“Keeping up with the Boujees” hits the stage in Nassau
- Sep 21, 2017 - 1:23:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon
nominated plays “Sarah’s Wedding” and “New Rules of Sex and Dating” are
ready to bring you comedy, drama and a whole lot of scandal once again,
“Keeping up with the Boujees” is finally coming to Nassau! Keeping Up
with the Boujees produced 4 dynamic full performances along with sold
out shows in Freeport in June of this year. Critics admitted that they
were blown away by the captivating characters and intriguing storyline
of this play. “I literally live through Kerel Pinder's
productions!!! This play gave everything ....drama, raw emotion, life's
ugly truths that we often disguise and all the political shade and the
best comedy!! Kudos again and to all my favs on and behind the...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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’...
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
Creative Nassau Market Artisan Judy Mae Rolle, showcasing her straw work pieces
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...
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
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
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
to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.
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...
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
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.
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.
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...
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
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
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...
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
“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...
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...
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
of Bahamas Information Services...
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.”
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...
‘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.
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...
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.
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.
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.