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BOOKING SUCCESS: Blair wins big with order from Education Ministry
- Jun 6, 2019 - 8:25:32 AM
Hailing a children’s book series as “culturally relevant,” the Ministry
of Education lent its backing to a student author, with a significant
order designed to make the new picture book available to every preschool
class in The Bahamas’ public school system.
“Due to the limited
age appropriate texts that are culturally available, the Ministry is
suggesting that the author(s) consider producing more books for the
series,” wrote Education Director Marcellus Taylor in a letter
congratulating 15-year-old Sierra Blair...
BONA5D BITS to "Fueling Your Finance Fire" Let's Talk About Financial Literacy
- Jun 2, 2019 - 7:38:31 PM
Finances can be a taboo topic for some, but it is a necessity for all.
As I often say, “when you pull back the layers of any life circumstance,
you will typically find a $ sign at the bottom”. Just as the bottom in
the context of a house represents the foundation, in personal finance,
fundamental financial knowledge is the foundation. In both cases, if the
foundation is not solid, what is built upon it will not be sustainable.
So, though the BONA5D BITS I will share are not all encompassing or as comprehensive as would be covered in a BONA5DCC seminar...
Guest authors of Plastered in Pretty and St. Maarten Strong for St. Martin Book Fair, June 6 – 8, 2019
- May 31, 2019 - 10:40:18 AM
When a group of young people make arrangements months ahead to secure
seats for a book presentation at the St. Martin Book Fair, you know
something exciting is coming.
That’s what happened when one of
the island’s largest book clubs contacted Shujah Reiph early in 2019
about the workshop for Plastered in Pretty by N.C Marks, said Reiph,
coordinator of the island-wide literary festival...
Primary School Student of the Year Booklet Presented to Ambassador C.A. Smith
- May 28, 2019 - 12:45:38 PM
His Excellency, Ambassador C.A. Smith (left) received the first copy of
this year’s Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year booklet,
presented to him on Monday, May 27, 2019 at his office in the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, by Ivan Deveaux, Senior Special Assistant and Chief
of Staff to the president of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
In receiving the booklet, Ambassador Smith
congratulated the Board of Directors of the Primary School Student of
the Year program for excellent job they have done over the years in
presenting the program...
Multi-awarded Guyanese-american Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome
- May 25, 2019 - 9:30:02 AM
Readers’ Favorite International announces the Five Star***** review of
the recently published non-Fiction/General book “Israel Against All
Odds” (Volume One) by multi-awarded author Christopher H. K. Persaud.
The book is currently available at:
Favorite International is one of the largest book review and award
contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned
publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins...
Campbell, House of Assembly Members celebrate Literary Author
- May 22, 2019 - 5:30:21 PM
Members of the House of Assembly Wednesday
joined Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon.
Frankie A. Campbell, in paying tribute to the country’s latest literary
work, “Revelations of a Silent Heart.”
Written by Mr. Kevin Eldon
Cartwright who lost his sight to glaucoma at the age of eight,
“Revelations of a Silent Heart” is a compilation of poems and prose
based on the life experiences of the author...
Alice Walker “reading” Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks
- May 22, 2019 - 6:45:42 AM
“I’m reading Pretty and I’m loving it. It’s fresh, you are writing for
these times. I also like the fact that you spoke in your language,” said
acclaimed USA author Alice Walker to Vincentian writer N.C. Marks about
her new novel, Plastered in Pretty.
One of the world’s noted authors reading and commenting on the new book
by a totally new novelist from the Caribbean? “Priceless. Graciously
generous comments from a revolutionary writer,” said Lasana M. Sekou,
projects director here at HNP, the book’s publisher.
The writers met last weekend at the Anguilla Literary Festival, where
the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet, Alice Walker, was the
keynote speaker on May 18, at Paradise Cove Resort. N.C. Marks was a
guest writer and panelist at the Lit Fest...
Talk Show Host Kirk ‘Mr. Matters of The Heart’ Johnson releases first book
- May 16, 2019 - 10:51:58 AM
Bahamian talk show host and university academic advisor, Kirk Johnson
has released his first book, My Heart Matters: Making a Comeback After
Love Breaks Your Heart. The publication debuts just as Johnson, “Mr.
Matters of the Heart,” revealed plans to relaunch his popular radio show
“Matters of the Heart” in 2019.
