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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.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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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...
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‘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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Scholar Books Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership - May 30, 2017 - 8:19:04 PM

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A Bahamian book publisher continues to expand their power and synergies with international publishing giants. In May 2017, Scholar Books organized a multi-billion-dollar partnership with America’s largest book distributor, Ingram Content Group.

The new expansion follows a year after Scholar Books CEO, Albert Cox had established a multi-million-dollar partnership with Thomson-Shore, allowing his company the opportunity to become the first global traditional book publications company in The Bahamas.

The Ingram Content Group deal focuses on content development and utilizing their fully integrated channels of print and digital, as well as their global marketing and distribution services.
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Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose - Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM

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We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Did you know that fear stops more people from living their dreams than anything else? Fortunately, fear can be overcome by using spiritual principles, such as choosing to focus on positive intentions and gratitude.

Tina Klonaris-Robinson believes fear can be overcome through creativity. She says that painting has taught her about surmounting obstacles and leading a life of divine purpose. “My canvases begin as empty black spaces. I love using black, rather than white canvases because they remind me that in our darkest times if there is emptiness, there is the potential to fill our lives with light, color, beauty, and magnificence...
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Jacquelyn Dean of Evangelistic Temple Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 21, 2017 - 10:52:47 AM

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Jacquelyn G. Dean of Evangelistic Temple (left) presented a copy of her book, Prayer Warrior: Called Trained and Commissioned to Battle to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, March 14, 2107.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography - Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM


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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.

Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29, 1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native Bahamas...
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Bahamian meteorologist publishes 10th book on hurricanes - Mar 8, 2017 - 3:13:29 PM

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Wayne Neely is an international speaker, best-selling author, lecturer on hurricanes, educator, and meteorologist has just released his tenth book, “The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of the Caribbean and the Americas - The Stories behind the Great Storms of the North Atlantic.”

“This book is by far my best so far," said Neely who said he was prompted to write the book because over the years he'd read many books on hurricanes and the majority were lacking in telling the impact the hurricanes had on not only one particular country, but the entire region. He felt he could do more to tell the stories behind these great hurricanes...
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Brenda Knowles Presents Her Book to the Governor General - Mar 6, 2017 - 9:18:44 AM

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Ms. Brenda Knowles, left, presented a copy or her book Nuggets of Gold to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, February 22, 2017.

Official photo take by Letisha Henderso of Bahamas Information Services...
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Captain Tellis Bethel presents his Book, The Lucayan Story, to the Prime Minister - Dec 28, 2016 - 4:03:17 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas -- Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (Actg.) Captain Tellis Bethel, left, presented a copy of his book, The Lucayan Story, to Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, December 22, 2016 at the Office of the Prime Minister...
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ZNS to air special Sunday on Sir Orville Turnquest’s revealing book on the Duke of Windsor in The Bahamas - Dec 15, 2016 - 2:03:31 PM

With book sales for What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s Years in The Bahamas setting records, ZNS Bahamas announced today it will air a special on the book and its author, Sir Orville Turnquest, Sunday, December 18. The half-hour show featuring Sir Orville’s findings about the former King of England who was posted to The Bahamas as Royal Governor from 1940-1945 and the author’s official presentations of the book will air at 8:30 pm on Channel 211 on Cable and will stream live online.

“The fascination with the Duke of Windsor continues to this day,” said Sir Orville, Governor-General from 1995-2001. “He was a man who grew up as royalty, became King of England for a period of 10 months and abdicated the throne to wed the woman he loved, a woman who had been married twice before...
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Sir Orville Turnquest Presents His New Book to the Governor General - Dec 8, 2016 - 11:55:43 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy of his new book What Manner of Man is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years In The Bahamas during the book's official launch at Government House on Monday, December 5, 2016.
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New coffee table book by Bahamian author Amanda Diedrick details Green Turtle Cay’s intriguing past - Dec 8, 2016 - 4:58:15 PM


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Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas  – Lucayans, Loyalists and Eleutheran Adventurers. For centuries, these and other populations have sought safety and refuge on Green Turtle Cay, a tiny island in Abaco, Bahamas. Propelled by fate or by force, most ultimately moved on. A resilient few remained.

Their stories are the focus of Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay, a new hardcover book by Bahamian writer, Amanda Diedrick.

The full-colour, 185-page publication features close to 200 historic images of Green Turtle Cay, oil paintings by world-renowned Bahamian artist and historian...
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Sir Orville Turnquest Presents His New Book to Prime Minister Christie - Dec 6, 2016 - 8:59:47 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie (left) receives a copy of the book What Manner of Man Is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years in The Bahamas from its author, former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest, GCMG, QC, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on December 6, 2016.  Acclaimed Bahamian actor Sir Sidney Poitier wrote the Foreword.
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Author Former Governor-General Orville Turnquest Launches Historic, Revealing Work - Dec 6, 2016 - 10:05:04 AM

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Surrounded by a small group of family and friends, Sir Orville Turnquest, former Governor-General presented the first copy of his book, What Manner of Man is This? to the current Governor-General Lady Marguerite Pindling during a brief ceremony celebrating the book’s worldwide publication at an official launch held at Government House.

Although many books have been written about the royal couple, Sir Orville’s incisive book is the only one that focus exclusively on the Duke’s administration while Royal Governor of The Bahamas from 1940-1945 after he abdicated the throne as King of England in order to marry the twice-divorced Mrs. Wallis Simpson...
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