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Top Stories of 2012 from TheBahamasWeekly.com - Jan 4, 2013 - 5:27:59 PM

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The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present an overview and year in review of our Top Stories of 2012!

Predominantly, 2012 was known for the General Election; 50th anniversary of Women's Suffrage; the retirement of the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham; Prince Harry's visit; Sidney Poitier's honouring; and those pesky road repairs in Nassau.

Here's our TOP stories in chronological order, looking back from December through January 2012:
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Arrival of the new Aquarius Zodiac Cycle at the Grand Bahama Labyrinth - Dec 19, 2012 - 10:40:42 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - This invitation is brought to you with great Love, Honour, and Joy by Angelika Christie and the Grand Bahama Labyrinth.
 
Please join us as we celebrate the Birthday of a New World Age, and the arrival of the new Aquarius Zodiac Cycle on Saturday, December 22nd at 11:11 AM on our beautiful Labyrinth in the Garden of the Groves.
 
Whatever you would like to contribute as a way of Birthday Celebration will be embraced and cherished.  This could be a poem, a song, a reflection, a proclamation, a prayer, a meditation or affirmation.....your choice of creative expression...
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Rare photo of sunset over Grand Bahama industrial area - Jun 14, 2012 - 8:50:43 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - Photographer and resident of Grand Bahama Island, Donald Pecora captured this beautiful image of the sunset over the container port area of Freeport today which was taken from an apartment deck off the Coral Beach area. The photographer was surprised he could even see that far from the south side of the island.

When asked by The Bahamas Weekly whether he'd altered his shot in any way he responded, "I just
zoomed in and sharpened up! And the sun was behind this huge cloud in the background until just before settling. I never knew we could see the port before this..."
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(Trailer) New film, "Exuma" to explore the Bahamas' Exuma Cays - Jun 8, 2012 - 3:57:16 PM

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"Exuma" is a documentary film that uses innovative cinematography above and below the surface to highlight the surreal beauty of the Exuma Islands. The film was created by Colin Ruggiero who lives in Montana.

Prepare to hold your breath and dive into a thousand shades of blue on an exploration of the Exuma Cays – a tiny string of pearls tucked away in the middle of the 3,000 other islands that make up the Bahamas. Shot entirely in HD, the film uses innovative underwater and time-lapse photography to capture the surreal beauty of the Exumas through the eyes of a young woman who lives there...
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Conch Salad TV: Saving San Salvador's Iguanas - Jun 7, 2012 - 3:44:18 PM

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The Bahamas is home to several species of iguanas, but some are doing better than others. In an effort to help the San Salvador iguana population, Seacology and CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank teamed up to fund the San Salvador Iguana Conservation Centre. The Centre is located at Gerace Research Center, and overseen by Professor William Hayes of Loma Linda University. Local conservation organization San Salvador’s Living Jewels is involved with education efforts and raising awareness of the importance of habitat conservation to the iguana’s future. 

The video is presented by Conch Salad TV...
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Abaco Parrot Population Increasing - Jun 6, 2012 - 5:38:18 PM

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The Bahamas National Trust in conjunction with Dr. Frank Riviera and Caroline Stahala recently conducted an intensive survey of the Bahama Parrot on Abaco.

Population surveys were conducted in 2002 resulted in estimates of the Abaco parrot population of about 2,500 parrots with similar values in the following years. This year  Dr. Frank Rivera and Caroline Stahala, who took part in the initial surveys ,helped by  BNT wardens and volunteers, conducted a 10 year follow up survey to determine the change in the Abaco parrot...
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New Iguana Conservation Facility Opens on San Salvador - May 18, 2012 - 10:38:59 AM

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THE BAHAMAS - An important step forward has been taken in the protection of the endangered San Salvador iguana. The new San Salvador Iguana Conservation Centre, located at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island in the southern Bahamas, was opened on May 9th.  The Centre will breed and raise the local iguanas until they are large enough to be safely released in selected areas around the island. At present, only about 500 of these iguanas cling to a precarious existence on tiny offshore cays and small islets in the inland lake.  

