Junior Junkanoo Panorama
- Jan 31, 2020 - 9:00:05 PM
School children in colourful Junior Junkanoo panorama in Rawson Square
on Bay Street, January 30, 2020.
(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
Meet Author Paul King at “From Cat Island He Came” Book Signing
- Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45:18 PM
Local author Paul King will be signing copies of his new book From Cat
Island He Came at Chapter One Bookstore on Saturday, January 25, 2020,
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, King will read excerpts from the
book and share his experiences growing up in Cat Island.
memoir, part history lesson, From Cat Island He Came is a snapshot of
life on the remote island from the mid 1940s to early 1960s. The author
grew up in the small, close-knit settlement of Dumfries on the northern
end of Cat Island....
CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture
- Jan 20, 2020 - 9:51:21 AM
Thousands of Bahamians gather down town, Nassau every year to celebrate
the exciting cultural experience of Junkanoo. The Christmas and New Year
parade permits Bahamians to display their creative talents through
colorful costumes and massive themed structures.
For more than
20 years, CIBC FirstCaribbean has supported Junkanoo A and B groups with
the objective of preserving the cultural expression while supporting
community building and creativity. As Junkanoo groups continue to
FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner
- Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00:17 AM
Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third
place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean
Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of
her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again
invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to
submit entries. Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution”
sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean
students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the
importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn,
Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...
The 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Marigot
- Jan 15, 2020 - 10:31:14 AM
Dr. Stephanie Melyon-Reinette is in St. Martin to deliver the 33rd
annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
“Valuing Excellence in Caribbean Arts” is the theme of the lecture at
the Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot, at 7:30
PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF).
“I look forward to the lecture and the positive discussion,” said Dr.
Melyon, a psychologist and performance artist who arrived from
Guadeloupe on Tuesday. For 33 years CLF has opened its island-wide
cultural calendar on January 15 with the MLK, Jr. lecture...
Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health
- Jan 13, 2020 - 7:53:10 AM
A beautiful flower with a bright smile and creative mind, Tinesha was
considered just shy and introverted. “I lived in the world of my
thoughts,” she recalled. However, hidden beneath the surface, deep in
her head and heart were layers of internalized pain and suppressed
traumatic experiences unacknowledged or overlooked by those around her.
“Growing up in a very toxic and abusive home, I struggled with
depression and anxiety all my life but didn't realize it as mental
illness. The struggle was always present internally so the discovery
never really happened,” Tinesha explained. As a result, her fragile
petals began to wither and fall, leaving only the stem...
St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza
- Jan 11, 2020 - 10:47:34 PM
Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture Sonovia Pierre, Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss, Cultural
Educator/Story Teller Arlene Nash-Ferguson, Ministry of Education
representatives, clergy and cultural stakeholders joined faculty, staff
and students at the St. Anne's School, on January 9, 2020, for its
Bahamian Cultural Day. The event, held under the theme "It's a Bahamian
Thing ... Show Ya National Pride," provided an opportunity for students
to experience various aspects of Bahamian culture, as well as showcase
their own talents...
“Identity” Group Show to open The 2020 Exhibition Year at Doongalik Studios
- Jan 6, 2020 - 9:41:53 AM
Doongalik Studios announces their first Exhibition of 2020 entitled
“Identity” a group show of new works by artists Nowé Harris-Smith and
Spurgeonique Morley on Friday, January 24 from 6-9pm.
The artists state that this exhibition was inspired by their growth as
women and individuals. The overall theme is self-explorative as the
works depict this growth, along with their emotions and existence as
women. Harris-Smith’s work explores not only her experiences, but her
identity as an androgynous woman, while Morley’s work explores personal
standards that equate to beauty, sexuality, and an acceptance of
oneself. The artists hope that this exhibition promotes self-acceptance
and encourages others to express their realities...
2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade in Grand Bahama
- Jan 3, 2020 - 10:55:56 PM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Under
Secretary Montez WIlliams, Cultural Affairs Officer Terez Davis-Nixon,
Consultant Telford Mullings, and other Ministry staff traveled to
Freeport, Grand Bahama, to show support for the 2020 New Year's Day
Junkanoo Parade. The event was held by her Ministry, in conjunction
with the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee. Minister Rolle also took time
to meet with her Grand Bahama staff and lauded their work in the
planning and production of the parade...
