Saturday, June 29, 2024

Taino Zemi Worship and Cohoba Use

 
Zemi wood sculpture

"Zemi" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 

Taino Zemi Worship and Cohoba Use

The Taino people, indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean, including the islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica, practiced a rich and complex religion centered around the worship of zemis, which were ancestral spirits or deities. This religion was deeply intertwined with their everyday lives, culture, and worldview.

Junkanoo Masks

 
Red, yellow, black Junkanoo Mask on aqua wall.

"Junkanoo Mask" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano


Red, yellow, black Junkanoo Mask on aqua wall.

"Junkanoo Mask" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Fantasy

 
Eclectic multi-level home on tropic isle.

"Tropic Fantasy" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Friday, June 28, 2024

Dictatorship: Early Warning Signs

 
Dictatorship Symbols

 "Dictatorship" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 

Dictatorship: Early Warning Signs

The transition from a democratic country to a dictatorship is often gradual and can be challenging to detect early on. However, there are several warning signs that can indicate such a shift. Here are some key indicators:

1. Erosion of Free Press and Media Control

  • Censorship: Increasing censorship of media and journalists.
  • Propaganda: Government control or influence over major media outlets, spreading propaganda.
  • Intimidation: Harassment or threats against journalists who criticize the government.

Junkanoo Crab Dancer

 
Male Junkanoo Crab Dancer

"Junkanoo Crab Dancer" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano


Female Junkanoo Crab Dancer

"Junkanoo Crab Dancer" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Morning Forest

 
Morning Forest layered paper style.

"Morning Forest" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Happy Sunshine Day Beadwork

 
Happy Sunshine Day Beadwork

"Happy Sunshine Day Beadwork" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

New Nassau

 
Futuristic city over aquamarine water.

"New Nassau" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Nassau Rock - Bahamian Made Movie

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Nassau Rock movie poster

"Nassau Rock" - Movie Poster

Nassau Rock - After a long anticipated wait, Streetlight Studios proudly presents Bahamian history in the making! Come join us Thursday, July 11th, 2024 for the premiere of Nassau Rock!

Nassau Rock centers around the lives of three young Bahamian teenagers that are entrusted with legendary golden armors yielding incredible superpowers! With it, they must defend their island from evil and protect the archipelago jewel
 
Celebrate with us this historic moment in Bahamian entertainment!
 
The film is rated A for all ages!

Come experience it on the big screen at Fusion Superplex located Gladstone Rd., Nassau, Bahamas.

Peace and Love Poster

 
Psychedelic neon peace and love poster.

"Peace and Love" - Bahamas AI art/Adobe PS text
©A. Derek Catalano

Bahamas: Labour Productivity

 
Labour Productivity chart and symbols image.

 "Labour Productivity" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Bahamas: Labour Productivity

What is Labour Productivity?

Labour productivity measures the amount of output produced per unit of labour input. It is typically expressed as the ratio of total output to the total number of hours worked or the number of employees. This metric is crucial because it indicates the efficiency with which labour resources are utilized to produce goods and services. High labour productivity means more output is produced per worker, which can lead to economic growth, higher wages, and improved living standards.

Summer School Bus

 
Summer School Bus submersible under tropi sea.

"Summer School Bus" = Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Dancer

 
Colorful costumed Junkanoo carnival dancer by the sea.

"Tropic Dancer" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tropical Fruit Still Life

 
Tropical fruit on table and bowl with tropic sea in background.

"Tropical Fruit Still Life" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

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What is Mass Hypnosis?

 
Eye in star with setral lights on black
 
 "Hypno Eye" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
What is Mass Hypnosis?

Mass hypnosis refers to a psychological phenomenon where a large group of people is collectively influenced or induced into a trance-like state, resulting in altered perceptions, behaviors, or beliefs. Unlike one-on-one hypnosis, mass hypnosis leverages social dynamics, groupthink, and environmental cues to affect the group as a whole.

Junkanoo Murals

 
Sea side shack with junkanoo mural.

"Junkanoo Sea Shack Mural" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano


Mural on city building

"New York Junkanoo Mural" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Parrots

Tropic Parrots

 "Tropic Parrots" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

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Monday, June 24, 2024

The Bone Fishing Industry in The Bahamas: An In-Depth Exploration

 
Bonefish Lodge

 "Bonefish Lodge Sunrise" Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
The Bone Fishing Industry in The Bahamas: An In-Depth Exploration
 

Introduction

The Bahamas, renowned for its turquoise waters and pristine natural beauty, has long been a top destination for anglers. Among its many fishing attractions, bone fishing stands out as a unique and highly sought-after experience. Bonefish, known for their elusive nature and powerful runs, present an exciting challenge for anglers of all skill levels. The bone fishing industry in The Bahamas is a significant contributor to the economy, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe who seek the thrill of catching these "grey ghosts" in their natural habitat.

Planet Beach House

 
White futuristic beach house on planet beach shore.

