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Bahamian vocal talent, Angelique Sabrina premieres "Pull Up" video on MTV Buzzworthy - May 18, 2012 - 1:14:01 PM

MTV Buzzworthy calls her "the next Rihanna"

The last time we heard from young Angelique Sabrina, Bahamian singer/songwriter who is signed to White Ocean Entertainment, she was announcing her contest to attract dancers for her official "Pull Up" video production. The new dance "Pull Up" was coined by 14 year old Angelique herself and the official video seen here includes the submission winners to the “Pull Up” contest, Dale Sweeting’s and Raquel de Cardenas’ who were chosen by the directors and can be seen at 1:13 and 1:54 minutes in the video respectively.

Just this past week the much-anticipated new video premiered on MTV Buzzworthy who are calling her the next Rhianna and gave her rave reviews...
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(VIDEO) Bahamian attorney Maurice Glinton discusses the significance and misunderstandings of the Hawksbill Creek agreement (Part 1) - May 10, 2012 - 2:54:32 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present herewith an engaging  interview with Grand Bahama attorney-at-law, Maurice Glinton as he discusses the Hawksbill Creek Agreement signed August 1st, 1955; the agreement  has a 99-year lifespan that expires in 2054. The Hawksbill Creek Agreement was made between the Government of the Bahamas and Mr Wallace Groves to establish a city and free trade zone on Grand Bahama Island

Glinton also presents background information on Freeport Power, and how it operated under the umbrella of the Port Authority. "Only the Port Authority had the right to construct and operate utilities. The electricity which was produced, all with duty-free imported fuels, was confined for usage in the Port area, nowhere else. It was not supposed to be a profit centre."
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(VIDEO) Triton Submarine conducts testing of personal subs off Grand Bahama - Mar 2, 2012 - 7:01:31 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama -  In December 2011 the Bahamas Film Commission and Mackey Media Ltd / The Bahamas Weekly went to explore the amazing Triton underwater vehicles along with NBC, Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, BBC and other media for an adventure-filled day on board the Atlantis II research vessel.

We are pleased to present herewith our promised Video Interviews with Triton Submarines CEO  L. Bruce Jones and team members; Troy Engen and Mark Deppe, together with Donna Mackey  Sr. Manager for Film Development on Grand Bahama Island...
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Alexis 'Goodbye' Official Music Video - Jan 13, 2012 - 10:48:24 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - "GOODBYE" the new single from Bahamian recording artist Alexis. It is rare to find a video that captures the emotion of the song, but this one did. The story of being torn and being in love is displayed beautifully on camera.

The music video was shot in Grand Bahama and features model, Drew Palacious.

"JOURNEY" the new album from Alexis drops in March .....
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(Video) Pew: "Protect Our Sharks," Say Bahamas' Children - Jan 1, 2012 - 9:20:18 PM

Hear from Bahamian children from various islands of The Bahamas along with Bahamas National Trust Education Officer, Shelly Cant deliver a message on protecting sharks in The Bahamas.

This video Public Service Announcement This PSA was produced by The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), in collaboration with Pew Environment Group, in support of a grassroots petition to protect sharks in Bahamian waters.

Sharks are in trouble globally, and there are few locations where healthy shark populations still exist. In The Bahamas, a 20 year-old ban on longline fishing gear has left its waters as one of the few places in the world with relatively healthy shark...
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(VIDEO) The Year in 60 seconds: 2011 - Dec 31, 2011 - 6:32:22 PM

Posted to YouTube.com on December 6th, 2011, a multimedia showcase of some of 2011's top stories, including Japan's tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding.

Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.

Uploaded by Reuters Video. From
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Google Doodle wishes world Happy New Year with YouTube VIDEO of 2011 - Dec 31, 2011 - 4:54:28 PM

The seasonal Doodle features the letters of the search engine's logo enjoying a party, complete with hats and streamers.

Its Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review video clip is an ambitious attempt to tell the story of the past 12 months.

