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Money, Power, Decisions, "Liar’s Dice" to Debut April 25th - Apr 23, 2017 - 3:49:26 PM

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Alexander Glinton, a young business executive working hard from 9 to 5 grows increasingly frustrated to make the money he thinks it needs to “make it happen.” At wits end, Alexander decides to risk it all for a shot at “success” breaking into his millionaire boss's home for a slice of the pie.

As life would have it, an easy job becomes a major challenge when people and problems are added to the mix.

An original saga, Liar's Dice written by Valicia Rolle, directed by Jeffery Mackey and assisted by Durontee Beneby touts an all star Bahamian cast including Deangelo Brown, LeChante Wright, Thomas Robinson and Tametryo Brown...
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2017 Bahamian Icon Nominees Announced - Apr 20, 2017 - 11:36:10 AM

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NEW PROVIDENCE — (Tuesday APRIL 18, 2017)The ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards organizing committee, sponsors and partners are proud to announce our 2017 Nominees. The public was asked to submit persons they wished to be considered for nomination through our website at www.bahamianiconawards.com. Over 700 candidates were received from across the country.

The ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards Organizing Committee selected the following nominees from those submissions...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Ministry of Tourism to Host Easter Gospel Fest At Clifford Park - Apr 14, 2017 - 2:44:11 AM

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As the country gets ready for the Easter Holiday weekend, the Ministry of Tourism is looking forward to bringing a dynamic and exciting Easter Gospel concert at Clifford Park on Sunday, April 16.

The annual event will bring some of the country’s best gospel talents together for a night of thanksgiving.

Director of Religious Tourism Dwight Armbrister said the idea of the event is to give thanks to God...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture Partners with 'Icon of the Islands' - Apr 13, 2017 - 3:52:27 PM

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A press conference announcing the partnership of Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture with Icon of The Islands Reality TV Show was held at the Ministry on Friday, April 7 to introduce Top 5 Bahamas Finalists of Season 2 Bahamas Auditions.  Icon of the Islands aims to introduce Caribbean artists to the world stage. 

Auditions will also be held in St. Thomas, VI, and St. Maarten with finale concert slated to be in Nassau, May 20.  Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson and Director of Youth K. Darron Turnquest are pictured interacting with the production team at the Ministry...
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Lady E invites fans worldwide to dance to the rhythms of the Bahamas - Apr 6, 2017 - 11:45:48 AM

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Bahamian Lady E, Sony Music recording artist, is excited to announce the release of her new single "Live for Da Road" remix, a hit produced and remixed by Latin Grammy®winner, DJ Buddha. "Live for Da Road" evokes the feelings of marching a road fever parade of music, dance and spectacular costumes through the neighborhoods of Nassau.

"As the song says, 'I live for this'. I am proud of our Junkanoo, our dance, our spirit, and our contagious happiness. You can't listen to this song and stay quiet. "Live for Da Road" and Junkanoo are for dancing and we will prove it. Let's All Dance!" said Lady E. "The song is filled with energy so even if you have two left feet, it's going to make you dance!" she added...

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April Dinner & Free Uppercut Concert - Marinaside at The Dive In - Mar 31, 2017 - 5:09:55 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The rescheduled Dinner and Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, April 1, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out...
News : Grand Bahama
First Annual Caribbean Film Festival and Market set for Grand Bahama in November - Mar 31, 2017 - 5:06:02 PM

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in association with its regional partner, the Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD); the artistic community in The Bahamas and members of the Diaspora will stage the first ever Caribbean Film Festival and Market (CFFM) to be held at the Grand Lucayan Resort, in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, November 2 – 5, 2017.

At the inaugural Caribbean Film Festival and Market host country, The Islands of The Bahamas, will present to the world films made in the Caribbean by regional filmmakers who have honed their craft with some of the best filmmakers internationally. This cinematic event will also showcase experienced digital storytellers from various Caribbean countries...
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Sammi Starr launches "#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song" social media campaign - Mar 31, 2017 - 11:15:24 AM

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Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music recording artist, is proud to announce the launch of "#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song", a grassroots social media campaign aiming to share with the world Sammi's love for his country and the sounds of its Junkanoo festival through his song "Jump in Da Line", a single produced and remixed by Latin Grammy® winner, DJ Buddha.

Sammi Starr is launching "#Bahamas" on Tuesday, March 28th on his website www.sammistarrmusic.com as well as on Instagram. Sammi will search for his favorite photos and videos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #Bahamas and share them back with a soundtrack...

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Icon of the Islands brings its brand to The Bahamas - Mar 30, 2017 - 5:04:59 PM

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How often do aspiring singers and entertainers in the Bahamas get the opportunity to perform before some of music industry’s top hit makers? Icon of the Islands is about to change the game. The Caribbean focused groundbreaking talent search, reality television show and concert series has landed on the pristine shores of these isles and is on the search for talented singers, rappers, musical artists and entertainers – ready to step into the limelight.

