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(VIDEO) Wind Jammers crew experiences Grand Bahama - Feb 18, 2011 - 12:26:41 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - The Bahamian feature-length family film, Wind Jammers was screened for the first time in Grand Bahama on February 12th at the new Canal House conference center of the Pelican Bay Hotel to a sold out audience.

The Bahamas Weekly brings you footage of the Wind Jammers crew arriving at the Grand Bahama airport, then on to the premiere held at the Pelican Bay Hotel; and then the following day we take you to the Grand Bahama Sailing Club and out to sea...
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Video Interview with Brandon Serna of Up With People - Feb 17, 2011 - 6:59:05 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly presents an interview with one of the marketing coordinators of the international travel, community service and performing arts group called Up With People, which provides young people with a renowned international education and an unmatched passageway to see the world, and which has been operating for over four decades.

Brandon Serna, who has been with Up With People for 3 years explains how Grand Bahamians can become Host Families for the 100 incoming cast, from 21 countries, who will arrive on island on Saturday, February 19th. This cast will put on a Cultural Festival at the International Bazaar on Sunday, February 20 starting at 3pm...
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(VIDEO) Conch Salad TV features Stephen Burrows: A Portrait - Feb 16, 2011 - 9:30:30 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The new Bahamian website Conch Salad TV (www.conchsaladtv.com) is now featuring a profile of unsung sculptor Stephen Burrows, who created the unique steel creatures that decorate four different islands of The Bahamas: Exuma, San Salvador, Abaco and Nassau. Mr. Burrows donated his art to the country, the only payment he received was in the form of scholarships for Bahamian students. Although retired from BEC, the artist hasn’t given up his dreams of creating one more final, giant sculpture.

Conch Salad TV provides an online Bahamas video magazine for visitors and Bahamians by Bahamians. Conch Salad TV will go off the beaten path and dive deep...

Sports
(VIDEO) Interview with Bahamas' boxing superstar, Sherman 'Tank' Williams - Feb 11, 2011 - 5:18:59 PM

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Freeport, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team brings you an enlightening and informative video interview with Bahamian boxing superstar Sherman 'Tank' Williams during his recent stay in Grand Bahama at Pelican Bay Hotel.

Fresh off receiving word from the World Boxing Federation that they are making a decision to declare him the interim champion with a defense due in six months, Williams told the Nassau Guardian,
“God is good. I received a call from the WBF and they told me it was decided that I would be made interim champion. I’m waiting on the “written” communication from them,” said Williams after gave Holyfield quite a fight over three rounds on January 22 in a West Virginia ring which ended in a No Contest decision.
Sales & Promotions : Islands of the World Fashion Week
(VIDEO) IWFW - Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show Pt. 1 - Jan 18, 2011 - 1:28:46 PM
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Nassau, Bahamas - With one year past the devastating earthquake in Haiti, The Bahamas Weekly is proud to present two video segments from Islands of the World Fashion Week (IWFW) in November 2010 featuring Haitian designers in a segment entitled: "Fashion Cares for Haiti: The Relief Benefit Show".

In this video you will see the colourful and stunning designs by Haitian jewelry and accessories designer, Giovanna Menard, as well as well known Haitian clothing designer, David Andre.

Both designers provided our news team with a short interview.
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(Music VIDEO) The Limbo Song - Dec 30, 2010 - 7:47:49 AM

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Listen to and watch the new video for the international hit song,  "The Limbo Song" by Carter Boy Productions, and produced by Ultimate Dub Lab.

This video was shot on location in Grand Bahama Island in 2007. Featured is the limbo dance, with fire dancers and Cacique Tourism award winner, Anthony "Tony Macaroni" Hanna.

Visit www.carterboyproductions.com for more information on the CD...

Sales & Promotions : Islands of the World Fashion Week
(VIDEO) ICandy Swimwear at Islands Fashion Week 2010 - Dec 26, 2010 - 12:08:24 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Enjoy exciting swimwear fashions from The Bahamas!

The Bahamas Weekly takes you to Islands of the World Fashion Week during Runway 1 for a look at ICandy Swimwear out of The Bahamas.

Designed by world renown fashion designer Margot Ga. ICANDYSwimwear.net features brilliant, bold, sexy bikinis that will get you noticed. They are well known for their LOVE BAHAMAS LINE of swimsuits.

