Skyline - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Apr 18, 2018 - 8:16:45 PM
If You Think You Can Hide...If You Think You Can Resist...If You Think You Can Survive...You Haven't Seen The Light.
a late night birthday party, a group of friends are awoken in the wee
hours before dawn by strange blue lights beaming through their penthouse
window. These eerie lights have descended all over the city of Los
Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame and then scooping
them in to the air...
Who Moved My Corned Beef? Thoughts on the new National Breadbasket
- Apr 13, 2018 - 6:52:29 AM
The only constant thing in life is change, and the time for changes to
our approach for improving our nation’s nutrition status is now! Last
week, in the good company of numerous community members, civil society
partners and other public health stake holders, I attended The Ministry
of Health’s Town Hall Meeting at the Theodore Grant (TG) Glover School.
The setting for the meeting ushered in a sense of pride, not only
because the evening’s backdrop paid homage to a formidable educator, but
also because it was carried out in a space where our most
impressionable citizens are being academically nourished for their roles
in the future Bahamian landscape...
Ready Player One - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Apr 3, 2018 - 9:07:30 PM
In the future, the creator of an immersive virtual world
leaves his immense fortune and control of that world to anyone who can
win a contest he designed. An unlikely hero is able to figure out the
first challenge and with the help of his friends in the virtual world he
attempts to win the contest to keep it away from the evil corporation
that wants to corrupt it.
Wade Watts is the young man known as
Parzival in the virtual world of the OASIS who wishes to win the Quest
so he can leave where he lives in the stacks in Ohio with a neglectful
A Wrinkle In Time - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Mar 21, 2018 - 11:25:00 AM
A young girl, her younger brother and a school mate must go on a journey
across the universe with the help of three celestial beings to find her
missing father. As they travel to worlds beyond their comprehension,
the young girl must learn to embrace her flaws & harness the
strength inside herself to defeat the evil that awaits.
is a young girl dealing with the disappearance of her father and self
esteem issues, who is given the opportunity to save her father by
tessering to the planets he accidentally transported himself to...
Fear What's Inside - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Mar 20, 2018 - 3:37:20 PM
A group of military scientists is joined by an ex-military biologist on
an expedition into a mysterious quarantined zone. Once there, they must
find out the reason why only one person from previous expeditions has
ever returned and how to stop the slow expansion of the quarantined
Lena is a biologist & working university professor who
was a former soldier and is drafted on a top secret military expedition
into the area of the Shimmer after her husband is the only person ever
to return from the area...
Civil Society Conclave on State of Human Rights in The Bahamas
- Mar 11, 2018 - 11:36:08 PM
The Israelites, the Bible states, wondered forty yea rs in the desert.
It’s not that they were physically lost, for they knew where they were
headed, and knew how to get there. The stars by night and the sun by day
were the only GPS they needed. And they were fortified by manna in the
But woefully, t hat nation of people was mentally and
psychologically lost. Leaving the land of enslavement, after coming to
the realization that as a people of value and dignity...
Sharon Turner on the Oban deal
- Mar 11, 2018 - 7:34:06 PM
That the government lacks effective public relations is
without question. But over the last nine months and most recently with
the now infamous Oban deal, the vice grip choking the collective hope
and blocking the tide of promised good governance and critically needed
national reform is not the absence of public relations, but the absence
of public respect.
When a Heads of Agreement is signed, it is not
a deal between the FNM and a developer or the PLP and a developer. That
Heads of Agreement is a legally binding agreement between the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and a developer. This means all of us, you
and I, are bound to that developer...
Commentary: EU moves the goal posts yet again
- Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00:20 PM
Mr. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister announced in Parliament
recently that "The Bahamas is set to be blacklisted as a tax haven by
the European Union (EU) next week."
But everyone knew this would
come. The EU and OECD and the other alphabet soup entities have been
doing this to The Bahamas and other tax havens now for decades...
TheBahamasWeekly.com New Website about to launch
- Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51:55 PM
Twelve years, 54,300 articles, more than 100,000,000 page views later,
TheBahamasWeekly.com continues delivering fact-based news that you can
count on. It's our pleasure at this juncture to announce the development
of our new and improved website which will provide greater ease of
navigation, and loads of new bells and whistles along with some amazing
new custom designed features unique to TheBahamasWeekly.com.
The new TheBahamasWeekly.com will represent the sum total of more than
four years of development between our hand coding developer and myself
to attain the look and functionality reminiscent, in some regards to a
form of artificial intelligence. While a number of our associates went
the way of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, we opted for a customized
approach with hand-coded scripts to achieve our personalized...
Black Panther - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Feb 22, 2018 - 2:57:13 PM
After the death of his father a prince must take on the mantle of king
of his isolationist and technologically advanced nation. When an enemy
from his nation’s past reappears, the new king must prove himself to his
people as he is drawn into a conflict with the potential to put the
nations of the world at risk.
