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Miami Broward Jr. Carnival Celebrates Imagination & Creativity of true Carnival Artistry - Sep 13, 2017 - 10:03:48 PM

In a country of immigrants, the showcasing of culture and vibrancy of diversity are pillars that make the United States exceptional. These pillars help keep the culture alive and build a reality that contextualizes the community that culture represents. The key for the continuation of this culture is the younger generation learning and becoming the embodiment of said culture. For Miami Carnival, this is illustrated in a most powerful way through the Junior Carnival. The Miami Jr. Carnival, presented by TD Bank, is set for Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311) from 12noon-9pm is not only a platform for showcasing Caribbean culture, and a great opportunity for youth to participate, it’s a great avenue for developing artistry.
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Miss Grand Bahama bio: Tiasha Lewis - Sep 1, 2017 - 7:50:52 PM

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams.

Tiasha Lewis is the last of six children born to Edward and Florease Lewis on the beautiful island of Grand Bahama. At only 17 years of age, she has and is continuing to make tremendous impacts on the lives of others. Her hobbies include: modelling, dancing, poetry writing, and motivational speaking. She was a member of many positive youth development programs such as Governor General Youth Award, Fashion Club, Student Christian Movement, Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Program...
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Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers - Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM

Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St. Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.

The HNP exhibition, entitled “Art & Words – A Marriage,” showcased 27 prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their owners...

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Andrew Knowles ARTway exhibit to open August 17 - Aug 11, 2017 - 12:21:29 PM

Nassau, The Bahamas - Andrew Knowles, the young talented artist who continues to pursue his skills, is preparing for his second exhibition at Doongalik Studios that will focus on his experimentations with oil portraits, an art form he has worked with for the past 4 years, either in commissioned works or by painting well known Bahamian and international personalities.

Not content to merely render a realist likeness from a photograph of his subject onto canvas, Knowles has added to the style by incorporating abstraction, or waterscapes or landscaped backgrounds into the pieces. He will also display four works in the exhibition which will demonstrate the various developmental layers involved in his portrait process which he has described as ‘the artway/ the elevated way/ the money way’...
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AMMC Partners with Creative Nassau to host Bahamian History Workshop - Aug 8, 2017 - 10:33:09 AM

Each summer, the Antiquities Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) welcomes high-school aged and college freshman students to its doors for 4 weeks of exposure to the various sites under the Corporation’s belt. At the end of the 2017program, a full one-day Bahamian History workshop session was put on to educate the summer attendees on select aspects of Bahamian Culture and Heritage.  The workshop participants had the chance to learn about topics ranging from Migration to The Bahamas to cooking like Grandma in the Kitchen.

Creative Nassau Market Artisan Judy Mae Rolle, showcasing her straw work pieces
During the latter session, students learned of straw work from the early 20th century and engaged in an interactive activity with Creative Nassau Market Artisan, Judy Mae Rolle. Ms. Rolle demonstrated her various plaiting and weaving techniques and forms, and told...
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New book by Elliston Rahming shines spotlight on black movers, shakers of past, present - Jul 28, 2017 - 1:10:13 PM

NEW YORK CITY – Elliston Rahming had a mission: To find and highlight 100 black people from across the globe whose accomplishment was so significant and compelling that it helped advance, change, influence and impact the world for the better. The results of that search, from both the past and the present, can be found in his new book, released by Dog Ear Publishing.

The book “chronicles the accomplishments and contributions of mountain movers who, above all, were able to shape the course of human events and advance the refrain of ebony pride,” Rahming writes in the book’s introduction. “Ultimately, this book is a clarion call for mankind everywhere to move beyond the superficiality of skin pigmentation.”
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Sands Pink Radler Hosts Miss Bahamas Hopefuls Ahead of National Costume Competition - Jul 27, 2017 - 3:42:05 PM

Widely known for its crisp, refreshing grapefruit flavor and its pretty pink hue, the Sands Pink Radler embodies the essence of a Bahamian summer and is the perfect accessory to complement Bahamian beauty; making it an equally perfect partner for this year’s Miss World Bahamas competition. In the spirit and celebration of both those ideals, Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. Ltd, The Bahamas’ truly Bahamian beer company and producers of the Sands Pink Radler, was proud to host the nine ladies vying for the title of Miss World Bahamas 2017 to a special meet and greet at Jimmy’s Wines & Spirit’s Nassau Street Location on July 21.

