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46 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
The Centerville Ghost The Awakening
By now you have listened to part one of the Centerville Ghost. This is the follow up to that podcast story. If you have no listened to it I urge you to take some time to listen to that first before listening to this story. The Centerville Ghost The Beginning tells the backstory to this and other stories and will help make sense of things that you hear in this story. This is a personal story and one that not many person heard of before. It tells the story of what happened after the poltergeist of the haunted house of Centerville was defeated... or was it? Listen in on this story and you tell me if you Believe Dat or not
47 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
The Centerville Ghost, The Beginning
This story is told as a second hand story. Hence there may be gaps or laps of information that may have been forgotten or confused. The overall story of events however remains as true as most of it has been corroborated by residents in the area. Tribune Snippet 1979 On Mother's Day in 1979 Sarah Jane Campbell returned home from church alone and was bombarded with rocks that fell through the roof of her home the rocks broke her China closet and mirrors but left no holes in the ceiling The story of a house at ninth terrace, Centerville possessed by an evil spirit quickly spread through Nassau and caused a frenzy The mystery grew when 4 days later a group of neighbors went to the house to pray away the evil spirits saw ashtrays rise in the air then fall on the living room floor. The story was told over local news and by nightfall police barricaded two blocks to keep the crowd from the scene. The barricades caused more attention and by 10pm police turned their water hoses to the crowd to clear the streets. Boys began to throw rocks at the house which led to police rushing in with stout clubs and German Shepherds. (13 people were charged with throwing missiles obstruction of police and property damage) Mrs. Campbell stayed at a home 2 houses from her own during the ordeal. When interviewed while watching the mob on a porch she said “ I don't know what's happening, I don't know why anybody would do that to me because I don't do this to nobody. It's an evil spirit that must be in the house but he never did this to me before” Dr Francis Ngombe a visiting bush doctor, mystic and seer from Africa visited the house, stepped in for 20 minutes, left and said “ I found nothing in the home that could have harmed anyone. There could have been something but if anyone disbelieves me I will sleep in the house overnight” Although Dr. Ngombe said there was nothing unusual about the house, neighbors claimed they saw trees “dancing” in the yard on a still night and other paranormal activities occurring. There's not much information in archives or books about the “obeah house” but Mrs. Campbell continued to live in the house after the situation had died down. The True Story No one knows what really happened at the ghost house in Centerville except those who live in the area. the news got the story late as with many other persons. The truth of the matter is that there is evil in this world and there are more things than we know of. This is actually a story of two friends, an unbreakable bond and spirits. Haunted houses are the stuff of Hollywood, scary books and the imagination but this story has been confirmed by a newspaper snippet that got some of the information right. do you believe in ghost, ghouls, specters or spirits? Whether you do or not this story is not meant to scary you but to tell a story that has been long forgotten and chalked up to be a legend. A point to remember in this story is Collins House. This estate was owned by Ralph G. Collins and his name is written as a prominent businessman in the Bahamas but others remember him as making his money from bootlegging in the 40's. Whether true or not he bought the property and build his mansion atop the hill. Also during this time the famous or infamous, depending on who you talk to, Collins wall was built. Its ta towering 10 ft wall that runs from near Shirley sty. over the hill and closes off near Wulf road. This wall made up the boundary of the Collins property. On the west side the wall hugs fritz lane and flows toward the north to Shirley street. Heads east behind Doctors Hospital and back south down towards 9th terrace Centerville. A mistake was made in the podcast. Mr. Collins was not the original owner of the property but was owned by a prominent person that was granted the land. It was this person who owned slaves and had them pick cotton
140 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Sophia Taylor Photography
My Art, My Life, My Story, My Testimony I sat down to chat with Sophia Taylor of Sophia Taylor Photography to have a conversation about her life as a photographer in the Bahamas. Not only did we discuss photography but painting, spear fishing, depression, work ethic, culture, history and so much more. This conversation is […]
148 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Simeon Hall Jr - Food, Culture and Hospitality
