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Public asked to give teen parents a helping hand

AFTER staging a successful Community Cares Baby Drive last month, Teen Life Skills Services are gearing up for a second event, this time in Grand Bahama, and they need the assistance of the general public to pull it off.Teen Life Skills Service was

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In the aftermath of 'sweethearting' – The dos and don'ts following the discovery of betrayal

TINA Campbell, one half of the award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, admitted to destroying three cars and plotting murder, all because of the anger and hurt she felt after finding out her husband had been cheating on her.Tina’s spouse, Teddy Campbell,

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Centenarian enjoys Bahamas vacation

After having reached the grand old age of 100 years, American visitor Gussie Taylor-Dennis would not be deterred from enjoying a fun-packed vacation in the Bahamas. She was in Nassau last week as a guest of former Deputy Prime Minister Cynthia “Mothe

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Women, men and respectability

We shame people into being who society thinks they should be. Society is more concerned about how someone dresses, than what they do. In fact, we seem to reinforce bad behaviour as long as someone looks respectable. The assumption seems to be that if

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Building an island empire of beauty

With more than 13 years experience in the field of health and wellness, Pryia Russell-Ellis is now offering women the best in beauty services through her company, the Touch of the Islands Spa.Based in Bimini, the company offers services that range fr

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Feel youthful the henna way

LaMonica Glinton comes from a family whose hair turns grey prematurely. And at the age 32 she saw the first grey strands in her hair and recalled thinking, “I am not ready yet. I need more time.”At the onset of going grey, LaMonica tried every over-t

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Sisters launch Bahamian version of 'Angie's List'

A NEW online web application hopes to change the way Bahamians and residents seek reputable home service providers when it launches its first phase this August.At the helm of this project, called FindrPro, are Janay Pyfrom-Symonette and her sister Ya

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Blogger seeks to change perspective on Over-the-Hill

Former news reporter Hadassah Hall is using her writing talent to initiate what she hopes will become a unique storytelling movement.Presently in the public relations field, Ms Hall, who previously worked in newspaper, radio and television broadcasti

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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