Community : Service Organizations
(VIDEO) Donate to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive - Dec 17, 2010 - 3:00:53 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Watch a television spot with Bahamian recording artist, Christian Massive on the importance of donating to the annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive this holiday season.

Donate today wherever you hear the bells ringing on the streets of The Bahamas.

Christian Massive started back in 1993, and was one of the first gospel reggae artists on the Caribbean gospel scene. This pioneering group was birthed in the hood...

News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
(VIDEO) Beneath the Blue Bahamas screening in Grand Bahama - Nov 26, 2010 - 5:03:02 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - On November 8th, the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) held the Bahamas premiere of Beneath the Blue, a film shot entirely on location at Smith Point, Grand Bahama Island.

The Bahamas Weekly News Team was on hand to capture interviews with Donna Mackey, Sr Manager, Bahamas Film Commission;  Gregory Von Hausch, President & CEO of FLIFF;
Bonnie Leigh Adams, Sr Program Director of FLIFF; Betty Bethel, General Manager of Business Development, Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama; Leah Eneas, Bahamian actor in the film; and Paul Mockler...
Sports
(VIDEO) Paratriathlete Hector Picard participates in the Conchman Triathlon - Nov 18, 2010 - 9:50:24 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you on location featuring para triathlete from Florida, Hector Picard at the Pelican Bay Hotel and to Taino Beach in Grand Bahama where the annual Conchman Triathlon registration and annual event was taking place on November 6th of 2010.

In this video Picard explains how he was injured in a work related accident. He tells how he received 13,000 volts through his body that resulted in the complete amputation of his right arm and half his left.  As well as 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body...
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(VIDEO) The Majestic Plastic Bag, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - Oct 24, 2010 - 9:30:42 PM
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With Coastal Cleanup Day right around the corner on Saturday, September 25th, this video is a perfect reminder of why we need to use less plastic and keep our beaches clean!

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.

The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" (twice the size of Texas) is a place where millions of tons of plastic garbage is caught by the currents. ...
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(VIDEO) Bahamas International Cultural Festival 2010 - Oct 22, 2010 - 2:20:56 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The 15th annual Cultural Festival took place  October 16th and 17t  at the Botanical Garden in Nassau. The Bahamas Weekly News Team was on hand to cover the opening festivities on October 16th. We are pleased to present herewith exciting video footage of the cultural festivities along with interviews with Hon Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and ICF Chairman Janet Johnson.

Thousands attended throughout the weekend to idyllic weather conditions.The event offered locals and tourists the opportunity to get a taste of the countries participating whether it be through food, drink, dance, dress or products sold from the particular country.

Twenty-six countries were represented and each of the countries vied for best booth. This year the overall winner was Cuba...

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(VIDEO) Interview with two actors of the soon to be released, "Wind Jammers" - Oct 21, 2010 - 9:40:48 PM
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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you to the Nassau Cricket Club for an interview with two lead actors of the soon to be released Bahamian family comedy film, "Wind Jammers" directed by Kareem Mortimer and Ric Von Maur. "Wind Jammers" is an independent film production about an American girl who learns to sail in the Bahamas but learns much more about herself and the world around her.

In this video interview you will  hear from actor Craig Pinder who plays the dastardly, Richard Whitehead.  You will then hear from Justice von Maur who plays the lead roll of Justice Wilson, an American teenager who moves to The Bahamas...
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(VIDEO) Interview with Latin Grammy nominated recording artist, 'Manu' - Oct 15, 2010 - 12:45:55 PM
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Manu, a Latin singing sensation from Colombia visited The Bahamas recently to spend some down time with family. He had just completed  work on his new music video which was shot in Miami.

Manu took time out of his vacation to talk to The Bahamas Weekly at Coral Beach Bar which has one of the best views of the ocean in Grand Bahama when enjoying evening cocktails and nibbles.

In this video interview Manu serenades us with a sample of his latest single 'No Prentendo Ser' and speaks in his mother tongue about the beauty of The Bahamas.
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(VIDEO) An inside look at Nygard Cay featuring Peter Nygard - Oct 12, 2010 - 11:59:58 PM


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Nygard Cay, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team is please to take you on a 2008 Bahamas Destination exclusive tour at the world famous Nygard Cay residence owned by Canadian fashion tycoon Mr. Peter Nygard. TBWeekly's Dave Mackey and Robbin Whachell accepted an invitation to attend the 2008 Bahamas Fashion Week by the event founder, Kevin Strakan.