Johnson’s talk show was a hit in
The Bahamas, where he went live to moderate lively discussions on
family, relationships, grief, personal growth, and other human-interest
topics. He continues to inspire through his social media platforms as a
relationship educator and persistence coach.
Campbell endorses ‘courage’ behind "Revelations of a Silent Heart"
- May 1, 2019 - 2:38:51 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, recently endorsed the effort behind the book “Revelations of a
Silent Heart” by literally “putting his money where his mouth is” and
purchasing the first five copies of the book during its launch on Friday
Minister Campbell said he will undertake a number of
other initiatives to further assist the book’s author, Mr. Kevin Eldon
JoAnn Callendar presents a copy of her book to the Governor General
- May 1, 2019 - 10:30:37 AM
Noted musician, Mrs. JoAnn Callender paid a courtesy call upon Her
Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, and
presented her with a copy of her book, "Breastless Beauty," at
Government House on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Blind author releases first book
- Apr 15, 2019 - 12:50:37 PM
New author Kevin Cartwright has released “Revelations of a Silent
Heart”, his first in a series of books that he hopes would touch hearts
and ignite love and passion in readers. He describes the book as “a
brave compilation of various moods of poetry and prose that speak about
life, love, risks and the courage to face head on whatever life throws
at him”. Readers will see life and live through the eyes of a blind man.
are 75 heartfelt poems laid out in the book, which is divided into
three sections – Honey-sweet Passions of Love; Bitter-sweet Potions of
Heartbreak; and Refreshing Cocktails of Love...
Eva Joyce presents copies of her books to the Governor General
- Feb 26, 2019 - 4:36:40 PM
Mrs. Eva Joyce presented Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon.
Dame Marguerite Pindling with copies of her books, "Rekindling the Fire
within," "Hidden Treasures," and "The Journey Home" during a courtesy
call at Government House on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent
- Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
hosted a Private Book Signing with Her Royal Highness Princess
Michael of Kent in Celebrating Women International, at Government House,
Saturday afternoon. Also present was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Princess Michael of
Kent in her autobiography, "A Cheetah's Tale," tells of growing up in
Mozambique, raising a cheetah called Tess, and the incredible bond that
can exist between humans and animals...
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
- Feb 15, 2019 - 10:27:51 AM
Return to Mango Hill is about the life of Sammie, a young girl growing
up on Mango Hill with her family and siblings. A bright eyed,
inquisitive child with big dreams, Sammie’s life would take her from the
powder white beaches of The Bahamas to the hustle and bustle of New
York to the land of love and art, France to the fashion mecca, Italy.
this month on Amazon.com the book, Return to Mango Hill, a novel
written by Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller is an exciting page turner
with rave reviews. For the author...
UB Professor Dr. Giavana Jones Launches First Book
- Jan 22, 2019 - 4:14:43 PM
“For many of us there is no easy way to let go. We just have to let it
go,” explains Dr. Giavana Jones known as Dr. Gia to many of her clients.
She candidly shares why most women often feel overwhelmed and are
expected to juggle all the demands of life simultaneously with a smile.
However, the pressures of life often bring fear of not meeting the
expectations of others and/or not accomplishing all goals set. “I have
learned that life keeps moving. Yes, those persons will be disappointed,
but they will figure it out. People adjust and it is okay.”
One of Dr. Gia’s quests in life is to see people on the journey to
healing and wholeness. With a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from
Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Social
Psychology from University of Windsor, Canada...
Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis
- Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM
Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an
opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno
who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released
photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting
travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.
Sarno will host a book
signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home
and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s
Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera
- Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM
If a picture is worth a thousand words Italian photographer Alessandro
Sarno said a mouth full in his coffee table, photo book, Eleuthera: The
Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the
Highway – a beautiful way for armchair travelers to explore the idyllic
island and for locals to rediscover favored hideaways.
official book launch and signing for Sarno’s latest photographic work,
the second in his island series, is set for Wednesday at the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas at 6:30 pm.
Inspired by an island celebrated the world over for its beautiful pink sand beaches, Sarno’s book pays homage to Eleuthera...
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious
depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty
Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.
Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and
Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in
the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP
president Jacqueline Sample...
Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life of a Bahamian Hero
- Nov 19, 2018 - 7:43:33 AM
Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:
Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village
The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir of
Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 – 2004).
Basil Johnsons’ life is a walk through our nation’s history spanning 80
plus years of significant change. The book provides invaluable insight
into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the
Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the
treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.