Comments for https://culturalmemorybahamas.com Memory, Mourning & Resilience in The Bahamas Sat, 14 Dec 2019 22:12:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 Comment on Renewable Energy in Grand Bahama by sallyeverson https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/renewable-energy-in-grand-bahama/#comment-18 Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:15:50 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=722#comment-18 Well done, Ayoub. I can hear your enthusiasm about this topic. I would like to know more about what Mr. Cargo thought about switching to renewables. Did he mean that he felt they were too expensive for us? I am also wondering what his position is at Port Authority? The GB Port Authority does have a lot of ideas on their website about making GB an innovative island — using all latest technology including driverless cars and all that.

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Comment on Oil Spill Chronicles by sallyeverson https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/oil-spill-chronicles/#comment-17 Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:10:50 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=776#comment-17 Amazing photos of the oily wild pigs – I had not seen that before! Really nice detailed information !

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Comment on The Rise and Fall of Winn Dixie by AbigailSimms https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-winn-dixie/#comment-12 Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:14:59 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=430#comment-12 I really like this blog post because it brings back old memories of Freeport. Before the closing of Winn Dixie, the downtown area had so much life and activities held there. It seems as though the supermarket is what brought all of the shoppers to the area. On weekends or even weekdays people who would go to the supermarket would go there and be surrounded by all of the other stores and probably found reasons to shop with them also. I remember doing it with my family members as a child. The area would be so crowded on weekends. My mother would take my sister and I along with her. It’s just really surreal how a place that was so amazing has now become a ghost town. Winn Dixie really was a major loss for the Downtown Freeport area. I hope one day the building is restored for its original purpose which is to be a supermarket.

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Comment on Hawksbill Creek Then and Now by TygiahGardiner https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/hawksbill-creek-then-and-now/#comment-11 Sat, 13 Apr 2019 00:44:41 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=450#comment-11 Personally I have a heard about the Hawksbill Creek Agreement before but I have never really research on it or read any articles about the history. The first time I have really grasped any information about this act/bill is when Gerald presented this to our English 120-1N class. One of the most interesting presentations to me was the Creek Agreement and the way he used vivid examples and previous coursework to gather information for this paper. The Hawksbill Creek was also known as the Deep Water Harbour and Industrial area was a documented act authorized and agreement between the Crown Colony Wallace. The writer expressed that the Freeport Harbour was man-made and one of the biggest harbor in the region. I like the thought about this at being successful because this brought back jobs for persons to take care of their families. The observations were all creditable because Gerald experienced them first hand and used his high school course work as a guide. A few grammar errors were made but overall I felt that Gerald’s blog was very effective and informative.

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Comment on The Rise and Fall of Winn Dixie by LatekaStubbs https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-winn-dixie/#comment-9 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:34:10 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=430#comment-9 I particularly became fascinated with this post. It brought to light the rise and fall of the once thriving Winn Dixie food store located in the heart of down town Freeport. The store eventually closed in 2011 after some bad publicity about the disappearance of the “5 missing boys” and bankruptcy. What was also interesting to learn is that the former employees of this establishment never received their severance pay. Furthermore, this matter is still an on going battle before the courts some eight years latter. I really appreciate how informative the post was as well as, the sequential order in which the information was presented. It is also evident as to the amount of research went into uncovering such evidence, analyzing it and organizing it in a very detailed form. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post!

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Comment on The Rise and Fall of Winn Dixie by RavelleForbes https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-winn-dixie/#comment-8 Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:10:26 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=430#comment-8 This post was my favorite. It’s so amazing that someone can remind us of the great Winn Dixie. What I liked most about this post is how it was extremely detailed. It showed how booming Winn Dixie use to be and now it’s like nothing was ever happening there. What I didn’t know was that this great franchise ended in bankruptcy leaving employees devoid of their pension funds. I’ve also learned that these employees have sort legal action and the case is currently in the courts. To my knowledge and from what I’ve read in this post, this case has not been resolved as yet.
Also great pictures!!!

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Comment on Hawksbill Creek Then and Now by Stephana Rolle https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/hawksbill-creek-then-and-now/#comment-7 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 20:56:28 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=450#comment-7 The Hawksbill Creek Agreement is very interesting to learn about. I liked how Gerald conveyed his points. In my opinion, he should have proof read his post before publishing because he misspelt a word and used a word twice by mistake. If he had checked over none of these mistakes would have been on the post. He should have elaborated more about finding sources instead of just adding that he did it based on his BGCSE Coursework. I liked the post most of all for my learning experience and the way he added a picture of Freeport before and after the construction which showed the development of Freeport. The visual images allowed me to have a better understanding of the Hawksbill Agreement. He should have added the names of the men on the featured image in case a reader wants to do their own additional research on the Creek Agreement. He used a personal picture of himself and his teacher which was good because now I know he really had cared about the topic. He shared information regarding to what his grandmother said which was good but he should have tried conducting interviews with people around at the time when the agreement was signed to give him additional information on what he already had to write the blog post. Instead of writing about his experience, he should have kept his focus on the blog post and gathering information needed in it.

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Comment on Cecil Thompson: A Bahamian Man of the Past, Present and Future. by sallyeverson https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/cecil-thompson-a-bahamian-man-of-the-past-present-and-future/#comment-5 Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:15:27 +0000 https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/?p=375#comment-5 Thanks for publishing on time! Nice work!

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Comment on The History of The Royal Oasis Resort and Casino: The Crash of the Hotel by Deberia https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/the-history-of-the-royal-oasis-resort-and-casino/#comment-3 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:45:13 +0000 https://sitesofmemorybahamas.wordpress.com/?p=135#comment-3 Very informative !

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Comment on The History of The Royal Oasis Resort and Casino: The Crash of the Hotel by Jamal Knowles https://culturalmemorybahamas.com/the-history-of-the-royal-oasis-resort-and-casino/#comment-2 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:38:24 +0000 https://sitesofmemorybahamas.wordpress.com/?p=135#comment-2 I really like your work keep it up.

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