A poem for the late Winnie Mandela
- Apr 10, 2018 - 6:35:25 PM
to a Summer’s Day
[For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018]
did she fall
was she fallen
if she did,
when did she fall
did she fail,
was she tarnished...
Presidente Keeps the Carnival Party Going
- Apr 6, 2018 - 2:34:46 AM
With less than two months before the highly anticipated Bahamas Carnival
Road March event, Presidente, is keeping the party going with its
series of themed parties. After officially launching the start of the
‘Fete-ing Season’ with its Mardi Gras party which took over Pompey
Square last month, President will host the next event this Saturday,
“Thanks to the success of our previous events, fans
and supporters of the Presidente brand have come to expect an amazing
entertainment experience,” explained Manuel Bartolo, Presidente
Marketing Manager for The Bahamas...
Artist Antonius Roberts unveils sculpture on Florida campus
- Mar 26, 2018 - 2:01:37 PM
MIAMI, Florida -- A dedication and unveiling ceremony of Artist Antonius
Roberts' "Sacred Woman" bronze sculpture was held on the grounds of the
historic Florida Memorial University (FMU) campus on March 16, 2018.
bronze sculpture is cast from one of the original tapered-shaped sacred
women carved from a Casuarina tree, rooted on Clifton Cay, Nassau, The
BTC ignites Abaco Love Rush
- Mar 19, 2018 - 1:39:56 PM
Annually, Abaconians look forward to their streets lighting up with the
glitz, glamour and pulsating sounds from its Junkanoo Parade. BTC led
the way again, as a sponsor for the parade. This year, the Abaco Love
Rush parade was held in honor of Junkanoo enthusiast, Colon Curry. Vice
President for Marketing & Sales, Marcian Cash said, “BTC continues
to invest in community and in culture. Not only have we pledged our
support in New Providence, but with great pride we have also backed
other parades in Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and of course in Abaco...
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco
- Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student
Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh
That day marked the first combined-school Abaco
adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at
St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival
- Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic
School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018,
during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in
Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
That day marked the first combined-school Abaco
adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St.
John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and
Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture
- Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM
Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an
artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian
traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside
House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS)
2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.
imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty,
staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history,
into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and
Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase returns to The Bahamas
- Feb 14, 2018 - 12:03:49 AM
Vince Gerardis of Game of Thrones to speak in Freeport
The Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is being presented in
several Caribbean islands, screening more than 20 films from around the
Caribbean. Films will be shown in Nassau, February 19 – 21, 2018, from
noon to 9:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 and on February 20 from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All screenings are free to the public.
The Movie Masters public forum with producers,
sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the
University of The Bahamas (UB), will allow accomplished film producers
and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian
filmmakers. The effort is intended to inspire filmmakers to create content and enhance their level of production...
Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents set for Feb. 20th
- Feb 12, 2018 - 9:34:09 PM
The Bahamas Federation of Performing
Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The
round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order
to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey
Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise
Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
Admission is free
for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and
available via online registration at: performingarts242.com
. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.
The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' (Photos)
- Feb 4, 2018 - 4:53:49 PM
The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' over the weekend at John Watling's
Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, was a real ‘Bahamiana’ celebration of
food, drink, music, arts and crafts, Junkanoo, of course, Police Band
fanfare, and fun-filled activities for the children. Local residents
and visitors enjoyed the best-of-The-Bahamas showcase. Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar chatted with vendors,
viewing a range of products of local entrepreneurial spirit. Director
General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu also attended, as did the Deputy
Director, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson.
Bahamas Annual Stepping Stone Quilters Show
- Jan 22, 2018 - 3:19:00 PM
Stop into Trinity Methodist Church, Frederick St. from Thursday, January
25 through Saturday, February 3rd to see what wonderful creations the
Stepping Stone Quilters of Nassau, Bahamas have come up with this year
at their annual exhibition.
to cast your votes for the various challenges and as usual there will be
various items for sale including full sized quilts...
22 Inducted Into Junkanoo Legends Circle
- Jan 3, 2018 - 1:36:03 PM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National Junkanoo
Committee held a ceremony at the British Colonial Hilton, on December
22, 2017 to induct 22 persons into the Junkanoo Legends Circle. The
event was held under the patronage of Governor General Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling (front row, sixth right) and Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (standing front row, fifth
left). Also pictured with those recognized for their contributions to
Junkanoo were Director of Culture Rowena Poitier Sutherland (left of
Minister), and Co-Chairs of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane
O'Brien (first row, first left) and Dr. Dwight Marshall (first row,
Calling all Artisans: BAFA Registration and Membership Drive - November 30th
- Nov 30, 2017 - 4:10:56 PM
Freeport Grand Bahama -
Calling all Artisans
The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts will hold its first
Registration and Membership Drive Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the
Pelican Bay Convention Centre. Registration opens at 11:00am – 8:00pm.
Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts will hold its first Registration
and Membership Drive Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at the Pelican Bay
Convention Centre. Registration opens at 11:00am – 8:00pm...
Bahamas turns on charm at Wisconsin International Folk Fair
- Nov 19, 2017 - 8:51:12 PM
In true Bahamian style, the Rake n Scrape delegation lit up the stage
with their colorful renditions at this year’s Holiday Folk Fair in West
The international festival, which is held
annually over a five-day span at the Exposition Center of Wisconsin
State Fair Park, is home to the largest indoor multicultural festival in
the United States.
The 10-member group, six from Cat Island and
four from Grand Bahama, flew in from The Bahamas on Wednesday and have
been tantalizing festival goers with just a taste of what the small
island-chain has to offer.
Scotiabank unveils 2018 Calendar Winners
- Nov 8, 2017 - 9:06:46 AM
In a display of vibrant color and captivating imagery, Scotiabank
unveiled the 2018 ‘Exceptional Moments’ calendar during the Bahamas
National Trust Wine & Art Festival member’s night. The twelve
winning images were selected from a pool of hundreds submitted by
photographers vying for a spot in the annual calendar. Photographers
were tasked with submitting images that depicted their interpretation of
an exceptional moment in The Bahamas...
Allan Jones debuts ‘A Gull's Eye View’ at The Pro Gallery
- Nov 1, 2017 - 9:35:08 PM
On Thursday, November 9th, The Pro Gallery at the University of The
Bahamas will introduce emerging Bahamian creative Allan Jones and his
photographic series ‘A Gull’s View’. His collection of aerial
photographs survey the vast beauty and complexity of archipelagic shapes
and forms spanning the islands of The Bahamas. Appreciating the
abstract of a place he calls home Jones offers a unique perspective to
the geography and history of this tropical paradise.
The public is invited to the opening evening that will be held from
6:00pm. For more information contact The Pro Gallery...
Dr. Leon Higgs presents a copy of his book to the Governor General
- Oct 27, 2017 - 10:54:36 AM
Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom,
to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in
a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Veteran Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister Pintard
- Oct 23, 2017 - 9:49:21 PM
Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose
presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy
call at the Ministry on Monday.
Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to
Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose
has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his
Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The
College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree
from Clark Atlanta University (CAU). At the same time, he became the
first of his mother's children to attend college...