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March 10, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Thunderheads, be prepared to set sail this fall. Irish band Celtic Thunder plus a slew of other Irish music performers will headline a four-night cruise aboard the MSC Divina from Miami to the Bahamas. Those who want to immerse themselves in the floating song fest -- from Irish standards to musical theater to a little pop rock -- will be entertained by the band's Keith Harkin, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan. The cruise ship leaves Miami and stops at Nassau and the private island of Thunder Bay. Fans receive assigned seating (based on order of sign-up)
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Apparently, the first step in "conscious uncoupling" is to take a family vacation to the Bahamas. That's where Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids are reportedly camped out in the wake of this week's news that mom and dad are calling it quits. The trip to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera was their way of avoiding the media hubbub surrounding their breakup ,  a source close to the actress told People on Thursday. The actress and the Coldplay frontman jointly announced their split Tuesday in a post on Paltrow's Goop website.
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SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When: 10 a.m. Where: Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas On the air: TV: AXS (found on DirecTV, AT&T and Dish Network); Radio: 710 Records: USC 4-1; Villanova 4-0. Update: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak - all at home and not against the quality competition they will find in the three-day Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. Guard Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with a 19.8-point scoring average. The Wildcats are led by junior forward JayVaughn Pinkston, who averages 20.3 points.
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Thunderheads, be prepared to set sail this fall. Irish band Celtic Thunder plus a slew of other Irish music performers will headline a four-night cruise aboard the MSC Divina from Miami to the Bahamas. Those who want to immerse themselves in the floating song fest -- from Irish standards to musical theater to a little pop rock -- will be entertained by the band's Keith Harkin, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan. The cruise ship leaves Miami and stops at Nassau and the private island of Thunder Bay. Fans receive assigned seating (based on order of sign-up)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Apparently, the first step in "conscious uncoupling" is to take a family vacation to the Bahamas. That's where Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin and their kids are reportedly camped out in the wake of this week's news that mom and dad are calling it quits. The trip to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera was their way of avoiding the media hubbub surrounding their breakup ,  a source close to the actress told People on Thursday. The actress and the Coldplay frontman jointly announced their split Tuesday in a post on Paltrow's Goop website.
NEWS
May 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Bahamian police were put on alert to turn back New York's wandering garbage barge Thursday after a developer said he wanted to unload it on a tiny uninhabited island to help build a tropical playground. Tony Gallina of Largo said he planned to use the 3,100 tons of refuse as fill on which to lay foundations for a resort on Little San Salvador, a spit of land 250 miles southeast of Miami in the Bahamas' Out Islands.
NEWS
July 18, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan will name Carol Boyd Hallett, 48, to be ambassador to the Bahamas, the White House announced Thursday. A former member of the California state Assembly, Hallett currently is national field director for Citizens for America, a private lobbying organization for Reagan Administration programs.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | United Press International
The 43 members of Parliament in the Bahamas have listed assets totaling $38.9 million, the government's Official Gazette said last week. Kendal W. Nottage, a former Cabinet minister who resigned in 1984 after a Royal Commission of Inquiry report on allegations of corruption and drug smuggling, listed $8.4 million in assets and $560,686 in liabilities, making him the wealthiest member of Parliament with a net worth of $7.8 million.
NEWS
May 7, 1987 | Associated Press
The owner of a tiny Bahamian island agreed today to take 3,100 tons of unwanted New York garbage as landfill, but the Bahamian government immediately vetoed the plan. The plan by Tony Gallina, who would like to build a resort for the rich and famous on the island, could have ended the six-week odyssey of the garbage scow that has journeyed from New York to Central America in search of a home. "I'm ready to close the deal right now," Gallina said earlier today. "It's a great situation.
