Spring Fashion 2020: Give Your Wardrobe a Warm Weather Update
- Mar 27, 2020 - 12:22:59 PM
Luxury sportswear is the top fashion story for spring and summer and
what better way to step up your style game while still emphasizing your
toned bodies and athletic lifestyle? After all, who wants to be wrapped
up in long sleeve tees and sweatpants once the warmer weather arrives?
Trade those joggers for a pair of hot pants to show off your sleek legs
or pull on a crochet dress that covers just enough to leave a bit of
In past seasons, luxury fashion’s take on
sportswear leaned heavily towards ‘sports luxe’, offering designer
sneakers and sweatpants. This spring, however, European luxury fashion
designers have begun moving away from the casual athletic look and
toward a more polished style.
As summer days approach, consider refreshing your wardrobe with colours,
cuts and styles that transform your current look into a more
fashionable elegant one...
Zip, Sip and Dine: Outdoor Adventures and Dining Delights in Tualatin Valley
- Feb 24, 2020 - 11:01:33 AM
Located just west of Portland, the Tualatin Valley
the gateway to Oregon’s wine country. Offering an abundance of
world-class wineries and breweries, a culturally diverse dining scene
and an array of outdoor adventures, a visit to the Tualatin Valley is an
enriching vacation experience.
During my recent visit to Tualatin Valley, I discovered that the region,
with all its outdoor delights, is less than one hour from downtown
Portland. As a savvy traveler, I always prefer cruising along quiet back
roads during a relaxing weekend getaway so I steered clear of the
congested I-5 South highway, the standard route to central Oregon’s wine
I recommend you begin your Saturday by enjoying Oregon’s natural setting with hiking, biking or zip-lining...
Joe Darville: The state of education in our nation
- Feb 20, 2020 - 8:35:32 AM
As a life-long educator and one still in the field of environmental
education, I wish to unequivocally agree with the evaluation of
education in this country today, penned by Mr. Robert Myers of ORG.
Additionally, it must be stated clearly that the lack of discipline
throughout the system must be addressed. In many schools, teacher spend
at least one-third of their precious time disciplining non-motivated
students. Many of these children come from one-parent families, mainly
that one person being a dear mother. So, certainly, much of this lament
facing education begins right in the home...
Equality Bahamas: Act on Marital Rape Issue Now
- Feb 5, 2020 - 11:00:07 AM
Equality Bahamas draws attention to the current situation wherein The
Bahamas is in contravention with the Convention on the Elimination of
All forms of Discrimination Against Women, Belem Do Para, and numerous
other conventions with its Sexual Offenses Act which provides a
definition of rape that ensures women have no legal recourse when
sexually violated by their spouses. The issue has been raised numerous
times including the 2009 tabling of the Marital Rape Bill by Loretta
Butler-Turner and the statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur on
Violence Against Women Dubravka Šimonović in 2017 following her country
Melissa Martin: Support your hometown newspaper in 2020
- Feb 2, 2020 - 9:54:03 AM
P. T. Barnum declared, “He who is without a newspaper is cut off from his species.”
the Internet, social media, cable television, and radio, the hometown
newspaper connected residents and neighbors to each other through
stories, pictures, and published events.
My grandparents lived in the same house on the same piece of land in the same hollow in the same county for decades...
Melissa Martin: Are you a time saver or a time waster?
- Jan 12, 2020 - 10:57:46 PM
We are a planet of time-saving and time-wasting fanatics. Remember the
tale about the race between the tortoise and the hare? While the
arrogant hare goofed around and napped, the slow but steady tortoise
crossed the finish line first.
In the days of old, consumers
visited the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. They chatted,
gossiped, and shared community news. Timeworn traditions turned into
trends to save time as busyness bombarded us from sunrise to sunset
because of progress...
Melissa Martin: A solution to myriad 2020 Appreciation Days
- Jan 6, 2020 - 8:05:07 AM
Around the globe, there are many national awareness days in any given
month. Many of these bring awareness to health concerns and important
However, some are official or unofficial days probably
declared by the bored, irked or goofy, I assume. Some celebrations are
silly, some weird, and some ridiculous. Many revolve around glorifying
food. Some are bizarre, some unique, and some funny.
solution to the problem of how to celebrate all these days. Let’s group
the days together and acknowledge them on the same day of the month to
save energy and sanity...
Melissa Martin: Happy Birthday Earth!
- Dec 31, 2019 - 8:55:06 AM
The hanging globe we live on is another
year older. “Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday, Mother Earth. Happy
Birthday to you.” Sing along. Earth is our home.
How old is
earth? It depends on who you ask. A creationist and an evolutionist will
give different answers. A scientist and a Bible scholar will give
Who named our Earth? Its name comes from the
old English and Germanic words meaning ‘the ground.’ Who or what created
Earth? ‘In the beginning...
Melissa Martin: When freedom of the press is imprisoned
- Dec 25, 2019 - 9:00:24 PM
Jailed journalists around the globe. How can it be?
despots misusing power and preying upon humanity—withholding information
because knowledge is power. Silencing the other side of the story. Fear
of losing control feeds their depravity. Dictators hiding behind castle
walls and armies of destruction for those who dare ask questions or
Freedom of the press is held hostage as journalists
observe through prison bars. The courageous story-tellers that sacrifice
personal safety for the human rights of others...
Star Wars : The Force Awakens - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 23, 2019 - 3:15:51 PM
Decades after the defeat of an oppressive government and its dictator
whose influence had spread across the galaxy, a new unjust movement has
risen to fill the power vacuum. Only the combined effort of a group of
individuals from different walks of life can put an end to this new
threat with ties to the previous one.