Hosted by Celebrity Reality Star Yandy of the television hit reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop’, contestants will audition April 1, before music industry heavyweights Amir Windom, Shaheem Reid, Donnie Scantz and radio personality Angela Yee...
Entertainment : Bahamas International Film Festival
Sunshine Insurance Sponsors BIFF's Youth Film Workshop - Mar 29, 2017 - 11:13:31 PM

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Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. has partnered with the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) for its 2017 Youth Film Workshop.

The insurance company recently donated $5,000 to sponsor several student films.

Sunshine Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Rogan Smith said her company continues to demonstrate its commitment to the country's youths...
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Eleuthera All That Jazz tuning up for fifth annual festival - Mar 10, 2017 - 2:20:32 PM

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The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival will soon be celebrating its fifth anniversary, bringing a host of renowned jazz artists to perform on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas from 29th March to April 2nd 2017.

Listed in USA Today as one of the top ten Caribbean musical festivals to see in 2016, Eleuthera All That Jazz has been steadily growing its reputation since its first concerts in 2012.

All profits made by the festival are donated to the historic Hayne’s Library in Governor’s Harbor, which provides invaluable support and resources to the local community through a multitude of free services and outreach programs...
Arts & Culture : Books
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography - Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM


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Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.

Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29, 1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native Bahamas...
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Bahamian artist hopes to inspire youth to stay out of gangs - Mar 9, 2017 - 11:26:49 PM

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Bahamian reggae recording artist Mr. J addresses the menacing scourge of gang violence in his new single No Gang Business.

"New Providence has seen a surge in violence resulting in horrific scenes of blood shed, leaving the streets of the capital akin to the ground from which Abel's blood cried out to the Lord. Schools around the island has become plagued with gang violence, leaving students and staff in great pusillanimity. Serious injury and death has left family members, friends and loved ones weeping like Rachel, without consolation..."
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Public Invited to Vote on 20 Semi-Finalists in "Da Bahamian Ting” 2017 Song Competition - Mar 9, 2017 - 8:37:45 PM

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Over 100 submissions from across the country were entered into the "Da Bahamian Ting” 2017 Song Competition, with 20 semi-finalists being revealed at Happy Hour on Friday afternoon, March 3, at Pompey Square, Downtown Nassau.

The semi-finalists will receive the benefit of much musical promotion and exposure through the Ministry of Tourism.

Director of Culture, Heritage and Entertainment at the Ministry of Tourism, Arlene Nash-Ferguson applauded the level of interest and was inspired by that fact that Bahamians are exploring local musical genres...
Entertainment
Student filmmakers collaborate with Sammi Star in "Stop Hating Online" music video - Mar 9, 2017 - 10:13:36 AM

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FilMAD is a film, movement, art and drama camp held in Nassau, Bahamas for kids and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 years.  The FilMAD Summer Program (which stands for Film, Movement, Art and Drama) is organized by actor Moya Thompson in conjunction with her production company C2it Productions.

Please take a moment to enjoy the video for "Stop Hating Online" with Sammi Starr which was shot during last year's camp. The song depicts the need for young people in particular, to stop bullying others online and to stop using social media to tear down their peers...
Entertainment
20 Semifinalists Named in Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition - Mar 7, 2017 - 4:12:31 PM

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The 20 semifinalists of the Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) “Da Bahamian Ting” Song Competition have been named, and it is now up the public to vote for their favorite songs.

The semifinalists were introduced to the public during the “Da Bahamian Ting” Happy Hour last Friday at Pompey Square. Hopeful semifinalists, relatives, tourists and curious onlookers flocked to the exciting event as the night drew on.

A group of Bahamian dancers drew even more attention with their lively Bahamian dance moves to each new song. Sophia and Mark, a couple visiting from Texas...
Entertainment
Cargo by Kareem Mortimer to world premiere at Miami Film Festival - Mar 3, 2017 - 5:33:44 PM

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Cargo, an action / drama written by Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer will have its world premiere at the Miami Film Festival this weekend. The film explores the miry world of human trafficking, and the feature film is loosely based on the 8-time award-winning short film Passage.  Cargo is the largest Bahamian film project to date.

In the film, British actor Warren Brown plays a sensitive fisherman who transforms into a prolific human smuggler to pay off a gambling debt and provide for his family. It also stars Gessica Geneus, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Persia White, and Omar J. Dorsey...

Entertainment
Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25 - Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51:30 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!

Our monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and you've one heck of an awesome night out!
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Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama - Feb 24, 2017 - 2:07:37 PM

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With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.

The play is set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.

Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been, with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...
Focus on Fashion
St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari - Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM

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When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind Bahari shirts.

The band went on to win the competition hands down which afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...

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