Monday, March 25, 2019

The Bahamas Is Hot Right Now

Dean's Blue Hole on Long Island in The Bahamas.

By Alexander Britell

It’s no secret that tourism in The Bahamas is hot — but what’s different right now is the sheer diversity of the growth.

The Bahamas posted a blistering 16.7 percent increase in stayover visitor arrivals last year, easily among the biggest numbers in the Caribbean region.

And that growth unsurprisingly was felt in the country’s primary tourism hub of Nassau and Paradise Island.  Read more >>

Reese Witherspoon Celebrated Her Birthday by Swimming With Pigs in the Bahamas

By Skye Sherman

Judging from Instagram, Reese Witherspoon’s taking a well deserved break at the beach for her birthday, and her dreamy tropical posts have us yearning for summer. The successful actress, author, producer, and entrepreneur has a lot to celebrate as she turns 43, and spending a weekend in the islands with family sounds like the ideal way to do it.  Read more >>

Friday, March 22, 2019

Bahamian Art & Culture : No. 375 : 03.22.19

It's out! This week's issue of Bahamian Art & Culture Newsletter. Check it out:

• Cover art: "Jalan Harris" by Bahamian photographer Melissa Alcena.
• Concerts / Workshops / Artist Talks / Art Classes / Exhibitions / Books / And more.
• Art news on Bahamian, Caribbean, and African-American creatives including: Sonia Farmer, Shivanee N. Ramlochan, Averia Wright, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Saskia D'Aguilar, John Cox, Tina Klonaris-Robinson, Renbert Waynehead Mortimer, Arlene Nash Ferguson, Tschabalala Self, Lenny Kravitz, Khalik Allah, and more! Click on the link above and enjoy!


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242NewsBahamas Newsletter Edition: March21st, 2019

Way Past Time for a Sex Offenders Registry

Dear Reader, 

A story that sparked outrage in the hearts of many in our offices, was the news of the eight year old girl who was sexually assaulted by her seventy one year old stepfather last week. Apart from the obvious, the most chilling part of this story was the fact that the alleged perpetrator had done this before, and he had served time for this crime. It was noted in the press that he had married his victim’s mother after these events.

In the wake of this incident, many people are vying for a Sexual Offender Registry, and we couldn’t agree more. If a registry was in place at the time of this first man’s offense, maybe the mother of this young girl would have been equipped with the knowledge of whom to marry. More worrying, is the thought that people are aware that these predators exist in their family, and continue to sweep incident after incident under the rug “for the sake of the family”, and sadly to the detriment of innocent children.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

You don't need to drink alcohol for it to harm you

Quantifying how alcohol hurts non-drinkers is difficult, but a new paper shows the way.

Beer can harm more people than just the person imbibing it. Deposit Photos

By Sara Chodosh

No amount of alcohol is good for you, as study after study has shown. But often people—and the scientists who research them—forget that when they drink, they don’t just risk hurting themselves. They often hurt other people. Yet most of our understanding of the harms of alcohol have focused strictly on the drinker.

A new study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, attempts to rectify that. The authors found that thousands of people have experienced physical harm from alcohol consumption in Germany alone, even though many of them have never imbibed a single drop.  Read more >>