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Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM

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The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.

As an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure we all wish we could escape to...
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Cargo Stars Warren Brown, Jimmy Jean-Louis & Omar J Dorsey to attend Gala Premiere at Atlantis - Oct 12, 2017 - 1:06:29 PM

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The stars and producers of Cargo will descend upon the Atlantis Movie Theatre on October 19 for the Gala Premiere of the award-winning film – the largest Bahamian film project in history.

Warren Brown, one of Britain’s most illustrious actors, leads a cast of established and emerging actors in this action packed human drama.

Brown is well known for his roles as Andy Holt in the teen soap opera Hollyoaks, Lee Hibbs in the three-part BBC drama series Occupation and DS Ripley in acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.
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Miami Carnival to Showcase the Diversity of The Caribbean On Sunday, October 8 - Oct 8, 2017 - 2:20:45 AM

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Each year in May, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc. (“MBOCHC”) traditionally un- veils its lineup of Miami Carnival cultural events, trumpeting its parade, festival, concert. Sun- day, October 8, 2017 is set for the 34th annual celebration of Miami Carnival. The parade of bands and concert will be held again at the Miami Dade-Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St,Miami, FL 33165) from 11am-11pm. This expertly curated festival has become a Miami destination phe- nomenon that allows one to experience one of the largest CaribbeanCarnivals in North America.

“Miami Carnival is a real and tangible layer of the Caribbean heritage that contributes to the arts, music, history and cultural identity of Caribbean people”, states Joan Hinkson,Miami Broward Carnival One Carnival Host Committee Chair...
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Nicki Minaj responds to Celebrity Artist’s portrait of her that was painted with makeup! - Sep 27, 2017 - 10:02:29 AM
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“Wow! Talent to the tenth power,” commented Nicki Minaj on Jamaal Rolle’s Instagram page. The Celebrity Artist recently painted Minaj’s portrait with Mac makeup which quickly went viral.
 
“Since Nicki Minaj and Mac currently collaborate, I rendered a portrait of her using Mac foundations, eye shadows, liners and lip sticks.” said Rolle.  “Mac offers a wide range of foundations and makeup that gives me more hues than my traditional pastels.  This new way of creating portraits is just crazy and fantastic at the same time, and I am having a lot of fun with it!” said Rolle...
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Oswald Brown's new book showcased at 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Weekend - Sep 23, 2017 - 12:21:27 AM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oswald T. Brown, author of Woes of Life, is pictured with his wife Elisabeth Ann Brown (left) and Adair White Johnson (right) on Friday, September 22, 2017, in the Author’s Pavilion at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Legislative Weekend at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C.  Mrs. Johnson’s  Atlanta-based company, The Johnson Tribe Publishing House, is the publisher of Woes of Life which was showcased in the Pavilion. WOES OF LIFE can be ordered through Mr. Brown’s website www.oswaldtbrown.com or via Amazon.com.
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“Keeping up with the Boujees” hits the stage in Nassau - Sep 21, 2017 - 1:23:17 PM

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

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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

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“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...
Arts & Culture : Books
Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers - Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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...
Sports
Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30 - Jul 12, 2017 - 8:28:50 AM

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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas 44th Independence Beat Retreat Enjoyed by All - Jul 8, 2017 - 8:42:47 AM

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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...
Arts & Culture : Books
Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up" - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM

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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

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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...
Arts & Culture
Bullfrog in Soldier Clothes - Jun 17, 2017 - 3:30:18 AM

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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Junior Junkanoo acts as feeder system for Senior Junkanoo - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:47:05 PM

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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

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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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