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The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent - Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM

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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...
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Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book - Feb 15, 2019 - 10:27:51 AM

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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.

Launched 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...
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UB Professor Dr. Giavana Jones Launches First Book - Jan 22, 2019 - 4:14:43 PM

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“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...
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Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis - Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM

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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 Plaza...
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Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera - Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM

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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.

The 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...
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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM

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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

Marks, 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.

Plastered in 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... 
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Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life of a Bahamian Hero - Nov 19, 2018 - 7:43:33 AM

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Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:  Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.

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.
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Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming presents copy of his recent book to Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 23, 2018 - 2:28:10 PM

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Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming presented a copy of his recent book, 'The Unsigned, Undelivered Letter,' in a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Bahamian FMU student writes about Michelle Obama in co-authored book - Sep 27, 2018 - 9:48:41 PM

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A former student of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama, and now a senior at Florida Memorial University, Charleigha Knowles is certainly making her mark as her writings have been included in the book, "Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls."

The edited collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama "gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle Obama ...
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Emily Osadebay presents book to Bahamas Governor General - Jun 6, 2018 - 2:09:59 PM
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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was presented a book entitled, “The Journey” by Mrs. Emily Osadebay on June 4, 2018, in the Drawing Room of Government House.

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Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Badejo, “a grown-up” book launching at St. Martin Book Fair 2018 - May 29, 2018 - 4:30:37 PM
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Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Adekunle Badejo has just been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said the indie press president Jacqueline Sample.

The newest book by Badejo, a well-known St. Martin writer, is “A grown-up literary confection that does what verse written by men seems to seldom do these days,” said author and journalist Sharon Leach of the Jamaica Observer newspaper...
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Sean McWeeney presents book to Bahamas Governor General - Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31:03 PM

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Sean McWeeney presented a copy of his book "Breaching the Gates" to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Veteran journalist and photographer Eric Rose presents his book to Bahamas Governor General - Oct 31, 2017 - 7:25:30 PM

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Veteran Journalist and Photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed, to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, during a courtesy call at Government House, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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Dr. Leon Higgs presents a copy of his book to the Governor General - Oct 27, 2017 - 10:54:36 AM

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Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom, to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Veteran Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister Pintard - Oct 23, 2017 - 9:49:21 PM

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Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday.

Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clark Atlanta University (CAU). At the same time, he became the first of his mother's children to attend college...
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Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM

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The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.

As an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure we all wish we could escape to...
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Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers - Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM

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Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St. Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.

The HNP exhibition, entitled “Art & Words – A Marriage,” showcased 27 prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their owners...


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Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up" - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM

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Sir Durward Knowles who is now the oldest living Olympic champion in the world and a renowned Bahamian sailor, is penning another book to be released in October 2017, a month before his centurion birthday.

Sir Durward has chosen Scholar Books to publish “Never Give Up,” an inspirational book that covers his recovery from serious health complications that had caused him to rearrange his entire life.

In 2010, Sir Durward endured many health struggles undergoing several surgeries, months of recovery and having to learn to walk again. In 2015, he had a relapse and fought hard to get healthy again...
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Amanda Diedrick Presented to the Prime Minister a Copy of Her Book - Jun 10, 2017 - 1:19:15 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis welcomed in a courtesy call, author Amanda Diedrick who wrote the book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay.  Ms. Diedrick presented a copy of her book to the Prime Minister, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Monday.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
Arts & Culture : Books
‘Sharks in the Runway’: A pilot’s chronicle of outrageous adventures - May 31, 2017 - 9:37:31 AM

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‘Sharks in the Runway’, the first book written by photographer, cameraman, writer, and seaplane pilot, Captain Paul W.J. Harding, has been described as a roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the stars; a seafarer and adventurer who’s travelled the globe –from the mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea – and found that there’s nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of The Bahamas.

Part globe-trotting memoir, part history of The Bahamas and aviation, Sharks in the Runway is a dizzying ride through a life of travel and adventure. A story of perseverance and survival, it will inspire the inner thrill-seeker and entrepreneur in all readers...
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