Today on MORNING BLEND:
The countdown is on to the 2014 Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is set for Saturday at 7am, and the big race, Marathon Bahamas, takes place Sunday at 6am. Morning Blend Contributor Fred Sturrup, and Janet Cartwright-Serrette with Sunshine Insurance, tell us the marathon – a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, and now in its 5th year – is the very definition of “sports tourism”. This year it’s attracting marathoners from 17 different countries. It’s not too late to register for either event. Log on to marathonbahamas.com
And ‘Festival Rum Bahamas’ is coming February 21-23. With the slogan “RumFoodCulture”, our guests say the event promises to be “a celebration of our passionate love affair with the world of rum”. Pictured: Alexa-Rae Smith, Catherine Chisnall, Dwight, Mickey Albert, Alexandra Maillis-Lynch, Farrell, and Juan Bethel.
And “In The News”, the Police say overall crime was down 8 percent in 2013, but murder and sex-related crimes were up. We discuss the latest crime statistics and comments from Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade.
Plus, we discuss FNM Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis’ failed attempt to table the Opposition’s death penalty bill, which leader of Govt. Business in the House, Dr. Bernard Nottage, called “a stunt”.
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