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YOU GO GIRL: St John's student embraces equality and wins big

As a former victim of bullying it was important for Delysia Devonya Radel-Bowe to put her talents to work to create art which denounces discrimination and shows love for all.The 10th grade student from St John’s College expressed this passion in a mu

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Cultural violence and inequality

The other day, driving along West Bay Street, a young man seemingly got out of a car and slapped a young woman down in the street. People stood around. We were on the main road and the assault occurred on the coastal road. He seemed assured in his ab

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Bahamian author crowned 'queen' by international publication

Best-selling author Latrell King has been crowned royalty by a new magazine that highlights women from the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.Latrell is an example that there is no stopping a Bahamian woman on the rise. Just last year, the autho

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Remove VAT from feminine hygiene products

Nearly 2,000 sign petition to be presented to government

A formal petition to eliminate value added tax on feminine hygiene products such as sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups has been signed by almost 2,000 Bahamians and will be presented to the government for consideration in the mid-term budget.V

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Bringing the girls together

'Sip n' Chat' event aims to unify women

Instead of pitting women against one another, as is often done by society, a special event this weekend seeks to unify and uplift all women. The ladies of Nassau will be treated to a special girls’ day when Sonovia Burrows hosts her third annual Sip

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Art and sole: 12-year-old girl finds creative way to recycle flip flops

When 10-year-old Naima Nixon picked up a pair of discarded flip flops off the beach in Exuma, she found a way to do more than clean up her surroundings – she found a new and unique canvas to paint her world.“I was walking on the beach about three ye

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Beauty veteran has sweet dreams thanks to new business venture

Nighttime hair care is about to get fabulous if Iyeasha Storr-Williams has anything to say about it. A veteran of the local beauty industry, she is has used her imaginative techniques and hard work to build a reputation for being able to fulfil any c

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Washington-based publisher celebrates the Bahamas

In Washington, DC where, she currently resides, people oftentimes referred to writer Wendy Coakley Thompson as “that girl from Barbuda, Barbados or Jamaica”. It became an almost everyday occurrence for her to correct and educate people on her dual i

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Red Dress Soirée leading lady nominations now open

Nominations for the fourth bi-annual Red Dress Soirée are now open. The Red Dress Soirée honours women leading the way in national development and community building. Submissions are accepted exclusively at www.reddressbahamas.com. The entry deadline

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Pretty Brown Girl Club celebrates fifth anniversary with mother-daughter tea party

Fifty girls and their mothers got all dressed up in their finest sundresses, fascinators and hair bows to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Pretty Brown Girl Club #14 anniversary with a “Mommy and Me” tea party at Café Channing Noelle. The event

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Miss Teen Scholar 2018 vows to tackle body shaming

AFTER weeks of intense training and workshops, 16-year-old Blendicah Cadet came out on top and was named as the new Miss Teen Bahamas Scholar. Blendicah, a student of C V Bethel Secondary High School, competed against 17 young ladies during the pagea

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Sexual violence: Changing attitudes and lives

Why do we teach men that it is their right to beat or sexually assault women and teach women that they should expect to be assaulted and/or beaten?I find this belief in my classes regularly, yet we ignore this reality or blame victims. We understand

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New Miss World Bahamas is a ‘Jack of all trades’

She is an entrepreneur who also models, paints and bakes. And now Brinique Gibson has been given her most important role to date – to represent her country on the world stage as the new Miss World Bahamas.

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YOU GO GIRL: Dorcas Cox soars to academic success, commits to national crime-fighting plan

In July 2014, when Dorcas Cox was accepted to Barry University’s Graduate School of Education, she had no idea that the extremely rigorous journey would end four years later with her being the first in her cohort to graduate.

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Celebrating a living legend: Dr Rita Pratt honoured for research of Bahamas/US Underground Railroad

BAHAMIAN Dr Rita Pratt is being hailed as a living legend for her vast knowledge on the US/Bahamas Underground Railroad.