(AUDIO) FORMER State Finance Minister links 'New economic life' to immigration policy
- Jun 26, 2015 - 6:04:53 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Earlier this week (June 22nd and 24th) The Tribune ran two articles based on an interview with FORMER Bahamas State Finance Minister Zhivargo Laing pertaining to liberalization of immigration policy as a stimulus for new economic life for the Bahamas. TheBahamasWeekly.com presents herewith, the full audio
Mr. Laing feels that; “Unless some outside force brings new capitol
injection, builds a new business that requires new employment...unless
that happens and happens on on any sizable scale, you don't get any new
money that can be injected into this economy to bring any new income for
people to be able to spend and therefore cause there to feel like
there's some prosperity in the economy..."
(Audio) Early years of Sir Jack Hayward in Freeport, Grand Bahama (recorded 1993)
- Jan 16, 2015 - 3:14:43 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – In tribute to the late Sir
Jack Hayward TheBahamasWeekly.com is pleased to share this exclusive audio interview with
Sir Jack Hayward conducted in 1993 by David Mackey, cohost of a popular radio
program, Bahamian Slam Jam during the early 90’s. Bahamian Slam Jam aired both
in The Bahamas and in South Florida via ZNS3.
Sir Jack said of life in Freeport in the early days; “I came
here in 1956, a year after the agreement (HBCA) had been signed and of course
there was nothing here. We all lived in quonset huts, barracks…very primitive.
There were no roads there was no television…
(Audio) Interview with Lenny Kravitz documentary filmmaker, Mathieu Bitton
- Feb 4, 2013 - 12:49:00 AM
is please to present a Skype interview with artist, Grammy Award
nominee and filmmaker, Mathieu Bitton recorded just days before the
official premiere on January 29th, and iTunes release, of his film on Lenny Kravitz called,
Looking Back On
The documentary follows the journey behind the making of Kravitz's recently
released 9th studio album, Black And White America. An in depth look at
the sessions that initially started out as a three-month recording
Looking Back On Love is a full-on rock and roll music
experience Bahamian culture in the film through a day-to-day
1996 Historical Interview with the late Rusty Bethel: Co-Founder of Radio Bahamas
- Sep 11, 2011 - 1:34:45 AM
On January 21st, 1996, shortly before his retirement, the late Rusty Bethel, born May 29th, 1913 recorded this stimulating interview with Dave Mackey. He discusses the history of broadcasting in The Bahamas
before and after his co-founding of Radio Bahamas (ZNS), and shares his fond memories of the Carron & Dupuch families during his years with The Tribune Newspaper, and much more. This historical interview was just retrieved, and it never aired on radio. We present it to you in memoriam to him and for your enlightenment. In addition, this interview presents in Rusty's own words and voice, a moving history of The Bahamas that predates even the existence of Freeport...
(AUDIO) Remembering the legendary Micheal Lucien Curry of "Cooling Waters"
- Oct 7, 2010 - 6:02:49 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama, the Bahamas -
The legendary Micheal Lucien Curry will forever be
remembered as a man who loved his family, his church and his God.
These were some of the remembrance conveyed during the
memorial celebration for the legendary Micheal Lucien Curry at The New Mt
Olivet Baptist Church this past Tuesday evening, October 5th, 2010.
"We are not here because Curry died, we are here this
evening because he lived." These were the words from members of the Cooling
Waters, the group that Curry was a part of for over 30years...
Learn the ins & outs of Bahamian Dialect
- May 20, 2010 - 7:26:42 PM
instructor Desi Wallace teaches you the
ins and outs of Bahamian
dialect. For as with all cultures of the world, the Bahamas too has its
own distinct colloquialisms. In this light hearted and entertaining
interview Desi helps you decipher some of the words and phrases used by
some Bahamians from the vast and ever changing lexicon of Bahamian
Press the play button within to listen
and enjoy your first
lesson in our continuing series of interviews on this delightful topic.
In addition to being a Special Events
Coordinator Desi is an account Executive for Bahamas National Radio
Bahamas lawmaker apologizes for Travolta mistrial
- Oct 27, 2009 - 2:36:09 PM
Associate Press - NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas lawmaker who prompted a mistrial in
the John Travolta extortion case has publicly apologized to the judge
and the people of the island chain.
Picewell Forbes says his
announcement of an acquittal while the jury was still deliberating last
week were "reckless" and "not true."
But he isn't saying where he heard the report that he repeated in a televised speech at a political convention.
attorney Anthony McKinney said Tuesday his client cannot comment
further because the matter is still before the court..
Apology sound byte original sound byte
(AUDIO) Prime Minister Ingraham Fields Questions on Grand Bahama Economy
- Sep 8, 2009 - 11:59:14 PM
Grand Bahama Island - Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham is pictured answering media
questions on Grand Bahama's economy at a press conference held at the
Government Complex, Mall Drive, Freeport on Sunday, September 6, 2009.
