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Daylight Saving Time - Sunday, November 4th - Oct 31, 2007 - 11:47:29 PM

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Daylight Saving Time in the fall, has always been the last Sunday of October, but this year, 2007, we will be moving our clocks back one week later on November 4th, and will do so the first Sunday of November from now on.

However Europe, is not making this change. Read the Cabinet Office Advisory out on October 23....

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The History of Columbus Day - Oct 10, 2007 - 11:36:51 AM

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Columbus Day is Friday, October 12th. A national holiday and also called "Discovery Day" or "National Heroes Day" in The Bahamas.

We know that Christopher Columbus landed on Bahamian shores on October 12th, 1492 and thought he had reached East Asia.

Watch videos from History.com HERE to learn more... 

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Help save turtles in The Bahamas - Sep 15, 2007 - 7:25:38 PM

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Most of the world's developed countries recognize the threat of extinction to these magnificent, benign, gentle creatures and their importance to the seas' ecosystems, and have implemented laws aimed at their protection. There are already myriad threats to sea turtles' survival including irresponsible development, garbage and contaminated water. Protection of sea turtles is becoming a large consideration in the fast growing eco-tourism sector.

Click HERE to sign the petition and affect change...

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Seize the Day! - Sep 7, 2007 - 1:20:25 PM

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Photo:Caroline St.George
A friend sent this to me and I loved it. I don't know who wrote it, but it is a great reminder to seize each day, and appreciate and cherish life and our loved ones. Perhaps you will be touched by reading it and will choose to email it on to those you care about.

Read it slowly and to the end. It is quite profound. " Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.  From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible...

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If you get stung...by a Lionfish - Sep 1, 2007 - 1:09:05 PM

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"It hurts so much you want to chop your hand off."

Bruce Purdy, whose first contact with the poisonous spines of a lionfish prompted this quote, did not chop off his hand. He did, however, quietly suffer an "intense throbbing pain" in his hand for several hours, an experience he would re-live to a lesser degree 20 more times. In the dozens of underwater patrols for lionfish he conducts in and around the canals of Freeport, spearing lionfish in legion, he has been stung so often that he said he's built up an immunity. Now, he says, the effect is more like a pinprick than poison sting...

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Slideshow: So You Hate Your Job: 10 Things to Do About It - Sep 1, 2007 - 12:48:15 PM

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Do you do what you love, and love what you do?

Yes you are lucky to have a job! But what if you are unhappy, or down right hate your job? Here are some concrete tips (in a slideshow format) from FastCompany.com to help you hang on OR bail out.

Read an American Workforce survey found on PRNewsWire.com

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Lionfish Threatens Fishing Industry - Aug 11, 2007 - 10:44:38 AM
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Captain Bruce Purdy watched a teenage passenger collapse on the deck of his boat when she brushed the venomous spines of a skewered, dead lionfish. He's heard of recreational divers on Exuma being airlifted to Nassau after exposure to their prickly, poison-filled spines.

Though victims of lionfish stings have said the burning sensation can be so intense that they feel like dying, the venom isn't known to be fatal. What's really troubling Purdy and fellow researchers is the effect that the invasive species could have on the fragile ecologies of Caribbean reefs and the commercial fishing industry. For full details read the entire Nassau Guardian article HERE.

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The Bahamas DNA Project - Aug 1, 2007 - 10:28:02 AM
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In June 2004 the Bahamas DNA Project began. "The objective of this project is to support traditional genealogy in matching up individuals or families who share direct male or direct female ancestry in the Bahamas and to trace their origins in Africa, Europe, and North America."  Persons can still join this project. Click Read More to learn the criteria, the benefits and how to join, plus watch an hour and a half video lecture to the Bahamas Historical Society from March, 2007...
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Shark Wrangler, Stuart Cove, featured again on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week - Jul 30, 2007 - 3:46:07 PM
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The first show, a two-hour special, “Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever,” airs Sunday, July 29, 9-11 p.m. The second show, "Shark Feeding Frenzy," with Les Stroud, Survivorman airs July 31st, 9pm EST.  According to Stuart Cove “working with Discovery Channel’s ‘Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever’ was an amazing experience. We worked in various capacities during the in-water shark scenes, including Shark Wrangling, logistics and marine support.” Bimini to be featured on Wednesday in "Perfect Predators"...

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Crawfish Season opens August 1st - Jul 30, 2007 - 11:00:48 AM
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It's that time of year again.  Crawfish Season opens August 1st and runs until March 31st, 2008. Fisheries and Marine Resources have set some rules for the upcoming season.
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Officials confirm infestation of pink hibiscus mealybug - Jul 25, 2007 - 10:13:47 PM
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Department of Agriculture officials in Grand Bahama yesterday confirmed that the island is indeed experiencing an infestation of the pink hibiscus mealybug, a serious pest that is attacking many plants in this region.  "We're advising the public that, if they want to, they can destroy the trees by burning them and if they decide that they want to cut the tree down, we're advising them to bag them in plastic bags to dump them because the hibiscus mealybug is very contagious. It spreads rapidly through wind, on your clothing, and through insects." ...
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What patriotism is all about - Jul 8, 2007 - 11:02:18 PM

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Almost 34 years ago, newspapers across Britain told sensational stories of Prince Charles' visit to The Bahamas to enjoy the archipelago's last day as a British colony.
Prince Charles represented the current Queen of England at all of the major festivities of that day, which would symbolize the beginning of a nation's rebirth after over 300 years under British rule. With its rebirth now an historical event, The Bahamas is no longer a new nation struggling to establish its own identity...

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Playing tag with bonefish - Jul 5, 2007 - 5:18:43 PM

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UM's tracking program provides insight into migration patterns. Why tag bonefish in the Bahamas when more than 4,000 already have been tagged in Biscayne Bay and the Keys? The reason dates to December 2005, when Fort Myers dermatologist Brian Harris caught a 28 ½-inch long bone on Andros Island in the Bahamas that bore a University of Miami tag. Turns out the fish had originally been caught and tagged 10 months earlier...

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Awards given at C.O.B. Graduation - Jun 12, 2007 - 7:10:20 PM
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The 2007 graduating class of the College of the Bahamas proudly closed one chapter in their professional and personal development during a commencement exercise at Bahamas Faith Ministries International on Thursday
, May 31st...
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How to avoid long lines at US Customs - Apr 26, 2007 - 5:28:43 PM
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An informative article found on MSNBC.com - "
Few things in the travel experience remind you of how far we haven’t come, than when, usually after a very long flight — we arrive at our foreign destination — or return from one — only to have to stand in a long (and lately, longer) line to go through immigration and customs "clearance." ..."
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