PM
GLOBAL BIG DAY is a celebration of birds. By bringing people together in
observing and counting birds, this day showcases the wonderful birds
from all regions of the world – helping bring awareness to birding and
Birds are inspiring creatures. Their
amazing migrations and behaviours capture our imagination and their
global presence lets us appreciate them wherever we are in the world.
The power that birds have, to bring people together across cultures,
languages and international borders is truly exceptional!
Master of None (Season 2)
- Jun 5, 2017 - 5:17:02 PM
A well written second season that takes us on a mature journey both unique and universal
traveling abroad, A young man returns home to deal with the challenges
that come with his personal and family life. With a new career
opportunity on the horizon he must learn to navigate a complex
relationship with someone he met during his time abroad.
is a commercial actor looking to become more after a stay in Italy
learning to make pasta at a restaurant, but when the chance to host a
baking contest show leads to better things he must decide if it is worth
"Unforgettable" not worth paying money to see
- May 29, 2017 - 9:56:09 PM
When Love Ends, Madness Begins...
A woman dealing with
her soon-to-be role as a wife and stepmother after a troubled past is
confronted by her fiancé’s ex-wife. As the ex-wife’s jealousy takes a
pathological turn it becomes clear that the only way to end the
nightmare is for someone to be removed from the equation.
Banks is the fiancée of David trying to move on from a troubled past
relationship with her new life with him and his daughter but his ex-wife
does not want to be out of the picture. David Connover is the fiancé of
Julia, the father of Lily and the ex-husband of Tessa who is trying to
figure out why there is so much tension in his household as it becomes a
A prequel and sequel that does little to elevate the series
- May 28, 2017 - 9:59:20 PM
The Path To Paradise Begins In Hell...
The crew of a
colony ship bound for a remote planet on the far side of known space
discover an uncharted habitable world. When they discover the dark
secrets the newly found world holds, they must do all they can to escape
Daniels ‘Dany’ Branson is the terraforming expert aboard the
Covenant and wife of the ship’s captain, but after a series of
tragedies she must find a way to get the remaining crew to safety.
Christopher Oram is the first mate of the Covenant and husband to a
biologist aboard the ship who thinks that the company is blocking him
from promotion because he is a man of faith.
(Review) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
- May 28, 2017 - 10:51:53 AM
A retelling with no respect for legend at its source...
young child is robbed of his birthright when his parents are killed and
his uncle seizes the crown. He grows up in the back alleys of the city
until he is forced to acknowledge his destiny and all the responsibility
that comes with it.
Arthur is a young man raised in a brothel
with no knowledge of his legacy until he pulls the sword from the stone
and is forced to come to terms with the death of his father by his
uncle. The Mage is a young woman with mystical powers linked to animals
who was trained by Merlin and is now helping Arthur to overthrow his
uncle to gain control of Camelot...
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 22 - 26
- May 26, 2017 - 6:51:02 PM
THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE PART ONE: THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
the excitement, pomp, pageantry and high fashion that have come to
define the Bahamian culture surrounding opening of the Bahamas
Parliament, HE Dame Marguerite Pindling, Bahamas Governor General,
delivered the Speech from the Throne, outlining the legislative agenda
of the next parliamentary session in addition to the articulation of key
policy initiatives proposed by the incoming Minnis administration.
In the interest of time, the budget debate begins next Wednesday, 31st May 2017...
Pierre V. L. Dupuch:The People Have Spoken
- May 24, 2017 - 1:58:18 PM
The race is over and the dirt has settled. Some are happy, others are
sad. But the Bahamian people have spoken. They sent a clear message, "We
are in charge." History has been made.
Wayne Munroe told the people to "kiss his backside." The people answered
but with a slight variation, they kicked his backside. Well done, the
Perry Christie gave the people the finger. They gave him the bird. The people spoke...
This Week in The Bahamas Commentary by Elcott Coleby: May 15 - 19
- May 20, 2017 - 3:53:02 PM
Thirteen substantive and three State Ministers sworn in
Minister Minnis continues the process of assembling his cabinet, sixteen
substantive and state ministers were sworn in at Government House on
the evening of Monday, 15th May 2017 by Her Excellency Dame Maguerite
Pindling, Governor General.
Prime Minister Minnis was sworn in as
Prime Minister without ministerial portfolio on Thursday, 11th May and
Ministers Turnquest and Bethel were sworn in on Friday, 12th May...
Pam Burnside: Economic Empowerment and Creativity
- May 19, 2017 - 2:08:31 PM
On behalf of Creative Nassau, I should like to respond directly to the
urgent need for economic growth in The Bahamas by presenting two common
In 2014, Creative Nassau www.creativenassau.com a
non-profit organization of passionate citizens, was successful in
obtaining a prestigious UNESCO designation for the City of Nassau to
become a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) as a
Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts, without government assistance.
Our application was based on our unique traditions of Straw Craft and
The UCCN is an amazing global organization of 116
cities from 54 countries, and as one of the very first cities from the
Caribbean region to be successful, we are rightly proud of this
achievement for the benefit of our country...