“The Sands Pink Radler is one of our most popular brands. It’s a fun fruity flavor that really personifies the beauty and spirit of the Bahamian summer” explained Wellington Seymour, BBB Executive Sales and Marketing Manager...
Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30 - Jul 12, 2017 - 8:28:50 AM

The chairman of the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Committee Chervita Campbell wants you to catch Regatta fever!  The event team is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

Funding and public relation are critical components to the success of the event. Along with media partner, TheBahamasWeekly.com, the GBRH committee are pleased to have engaged new partners this year, both Kalik and BTC. "We are thankful to our continued and new sponsors without them our dreams would not be a reality," said Campbell...
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Bahamas 44th Independence Beat Retreat Enjoyed by All - Jul 8, 2017 - 8:42:47 AM

Bahamians enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Beat Retreat downtown that launched the week of Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations to the theme, "Toward the Rising Sun: One God, One People, One Bahamas." 

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Minnis attended and are pictured viewing the parade.  National Pride Day -- a day of ceremony, music, food, and fun will take place this Friday, July 7, in Rawson and Parliament Squares, from 10:00 a.m. into the night...
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Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up" - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM

Sir Durward Knowles who is now the oldest living Olympic champion in the world and a renowned Bahamian sailor, is penning another book to be released in October 2017, a month before his centurion birthday.

Sir Durward has chosen Scholar Books to publish “Never Give Up,” an inspirational book that covers his recovery from serious health complications that had caused him to rearrange his entire life.

In 2010, Sir Durward endured many health struggles undergoing several surgeries, months of recovery and having to learn to walk again. In 2015, he had a relapse and fought hard to get healthy again...
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Bahamas National Youth Choir’s Encore Performance - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:50:19 AM

The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) is preparing for its yearly international tour and will host a one-night-only repeat performance of its 27th Annual concert season on June 24th 2017. A Silent Auction takes place before the concert at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Lyford Cay.

This concert is not to be missed and the public is encouraged to come out and support our youth who are dedicating their lives and talents to inspire positivity among our young people as they proudly represent The Bahamas and its culture in the international arena each and every year. This event is guaranteed to entertain, captivate and thrill the hearts of music lovers and theatrical enthusiasts...
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Bullfrog in Soldier Clothes - Jun 17, 2017 - 3:30:18 AM

Bullfrog dress up in soldier clothes
Went to de river to shoot some crows
Crows smell fire and dey all fly way
Bullfrog get vex an he cry all day

It seems like a harmless nursery rhyme, but it dates back to the terrible days of slavery, and tells the story of how enslaved people manage to outwit their oppressors...
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Junior Junkanoo acts as feeder system for Senior Junkanoo - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:47:05 PM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said the Junior Junkanoo programme is very important because it is the cultivation ground and feeder system for Senior Junkanoo.  He noted it nurtured skills of research, planning, organizing, critical thinking, problem solving and role-playing, and stimulated the development of creativity.

“It impacts the young mind in positive ways adding to school spirit, enhancing self pride, building self-esteem and contributing to the overall patriotism of the young Bahamian,” Minister Pintard said during the 2016 Junior Junkanoo Awards Presentation at the Ministry, Thursday, June 8, 2017...
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Political satire, "Keeping Up with the Boujees" on at the Regency Theatre - Jun 10, 2017 - 2:30:11 PM

SisBro Productions; the event planning company that brought you the Bahamian Icon Nominated play’s "Sarah's Wedding" and "New Rules of Sex and Dating"will be hosting their third stage production on June 9-11th, 2017at the Regency Theater.

