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Riot police officers fire tear gas at demonstrators wearing yellow vests near the Madeleine church in Paris Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. A few hundred protesters cordoned by the police did walk across Paris toward the Madeleine Church near the Elysee Palace but were stopped by police in a small adjacent street as some shop owners closed down early. Tempers frayed and police fired tear gas to repel protesters trying to break through the officers' line. AP

Respite in Paris as yellow vest movement abates

PARIS (AP) — The yellow vest protests, which have brought particular chaos to Paris over the past few weeks, abated Saturday, though one small gathering around the presidential palace did lead to police firing tear gas and using batons. The number of protesters demonstrating on Paris'

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Soldiers stand on alert near an explosion near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Police say a suicide car bomb detonated near the presidential palace has killed and injured a number of people. PHOTOS: AP

Somalia blast kills at least 16 near presidential palace

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosives-packed vehicle detonated at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 20 others, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which often targets Mogadishu, claimed responsibility for the attack. Those killed include

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Great conversations and lots of laughter. Jackson Petit

NE9 Talks and Thoughts

The opening of the NAGB’s “NE9: The Fruit and The Seed” was so dynamic, well supported and memorable, we invited the participating artists to share their experiences and thoughts on that evening and also on this National Exhibition (NE) in general. Here are the amazing,

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Works from the ‘Self Pollinate” series (2018), by Jalan Harris. VInyl on acrylic, dimensions variable. Works courtesy of the artist.

Seeing the God in me

Creative practice often opens the earthly self to infinite power of divine intervention.  It is also a barrier-breaking expression and creative practice also allows healing.  Art is multifaceted in its approach to the everyday as well as the transformative or the revolutionary.   The “Fruit

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Angelika Wallace-Whitfield adorns the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ space with her NE9 public project “Hope Is a Weapon”.

‘Everybody is hoping for something’

“Hope is an optimistic attitude, a feeling of trust, of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. But, what is hope without action? We have become desensitized to the word “hope” in its overuse. The strength and assurance hope once offered us has

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“Field Notes for Planting Seeds in Uprooted Gardens” (2018), Tiffany Smith, archival inkjet print, 36 x 48 inches. Collection of the artist.

“Field Notes on Planting Seeds in Uprooted Gardens”

Lush greenery and deep, verdant darkness dotted with acid yellow and a turquoise too blue to be true - Tiffany Smith is master of the hyper-tropical. Her first time displaying at the NAGB, she is a region seasoned veteran for the Caribbean and Black diasporas

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The Baillou Rugby Club will host the Golden Oldies 7s Tournament on Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m. at the Winton Rugby Centre.

Golden oldies set for February

The Baillou Rugby Club will put on a Golden Oldies touch rugby 7s tournament on Saturday, February 2 at the Winton Rugby Center at 2 p.m. The one-day tournament will feature players who are over the age of 35 or who played rugby in its early days

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The FIU Panthers.

FIU wins Bahamas Bowl

Florida International University defeated the University of Toledo Rockets 35-32 to win the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl yesterday at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Anthony Jones scored a rushing touchdown with 41 seconds to go to put the game away. The Panthers’ Christian Alexander finished with

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