Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween Beach Party

American Bishop explains how religion is 'made up' & used to control people

Religion is a controversial topic, and I’d like to preface this article by saying that it is not my aim to belittle or diminish anyone’s beliefs. My problem is not with faith but with religion as an organization, which has been used as a means of control, to pit people against each other, and to incite terror and war. Religion in this context serves the purposes of many various global elitist agendas.

Religion is also confusing, to say the least; within several different religions exist different ‘sects,’ each with their own teachings and version of the ‘truth’ and how to live one’s life. Within Christianity alone, there are multiple versions of the Bible, and teachings that contradict one another. What one religion says in one part of the world may directly oppose what another says in a different part of the world. This alone is a recipe for feelings of confusion and isolation for anybody who is seeking ‘the truth.’ If various religions preach different ways of life and truths, they all can’t be correct, can they? I guess that’s why they call it faith.  Read more >>

JAMAICA – Scores of Jamaican children bearing the scars of brutal beatings

KINGSTON – The cruel and inhumane treatment meted out to some of Jamaica’s children was brought into sharp focus recently when a video went viral of a St Thomas mother beating her child with a machete.

But a Sunday Gleaner probe into the dark side of parenting in Jamaica has revealed that the action of the nearly naked machete wielder pales in comparison to the punishment some children are forced to endure from the persons who are supposed to protect them.

Children, some as young as six months old, have been burnt with hot irons, chopped with knives or machetes, soaked with boiling water, beaten to within inches of their lives with electrical cords.  Read more >>

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Duncombe named 2017 Conch Cracking champion

Conch Cracking Festival winners pictured with MOTA representatives Elaine Smith, Coordinator, Product Department; Jeffrey Pinder, Sr. Executive, Sustainable Tourism, along with BTC representative Letisha Lord. (Photo courtesy of MOT)

By The Freeport News

Hundreds of residents and visitors flocked to the East End Primary School to celebrate the 45th Annual McLean’s Town Conch Cracking Festival on Grand Bahama Island on National Heroes Day.

The festival, which has been a staple homecoming event on Grand Bahama Island, began in 1972 under the inspiration of English teacher Jeffery Morgan and has since grown into a homecoming festival dedicated solely to the conching industry.

12-Year-Old Journalist Launches Magazine for Kids

Alejandra Stack 

Is Allie The Next Oprah? 12-Year-Old CEO Well Into Building Her Media Empire

At age 12, Alejandra Stack is already living a life of someone three times her age. She’s a busy honor student at Carrollton Junior High, an active community volunteer and is the newly elected president of  the NAACP Youth Council of west Georgia.

She’s also appeared in a few box office films and a Cartoon Network show, and now with her start-up magazine and YouTube channel, KidNewsMaker, she’s taking her media empire to the next level. KidNewsMaker.com has a reach that far exceeds Carroll County, Georgia where she resides as her website subscribers lists people from The Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada, Iceland, Great Britain and US cities like Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Washington.