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CULTURE CLASH: Why R. Kelly’s story exposes a deeper, darker truth

Surviving R. Kelly, a docu-series on the R&B singer’s alleged abuse of women, aired on Lifetime over the past two weeks and, as expected, sparked heated debate.

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Sketch to debut ‘colourful, fun & sexy’ music videos

AFTER reaching a career milestone, multi- talented Bahamian artist Chris “Sketch” Carey is back at it, preparing for the release new music in the coming weeks. A few weeks ago, the singer, songwriter and producer, opened a local concert for Grammy award winning artist R Kelly, one of the biggest artists to ever perform in the Bahamas.

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Chamber directors now fully installed

Grand Bahama’s business community came out in force for the annual banquet and installation of the Chamber of Commerce’s officers and directors. Pictured are back row (L to R): Dan Romance, Bradford Marine; Lynn Lowe, Kelly’s Freeport; Janet Albury, VIP Services; Mick Holding, GB Shipyard; Kevin Seymour, Pharmachem; Larry Albury, Freeport Jet Wash; Dillion Knowles, Dillon F. Knowles Consulting; and Sarah Kirkby, Barefoot Marketing.

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Santa on the beach as he swaps sleigh for seaplane

SANTA Claus arrived early for 170 excited students at the R N Gomez All Age School last week, his sleigh a seaplane which landed at Great Harbour Cay in the north Berry Islands to deliver Christmas gifts and cheer.

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Seaside Pavilion brings change to concert scene

The Celebration of Love concert featuring Grammy award winning artist R Kelly brought in several firsts for the Bahamas.

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The power of poetry

THE US Embassy, in partnership with American poet, author, and motivational speaker, Omekongo Dibinga of UPstander International, facilitated a five-day workshop focused on poetry and spoken word with over 50 students in grades 10-12 at C R Walker High School.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS: Barracuda/Leno Corporate Services Invitational

• RESULTS of the Barracuda Swim Club’s Leno Corporate Services Invitational at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex over the weekend:

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New counselling centre offers 50 sessions for free

WITH so many Bahamians suffering from grief, hurt or loss, the D & R Professional Counselling Centre found it necessary to offer free sessions to the general public.

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Venue transformation underway for R&B giant

THE TRANSFORMATION is underway to create a world class stage for Grammy Award winning R&B artist R Kelly at the Seaside Pavilion, Arawak Cay.

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Lodge helps BTVI trainees to pursue their dreams

A PARTNERSHIP that began two years ago continues to strengthen with the first awards of the Idris George Reid Scholarship to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) presented by Lodge Claudius R Walker.

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Godfrey Kelly and Andrew Ingraham complete R E Cooper Awards list

GODFREY KELLY and Andrew Ingraham will be recognised by the R E Cooper Sr National Meritorious Service Awards next month.

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Corner Bank hands $100k to Red Cross

A Bahamas-based financial institution has donated $100,000 to The Bahamas Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Cornèr Bank (Overseas), which earlier this year became the first to launch a round-the-clock trading platform for Bah

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Priest who fought for civil rights to speak at banquet

FATHER George Clements, the world renowned and most decorated priest of all time, is expected to be one of the featured guest speakers at the annual R E Cooper Sr Meritorious Service Award Gala Banquet later this year.

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Shock as teacher collapses and dies at school

A VETERAN public school teacher collapsed yesterday at the R M Bailey Senior High School and later died after complaining that he was feeling ill, Director of Education Lionel Sands confirmed yesterday.

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RESULTS: Barracuda Swim Club/Atlantic Medical Invitational

• Here’s a look at the individual performances of the Barracuda Swim Club’s Atlantic Medical Invitational at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex over the weekend:

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More 'grammy' action at Celebration of Love 2014

LIVING UP to its reputation, Fresh Entertainment is bringing not only one, but three Grammy nominated and award winning international artists for their second annual Celebration of Love concert.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS: Barracuda/Leno Corporate Services Invitational

• RESULTS of the Barracuda Swim Club’s Leno Corporate Services Invitational at the Betty Kelly Kenning Swim Complex over the weekend:

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OFFICIAL RESULTS: BAHAMAS SWIMMING FEDERATION FINAL CARIFTA TRIALS

A LOOK at the results of the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s final CARIFTA trials at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex over the weekend:

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Individual Stats (Top 50)

1 Mike Russell Sands Bullets M 9 11 70 16 14 16 54.5 11 95 13 3 120.5 2 Harry Brown Coins A M 14 10 72 15 12 19 45.5 15 0 9 0 120.5 3 Christian Knowles Sigma Shots M 13 13 65 16 13 17 47 12 152 6 0 117.5 4 Sky Bain Back Yard Destroyers

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‘Concern’ over locals being able to access golf courses

The lack of accessibility to facilities has displaced the local golf community in recent years and the issue took centre stage as the Bahamas Golf Federation hosted an executive from the sport’s governing body worldwide.