SPORTS
October 27, 1985 | United Press International
The Professional Golfers Assn. will precede its 1986 Tour with a new event, the $300,000 Bahamas Classic at the Paradise Island Golf Club, PGA officials announced. The tournament, scheduled for Jan. 2-5, will feature a starting field of 44 players -- the top 30 available players from the final 1985 PGA Tour official money list, seven foreign invitees not otherwise eligible and seven sponsor exemptions, said Deane Beman, commissioner of the PGA Tour.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Southwest Airlines, the nation's biggest domestic carrier, continued its expansion into international destinations by announcing new daily routes to Mexico and the Bahamas. The new routes represent only the second batch of international destinations that the Dallas-based carrier will begin to serve starting this summer. In January, Southwest announced that its first venture into international destinations will be to three beach cities in the Bahamas starting in July. Southwest said Monday that it is adding daily nonstop service to Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico and to Nassau in the Bahamas starting in August.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Independent financiers are nothing new to Hollywood, but lately some of them have been coming from far outside the margins--really far. To wit: Gabriela Cowperthwaite's anti-Sea World activist piece “Blackfish.” The cri de coeur about the plight of whales in captivity--Sundance discovery, CNN ratings hit, Oscar shortlist candidate, cause célèbre --is helmed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The nonfiction-TV veteran was mainly a concerned parent, someone who decided she wanted to explore a documentary after an eyebrow-raising trip with her children to Sea World.
SCIENCE
January 25, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
They are gaudy. They are hungry. And they are invading coral reefs and devouring native fish throughout the Caribbean. They are lionfish, and they are multiplying like crazy. Until recently, the battle to save the Carribean's coral reefs from a lionfish explosion seemed hopeless. Lionfish grow quickly and spawn as much as once every three to four days. They are "gape-limited," which means they feast on whatever fits in their mouth, and there is a painful venom in their spikes. At least in the Atlantic, they appear to have no natural predators.
SPORTS
December 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Mychal Thompson may not need the map that he says shows where his two Lakers championship rings are buried in the Bahamas, if such a map really exists. This is a man who remembered, without prompting, the correct time and date of his first game with his beloved team: Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15, 1987, at the Forum against the hated Boston Celtics. Thompson helped the Lakers to a three-point victory, telling reporters afterward that they were dancing on the beaches of his native Bahamas in celebration.
SCIENCE
December 5, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
There's no place like home - especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers, according to scientists who have been tracking the creatures since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Researchers have long suspected that sharks returned to their birthplaces to give birth themselves - a phenomenon known as natal philopatry.
SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When: 10 a.m. Where: Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas On the air: TV: AXS (found on DirecTV, AT&T and Dish Network); Radio: 710 Records: USC 4-1; Villanova 4-0. Update: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak - all at home and not against the quality competition they will find in the three-day Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. Guard Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with a 19.8-point scoring average. The Wildcats are led by junior forward JayVaughn Pinkston, who averages 20.3 points.
NEWS
October 8, 1985 | JOSH GETLIN and LORNA NONES, Times Staff Writers
U.S.marshals and Bahamian police Monday announced the arrest of eight international fugitives wanted in this country on drug smuggling charges, marking the first time that the two nations have cooperated on such an ambitious crackdown. The arrests should send a message that "there are no safe havens" for fugitive drug smugglers in the Caribbean Basin, Stephen E. Morris, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, said at a news conference in Miami.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
We were someplace outside San Antonio, crossing the high plains of West Texas in a rented RV the size of a city bus, when the winter storm took hold. On the radio, a forgotten Buck Owens rendition of "Truck Drivin' Man" filled the darkness. Then the news flash: Snow and high winds had closed Interstate 10, not far down the road. We had a deadline, so we kept moving. As we gassed up in Sonora, the first flakes began to fall - scouts for an oncoming army. Soon a blizzard blew horizontally, blanketing the highway.
SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield and Texas El Paso coach and former USC coach Tim Floyd reportedly got into a heated exchange Wednesday night during a dinner for the schools playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Sports Illustrated reported that Enfield went up to Floyd to try to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA, where he is sitting out this season.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2013 | David Lazarus
You probably aren't entitled to much flexibility from a cruise line if you cancel a trip several days before the ship sails. Unless, that is, you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, in which case you'd think a cruise line or any business would try to show a little compassion - particularly toward a steady customer. But La Quinta resident David Warlick was told to pound sand when he recently informed Norwegian Cruise Line that he and his wife would have to miss a trip to the Bahamas because his wife had been diagnosed with gallbladder cancer and was undergoing emergency surgery.
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