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Beauty salons, tailors hit hard by BPL outages

Just hours before a wedding, Sophia Darville, who operates a dressmaking business in the Pinewood Gardens area, had to pack up an unfinished wedding gown and her sewing equipment to relocate to the home of a client with a generator to complete last-minute alterations for a bride.

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Tené’s journey to holistic triumph

Five years ago, Tené L Thompson was sitting at her desk at work when suddenly, out of nowhere, her body seized up and she couldn’t breathe. She didn’t know if she was experiencing a panic or a heart attack. She lost sensation in both legs, causing her to fall to the ground when she tried to get up from her chair.

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LIFE LINES: Can you take criticism?

Criticism – sometimes hard to take but often too easy to dish out.

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Teen business owner aims to boost self-esteem in others

At just 17 years old, Elliyah Miller is proud to call herself a business owner and founder of Deshea’s Treasure Box.For Elliyah, the reality of owning a business has taught her discipline, and has also given her new motivation to always be her best.

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LIFE LINES: The art of being happy

How do we define happiness? If we were asked each of us would probably offer up a different answer or perhaps perhaps struggle for the answer. We often seem to think that happiness is or should be a kind of permanent blissful state with no interrupti

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Loving those who forget

TAREA Sturrup, a local fashion model and marketeer, is using her platform to raise awareness of dementia – a condition her 76-year-old grandmother and numerous other elderly Bahamians are struggling with.The aspiring philanthropist, who is signed wit

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Older women: Changing the conversation

The “change of life” is a phrase usually applied to women going through menopause and, more often than not, is regarded as a negative happening both during that phase and when it is completed. True, for some women it can be a difficult time with dist

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Accentuating God-given beauty

The beauty industry is bigger than it has ever been. Thanks to influencers on Instagram and beauty gurus on YouTube, more young women – and men – are trying make-up tricks and tips in an attempt to apply makeup at an almost professional level. While

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Acclaimed US motivational speaker returns to The Bahamas

Lisa Nichols, a renowned American motivational speaker who aims to brings the sizzle to the serious message for women to recognise their financial power, will return to the Bahamas in October for the second “Live life Free” experience.One of the orga

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Boot camp beauties: Taking notes from a queen

It’s not every day you get to learn the tricks of the trade first-hand from a queen. So when the opportunity arises, you seize it. And that is exactly what participants in the boot camp of former Miss Bahamas World Chantal O’Brian event did.

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A sister’s legacy fulfilled after more than four decades

Veteran educator launches scholarship fund

Forty-six years after the death of her sister, author and veteran educator Janet Hutcheson is finally able to fulfil her beloved sibling’s legacy with the launch a special scholarship fund. This has been made possible through the discovery of nearly $25,000 which has been sitting dormant in a bank account for decades.

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Regency queens soar at international pageant

The Bahamas was the only country in the Caribbean region that managed to take top places in the recent Miss Regency International pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LIFE LINES: Keeping up in a changing world

“The cave you fear to enter, holds the treasure that you seek.” – Joseph Campbell

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Life after loss: Coping with a spouse’s death

New community seeks to support young widows

The death of a spouse can have a profound, often devastating impact on our lives.

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Parents and those expecting enjoy ‘Babycation’ expo

Parents, and well as moms- and dads-to-be, got to experience a fun ‘Babycation’ themed event at the British Colonial Hilton.