Listen to 7 audio clips of the Prime Minister giving updates on the GB Cruise Port for Williams Town; the Grand Bahama Passport Office; Treasure Bay Casino (formerly Isle of Capri); Government Initiatives; Ginn sur Mer; Grand Bahama Power Company; and the overall economic outlook.
Click [Read more...] for a larger image...
Jay Mitchell Sings BBB Strong Back Stout jingle [AUDIO]
- Jun 17, 2009 - 11:15:58 AM
Grand Bahama Island - Legendary Bahamian entertainer Jay Mitchell puts his energetic vocals on the jingle “ Strong Back” at Mackeymedia, Freeport, GBI.
Strong back is the tasty new "
dark and smooth" stout product brewed by The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company on Grand Bahama Island, the same brewery that created the "
Jay Mitchell sings. “Big and Bold, Dark & Smooth, Strong Back!” to a rocking energetic music track produced and performed by Dave Mackey (TBW webmaster & former T-Connection lead guitarist), accentuated by the dynamic backing vocals of band leader Methice Rigby, retired educator Dave Cook and Dave Mackey.
The penetrating lyrics sung by Jay are the end result of collaboration between “The Think Tank” comprising: producer/arranger & TBW Webmaster; Dave Mackey, vocalist/ bandleader; Methice Rigby; and TBW editor; Robbin Whachell...
My Memories of Cyril "Dry Bread" Ferguson (exclusive audio Interview)
- Apr 16, 2009 - 1:04:43 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - On April 26th, 2006 at 4:50PM I, Dave Mackey recorded my final studio session with my now deceased friend and former colleague in the music business; Cyril “Dry Bread Ferguson. This recording unlike numerous others that Dry Bread and I recorded together over the past twenty years was not a music session, but rather it was an interview session at Mackeymedia. The interview was recorded to be streamed on my Mackeymedia.com website. Although I never uploaded Dry Bread’s interview to the Internet, I archived it for future use and I am pleased to share it with you herewith for the first time.
Through the years as Dry Bread's engineer/ co-producer and graphic design artist of many of his album covers, Cyril and I worked together on many of his hits from the days of Cay Gotlieb’s Cicada Sounds Studio (now COOL96 studios) to my Mackeymedia multimedia production studio...
Interview with Meghan and Paula Griffin, Make-A-Wish Recipients (AUDIO)
- Mar 4, 2009 - 9:16:59 PM
Paradise Island/Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - The Bahamas Weekly News Team brings you a heart warming and heart tugging interview with thirteen year old Meghan Griffin, who is presently visiting in The Bahamas and is staying at Atlantis on Paradise Island with her family. Meghan is a recipient of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes and offers hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Meghan's wish was to visit Atlantis in The Bahamas, and through our contacts we learned of Meghan and set up an audio interview via phone. You will hear first from Meghan's mother, Paula Griffin who provides information on Meghan's illness and shares the daily struggles she and the Griffin family go through in order to keep Meghan alive.
Mrs. Griffin also offers words of encouragement to other families who may also be facing terminal illness...
(AUDIO) Bahamian Filmmaker, Jeffrey Poitier and production associates discuss "Voices"
- Jan 7, 2009 - 7:28:20 PM
“Voices” a documentary by Bahamian filmmaker Jeffrey Poitier, nephew of the famous Bahamian actor, Sir Sidney Poitier, premiered at the AMC Theater in the beautiful CocoWalk at Coconut Grove in October, 2008. The film
documents the earliest untold stories of the Bahamian and African-American people who were the original settlers and builders of Coconut Grove in Florida.
In this exclusive phone interview with The Bahamas Weekly News Team you will hear from Poitier as he explains how the project came about, and also the plans they have for the future of the film which has over 640 hours of footage.
Also featured in this interview is Jeff's wife Ellie Poitier; actor and producer Michelle Rashida-Turner; and the film's music composer Steven Thompson. Thompson is a descendant of the Brady Rolle family of Bimini...
Streaming Audio Interview with Saxophonist Ralph Munnings
- Oct 10, 2008 - 3:31:35 PM
Ralph Munnings best known for his amazing musical talent on The saxophone, flute and clarinet speaks on his passion for music and his background as a longtime musician having been inspired by his uncle The late Freddie Munnings.
This enlightening interview also features a saxophone solo at the beginning of the interview and an extended solo at the end of the interview that you will definitely not want to miss.
Click [Read more....] to listen to Ralph speak about his career, and play his fabulous sax...
