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Cobra Kai (Season 1) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 4:14:05 PM

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The Karate Kid Saga Continues

34 after a crushing defeat, the star pupil of a closed karate dojo seeks redemption by reopening it. In so doing he reignites a rivalry with a now successful high school foe who is having trouble maintaining balance in his life without the guidance of his sensei.

Johnny Lawrence is the former star student of the Cobra Kai karate dojo who is down on his luck and decides to restart the Cobra Kai dojo with the hope of giving his life a sense of purpose.
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The Next Karate Kid - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 1:50:02 PM

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When a war veteran visits the widow of a soldier he fought alongside he promises to help her with her brooding granddaughter. When a situation at school goes beyond her control the granddaughter decides to take the veteran up on his offer to train her in martial arts as a way of dealing with the problems that begin to overwhelm her.

Keisuke Miyagi is a Medal of Honor bearer of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team from World War II who offers to be the care taker of the grand daughter of his deceased commanding officer in Boston...
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The Karate Kid (2010) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 12, 2018 - 12:31:26 PM

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A young boy is relocated to another country that speaks a different language due to his mother's latest career move. He almost immediately falls for his classmate who has mutual feelings, but cultural differences make the success of their friendship highly unlikely. To make matters worse the friendship incurs the wrath of the neighborhood bully. The young boy's only hope is to get the maintenance man of the apartment building he lives in to teach him the martial art of Kung Fu...
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Acrimony - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - May 10, 2018 - 5:40:37 PM
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The slow disintegration of a relationship spanning the prime years of a couple’s life is looked on bitterly by one of the participants. As circumstances begin to change it is hard to see who is to blame as outside forces conspire to influence both of the once linked individuals in ways beneficial to their own needs and wants.

Melinda Moore-Gayle is a woman who believes she has squandered the best years of her life in a marriage that has brought her nothing in the way of sustainable happiness as she has sacrificed her potential...
Columns : Letters to The Editor
Pam Burnside: What's in a name? - May 3, 2018 - 7:34:26 PM

I would like to say a sincere ‘thank you’ to whomsoever made the decision to remove the revered name of “Junkanoo” from the middle of “Bahamas Carnival”. Now our proud centuries-old tradition is back in its rightful place!

Secondly, and in the same vein, I would like to strongly entreat the Bahamian public (particularly politicians and the media) to treat our proud nomenclature of “Over-the-Hill” with the deep respect it deserves and not besmirch this rich heritage by referring to it as the ‘inner city”...
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A Quiet Place - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 30, 2018 - 8:50:39 PM

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The surviving family of four must live their lives in silence as mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten to kill the rest of them. As their family prepares to welcome a new member they must move beyond past mistakes in order to protect each other from the predatory menace.

Evelyn Abbott is the matriarch of the Abbott household and is preparing to bring a fourth child into a deadly world where a loud noise could summon a horrifying creature to attack whatever made it...
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Avengers : Infinity War - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 28, 2018 - 9:53:21 PM

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Where Will You Be, When It All Ends?

A group of heroes must put aside their differences to fight against a cosmic danger with a plan to destroy half of the universe’s sentient life. To achieve his goal he must collect six artifacts around the cosmos of unimaginable power and it is up to the heroes to keep them from him. If they fail in their duty then existence itself well pay the ultimate price of their monumental loss...
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Ant-Man - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 24, 2018 - 11:29:13 AM

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One of the taglines for this movie: No Shield. No Armor. No Problem. A burglar must find the hero inside himself to help a bitter scientist protect the secret behind his invention which allows a person to shrink in size while increasing in strength. Against towering odds they must work together with their trusted associates to pull off a heist that will save the world from the threat of a global terrorist infestation...
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Iron Man - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 23, 2018 - 11:50:25 AM

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This is the first movie by the film division of Marvel Studios and shows that there is hope for the House Of Ideas' comic book creations on the silver screen when handled by the company that created them. The movie has a great Summer blockbuster feel and the right mix of action, adventure, comedy and drama to make it fun for anyone even if they are not familiar with the character.

Tony Stark is a playboy billionaire industrialist who has a figurative and literal change of heart after he is captured by insurgents and given the task of making a missile...
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Rampage - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 22, 2018 - 7:27:56 PM

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When a silverback albino gorilla becomes one of the three animals mutated to an enormous size, the primatologist who has taken care of him since birth will do anything to find a cure. He must team up with a disgraced genetic engineer to secure an antidote in time to save his altered friend and stop the other raging animals from destroying the city they have converged on.

Davis Okoye is a primatologist at the San Diego Wildlife Preserve who was a former U S Army Special Forces soldier in the anti-poaching unit and friend to a mutating albino gorilla named George...
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Lost In Space (Season 1) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 21, 2018 - 2:33:59 PM

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When a celestial object makes their planet gradually uninhabitable, selected families are launched on an interstellar spacecraft to colonize a new region of the galaxy. On the 24th mission of the spacecraft, an alien entity breaches the hull and forces some of the families to evacuate to a non-native habitable but uncharted planet nearby.

Maureen Robinson is a brilliant aerospace engineer taking her family to the colonized Alpha Centauri. John Robinson is a pilot and former Marine married to Maureen...
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Skyline - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 18, 2018 - 8:16:45 PM

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If You Think You Can Hide...If You Think You Can Resist...If You Think You Can Survive...You Haven't Seen The Light.

Following a late night birthday party, a group of friends are awoken in the wee hours before dawn by strange blue lights beaming through their penthouse window. These eerie lights have descended all over the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame and then scooping them in to the air...
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Who Moved My Corned Beef? Thoughts on the new National Breadbasket - Apr 13, 2018 - 6:52:29 AM

The only constant thing in life is change, and the time for changes to our approach for improving our nation’s nutrition status is now! Last week, in the good company of numerous community members, civil society partners and other public health stake holders, I attended The Ministry of Health’s Town Hall Meeting at the Theodore Grant (TG) Glover School. The setting for the meeting ushered in a sense of pride, not only because the evening’s backdrop paid homage to a formidable educator, but also because it was carried out in a space where our most impressionable citizens are being academically nourished for their roles in the future Bahamian landscape...
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Ready Player One - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Apr 3, 2018 - 9:07:30 PM

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In the future, the creator of an immersive virtual world leaves his immense fortune and control of that world to anyone who can win a contest he designed. An unlikely hero is able to figure out the first challenge and with the help of his friends in the virtual world he attempts to win the contest to keep it away from the evil corporation that wants to corrupt it.

Wade Watts is the young man known as Parzival in the virtual world of the OASIS who wishes to win the Quest so he can leave where he lives in the stacks in Ohio with a neglectful relative...
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A Wrinkle In Time - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 21, 2018 - 11:25:00 AM

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A young girl, her younger brother and a school mate must go on a journey across the universe with the help of three celestial beings to find her missing father. As they travel to worlds beyond their comprehension, the young girl must learn to embrace her flaws & harness the strength inside herself to defeat the evil that awaits.

Meg Murry is a young girl dealing with the disappearance of her father and self esteem issues, who is given the opportunity to save her father by tessering to the planets he accidentally transported himself to...
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Fear What's Inside - Movie review by Rouén Robinson - Mar 20, 2018 - 3:37:20 PM

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A group of military scientists is joined by an ex-military biologist on an expedition into a mysterious quarantined zone. Once there, they must find out the reason why only one person from previous expeditions has ever returned and how to stop the slow expansion of the quarantined zone.

Lena is a biologist & working university professor who was a former soldier and is drafted on a top secret military expedition into the area of the Shimmer after her husband is the only person ever to return from the area...
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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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