Food Culture and Hospitality Internationally known chef, food and beverage manager and all around hospitality expert Simeon Hall Jr takes time out to have a conversation with me on this episode of Talkin Fool. With over 25 years of experience in the culinary world chef Hall has taken his cooking skills to a new level. We discuss his broughtupsy with his grammy learning that age old grammy cooking technique that only comes with time and experience, and becoming self aware that he is and always be a chef. Our discussions went beyond just cooking but into the concept that at its core the culture of a country can be summed up in three categories. Food, Music and Art. This is the essence of what makes a collection of people a cultural people. The uniqueness however of the Bahama islands lends itself to being one that must be studied and examined to assertain why is it that although we are all one people, the food we cook is cooked differently from island to island and in some cases settlement to settlement. Chef Simeon hall jr sums it up to the idea that food is to be experienced not just tasted. Food... is an experience. When we take what and where we are and combine it with food, it creates a unique experience that is tailor made to that location and or persons involved. For example eating conch salad at potters cay dock vs at home. As a chef, cook or hobbyist your plate is your flag and your food is an ambassador to your country. To be good at anything in life you have to put yourself out in the public. Simeon Hall Jr, is no stranger to the spot light. His tenacious go-getter attitude has opened many doors for him. Simeon Hall Jr discusses what it takes to become well know as a chef or any field of study you choose. You must put yourself out there but there are some drawbacks that you must consider and prepare for. This amazing discussion transformed into a lesson on motivation and successes. We all know that success leaves clues and not only were many clues and straight out directions dropped in this conversation, the secret to overall success in any profession was revealed. Not only is Simeon a well seasoned chef but his travels have allowed him to diversify his portfolio not only into cooking but into the field of food and beverage and expand into hospitality. To do this however we speak about branding and how it helps to navigate the noise of social media but at the same time leaves you open to being recognized in the general public. success comes with sacrifice The Book Yes there is a book in the making. Not your regular book but a cultural cook book based on experience of the islands of the Bahamas. How to make boil fish 10 different ways based on how each island in the Bahamas does it. Working on his book, Simeon plans an extensive study of how and why we cook so differently throughout the Bahamas. it will definitely be one of a kind and a great addition to any library. Get in Touch Website Facebook Instagram Click play and listen in to this exciting story filled and advice packed podcast with Chef and Hospitality Expert Simeon Hall Jr
66 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Love, Relationships and Cheating
Everyone Cheats? Its all to often that the concept of cheating comes up in relationships. Its as if its as normal as switching cars every so often. You have your personal car but you still drive other cars from time to time. Cheating in the Bahamas seems to be on another level but is this […]
148 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Tracy Stubbs - The Power of Sound
Sound Engineer Who would have ever thought that I would have dealings with the likes of Tracy Stubbs. Its not a bad thing its just my luck must have been top notch to bag a friend so cool. Sound is something that we take for granted like our sight or the ability to make rational decisions like old people call common sense. Sound doesnt become an issue until something happens to your hearing or if you ever tried to sneak your parents car keys off the night stand without waking them. Maybe thats not such a good example but in any event the ability to hear and to realize the power of sound in our lives is amply described in this podcast by a phenomenal lady by the name of Tracy Stubbs. Daughter, Sister, Mother, Aunt, Martial Artist, and Sound engineer Tracy is one of the few people this podcaster knows that knows the meaning of stickability. This is the ability to intentionally chose a path in life and continually learn more and more about that chosen path and grow into an expert. The Sound of Music Not only is Tracy Stubbs a sound engineer that works with various organizations, she is the owner of her own business Big tune machine. Hearing this name it may not be familiar to you however many weddings, churches, concerts and film makers know the name very well. Big tune machine has become one of those blended companies that work along with so many other companies to pull off amazing productions. Whether its fine tuning the sound in a church, a club or at a concert, big tune machine is there to help. I sat down with a conversation with Tracy to learn a little and get more information about what sound is to her and how is it used in the world. I was utterly amazed at the concepts that I had never considered when it came to the importance of sound in our lives. I guess when you have something as normal you tend to take it for granted. Think about it for a moment. The Bahamas is known as a christian nation which means there are a whole lot of churches which also means you have listened to songs sung or preachers preached on an audio system. It occurs so seamlessly that we find it to be a normal occurrence, but its not Work, time, effort and skill is put into making sure you can enjoy those songs or hear the pastor loud and clear. Sound engineers such as Tracy Stubbs take the time to learn how to balance the sound that it becomes melodious to your ears. Listen in on this podcast as we talk beyond church audio systems but towards the science of sound in our day to day life. The ups and downs of being a sound engineer in the Bahamas and the future of sound world wide and how you can enjoy the beauty of sound.