Streaming Audio Exclusive - Owen Bethel of Islands of the World Fashion Week, and FilmInvest
- Oct 6, 2008 - 1:42:46 PM
The Bahamas Weekly News Team bring you an audio interview with Bahamian, Owen Bethel, producer of
"Islands of the World Fashion Week" which will come to Nassau from
November 5th to 8th and be presented at the Atlantis Resort and British Colonial Hilton.
Bethel explains how the idea came about, mentions Islands which will be represented (some as far away as Fiji!), and discusses what will be featured at the exciting four-day event in New Providence. The event is set to be an annual one.
As a primary member, and spokeman of
FilmInvest, the company seeking to purchase the
Bahamas Film Studios in Grand Bahama Island...
Audio Interview - Philip French, Special Advisor to Ministry of Sport in UK
- Jun 18, 2008 - 10:36:11 PM
The Bahamas Weekly News Team brings you an exclusive audio interview with Philip French, special advisor to the Ministry of Sports in the UK, and organizer of the Premier League's involvement in the Grand Bahama Summer Soccer Camp now in its 5th year.
Listen as Editor and Coach, Robbin Whachell and Webmaster Dave Mackey talk with Phil about the sport of soccer and about the exciting upcoming soccer camp on Grand Bahama Island and who will be the visiting Coaches. Yes, Luther Blissett will be back!
This year’s camp is again being held at the
Freeport Football Rugby Club field on East Settlers Way and starts on
June 23, closing on June 27.
Streaming Audio Exclusive - Bahamian Olympic Snowboarder, Korath Wright
- May 20, 2008 - 6:59:45 PM
The Bahamas Weekly News team contacted and interviewed snowboarder, twenty-two year old Korath Wright, who is presently visiting Nassau to promote and solidify his upcoming representation of his birth country, The Bahamas at the
2010 Winter Olympics
in Vancouver, Canada. This is a historic first for The Bahamas.
In this phone interview Korath shares how he got into snowboarding, how he was contacted to represent The Bahamas, and his plans over the next couple of years prior to the 2010 Olympics.
Also enclosed are photos from the press presentation held in Nassau at the Britsish Colonial Hilton on Tuesday, May 27th. Click [Read more...] to listen to the interview and learn more about Korath...
Streaming Audio Exclusive - Chris "Kazi" Rolle of The Hip Hop Project
- May 7, 2008 - 9:56:06 PM
The Bahamas Weekly brings you an amazing audio interview, via phone from Brooklyn, New York, with Bahamian born, Chris "Kazi" Rolle, who is the focus behind the documentary film , "The Hip Hop Project", produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah. Kazi has also been featured on Oprah on her "People Who Are Using Their Lives" segment.
In this interview Kazi explains about his life in The Bahamas, growing up in orphanages and foster homes, and how he made it to New York, and began hustling there to survive. He also speaks about the creation of Art Start's Hip-Hop Project, an outreach program which connects troubled teen to music industry professionals with the goal of producing rap albums reflecting real-life issues...
Streaming Audio - Artist, Claudette Dean speaks on her upcoming art exhibit, "Lumiere "
- Apr 21, 2008 - 9:40:14 AM
As Grand Bahama gears up for Claudette Dean's “Lumiere” Art Exhibition, opening to the public on Saturday, April 26th at the Freeport Art Centre, The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present herewith, a one on one streaming audio interview with Claudette Dean that explains why one would want to attend. Claudette expresses the inspiration behind her work, the symbolism and she tells all about what's involved in putting together the production.
The exhibition will be on display until May 17th from 9:00 am until 5:00p:m, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday. For more info. Click HERE.
Heads of Agreement Communications - Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham with streaming audio
- Feb 18, 2008 - 7:36:39 PM
Enclosed are the following communications and documents tabled in parliament today by Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham:
- Tabling of Heads of Agreements
- List of Agreements
- Communication on Albany Land Swap Agreement
- Norman's Cay Superseding Heads of Agreement
- Baha Mar Supplemental Heads of Agreement
I am pleased to table nineteen Agreements concluded between my Government and Resort Developers since 2nd May 2007 under the terms of the Hotels Encouragement Act since 2nd May 2007..."
Streaming Audio - Prime Minister Ingraham Meets the Press
- Feb 6, 2008 - 9:00:11 PM
FURTHERING THE PLEDGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY – Keeping the pledge made prior to his re-election to office, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham held the first for 2008 of what is expected to be quarterly Meet the Press conferences. The Meet the Press event was held at the Victoria Room of the British Colonial Hilton on Sunday, February 3, 2008.
Leading by example, Prime Minister Ingraham said he implemented the quarterly sessions to help to encourage others in the public sector to be more open and forthcoming in dealing with the press.
Journalists in New Providence took full advantage of the press event, asking questions of the Prime Minister on topics ranging from crime to the economy to contemporary social events...