FN-2187 is a stormtrooper
in the First Order who questions his training after his initial exposure
to the heartlessness of his squad...
Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker- Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 22, 2019 - 12:53:23 PM
The surviving forces of the Resistance must find a way to rally the
civilians of the galaxy to fight against the remaining contingent of the
First Order just as their new supreme leader makes an alliance with an
ally hidden for years, but ready to shift the tide of battle with a
military of their own. A cadre of friends go on a mission to retrieve an
archaic artifact with information that may be able to lead them to the
key to unlocking one of their pasts while providing a path to galactic
Terence Gape: "The Saga of the Grand Bahama Int'l Airport and Port Authority"
- Dec 21, 2019 - 4:00:16 PM
I have been gratified by the growing realization that the Grand Bahama
International Airport is an essential instrument and is centrifugal to
the rehabilitation and revitalization of the Grand Bahama economy.
this, our Industrial Plant will wither and die and our efforts to
revive the Tourism Sector will fail! It has even been said that without
an International Airport, Grand Bahama will become another Andros...
Holiday fashion trends offer a touch of extravagance
- Dec 9, 2019 - 1:25:42 AM
For many of us, the holiday season is an opportunity to be more glamorous and alluring with our personal style.
recent years, the rise of street style and Instagram influencers have
pushed luxury fashion houses to adopt a more flexible approach to
holiday fashions, allowing consumers to express their personal style
using designer pieces.
The rise of the ugly sweater craze is just one example of how consumers have gone anti-designer fashion.
Designers are catering to this desire for individualism more and more,
and as a result, there are no major seasonal fashion trends, and the
distinction between high and low fashion is becoming increasingly
2 year plan for a stronger Freeport
- Dec 8, 2019 - 6:00:04 PM
Prominent Grand Bahama Attorney Terence Gape proposes solutions to
the ongoing dilemmas facing Grand Bahama Island post Dorian. At the
epicenter of it all Mr. Gape says that, “Freeport has no viability if a
new International Airport is not built.”
proclaims a legal and moral duty is involved and places the
responsibility for rebuilding the airport firmly onto Hutchison and ‘the
Port Families’ stating that he feels those entities “Should not be
allowed to abdicate their responsibilities and ‘hand over’ the Airport to Government.” Within his
writing, Gape proposes assets and insurance money to be the means of
funding the airport rebuild by the two entities...
Joe Darville:Closure of shelters
- Nov 29, 2019 - 10:47:32 AM
Mr. Franke Campbell Minister of Social Services is a very compassionate
and caring individual. I understand clearly his desire that individuals
who are still housed in shelters need to get back to their homes.
However, what is the condition of those homes? Most of the severely
damaged homes are still infested with mold, vermin and other disease
carrying agents. Therefore, we cannot in good conscience send them back
Melissa Martin: ‘Tis the season to count our blessings for freedom of the press
- Nov 25, 2019 - 2:30:20 PM
We go about our daily lives. We read newspapers in our villages, towns,
and cities. We read newspapers from other countries via internet. But
how often do we stop and consider press freedom? How often do we count
our blessings when we peruse social media news outlets? How often do we
show gratitude to journalists and people that bring us the news?
UN. May 3 was proclaimed World Press Freedom Day the UN General Assembly in 1993.
to 2017 report from Freedom House, a U.S. based nonprofit, only 13
percent of the world’s population experiences a free press...
Nimi Princewill: Removing barriers to access to justice
- Nov 18, 2019 - 9:20:19 PM
Patricia Scotland QC, the first female Secretary-General of the
Commonwealth of Nations has reignited the Commonwealth's aspiration of
improving the justice systems of its 53 member countries.
edited audio excerpts from an interview with Nimi Princewill, Ms.
Scotland discussed the outcomes of the recently concluded Commonwealth
Law Ministers' Meeting (CLMM) where Law Ministers and Attorneys-General
from 53 nations brainstormed ideas on tackling barriers...
Melissa Martin: Disaster diet predictions
- Nov 18, 2019 - 6:00:49 PM
If a certain diet worked, everybody everywhere would know about it. Food
fads travel around the planet and back. Weight loss scams come and go.
You lose money and motivation, but not pounds. Or if you initially lose a
few pounds, you gain it back and more. Greedy companies prey on people
with phony promises, bogus beliefs, false and faulty research. They
recruit fanatic followers. Where’s the science, folks? The fitness
industry needs to divorce the fad diet business. We have to be aware of
health hype and question dieting madness.
The following funky diets are a taste of my humorous rederick. So, don’t try them at home...
Melissa Martin: Humor for holiday stress
- Nov 18, 2019 - 10:00:08 AM
Instead of a frazzled freak-out around the hectic holidays, what about
trying laughter. Not hysterical ‘lose your mind’ chortling or ‘milk
coming out of your nose’ snickering. But, belly-laughing glee with
giggles and guffaws.
A hilarious holiday tune—sing
along with me. Grandma got run over by a reindeer/ Walking home from our
house Christmas Eve/ You can say there’s no such thing as Santa/ But
for me and grandpa we believe...
Melissa Martin: Fat-shaming Santa is naughty not nice
- Nov 10, 2019 - 11:52:32 AM
The jelly belly of jolly olé St. Nicholas is bothering the
diet-obsessed. And they are fat-shaming Santa Claus. Fat phobia has
reached the North Pole.
The Keto crowd want children to put steak
instead of cookie carbs on plates for Santa. Don’t forget the bacon.
And a bucket of lard.
The Paleo people want kids to leave nuts for Santa. A fitting food for a group of hunters and gatherers.
The Vegan group suggest broccoli to go, tied up in a bow for the chubby icon. And a relish plate under the tree.