In attendance at the opening were representatives from the Island’s Administrator, local conservation organization San Salvador Living Jewels, the Bahamas National Trust, William K. Hayes, Ph.D, of Loma Linda University who partnered...
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The women's suffrage in The Bahamas - May 16, 2012 - 3:05:39 PM

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In the general elections in the Colony of The Bahama Islands in 1949, Mr Rufus Ingraham, the Member of Parliament for Inagua for two years, lost his bid to be re-elected. His wife, Mrs Mary Ingraham, thought that his chances of winning would have been greatly enhanced if women of property were permitted to vote as men were allowed. She, together with Mrs Mabel Walker, the wife of Dr CR Walker, a Member of Parliament for the Southern District in New Providence, actively began to agitate for women to have the right to vote on the same terms as men.

Mrs Ingraham was a business woman. She owned properties and she was a storekeeper. Mrs Walker, an American, a university graduate, was a school teacher. They were good friends, both were members of The Elks Lodge and both lived on Hospital Lane in New Providence. Mrs Walker was chair of the Civil Liberties
Arts & Culture
(Trailer) Islands of Life to screen throughout The Bahamas - May 4, 2012 - 4:16:53 PM

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Islands of Life, a feature-length documentary film released in late 2011 that took 3 years in production and was a cooperative effort by Bo Boudart Productions and the Bahamas National Trust, as well as other Bahamian conservation groups my well be one of the most  important films of our time when it comes to conservation, economy, tourism and sustainability in The Bahamas.

The film shows the beauty and wildlife diversity of the Bahamas archipelago, and ongoing conservation efforts by citizens, scientists, and volunteers. It documents peoples efforts to study, educate and protect flamingos, turtles, parrots, conch, lobster, crab, grouper, and other wildlife not only for the benefit of Bahamians, but for all visitors to appreciate. This film is a must for our schools...
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World Labyrinth Day to be commemorated in Grand Bahama, May 5th - May 3, 2012 - 7:59:30 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas -  “Walk as One at 1” will be held at he Grand Bahama Labyrinth in The Garden of the Groves in honour of World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 1pm.

World Labyrinth Day is a day that brings together people from all over the planet
to join together in a noble project;   World Peace and Love.

All are invited to walk a Labyrinth at 1pm in their time zone to effect a rolling wave of love and healing as the Earth turns...
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(Review) Joie de Noel celebrated the joy of Christmas on the Labyrinth - Dec 29, 2011 - 12:29:48 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - This Christmas marks the fourth successive year, the Grand Bahama Community has celebrated Joie de Noel on the Labyrinth in the Garden of the Groves. A musical depiction of the Christmas story on the Sacred Path which, at Christmas-time symbolically represents the long arduous journey taken by Mary and Joseph as they made their way to Bethlehem on that first Christmas

Barbara Chester, founder of the Labyrinth, warmly welcomed a good crowd and briefly spoke of love, truth, and peace, the true gift of Christmas....
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(Photos) Boxing Day Classical Concert featuring shakuhachi master Elizabeth Reian Bennett - Dec 28, 2011 - 10:03:27 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Boxing Day afternoon was the perfect time to relax and truly appreciate the blessings of Christmas.   The musical recital given by Elizabeth Reian Bennett, Grand Master of the Japanese shakuhachi bamboo flute at the Garden of the Groves was a true gift to those in attendance The shakuhachi is an unusual instrument which 'sang' pulsating music with a vibrating 'voice', a perfect instrument to create and enhance a sense of peace and relaxation. The flute came from China to Japan in the eighth century, and the Buddhist Monks have used it from that time as they walked their Labyrinths in meditation.

The afternoon concert started in the beautiful little Chapel, which was full for the occasion.  The audience were greeted at the door by Erika Gates...
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"Joie de Noel" comes to the Labyrinth, December 23rd - Dec 23, 2011 - 6:33:54 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Labyrinth invites you to "Joie de Noel: A Joyful Celebration of Christmas" - Focusing on Love, Healing & Peace throughout the World on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 6.30pm on The Labyrinth at Garden of the Groves.      

In a magical setting, listen, watch and sing Carols with friends old and new!
With Candles -Song Sheets - Cocoa & Cookies- Twinkling Lights

And Our Living Tree of Christmas, Lady Acacia and a  Peace Flame for Christmas Wishes!

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Remembrance Day 11.11.11.11 Event to be held on GB Labyrinth - Nov 9, 2011 - 8:14:30 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Labyrinth at the Garden of the Groves will play host site to a Remembrance Day Global Unity event on Friday, November 11th, 20 11 at 11 am. 