During that visit the Team was invited to Nygard Cay and given a private tour and held an interview with Peter Nygard on the very same day he received his Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in fashion at Bahamas Fashion Week. The Nygard Collection was also featured.

Listen to a VIDEO interview with Peter Nygard himself and let us take you on a brief...

Entertainment
(VIDEO) Young Bahamian Film Maker to Begin Production on Seminal Work with "Look Up" - Oct 7, 2010 - 11:49:01 PM

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Atlanta, Georgia – Poverty and homelessness are conditions of every country in the world; whether rich or poor, according to Kenrick Prince Andrews, author and director of screenplay entitled “Look Up.”

Kenrick Prince Andrews, a citizen of the Bahamas, gained his first exposure to the film industry at the tender age of seven, while acting in a Borden Dairy commercial.  From this early exposure to film making, he knew that he would either be in front of or behind the camera.  Before he left the Bahamas to study abroad, Andrews produced two episodes of the television show “Teen Scene,” dedicated to showcasing young Bahamian talent.  Since then he has produced award winning short films, documentaries, concerts and charity events...

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(VIDEO) Author Terry McMillan treats Grand Bahama to Exclusive Reading from New Book - Sep 28, 2010 - 11:02:38 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Terry McMiillan, bestselling author appeared on Oprah today, September 28th on Oprah's Farewell Season.

Earlier this year on February 13th, 2010 Bestselling author Terry McMillan treated visitors and Grand Bahamians in attendance at Island Heartbeats Experience 2010 at Ross University, to an exclusive sneak peek glimpse into her upcoming
sequel to " Waiting to Exhale".

The all ladies group in attendance got the opportunity to not only mix and mingle with the famous author, but they also experienced the unique privilege of being able to  listen to Terry as she read an excerpt from her upcoming sequel to " Waiting to Exhale" entitled, " Getting to Happy".

The Bahamas Weekly News Team was on-hand to provide Video Coverage...

News : Grand Bahama
(VIDEO & PHOTOS) Fire at Princess Towers, Grand Bahama Island - Sep 24, 2010 - 10:04:38 AM

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Freeport, Bahamas - Princess Towers which was at one time one of the largest resort complexes in Grand Bahama, was the scene of a fire on Thursday, September 23, 2010.

Shortly after 1pm the fire department was alerted to the unfortunate incident and they quickly attempted to reach the cause of the billowing black smoke on the 7th floor of the derelict building. There were no flames seen from outside of the ten story structure.

The Princess Towers was part of the Royal Oasis development under Harcourt Developments of Dublin which lasted only a few years and due to the recession the project was put on hold leaving scores of Bahamians out of work...
Arts & Culture
(VIDEO) I wanna go to Famfest soo soo bad! Famfest 2K10 Believe - Sep 21, 2010 - 6:42:32 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth, Lion of Judah Soundz and 106 FM present FamFEST 2010 under the theme Believe will take place from October 8th to the 10th in Nassau on the grounds of Clifford Park.

Weekend extravaganza featuring Papa San, Marvin Winans Jr, Sherwin Gardner, Kristine Alicia, Positive, Ricardo Clarke, Christian Massive, Reuben Heights, Ryan Jupp, Lyrically Blessed, Mr. Lynx, Najie Dun, Platinum Souljahz, Landlord, DJ Councellor and many more.

Watch a promotional video within starring actor Perron Hall...
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(VIDEO) Stunning video footage used in fight to save Bahama's sharks - Sep 19, 2010 - 2:06:10 PM

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The video, posted on YouTube, portrays Caribbean reef sharks as beautiful, graceful creatures that comprise a valued centerpiece attraction of island eco-tourism operations. Romeiro produced the video after learning these same sharks might soon fall victim to large-scale slaughter.

The Bahama Tribune reported recently that there are no laws to protect sharks from finning operations, and that at least one seafood company is considering expanding its cucumber export business on Andros Island to include the export of shark fins to Hong Kong.

"All those sharks could be killed," Romeiro complained.

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