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Award-Winning Photographer Eric Rose presented a printed canvas of 'The Hermitage' to the PM Davis - Mar 11, 2022 - 10:18:10 AM

During a courtesy call at his office, on March 8, 2022, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis (pictured right while showing the framed imagery) received a presentation of a printed canvas entitled, “From On High”, by award-winning photographer Eric Rose. Over the years, Rose’s work in fine arts has been recognized both locally and internationally and has won him several awards. “From On High” features The Hermitage on Mt. Alvernia in Cat Island, and won the top award for Photography in the 2021 E. Clement National Arts Festival. Rose is also an intentionally-published poet and a veteran journalist...
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Minister Bowleg Opens “Double Dutch 8” and “Evolution of the Arc” NAGB Exhibitions - Nov 9, 2021 - 10:58:33 AM

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg, said, during the official opening of the “Double Dutch 8” and “Evolution of the Arc” exhibitions at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, on November 2, 2021, that those two “exciting” exhibitions not only showcased the work of talented Bahamian artists, but they also spoke to issues that were important to nation-building, in a way that only art can....
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Unbox Bahamian Artistry and Live Your Best 'LifestIsle' - Nov 4, 2021 - 2:05:22 PM

Everyone loves receiving gifts, especially those with nice decorative wrapping paper on it. Now, what’s inside is the true draw which often piques curiosity, wonder and excitement. What could be better than opening a box each quarter with captivating, authentically Bahamian inspired items to proudly display on your coffee table, wall, or even goodies to fill your belly?   

Birthed during the COVID-19 pandemic, LifestIsle, an island inspired small business, brings smiles to the faces of each customer who opens their signature, ‘all tings’ Bahamian gift box... 
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Students display culinary skill and creativity in Bahamas Young Chef Competition - Oct 14, 2021 - 12:26:27 PM

Despite setbacks and limitations due to COVID-19, Lamont Missick, H.O. Nash; Gerardo Annacius, Anatol Rodgers and Brianna Butterfield of Kingsway Academy, overcame the odds and finished first, second and third respectively in the second phase of the recent 29th Annual Bahamas Young Chef New Providence District Culinary Competitions.

With hybrid lessons and just two weeks of in-person classes supervised by teachers, the three students, who are enrolled in Family and Consumer Science Education...
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'Build Your Best Life' book presented to Willa Mae Pratt and Simpson Penn centres - Oct 12, 2021 - 3:20:40 PM

Author Ms. De'Borah Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, presented copies of her book entitled "Build Your Best Life: Understanding the Power of Your Actions and Your Credibility" for the residents of the Willa Mae Pratt Centre for Girls and the Simpson Penn Centre for Boys, October 8, at the Hearing Room, Aventura Plaza...
Former RBDF Commander pens trilogy telling Lucayan Islands story, re-affirms reason for naming waters Lucayan Sea - Aug 9, 2021 - 8:15:22 AM

It was over 500 years in the making and more than a decade in the dissecting – now the history of the Lucayan Islands is coming to life in a trilogy by former Royal Bahamas Defense Force Commander, Commodore Tellis A Bethel.

This week, Cdre. Bethel presented an advance copy of the first book in the series to University of The Bahamas top historian, Associate Professor Christopher Curry,
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Minister Lewis announces Two-Day Bahamian Concert - Jul 9, 2021 - 8:36:52 PM

While using musical terms, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis, announced, on July 8, 2021, an initiative to showcase Bahamian musical artists during the current Independence month.

"Today, I wish to acknowledge the dynamics of the Music and Creative Arts community," Minister Lewis said, during a press conference at the Ministry... 
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Preserving Our Coral Reefs' Artworks by Uriah McPhee students opens at D'Aguilar Art Foundation - May 21, 2021 - 9:43:12 AM

Bud Light bottle caps representing treasures in a treasure box, plastic water bottles formed into the shape of fish, colorful yarn for the legs of an octopus, coca cola soda cans shaped into sting rays and green painted pasta noodles decorating a turtle are just a few of the recycled and everyday objects the students of Uriah McPhee Primary School have used to transform the studio of the D’Aguilar Art Foundation (DAF) into a rainforest of the sea.

Wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis -- Mrs. Patricia Minnis of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister clipped the ribbon Thursday, May 20...
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National Arts Festival Now Online with 400 Entries - May 20, 2021 - 5:10:12 PM

With some 400 entries, and 800 participants over 10 islands, the 2021 Digital E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudications began this week, and entries from around The Bahamas are currently being featured on the Festival's Facebook Page.