104 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Talkin' fool with Jump Coach Day Swann
Listen in on the conversation with Day Swann a Motivational, free spirited world citizen, Travel chef, lover of hair color and Jump Coach here to discuss world travel and making the jump… into your dreams of travel and relocation the world over. Broughtupsy caught up with Day while she was doing her covid time locked down in Danang Vietnam. less than a year ago she made the jump to follwer not only her dream but to do that which called to her and begin to travel to see the world. Her first stop was in Thailand where she enjoyed the culture but more so the food. You see Day is not only a world traveler and jump coach but she is a foodie at heart with over 18 years of experience as a persona chef. World Schooling Travleling with her daughter who she has to home school or in her words "world school" has not caused her to let up nor give up on her dream of being a world citizen. The experience she has gained during this leap of faith is one unmatched by many not only in the Bahamas but the world. To live in a county where you dont know the language but somehow meet and make unlikely friends along the way. Meet with other world travelers and the occasional greeting by Bahamians or other Caribbean people is nothing short of pure amazing. Make a plan and Execute it. After feeling that itch we all get ... that feeling of being stuck in a dead end job or even a great job but you just lost your passion for. Unlike you or myself, Day, after much soul searching and many universal answers to make the jump finally set out a plan to move to Thailand. This is often as far as some of us get when it comes to making the move but not for Day. She executed her plan leaving family, friends and loved ones behind to awaken her spirit and calling in life. Is it really a sad day or selfish to leave those we hold dear to our heart or is it rewarding to the loved ones to see her express herself to the fullest and live the life she truly wants to live? Listen in on the conversation as Day Swann the Jump Coach, foodie, world citizen and personal chef tells her story of making the leap to follower her heart and embark on a life changing journey. Whether you are contemplating moving to the United States or from state to state or maybe going a bit further to Canada but are apprehensive toward the move. Day is there to help guide you and motivate you to make a plan and execute it. Follow her exploits on social media, visit her website for updated blogs or contact her if you need some advise on making your jump a reality Jump Coach Facebook - Dayloves2eat Instagram - @dayloves2eat Website - dayloves2eat.com Email - email@example.com Youtube - Dayloves2eat Please feel free to leave a comment below if you enjoyed this conversation. let us know here at Broughtupsy.com if you enjoyed this conversation of who you would like to hear from next. We are open to all suggestions. Be sure to listen in on our other shows to find something that intriguing you and learn a bit more about average Bahamians doing amazing things.
201 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Talking Culture with Wayne Wilson
Culture : the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society. What is Culture? The definition sounds simple enough but the practicality of culture is harder than you may think. The thoughts actions and being of a people, any group of people can make up culture. We here in the Bahamas believe […]
117 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Episode 4 Focus on Art - Tenniel Cartwright
Owner and operator of Ashara Pieces Tenniel Asharan Cartwright is a Bahamian Jewelry Designer but at her core she is a natural born Artist. Listen in as we focus on Art here on Broughtupsy to find out how the life of this artist unveiled here in the Bahamas. In this podcast find out what happens when it seems like life is just handing you lemons and how this artistic Bahamian uses her skills to follow her dreams. Unfortunately dreams can be hindered by some of the people closest to you or from absolute strangers. Either way its not what happens to you but what you do afterward. Tenniel's life story of creativity stems from childhood always wanting to do something else something different. This is the Creative Artist heart at its core. How does one take a piece of copper wire laying on the ground and sees a ring fashioned into the word LOVE? Only an artist can see the finish product before they start. How do you overcome the words, beliefs and wants of your family to accomplish a goal that you set for yourself? How would you manage college, two jobs, a business, family life and personal life and remain sane? Well she did it and she has not even begun to express herself. Asharan Pieces was born from the mind of an artist. From working with natural shells to designing copper jewelry, stone bracelets and glass necklaces. Tenniel has persevered in her craft and not only is she an amazing jewelry designer but she also dabbles in other creative arts such as painting, drawing and gardening. Using her creative outlet from high school she took on an extra class on her own time just to learn how to crochet. Who does that? What high school teenager would willingly take on an extra class just to learn something for fun. Tenniel Cartwright thats who. Listen in and listen up to the life story of Ashara Pieces and Tenniel Cartwright. Daughter, Sister, Jewelry maker, sketch artist, Designer and home decor decorator. For more information on her work or to have her commission a personal piece as a gift, you can contact her at following options: Ashara Pieces Phone - 242-455-7400 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook - AsharaPieces Instagram - @ashara_pieces If you liked this conversation be sure to leave a comment below. Also dont forget to follow broughtupsy.com on social media for more snippets and quotes from your favorite shows.