T’Challa is the new King of Wakanda
and also the new Black Panther with a sworn oath to protect the
interests of his isolated nation from those who would use its advanced
technology for evil. Shuri is the princess of Wakanda and the current
head designer of its technological tradition of incorporating the alien
metal Vibranium into every aspect of their cutting-edge way of life...
The Cloverfield Paradox - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Feb 8, 2018 - 9:59:50 AM
A group of scientists on a space station orbiting a planet on the brink
of war must test a device that could solve their world’s energy crisis.
On testing the device they transport themselves to an alternate
dimension and must find the means on the reality warped station to
return to their original location.
Ava Hamilton is a member of
the crew on the Cloverfield Space Station who are tasked with testing
the Shephard particle accelerator that could end the world’s energy
Pam Burnside: S.O.S. - Save Our (City's) Soul
- Jan 30, 2018 - 11:04:38 AM
S.O.S. - SAVE OUR (CITY’S) SOUL
In the late
1900s my late husband, architect and Bahamian advocate Jackson Burnside
III, wrote a newspaper article under this same title, bemoaning the
burgeoning loss of pride and appreciation for our country’s soul – i.e.
our unique, rich Bahamian Art, Culture and Heritage. Although he is no
longer physically with us, I will intersperse this letter with several
of his quotations, which are still so very relevant today...
Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 29, 2018 - 10:47:13 AM
A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy that gives closure to the
microcosm we have been following with an open end of the macro chaos
defined by the world at large.
Every Maze Has An End
of the taglines for this movie: Every Maze Has An End. A young man
leads a group of fellow fugitives from a clandestine corporation’s
experiment on a dangerous mission to save their captured friend...
All the Money in the World - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 21, 2018 - 11:39:18 AM
a teenage boy is kidnapped and held for ransom, it is up to his devoted
mother to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay it. When the
billionaire refuses to pay, the mother must team with he adviser in a
race against time to get her son from his captors who are becoming
increasingly brutal in their demands for the money.
Harris is the mother of a kidnapped son who must find a way to pay the
ransom demanded by the kidnappers by going to her son’s grandfather for
The Greatest Showman - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 11, 2018 - 12:41:31 PM
A young clerk for a shipping company dreams of a better life for his
wife and two daughters. When he is let go after the company goes
bankrupt he risks what little money he has to start a venture that would
become a world renowned attraction of entertainment for years to come.
T. Barnum is an ambitious showman and entrepreneur who was driven to be
successful with what he had at his disposal while flying to the face of
social norms of that time. Charity Barnum is P.T.’s wife who dealt with
her husband’s need to prove himself in the eyes of her father and the
high society crowd that she came from while tending to the needs of
their two daughters.
Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 10, 2018 - 6:26:15 PM
Four high school students discover an old video game console, while in
detention, and find themselves trapped in the game as the avatars they
chose when they decided to play it. Now they must survive the challenges
of the game and beat it in order to return to the real world or be
trapped in it forever.
Spencer Gilpin is a nerdy gamer that finds
himself in detention for doing the homework of his one time friend and
then finds himself in the avatar of archaeologist Dr. Smolder Bravestone
in the Jumanji video game...
Jumanji- Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Jan 10, 2018 - 4:13:37 PM
A young bullied boy finds a mysterious board game but does not realize
its magical powers until he is sucked into it before his best friend’s
stunned eyes. Decades later the boy is freed from the game as a man by
two unsuspecting children and must rejoin with his friend and the new
players to outwit the game’s daunting obstacles.
Alan Parrish is a
person who has been trapped in the jungle of a magical board game for
26 years and must now team up with the players of the game past and
present to undo what the game has done.
Cedric Moss: More Carnival Duplicity
- Jan 8, 2018 - 4:02:13 PM
Recently, Minister of Youth, Sports, and Culture
Michael Pintard made a further statement on the government’s involvement
with carnival. I found it contradictory, duplicitous, and confusing.
Still, in the January 2, 2018 issue of the Tribune, Minister Pintard
said, “There is no contradiction in our position and certainly no
duplicity. We, as a government, are out. This is now a private venture
that will be guided by the government through an amended commission. But
for all intents and purposes, all avenues are open.” Huh? If carnival
is truly now a private event...
Bright - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 28, 2017 - 4:37:57 PM
In an alternate present-day where humans have coexisted with mythical
sentient beings since the beginning of time, a human and orc police
officers are thrown into a magical line of fire when they find
themselves on an escort mission with an elf in possession of a
thought-to-be-forgotten relic. As they battle their personal differences
and societal expectations they must keep this dangerous weapon out of
the the wrong hands or risk the destruction of everything they hold dear
by an millennia old malevolent entity...
Ferdinand - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
- Dec 26, 2017 - 8:25:54 AM
After being mistaken for a ferocious animal, a kindhearted bull is torn
from his home and placed in a bullfight training facility. In a race
against time he must rally a team of misfit animals to escape the
facility and return to his family before a legendary bullfighter chooses
him for his final performance.
Ferdinand is a bull who wishes to
stay with his adopted family, but after being brought to Casa del Toro
and forced to compete for a bullfight he forms a plan to escape with new