Senior Cultural Affairs Officer with responsibility for the Festival and Organizing Secretary Sonovia Pierre said that the teachers had been "very excited" about the Festival, and the opportunity it affords their students and community...
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Minister Lewis visits National Art Gallery - Mar 9, 2021 - 5:26:16 PM

Newly-appointed Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Iram Lewis joined Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier, Under Secretary Montez Williams and Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland in meeting with National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Director Amanda Coulson and her team members at the NAGB, on March 9, 2021...
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Bishop Simeon Hall presents a copy of His book to the Governor General - Feb 4, 2021 - 2:37:52 PM

Bishop Simeon B. Hall, Senior Pastor Emeritus, New Covenant Baptist Church (pictured left), presented Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith a copy of his book, 'A Few Reasons You Don't Look Like the Hell You've Been Through,' during a courtesy call at the Office of the Governor General on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Transforming Spaces 2020 Virtual Art Tour is successful - Nov 25, 2020 - 1:50:19 PM

The Transforming Spaces Committee’s first ever Virtual Art Tour Premiere which took place November 14 & 15 was a huge success as ticketed patrons were able to experience the artwork of the seven art spaces: Central Bank of The Bahamas’ Balcony House, D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Doongalik Studios, Project I.C.E., National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, New Providence Art & Antiques, University of The Bahamas - via Zoom over the weekend from the comfort of their homes.

Originally scheduled for the end of March, the popular annual Art Tour had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Art Studio pivots to offer at-home products, DIY Paint experiences to combat tech 'overload' - Nov 20, 2020 - 5:04:58 PM

Since mid-March, remote work, virtual learning, video conference calls and binge-watching during lockdowns have become the new normal for Bahamian families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The increase screen time could lead to what researchers are describing as tech ‘overload’. Local business Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio is using creativity to combat this constant need for connectivity by pivoting to offer clients at-home paint kits and curated craft boxes for kids as an additional product and service category.  

The art studio located at 8 South Buckner Square Sandyport is currently operating online. Big Picture was in the first wave of business operators to close as a result of the Emergency Orders. ..
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Transforming Spaces 2020 announces new virtual tour - Oct 22, 2020 - 8:07:28 AM

Seven months ago the Transforming Spaces Committee was all excited and prepared to roll out their sold-out annual TS2020 event when the unexpected, invisible COVID-19 pandemic appeared, and closed down all activity indefinitely!

The Committee remained vigilant, however, closely monitoring the situation, and wishes to sincerely thank their loyal patrons for their understanding and patience during the long wait! Poised to move forward at the earliest opportunity...
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The Governor General Signs the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach - Sep 21, 2020 - 2:54:01 PM

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith signed the Book of Condolence for the Late Pastor Hugh Roach at the William Thompson Auditorium, Jean Street, on Monday, September 21, 2020.   His Excellency also conveyed his condolences to the family.  

(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
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Arlene Nash-Ferguson presents book to Minister Rolle - Sep 6, 2020 - 8:35:54 PM

Educator, cultural icon and author Arlene Nash-Ferguson (centre) presented a copy of her book 'The Gentle Giant -- The Story of Andre Rodgers' to Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, on September 4, 2020 during a courtesy call at the Ministry.  Also pictured is Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier.  Minister Rolle had a brief chat with Mrs. Nash-Ferguson and her husband Silbert Ferguson.  Also present for the courtesy call were Under Secretaries Montez Williams and Renee Bullard.

(BIS Photo / Eric Rose)...
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Preserving the Peace on our Piece of Earth - May 22, 2020 - 8:05:02 PM

Over-the-Hill is Eden,
it is the garden
in which we live

it is holy ground

take off your shoes
when you go through
when you pass by

there are those of us
who are worshiping,
many of us in prayer...
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Students learned new culinary skills and techniques at Young Chef Conference - Mar 19, 2020 - 3:17:18 PM

'Sous vide,' ' molecular gastronomy,' 'gastriques' and 'fumes' are among the culinary jargon that budding student chefs attending the 4th annual Young Chef Culinary Conference were introduced to.

Executive Chef Jamal Small encouraged students through live demonstrations to learn these modern techniques in molecular cuisine and incorporate them into their dishes...
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Pop, Soul, and R&B received star treatment at National Arts Festival - Mar 12, 2020 - 3:20:02 PM

Pop, soul and R&B songs received star treatment from young singers, on March 11, 2020, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence Adjudications, at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Primary School Singers Showcased on First Day of National Arts Festival in New Providence - Mar 12, 2020 - 2:11:59 PM

Primary School students were the first singers showcasing their talent on the first day of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence adjudications, held at the Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens, on March 9, 2020.  Young soloists sang jazz, theatre and Broadway songs, while students from Queen's College and St. Andrew's International School performed as choirs. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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