British Airways pilot ends career with retirement flight to LPIA

On March 7, 2019, British Airways Captain Gordon Black landed his final flight as a commercial pilot touching down at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). For decades, the veteran pilot flew over the beautiful waters of The Bahamas and wanted to officially end his career making the long-haul trip from London to Nassau. Company officials […]

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Funds awarded to Junkanoo groups, individual junkanooers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) and the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) held a press conference at the National Stadium, March 18, to present prize monies for the 2018 Boxing Day and 2019 New Year’s […]

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FLIFF On Location: Stellar lineup of independent films

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving force behind its return. “FLIFF has […]

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Junior chefs infuse locally grown ingredients in dishes to impress judges

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Junior chefs from around the country, participating in the 2019 Bahamas Young Chef Culinary Competition, wooed the judges with their interesting creations. The five chefs, local and international, who judged the competition gave intense constructive critique and agreed the recipes and colourful presentations of the eleven junior high school students represented […]

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Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Empire” co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been “a freakin’ rollercoaster.” In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast have “experienced […]

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Willis & the Illest premier first album

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Situated in the heart of downtown Nassau, Pirate Republic Brewing Company played host to one of the island’s hottest bands, Willis & the Illest. On March 1, the leading Bahamian band premiered their new, upcoming album with a live, acoustic performance in Pirate Republic’s historic alley located on Woodes Rogers Walk. Welcomed […]

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Red Cross Fair goes digital with digital ticketing system

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In keeping with its promise of doing things differently this year, the organizers of the Bahamas Red Cross Fair have teamed up with SunCash to introduce cutting edge technology in the form of digital ticketing for this year’s event. With the services of SunCash’s ‘SunPass’ system, patrons will now be able to […]

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Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform […]

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National Arts Festival gets underway

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Primary and high school students garnered applause and cheers from the audience for their skills on percussion instruments, at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence adjudication, on March 14, 2019. The New Providence adjudication enters its second week, and over 1,100 entrants […]

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Warner Bros.’ chief Tsujihara steps down following scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Tsujihara’s exit as chairman […]

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Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee chief Donna Brazile, who was fired by CNN for tipping off the Hillary Clinton campaign about debate topics in 2016, has joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator. Brazile said Monday she knows fellow liberals will criticize her for joining Fox, but that it’s important for […]

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Indianapolis Children’s Museum removes Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer and Gary native. The Indianapolis Star reports a fedora and glove Jackson wore onstage and a Jackson poster are no longer on display at the museum. […]

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‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This weekend, “Captain Marvel” earned an additional $69.3 million from North American theaters […]

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