Traveling advice for old ladies
- Dec 28, 2018 - 2:10:30 PM
“As an older woman, retirement should be a wonderful time to do exciting
things with your new-found freedom. A considerable part of your life
may have involved taking care of your kids and spouse and focusing on
your career, leaving very little ‘you’ time. Finally, that time is here.
This is the next exciting chapter of your life.” That’s what the
National Council on Aging Care says.
Really? I didn’t find any information about aging body bathroom parts.
Hmmm. The following are my ideas for experiencing happy hygiene while
traveling on vacation...
Bumblebee - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 24, 2018 - 3:10:25 PM
A lone warrior from a distant planet suffering from amnesia and left
mute from battle befriends a young woman dealing with the loss of a
parent. When enemies of the warrior find out where he has fled to, they
agree to cooperate with a covert military organization on the new planet
they have landed on with the goal of using the primitive technology of
the inhabitants to pinpoint the warrior’s exact location. The warrior
forms a bond with his human companion as they find strength in each
other to overcome the obstacles in their lives that they may not be able
to face alone...
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 4:18:04 PM
Years after the an epic battle left a city in ruins humanity has picked
up the pieces and a shadowy group has taken it upon themselves to rid
the Earth of all alien robotic life. An ancient menace now has Earth in
its cross-hairs as it manipulates the human contingent to further its
ultimate goal of reclaiming a lost object of power. The leader of the
remaining extraterrestrial robot combatants must decide if humanity is
worth saving after such a betrayal...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:17 PM
One of the taglines for this movie: Mankind's Finest Achievement. Our
Nation's Proudest Moment. A Secret Hidden For Forty Years. When a
mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it
threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the good alien robot army
alone will not be able to save us. As they learn of a spacecraft from
their home planet hidden on the Moon, it begins a race against the evil
robot army to reach it and learn its secrets...
Transformers - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:14 PM
The battle between two warring factions of a robotic race continues on
an alien planet. A young inhabitant of the planet is thrust into the war
when it is discovered that he hold information to the location of a
power source hidden on his planet generations before he was born.
is a powerful thing. It is proof that sometimes the memory of something
makes that thing better than it really was. With that said I have to to
admit I had my doubts about Transformers. There was the poster of
Megatron with the word Destroy on it and the one of Optimus Prime with
the word Protect...
Joe Darville: A Yuletide Cry For Mother Earth
- Dec 15, 2018 - 7:14:23 PM
A recent trip to Bimini, Cat Cay & Ocean Cay, by a team from Save
The Bays, has us asking more questions of this Government than we can
find answers to. Day and night, the all too familiar sound of pilings
being continuously driven into the ocean bed can be heard echoing across
Bimini as an extension to the cruise ship pier takes place. Back in
2014 Save The Bays fought the destroying “developing” resort over its
proposed pier, knowing that the island was too small to bring a 1600
person ship to such a small island as environmentalist knew too well.
The case got all the way to the Privy Council...
Residence Of Freeport Demand More Social Services Benefits
- Dec 14, 2018 - 10:12:16 AM
Good Morning, Mr. Watson, I am trying to reach you regarding the story
of the citizens of Freeport. unfortunately, we have been missing each
other I am making this attempt again to your agency as a Bahamian
citizen. regarding an important matter pertaining to social services in
On behalf of those citizens who rely on The
Families for Justice Organization to get there stories out publicly, we
have decided to turn to the Media for our Freedom of Expression rights
under the constitution of the Bahamas as Bahamians...
Robin Hood (2018) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 9, 2018 - 12:00:17 PM
A war-hardened soldier returns from his tour of duty in a foreign land
to find his family estate in shambles. With the help of a soldier he
once showed kindness to, he will become a symbol to the people in his
area and show them that they can stand up to the unjust authority.
of Loxley is a nobleman drafted into the Crusades, but when he is sent
home from war due to actions his superior disagrees with he must find
away to get back the life taken from him. Yahya aka John is a Moorish
soldier who lost a hand in battle and has pledged an oath to take down
the people who were responsible for the war that killed his son and
agrees to train Robin to help facilitate this...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM
One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big
Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries
observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number
represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest
count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic
species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are
essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the
tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
Robin Hood (2010) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:20:11 AM
A retelling of the origin of the Robin hood legend with 13th century
details. As the archer and his band of marauders confront corruption in a
local village and are used as pawns in a foreign plot to overthrow the
monarchy. With the country weakened by ineffective rule and an indulgent
upper class, the gang of skilled mercenaries with an appetite for all
life has to offer sets out to right the wrongs that the working class
The Fiscal Responsibility Bill and the checks and balances of a country
- Dec 9, 2018 - 6:35:07 AM
The Fiscal Responsibility Bill was presented to the Bahamian people as
the sustainable and fiscal discipline to reshape accountability of the
public sector. The Bill itself is a step in the right direction for the
Bahamas but one can’t help but to think it may be a little too late.
the fact that back in 2016 the United Nations report classified the
Caribbean as multi dimensionally poor and with the advancement of
technology that gives every single human being access to industries...
