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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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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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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Buju Banton All Access tickets sold out

Organizers bringing in 300 police officers to secure concert   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Organizers of the upcoming Buju Banton: Long Walk To Freedom concert confirmed Wednesday that their All-Access tickets are sold out. Paradise Productions, which is staging the concert, said VIP and Platinum tickets are also moving fast. The concert, slated for March 30, […]

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R. Kelly sex tapes: From duffel bag to national circulation

CHICAGO (AP) — An acquaintance of R. Kelly’s recalled how the singer once lugged a duffel bag everywhere — to recording studios, film sets and gyms. Stuffed inside, she said, was a collection of his homemade VHS sex tapes. Despite Kelly’s efforts in the 1990s to hold those recordings close, some leaked out. Untold numbers […]

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Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal. “We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” Hallmark Cards Inc., […]

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Coaches and parents in college scheme find jobs in danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes. That celebrities were among the […]

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HBO’s doc ‘Leaving Neverland’ becomes a network favorite

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” is heading up the charts. The unsparing documentary about Michael Jackson and his alleged sexual abuse is already the third most-watched documentary of the past decade at the prime cable network, which takes pride in its documentary schedule. It’s likely to surpass “Bright Lights,” the movie about Debbie […]

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Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. GLAAD announced Monday that the Carters will receive its Vanguard Award at its 30th annual awards on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly […]

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Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and her wearing a strapless white dress writing “The […]

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