Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Bahamas Celebrate 40

The Bahamas will celebrate 40 years of independence from Great Britain next month. The countrywide theme is Forward, Upward, Onward, Together!

In recognition of the milestone they will honor Sir Sidney Poitier, who was born and raised in the Bahamas until age 15, by re-christening the Paradise Island Bridge to bear his name. Poitier is an iconic figure noted for his theatrical awards, but has also served as Bahamian ambasssdor to UNESCO and Japan.

There is an unfortunate perspective of the events from island insiders HERE.

In any case, Happy 40th Bahamas!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

JetBlue To Samana

JetBlue Airways begins its twice-weekly flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Samana's El Catey International Airport (AZS) on Wednesdays and Saturdays this coming 14 November. This is the only direct air connection between the Dominican Republic's northeastern beach and ecotourism destination and the US mainland.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Big For Boxing!

This is big news for the world of boxing and for sports in general. Thanks to Rod 2.0 for the heads-up!

Puerto Rican featherweight champion boxer Orlando Cruz has come out and become the first openly gay, active fighter in the sport's history. The 31-year-old Cruz represented Puerto Rico in the Sydney 2000 Olympics and boasts a strong professional record of 18-2-1.
Cruz said that he hopes to become a "role model" for youth, reports USA Today.
"I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man."