We will begin to gather at 10.30am. All are welcome to this simple gathering, which is intended to be a unified oneness in a structure of remembrance.

This year the date 11.11.11.11 is of monumental cosmic importance marking the opening of a portal for energies of Worldwide change. Global unity events will ...
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Schooner Bay Featured on Cover of Coastal Living Magazine for The November 2011 Issue - Oct 26, 2011 - 11:26:04 AM
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Schooner Bay Village in South Abaco and its resident Town Artist ‐ Bahamian Antonius Roberts ‐ are featured this month as the cover story in COASTAL LIVING magazine – An immensely popular island lifestyle periodical with 1.2 million readers in the U.S. alone“

The blossoming new harbour village of Schooner Bay as an arts and Bahamian lifestyle destination located in easily accessible South Abaco Bahamas is showcased this month in one of the US’s premier coastal home and beach lifestyle magazines. Profiled in the Schooner Bay article is Bahamian artist and resident town artist – Antonius Roberts. Mr. Roberts has a home at Schooner Bay aptly named “Post House”, a studio & gallery...
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The history of Moore's Island based on the recollection of native Moore's Islanders - Aug 31, 2011 - 8:53:36 PM

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Moors Island Abaco Bahamas - The Moore's Island archipelago consists of about 10-12 cays at the edge of the Northwest Providence Channel in the Abaco chain of islands. Only the largest island is inhabited. The inhabited island of Moors Island has a total land area of 6.8 sq. miles with an estimated population of 950. On island settlements comprise of Hard Bargain (the capital) and The Bight. Moors Island lie some 28 miles (45km) to the northwest of Abaco Island, about 35 miles to the southeast of Grand Bahama Island. The islands are surrounded by shallow waters. There are two rocks (small cays) called State Rock and Big Rock situated a couple miles offshore. State Rock has a lighthouse, to guide ships away from the shallow waters that surround the island and onto the channel...
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Submit your answers TODAY to pr@thebahamasweekly.com to WIN  a Round-Trip ticket to any National Destination of  SkyBahamas Airlines just by being a subscriber to TheBahamasWeekly.com or  Bahamas E Marketing here's what to do:

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Communication regarding Prayer Walks for healing in Japan and the Pacific - Apr 7, 2011 - 8:40:00 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - On March 20,
a prayerful meditation and walk for Japan took place at the Garden of the Groves on the Grand Bahama Labyrinth. Mrs. Barbara Chester, Founder of the GB Labyrinth subsequently received and wants to share a beautiful, inspiring and very generative email from
Takeda Mitsuyo, in Tokyo.

Dear Facilitators,

It is so encouraging to know so many groups walked and will walk the labyrinth in reaction to the disaster in Japan. 

It has been three weeks since the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear plant’s accident. The Japanese school year starts from April. 7000 kids moved out of prefectures they lived in, and joined different schools and new friends...

The Bahamas Boasts : Grand Bahama : Grand Bahama Labyrinth
URGENT Call to Prayer from Dr. Masuru Emoto for water of Japan - Mar 30, 2011 - 5:47:47 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The following is a message from Barbara Chester of the Grand Bahama Labyrinth: The situation in Japan, now with regard to the contaminated water, is become dire.  Even the tap water in Tokyo is affected. This is a situation affecting all mankind and all creation.

We have just received an urgent appeal from the famous Scientist, Emoto Masaru, whose message is written and on Youtube.  I invite you to watch, read and to join in a short but very important ceremony at 12 noon tomorrow, Thursday, 31 March 2011.  wherever you are, please put your hands together in prayer and , from your heart, say the following words...
The Bahamas Boasts : Grand Bahama : Grand Bahama Labyrinth
A Message from JAPAN to Labyrinth Facilitators and Illuminators - Mar 24, 2011 - 12:41:00 PM
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Freeport, Bahamas - On March 20, a prayerful meditation and walk for Japan took place at the Garden of the Groves on the Grand Bahama Labyrinth. Mrs. Barbara Chester, Founder of the GB Labyrinth subsequently received and wants to share a beautiful, inspiring and very generative email from Yuka Saionji from the Goi Peace Foundation, who lives in Tokyo with her family.

Thank you all...so much, for the continuous loving support and messages. It means so much to us!!!
Every day, when I listen to the news, I couldn't stop crying. It's so easy to be trapped and caught up in this situation...


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