41 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
To 5g or Not To 5g
With the lock down of may cities around the world and here in the Bahamas. Humans have found themselves in a situation that leaves them with more than enough time on their hand and not enough things to do. So what do you do when you are stuck at home but not used to being home for so long? Talk about conspiracies such as 5g and corona virus. It was cool the first few days, as it felt as if you were on a mini vacation from work... but then as it dragged on some folks started to go stir crazy. To make it worse when we were forced to stay home this caused another issue because when you think about it. We are used to working 8 hours a day so not at home for so long nor at home with family for so long. Now you get to feel trapped because you have no where to go and nothing to do so some people went to the beach some went to friends homes some just drove around town although we were in a 24 hour curfew. One thing was for sure however... Get home off the road before 9pm, thats when the police hit the road and lock curfew breakers. Between 9pm to 5am you are locked down to your yard or home. So may persons took this time to watch movies or scroll through social media. This is when much of the conspiracy theories took hold. Mind you i say took hold because they have been around for a while but with so many persons at home, sharing information will get that info seen by more persons. So the biggest theory is that the fifth generation of cellular towers aka 5g are causing the coronavirus in humans. This is a blanket understanding of the issue at hand. It gets deeper than that. There are actually 3 theories floating around the interwebs so in this talk on why do you believe what you believe, I give a bit more information on what these 3 theories are. Listen in and leave a comment lets discuss this. As usual I love to discuss these sort of things. Again DISCUSS I am not going to argue with any one. Set out your information I set our mine we test both and hopefully we can get a better understanding of this 5g concept. If you dont want to post here go to our facebook page and comment there. Its a great plat form for discussion. Be sure to listen in to any of our other podcast from various shows.
142 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Episode 3 Focus on Art - Gerard Smith, Creative Artist
3 degrees of separation has to be a real thing. Its a concept that states that within three persons that you know sooner or later someone you don’t know find out your have ether crossed paths or one of your three friends, family or coworkers know a particular person and Gerard Smith is no different.. […]
119 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Episode 2 Focus on Art - Warren Grant Photography
Today's guest is an amazing photographer and a good friend of mine Warren Grant of Warren Grand Photography. Warren has led a very interesting life caught between the United States and the Bahamas. Even so he managed to make things work with a life story that is one to be heard. Warren's discussion on growing up in the U.S and his exploits in the military, EMT, photographer and teacher is definitely a conversation you will never forget. I first met Warren at a photographers gathering in Nassau. It was a long overdue event and there were a good many photographers present at this event. We all talked and shared our love of photography and eventually connected via a Facebook group and we all got to know each other better. I must admit hearing his story was an exiting one. Warren has a knack for story telling and tells his story so well that its something you just have to sit and listen to it in awe. One could never have known that his life was so interesting. Moving from one profession to the other but exceling and doing his best in them all. Its nice to know however that the one thing that was constant in his life was photography. Through his life training it has brought him to a point where there are few in the Bahamas that could match his style of shooting. Over the years we called upon each other for assistance in certain matters and built a good working and personal relationship. Our discussions have always seemed interesting to me hence a good candidate to be on this episode of focus on art. They say you can never really know a person and this conversation was a great example of that statement. I found out a lot about Warren, his background his history his present and his future. This was genuinely a really good conversation that I enjoyed having and I'm sure you will enjoy listening to it as well. Photographer in the Making Learning photography in high school is something that is not particularly heard of here in the Bahamas but because he grew up in the Unite States it was a normal thing. Learning at an early age made photography almost a life long pursuit for Warren. We discussed his teacher and a few stories along the way and how learning photography got him one of his first serious jobs as a photographer. Warren primarily is known as a wedding photographer but he is very versatile in the art of photography. He loves sunset photos shoots and its evident with many of his images. His style is quite unique and very distinguishable from others in the market. His military background makes his business skills in the art of being on time and getting the job done above board. Military man I knew that warren grand was in the military but never knew what he did. Amazingly he drove tanks, like how cool is that. Perhaps not so cool during war but cool none the less. If you think that is something interesting, how he made the decision to join the army is even more interesting and will put a smile on your face. Of course with a good story in mind you have to listen to it to hear some of his military stories. Emergency Medical Technician I know this gets better as you read. Warren Grant of Warren Grant Photography is a certified EMT working here in the Bahamas. He started while in the military worked the streets of America for a while before bringing all those skills here to the Bahamas. So no matter where you are with him know that he has the skills to save your life... well as a military man take your life and save it. Either way your safe. Contacts You can contact Warren through the following platforms Website - www.warrengrantphotography.com Facebook - warrengrantphotography Instagram - @warren
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