Split - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 29, 2019 - 10:20:24 PM
When three high school students are abducted by a man suffering from
dissociative identity disorder, it soon becomes a matter of survival
when they realize their kidnapping is part of a sacrificial ritual. The
kidnapper’s psychologist is alerted to his other personalities nefarious
intent, but she must piece together clues using her own deductive
reasoning from years of studying her patient to find out what his
identities are capable of.
Kevin Wendell Crumb is man afflicted
with DID (dissociative identity disorder) who has 23 personalities
fighting for control of his body with some of them believing in the
birth of a 24th personality which will protect them from the hurt and
ridicule of the world beyond them...
Glass - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 28, 2019 - 8:05:52 PM
After being captured by authorities a calculating domestic terrorist, a
cannibalistic serial killer and a cautious vigilante are placed under
the care of a psychiatrist at a mental institution who specializes in
what she believes they all suffer from. She has 3 days to cure them of
this delusion she believes they all possess before plans of more
permanent methods are put into effect to ensure that they are no longer a
threat to themselves and the world at large.
Elijah Price aka
Mr. Glass is a highly resourceful mass murderer who was
institutionalized after his crimes were discovered by David Dunn and is
now only visited by his mother Mrs. Price who tries to keep him engaged...
Unbreakable - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 28, 2019 - 11:39:01 AM
The sole survivor of a devastating train accident is contacted by a
mysterious stranger who offers him a bizarre explanation as to why he
emerged unscathed. As the survivor valiantly attempts to return to his
unfettered life of normalcy, he slowly begins to understand the truth
behind the explanation as it threatens to change his perception of
reality and the life of his family.
David Dunn is a security
guard & a former college football player who quit after a car
accident and is now the only survivor of the Eastraill 177 disaster
which leads to him meeting Elijah Price who has an unexpected answer...
Pamela Burnside: Congratulations are in order
- Jan 25, 2019 - 11:37:50 AM
It is with immense pleasure that I pen this letter to the Editor in
order to send congratulations to the Department of Inland Revenue in the
Ministry of Finance for ‘getting it right’ when it comes to the ease of
doing business for Business Licenses this year.
two Business License renewals, each in approximately 7 hours’
turnaround, I did not want the month to end without sending all of the
government personnel involved in the exercise the congratulations they
so readily deserve...
Replicas - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 20, 2019 - 10:31:34 AM
A daring scientist working for a government-controlled laboratory
on a tropical island decides to use the facility's experimental
equipment to recreate his family members killed in a car accident. As he
goes against the existing laws of ethical science to achieve his goal,
he finds that he must face both moral and physical obstacles that he was
unprepared to deal with prior to the ordeal.
Foster is a research neuroscientist who is trying to transfer
consciousness from a biological being to a robotic one when his life
crashes around him...
Equality Bahamas on Minister's refusal to address increase in rape
- Jan 16, 2019 - 12:54:48 PM
"On Tuesday, Minister of Social Services and Community Development
refused to answer questions about the increase in rape from 2017 to 2018
because, according to him, that is not his lane. It is unfortunate and
unacceptable that the minister chose to put distance between his
portfolio and the pervasive issue of rape. Rape disproportionately
affects women and girls who should be prioritized by the Department of
Gender and Family Affairs which is under the Ministry of Social Services
and Community Development.
The Ministry of Social Services and
Community Development exists to address the needs of vulnerable
populations. These are not limited to people living in poverty or the
provision of food subsidies. The Ministry is not just for 'poor people
who need food...' "
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 5, 2019 - 6:15:16 PM
One of the taglines for this movie: Enter a universe where more than one
wears the mask. A young teenager is thrust into the life of a superhero
after being bitten by a spider from another dimension. As he tries to
learn how to properly become the hero he wants to be so he can protect
those he loves from a world ending cataclysmic event, he finds himself
under the tutelage of other beings with similar powers temporarily
trapped in his dimension.
Miles Morales aka Spider-Man is a
teenager adapting to the fact that he has to go to a new school where
more is expected from him and deal with new powers he must learn to
master in a short period of time...
Traveling advice for old ladies
- Dec 28, 2018 - 2:10:30 PM
“As an older woman, retirement should be a wonderful time to do exciting
things with your new-found freedom. A considerable part of your life
may have involved taking care of your kids and spouse and focusing on
your career, leaving very little ‘you’ time. Finally, that time is here.
This is the next exciting chapter of your life.” That’s what the
National Council on Aging Care says.
Really? I didn’t find any information about aging body bathroom parts.
Hmmm. The following are my ideas for experiencing happy hygiene while
traveling on vacation...
Bumblebee - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 24, 2018 - 3:10:25 PM
A lone warrior from a distant planet suffering from amnesia and left
mute from battle befriends a young woman dealing with the loss of a
parent. When enemies of the warrior find out where he has fled to, they
agree to cooperate with a covert military organization on the new planet
they have landed on with the goal of using the primitive technology of
the inhabitants to pinpoint the warrior’s exact location. The warrior
forms a bond with his human companion as they find strength in each
other to overcome the obstacles in their lives that they may not be able
to face alone...
Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 4:18:04 PM
Years after the an epic battle left a city in ruins humanity has picked
up the pieces and a shadowy group has taken it upon themselves to rid
the Earth of all alien robotic life. An ancient menace now has Earth in
its cross-hairs as it manipulates the human contingent to further its
ultimate goal of reclaiming a lost object of power. The leader of the
remaining extraterrestrial robot combatants must decide if humanity is
worth saving after such a betrayal...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:17 PM
One of the taglines for this movie: Mankind's Finest Achievement. Our
Nation's Proudest Moment. A Secret Hidden For Forty Years. When a
mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day it
threatens to bring a war to Earth so big that the good alien robot army
alone will not be able to save us. As they learn of a spacecraft from
their home planet hidden on the Moon, it begins a race against the evil
robot army to reach it and learn its secrets...
Transformers - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2018 - 12:08:14 PM
The battle between two warring factions of a robotic race continues on
an alien planet. A young inhabitant of the planet is thrust into the war
when it is discovered that he hold information to the location of a
power source hidden on his planet generations before he was born.
is a powerful thing. It is proof that sometimes the memory of something
makes that thing better than it really was. With that said I have to to
admit I had my doubts about Transformers. There was the poster of
Megatron with the word Destroy on it and the one of Optimus Prime with
the word Protect...
Joe Darville: A Yuletide Cry For Mother Earth
- Dec 15, 2018 - 7:14:23 PM
A recent trip to Bimini, Cat Cay & Ocean Cay, by a team from Save
The Bays, has us asking more questions of this Government than we can
find answers to. Day and night, the all too familiar sound of pilings
being continuously driven into the ocean bed can be heard echoing across
Bimini as an extension to the cruise ship pier takes place. Back in
2014 Save The Bays fought the destroying “developing” resort over its
proposed pier, knowing that the island was too small to bring a 1600
person ship to such a small island as environmentalist knew too well.
The case got all the way to the Privy Council...
Residence Of Freeport Demand More Social Services Benefits
- Dec 14, 2018 - 10:12:16 AM
Good Morning, Mr. Watson, I am trying to reach you regarding the story
of the citizens of Freeport. unfortunately, we have been missing each
other I am making this attempt again to your agency as a Bahamian
citizen. regarding an important matter pertaining to social services in
On behalf of those citizens who rely on The
Families for Justice Organization to get there stories out publicly, we
have decided to turn to the Media for our Freedom of Expression rights
under the constitution of the Bahamas as Bahamians...
Robin Hood (2018) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 9, 2018 - 12:00:17 PM
A war-hardened soldier returns from his tour of duty in a foreign land
to find his family estate in shambles. With the help of a soldier he
once showed kindness to, he will become a symbol to the people in his
area and show them that they can stand up to the unjust authority.
of Loxley is a nobleman drafted into the Crusades, but when he is sent
home from war due to actions his superior disagrees with he must find
away to get back the life taken from him. Yahya aka John is a Moorish
soldier who lost a hand in battle and has pledged an oath to take down
the people who were responsible for the war that killed his son and
agrees to train Robin to help facilitate this...
Grand Bahama Island Birders' 2018 Fall/Winter Events
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:52:25 AM
One of the autumn highlights for GBIBs was Cornell University's "Big
Day" event on October 6th where more than 17000 birders in 146 countries
observed 6136 species of birds during a 24 hour period. This number
represented more than half of the world's species and was the highest
count for a single day of October birding ever! With so may endemic
species in our region, the West Indies which includes the Bahamas, are
essential to this world-wide birding effort. Puerto Rico turned the
tables on the Bahamas this year tallying 146 over 141 species...
Robin Hood (2010) - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:20:11 AM
A retelling of the origin of the Robin hood legend with 13th century
details. As the archer and his band of marauders confront corruption in a
local village and are used as pawns in a foreign plot to overthrow the
monarchy. With the country weakened by ineffective rule and an indulgent
upper class, the gang of skilled mercenaries with an appetite for all
life has to offer sets out to right the wrongs that the working class
The Fiscal Responsibility Bill and the checks and balances of a country
- Dec 9, 2018 - 6:35:07 AM
The Fiscal Responsibility Bill was presented to the Bahamian people as
the sustainable and fiscal discipline to reshape accountability of the
public sector. The Bill itself is a step in the right direction for the
Bahamas but one can’t help but to think it may be a little too late.
the fact that back in 2016 the United Nations report classified the
Caribbean as multi dimensionally poor and with the advancement of
technology that gives every single human being access to industries...
Instant Family - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Nov 20, 2018 - 4:25:53 PM
couple decide to start a family and find themselves traversing the
daunting landscape of foster care adoption. They were expecting to take
in a single child but end up opening their doors to three siblings of
different ages as they try to figure a way to work around instant
parenthood and form bounds that could lead to them forming a real
Pete & Ellie Wagner are a couple who flip houses for a
living and decide to become foster parents with the goal of starting a
family, but the foster children they end up taking in are more than they
Essy Bootle: Time to privatize government assets
- Nov 19, 2018 - 11:14:09 PM
I agreed with the PLP when they opposed the sale of majority shares in
BTC to a private company. Now, several years on, I must say that my
position has completely reversed. We now have two telecoms companies and
while I am happy to say that I do not use BTC, I understand that their
service and standards have improved exponentially through competition.
what was the anxiety really all about? What did we really lose –
revenue? Hardly, the old BTC was bleeding money just like the rest of
the public ‘assets’ that Bahamians...