"Planet Beach House" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano


White futuristic beach house on planet beach shore.

"Planet Beach House" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano

Junkanoo Dance Couple

 
Junkanoo Dance Couple wearing junkanoo costumes

"Junkanoo Dance Couple" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano


Junkanoo Dance Couple wearing junkanoo costumes

"Junkanoo Dance Couple" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano

Sunburst Paradise

 
Sunrise over tropical garden jungle

"Sunburst Paradise" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano


Sunrise over tropical garden jungle

"Sunburst Paradise" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano

Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Bahamas: A Christian Nation?

 
Church by the Sea

"Church by the Sea" - Bahamas AI art
  ©A. Derek Catalano
 
The Bahamas: A Christian Nation?
 
The Bahamas refers to itself as a Christian nation, yet there is a high incidence of crimes like murder, rape, robbery, burglaries, crimes of violence and a seemingly undercurrent of corruption and dishonesty. Please explain why? Or are The Bahamas a nation of fake Christians and hypocrites? How can this behavior change for a better Bahamas?
 
The question of why a nation that identifies strongly with Christian values might still experience high rates of crime and corruption is a complex one. It's important to approach this topic with sensitivity, recognizing that the relationship between religion, morality, and societal behavior is multifaceted. Below is a comprehensive analysis of this issue, including potential pathways for positive change in The Bahamas.

Junkanoo Warrior Couple

 
Junkanoo Warrior Couple

"Junkanoo Warrior Couple" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano


Junkanoo Warrior Couple

"Junkanoo Warrior Couple" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Sunset Moon

 
Moon and sun over tropic sea at night with sailboat.

"Sunset Moon" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

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Sea World - PC Wallpaper

 
Futuristic Sea World

"Sea World" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Bahamas National Debt Reduction

 
Calculator over tropic beach and sea with floating dollar signs.

"National Debt" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Bahamas National Debt Reduction

As of March 2024, the national debt of The Bahamas stands at approximately $11.5 billion, representing about 79.9% of the country's GDP. This marks a slight improvement from the previous fiscal year, reflecting the government's efforts to manage and reduce debt levels​ (Bahamas Finance Budget)​​ (IMF Bahamas Consultation download)​.

To further reduce its national debt, The Bahamas can implement several strategies:

Barbarian Junkanoo Warriors

 
Male Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior

"Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
Female Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior

 "Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Moonshine

 
Sailboat on tropic sea at night uner full moon and starry nebular sky.

"Tropic Moonshine" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Water Planet - PC Wallpaper

 
Water Planet with sci-fi theme

"Water Planet" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

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Report on Summer Heat in the Bahamas: Dangers and Precautions


 "Tropic Summer Sun" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
Report on Summer Heat in the Bahamas: Dangers and Precautions
 

Introduction

The Bahamas, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture, experiences intense summer heat from May to October. This report outlines the dangers associated with the summer heat in the Bahamas and offers practical precautions to ensure safety and well-being.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Barbarian Junkanoo Warriors

 
Male Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior

"Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano


Female Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior

"Barbarian Junkanoo Warrior" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Taino Zemi

 
Zemi statue by the sea with two native Taino women.

"Taino Zemi" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers

 
Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers trees in neighborhood.

"Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers" - ©A. Derek Catalano
 
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Poinciana Beyond The Fence

"Poinciana Beyond The Fence" - ©A. Derek Catalano
 
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Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers

"Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers" - ©A. Derek Catalano
 
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Golden Showers Petals on the ground.

"Golden Showers Petals" - ©A. Derek Catalano

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Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers - Video

 

"Blooming Poinciana and Golden Showers" -  ©A. Derek Catalano

Difference Between Recreational Marijuana and Medicinal Marijuana

 
Budding Marijuana Plant

 "Budding Marijuana Plant" - Bahamas AI art
 ©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
Difference Between Recreational Marijuana and Medicinal Marijuana
 

Introduction

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been used for various purposes for thousands of years. In contemporary society, it is primarily utilized for recreational and medicinal purposes. Understanding the differences between recreational and medicinal marijuana is essential for consumers, policymakers, and healthcare providers.

Monday, June 17, 2024

The Bahamas: Violence Interrupters

 
Violence Interrupters

 
The Bahamas: Violence Interrupters

 
What is a Violence Interrupter?

Violence interrupters are individuals, often with personal experience in gangs or violence, who work within communities to prevent conflicts from escalating into violence. They are typically employed by organizations dedicated to public safety and community health, and they use their insider knowledge and relationships to mediate disputes and provide support.

Golden Showers Tree

 
Golden Showers Tree

"Golden Showers in Sunshine" -  ©A. Derek Catalano

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Golden Shower tree and pathway.

"Golden Shower Way" -  ©A. Derek Catalano

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Golden Shower flowers close up.

"Golden Showers Flowers" -  ©A. Derek Catalano

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