In addition to showcasing Google's search products, Google+ and YouTube, it includes images of a number of events that dominated the headlines, including the death of singer Amy Winehouse, the Occupy protests, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the Japanese tsunami.

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Conch Salad TV: The Sperrit! - Dec 28, 2011 - 11:41:30 PM

Ready for Junkanoo? 

Catch “The Sperrit” Jordan Darville’s documentary that follows the team “One Family” as they detail their history and the history of the festival, while dealing with internal struggles and rival squads.

The film also touches on the problems Bahamian society faces, and how Junkanoo may be inadvertently contributing to them...
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(VIDEO) Queen's Christmas speech focuses on family - Dec 25, 2011 - 10:30:42 AM

CBC News: Queen Elizabeth's annual Christmas address deals with the importance of family and community spirit as a source of strength in troubled times.

The speech looks back on an eventful year for the Royal Family. In April, the Queen's grandson Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey, an event that garnered headlines around the world.

The Queen speaks of the Commonwealth as a family of countries “with a common bond, shared beliefs, mutual values and goals..."
Papa Smurf 's official music video, "I Am a Bahamian" - Dec 17, 2011 - 5:35:26 PM

Freeport, The Bahamas - Bahamian Hip Hop Artist “Papa Smurf”  finally drops his long awaited video for the hit single and patriotic anthem, "I Am a Bahamian" featuring Da Element and Sherrol Rahming, with scenes shot in Grand Bahama Island along with lots of local faces.

Hailing from Eight Mile Rock, Jones Town,  "Papa Smurf" exploded on the music scene with his hit single "What Da Vibe Is" and went on to release other hits songs such as "Forward Upward" “Stop, Look, Listen” and "The Teacher Appreciation Song."...  
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Conch Salad TV: Lighthouses of The Bahamas - Dec 17, 2011 - 5:25:10 PM

Lighthouses of the Bahamas are an iconic symbol of the country’s history. The Bahamas has the only remaining hand cranked (kerosene) light houses in the world.  See them lit by the keepers, learn their stories and let us know if you think they should be saved.

This video features interviews with Dave Gale of the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society, as well as Hope Town Lighthouse Keepers Franklyn Sweeting and Jeffery Forbes Jr. and former lighthouse keeper Caiaphas...

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Conch Salad TV: Reggae in The Bahamas - Dec 15, 2011 - 5:58:44 PM

We don’t expect to find much LIVE reggae in Nassau (not much live music in general these days) but check out Willis and the Illest. They got a blend of styles, and are steadily building their local audience with their weekly shows.

What do you think about them? Have you seen them perform live yet? Or heard their newest album? What is the future of Bahamian Reggae?

This video features interviews with lead singer Willis, vocalist Mandisa and percussionist Felipe. Other videos will look at other members of the band...
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(VIDEO) Bahamian comedians add humor to Dolly promotional campaign - Nov 24, 2011 - 4:53:53 AM

Three years running, Dolly Madison Home Center has enlisted the services of the comedic creative duo comprising of Patrice Johnson and Brion Roxbury to present their Christmas sales information to the masses on Grand Bahama Island. Under the creative direction of David Mackey, president of Mackey Media Ltd who produced and directed the production with the blessing of Dolly Madison's owner and executive producer; Mr. Don Roberts, Patrice and Brion ad zest to written scripts by shifting a word here and there and interjecting facial expressions and gestures that induce uncontrollable bouts of laughter, whist at the same time getting the message across.
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Halloween-themed 1st music video for Bahamiam filmmaker / iReporter Giovanni Stuart - Nov 10, 2011 - 7:52:33 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas - The 2011 Bahamas Halloween weekend was possibly the biggest and best ever!  Thousands of ghoulish night-crawlers from The Bahamas and around the world, swarmed the historic City of Nassau for good-ole' haunting fun... from Cable Beach, Arawak Cay to Bay Street, and the Atlantis Resort.  Superhero costumes were reportedly the most popular, this year, with sightings of Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern and others abound.  The Royal Bahamas Police Force reported a relatively quiet weekend (Friday to Monday) with no major incidents taking place amongst the trick-or-treating.