Instant Family - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Nov 20, 2018 - 4:25:53 PM
couple decide to start a family and find themselves traversing the
daunting landscape of foster care adoption. They were expecting to take
in a single child but end up opening their doors to three siblings of
different ages as they try to figure a way to work around instant
parenthood and form bounds that could lead to them forming a real
Pete & Ellie Wagner are a couple who flip houses for a
living and decide to become foster parents with the goal of starting a
family, but the foster children they end up taking in are more than they
Essy Bootle: Time to privatize government assets
- Nov 19, 2018 - 11:14:09 PM
I agreed with the PLP when they opposed the sale of majority shares in
BTC to a private company. Now, several years on, I must say that my
position has completely reversed. We now have two telecoms companies and
while I am happy to say that I do not use BTC, I understand that their
service and standards have improved exponentially through competition.
what was the anxiety really all about? What did we really lose –
revenue? Hardly, the old BTC was bleeding money just like the rest of
the public ‘assets’ that Bahamians...
Bohemian Rhapsody - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Nov 16, 2018 - 9:45:56 AM
The story of a world famous band’s meteoric rise to fame due to their
now iconic sound and phenomenal lead singer, as they defied long held
conventions and shattered stereotypes of that time. We see how the
turmoil within the band lead to performances that cemented their legacy
in the hearts and minds of people from different walks of life all over
the globe from the very young to the very old.
aka Freddie Mercury becomes the lead vocalist for the rock band Smile
which becomes the band Queen and with its rise to super stardom he
explores a lifestyle he is unsure of at first...
Essy Bootle: Millions being lost by government
- Nov 7, 2018 - 10:45:07 AM
Our failure to capitalize on our own airspace is
losing us millions of dollars each year. Most Bahamians may be unaware,
but every aircraft that flies within our national boundaries pays a fee,
a kind of tax if you will, for right of passage through our territory.
The problem is, currently those fees, which can number in the many
thousands of dollars per flight, get paid to the United States
It cannot make sense for a free and independent
country to allow another nation to control its airspace, terrestrial
land or sovereign waters...
Sharon Turner: Boasting about taking more from us in taxes
- Oct 30, 2018 - 12:51:28 PM
The issue on the ground is ultimately this: the
government is taking more of the people’s money, but doing less for the
people in a tangible way with the extra money it is taking. That is what
more revenue versus less expenditure ultimately amounts to in real
terms. So yes, you have a figure for first quarter (and it is only first
quarter), but all governments must ask themselves “how is life changing
on the ground for everyday people in their everyday lives?”
you are collecting more in VAT, but all that means is our bills have
increased and we have less of our own money to spend. Yes you are
choosing not to spend money on certain things...
Stacey Moultrie: Lighthouse Point proposed development by Disney Cruise Line
- Oct 16, 2018 - 11:20:12 AM
Dear Sir or Madam,
of the reasons I am a marine biologist and environmental planner is
because of the many hours I spent on the Bay in Savannah Sound,
Eleuthera whenever I visited my grandmother, Lillian Culmer. I spent
many summer breaks and holidays in Eleuthera. I consider it my second
home. There are few places on this planet that are as beautiful with so
many pristine areas...
Essy Bootle: Hands off Nassau Harbour!
- Oct 15, 2018 - 9:56:45 AM
I read with horror the news that Royal Caribbean
Cruise Lines has a bid before Government to redevelop Nassau Harbour. It
seems that under Prime Minister Minnis, we risk being completely taken
over by the gaudy, tacky theme park nightmare that is cruise ship
Lighthouse Point for Disney, a new port for Carnival
Cruises in Grand Bahama, and now this? If he is not careful, Dr. Minnis’
legacy will be transforming the Bahamas into the republic of neon
lights, silly games and plastic water-slides...
Brilliant Bahamian authors with brilliant books
- Oct 15, 2018 - 9:51:20 AM
These are the brilliant Bahamian authors with brilliant books:
Bethel, Marion Bethel, Christian Campbell, Emile Hunt, Sonia Farmer,
Ernestia M. Fraser, Helen Klonaris, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming, Patricia
Glinton Meicholas, Gilbert Morris, Angelique Nixon, Patrick Rahming,
Keith Russell, Obediah Michael Smith, Ian Gregory Strachan and Telcine
Turner-Rolle. [The length of this list quadruples were I to include the
authors I love and admire of the wider Caribbean - among them, Derek
Walcott and V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Laureates who, fortunately, are
established and are well known worldwide already...
Goosebumps - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Oct 15, 2018 - 9:33:49 AM
A writer of young adult horror books must team up with his daughter and
her teenage friends to stop the monsters who have escaped from his
manuscripts. Together they must find a way to keep the creations of his
imagination from destroying the town they now call home.
Stine is the creator of the Goosebumps franchise with the secret that
all of the monsters he has created are real and trapped in the original
manuscripts waiting to be freed. Hannah Stine is R.L. Stine’s daughter...