The Valley Boys take the 2019 Boxing Day Parade
- Dec 27, 2019 - 3:12:03 PM
The Valley Boys took home the crown at the 2019 Boxing Day Parade with
the African theme: “Wildlife on the Great Serengeti” on Thursday,
December 26, 2019. Saxons Superstars came second with its theme:
“Cancer, Join the Fight”. The group Genesis placed third with its theme
of “The Wedding: A Road To Forever”.
(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
Prime Minister Minnis Opens 'Refuge' Exhibit at the National Art Gallery
- Dec 20, 2019 - 1:10:47 PM
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened an art
exhibition at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) entitled,
'Refuge,' on Thursday evening, December 19, 2019. The exhibit
expresses thoughts and feelings of artists primarily from Abaco and
Grand Bahama, who were directly affected by Category 5 Hurricane
Dorian. Under the patronage of Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Minnis,
the exhibit will run to March 29, 2020...
Carol Lighbourn to release two new children’s books
- Dec 9, 2019 - 9:30:00 AM
Doongalik Studios is very excited to announce the Book Launch on
Thursday, December 19 from 6-8pm of two new children’s book by Bahamian
author, Carol A. Lightbourn entitled Misty the Surrey Horse and Peppy
Potcake which were published locally by Media Enterprises Ltd. Her first
children’s book, Lincoln the Lazy Lizard, was published in 2000.
stories in the two new books were written in the 80s when her son,
Jonathan Brown, was a young boy, and were published weekly, without the
illustrations, in The Tribune’s Children’s Section.
25th Annual Festival Noel at Rand Nature Centre - Dec. 6th
- Dec 6, 2019 - 11:05:32 AM
25th Annual Festival Noel
hosted by Bahamas National Trust and Bristol Wines and Spirits Friday
7pm - 11pm
Rand Nature Centre
All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Grand Bahama's National Parks impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
Celebrate 25 years of the Original Wine and Art Event of Grand
Bahama! Festival Noel is the Rand Nature Centre's signature holiday
festival and fundraiser...
Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’
- Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM
Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the
days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism
and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward
visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and
creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio
soap operas, “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle”
which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the
legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson
followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...
The Governor General views 36th Central Bank Art Competition and Exhibition
- Nov 11, 2019 - 3:05:53 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Central Bank of The Bahamas hosted its
36th Annual Art Competition and Exhibition on Thursday, attended by
Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith who
viewed the newest renditions of local high school students and commended
(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
BAIC's BahamArts Festival Opens at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay
- Nov 1, 2019 - 4:20:19 PM
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's ‘flagship’
BahamaArts Festival 2019, slated for November 1 and 2, opened at
Heritage Village, Arawak Cay, today under the theme, “Bahamian Tings.”
The popular festival is in keeping with BAIC’s mandate and mission to
stimulate and encourage the creation, expansion and promotion of small
and medium-sized businesses by facilitating training opportunities for
BahamArts comprises arts, crafts, souvenirs,
clothing, accessories, jewelry and packaged and processed foods to bring
together artisans and artists...
Dwight Laadan Ferguson prepares for his Third Solo Exhibition “Hope”
- Oct 29, 2019 - 10:15:59 PM
Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the Opening of Dwight Laadan
Ferguson’s annual Exhibition entitled “Hope” on Friday, November 8th
Ferguson started working for this show mid-year with a
different theme in mind. However, the passage of the monster Hurricane
Dorian last month changed the dynamics of many of his works...
Big Picture Paint & Sip expands space, creates new ways to celebrate through art
- Oct 24, 2019 - 6:00:14 AM
Walking into the newly renovated Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio,
it’s hard to miss an eclectic 8 x 14 ft. wall mural with bold patterns
in the new lounge area. Owner Gennyne Hepburn worked closely with a
local interior designer to expand her creative space at 8 South Buckner
Square Sandyport. Renovations added 384 sq ft., nearly doubling the
studio’s original capacity. Today, the art studio can comfortably
accommodated approximately 40 guests for private functions and events.
the new features is a wine bar with fun, Art Deco and geometric designs
along with transparent seating which seamlessly connects the lounge
with the original paint and sip area.
Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham presents his book to Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 21, 2019 - 12:20:46 PM
Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham author of "Counter-Cultural Leadership, A Life
Study Model" presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith,
Governor General, a copy of his book during a courtesy call at
Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...