The annual scream fest got off with a Friday Night Frite at Mario's Haunted Mansion (Bowling & Entertainment Palace).  Watch the monster mash-up here in this Bahamas Weekly exclusive...
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GB Youth Film Competition winning entry, "Cyberbullying" by Katrina Dorsett - Nov 10, 2011 - 7:18:12 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Budding filmmaker Katrina Dorsett was the winning entry of the inaugural Grand Bahama Youth Film Competition (GBYFC) for her film Cyber-Bullying The GBYFC was created as a component to the 2011 inaugural FLIFF on Location: Grand Bahama to showcase young filmmakers’ work from the island.

Katrina, a 14 year old student from Bishop Michael Elden, focused on an internationally recognized topic affecting young people around the world.  She says,  “As teenagers it can be hard growing up with peer pressure and bullying. If you have low self-esteem, you can be pushed to the edge like Anna. The story is about...

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Conch Salad TV: What’s so Great about Turtles? - Oct 1, 2011 - 4:39:50 AM

A video that answers this important question from the mind of a Bahamian high school student!  Following the 2009 ban of the capture of any turtles, many Bahamians were outraged. But this video strives to show why we should not be outraged, but should in fact be proud. How do you feel about the Turtle Ban? Let us know.

Brought to you by Friends of the Environment, Loggerhead Productions and James Boyce, winner of Abaco’s 2010 Wild & Scenic student film contest.

"Our country can set a good example for other countries with this ban. We can be the nation that preserves them..." said James Boyce.

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(VIDEO) "Spay & Neuter" public service announcement by the Bahamas Humane Society - Sep 15, 2011 - 1:06:27 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Humane Society brings you this public service announcement in a short video directed by Charles Smith.

This video is on 'Spay and Neuter'  stars four-legged Afry and Nesta.

The message reminds us to make sure our pets are spayed or neutered to help control the stray dog population...
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(VIDEO) Dr. Susan J Wallace discusses her new book, "The Crucified One…His Name Is Jesus" - Sep 9, 2011 - 9:08:27 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Author Dr. Susan J Wallace, the founder of Access Ministries International and Access Bible College, discusses her soon to be released book, "The Crucified One…His Name Is Jesus". In her own words, Dr. Wallace provides the following synopsis to outline the contents of her book;

The signs of the time indicate that the message of this book is an urgent one, and it gives us an opportunity to study the role of Jesus from His first coming to earth as the Messiah, to His Second Coming as the Righteous Judge. This book is an appeal, therefore, to people everywhere to discover the real Crucified Christ, and to put Him in His rightful place in the Church and in the hearts of men, before He comes again.

This book, “The Crucified One” opens the eyes of many to Jesus in His many roles: as the Son of God, as the Angel of Yahweh, as the God-Man, the Last Adam, but...
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(Video) Downtown International Food & Cultural Festival (DIFCF) featuring KB in Concert - Aug 27, 2011 - 3:16:05 PM
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - Under the theme, “We Are Culture,” the inaugural Downtown International Food & Cultural Festival (DIFCF) took place earlier this year on June 17th and 18th. The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present herewith a 2-hour video segment of the opening ceremony and entertainment by KB provided on June 18th.

The opening ceremony was moderated by David Wallace, and took place at the recently beautified downtown area where the president of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Mr. Ian Rolle gave welcome remarks and expressed his thanks.

Visiting from Nassau, the Hon. Deputy Prime Minister, Brent Symonette

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(Video) Travel Archives footage of Nassau, Bahamas in the 1950s - Aug 11, 2011 - 9:59:37 AM
Watch a Travel Film Archive production called, Nassau in the Bahamas done in the 1950s and narrated by Charles K. Field.

The film highlights the various aspects of Nassau as a travel destination and gives a glimpse of life in those days, in particular the once thriving sponge industry.

In this video you will see the Queen's Staircase, Nassau Harbour, the British Colonial Hilton, Paradise Beach, straw markets, dolphins, golfing, tennis, and more...

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