Keeping Up with the Boujees is written and produced by Bahamian playwright Kerel Pinder and directed by Kenton Pinder, under the mentorship of Gloria McGlone. Keeping up with the Boujeesis a political satire weaved through a scandalous family drama. This production will take audiences on the journey of a Boujee Bahamian family who quickly learn that appearances are much harder to keep when their dad decides to run for a political seat...
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Amanda Diedrick Presented to the Prime Minister a Copy of Her Book - Jun 10, 2017 - 1:19:15 PM

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis welcomed in a courtesy call, author Amanda Diedrick who wrote the book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay.  Ms. Diedrick presented a copy of her book to the Prime Minister, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Monday.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Strachan’s new play “Honourable Member” takes on politics - May 31, 2017 - 9:42:17 AM

Writer and director Ian Strachan is bringing a new play, “Honourable Member,” to the stage from June 8th through the 11th at the Dundas Centre’s Winston V. Saunders Theatre. Strachan’s Ceiba Arts theatre company made waves last year with “Gun Boys Rhapsody,” a moving drama about crime and violence. This time he sets his sights on Caribbean politics. It’s his fourth play set in the fictional nation of “I-Land.”

The play is a portrait of a Caribbean Prime Minister, Winston “Fergie” Ferguson, played by Dion Johnson. Fergie is a master communicator and a wily veteran when it comes to out maneuvering his rivals. “I was blown away by Dion Johnson’s performance in ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’,” says Strachan. “The role of Winston Ferguson is extremely demanding...
Arts & Culture : Books
‘Sharks in the Runway’: A pilot’s chronicle of outrageous adventures - May 31, 2017 - 9:37:31 AM

‘Sharks in the Runway’, the first book written by photographer, cameraman, writer, and seaplane pilot, Captain Paul W.J. Harding, has been described as a roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the stars; a seafarer and adventurer who’s travelled the globe –from the mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea – and found that there’s nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of The Bahamas.

Part globe-trotting memoir, part history of The Bahamas and aviation, Sharks in the Runway is a dizzying ride through a life of travel and adventure. A story of perseverance and survival, it will inspire the inner thrill-seeker and entrepreneur in all readers...
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Scholar Books Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership - May 30, 2017 - 8:19:04 PM

A Bahamian book publisher continues to expand their power and synergies with international publishing giants. In May 2017, Scholar Books organized a multi-billion-dollar partnership with America’s largest book distributor, Ingram Content Group.

The new expansion follows a year after Scholar Books CEO, Albert Cox had established a multi-million-dollar partnership with Thomson-Shore, allowing his company the opportunity to become the first global traditional book publications company in The Bahamas.

The Ingram Content Group deal focuses on content development and utilizing their fully integrated channels of print and digital, as well as their global marketing and distribution services.
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The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery - May 4, 2017 - 3:15:53 PM

The Ladder Gallery invites you to The Bahamas: Forgotten History, a debut exhibition by Bahamian artist Durelle Williams which opens on Friday, May 12th 2017 from 6:00pm at The Ladder Gallery.

Williams explores the Bahamian narrative by revisiting objects, people and traditions that remind us of our rich Afro-Caribbean heritage. The collection of traditional paintings and digital illustrations offer a glimpse into the social, cultural and political moments that have helped shape and define the Bahamian people as a nation. From the woman laboring in the field, to the poised junkanoo dancer, to a recreation of Sir Lynden Pindling throwing the mace on Black Tuesday Williams paints a collection of stories on reflection.
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How Lucky We Art! - Apr 25, 2017 - 10:46:47 AM

For the third consecutive year, Nassau-based law firm Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) has joined hands with the Transforming Spaces Annual Art Tour to provide more than two dozen public school students with the opportunity to experience mixed-media art whilst connecting with participating artists.

During this year’s tour, students from R.M. Bailey, C.R.Walker and Government High, along with GSO attorneys Andrew O’Brien and Johanna Mayson, staff and management visited six local galleries: Doongalik Studios, National Art Gallery of Bahamas (NAGB), The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Popop Studios Art Gallery and Antonius Robert’s Studio & Art Gallery at Hillside House...

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