Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Announces Youth Culture Fest
- Feb 27, 2015 - 1:10:46 PM
Chairman of the Bahamas National Festival
Commission (BNFC) Paul Major says the future of Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival is secured now that thousands of the nation’s youth are
expected to participate in Youth Culture Fest.
The event, which is scheduled for May 1, will bring together 25 schools and youth community groups in a parade on Arawak Cay.
Each group will have a minimum of 50 school-aged children performing in the parade...
Bahamian distance runner writes book on social emotional empowerment
- Feb 26, 2015 - 5:38:17 PM
Simmons Bowe, PhD. Educator, Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Researcher, and Marathon Runner
was born a child of poverty in Nassau, Bahamas, in an urban low
socioeconomic area. She was the sixth of eight children who were
raised by a single divorcee. She and her siblings were raised in a shack, but were told
that education would be their way out.
Defying the odds, Dr.
Marilyn graduated from R. M. Bailey High School at the age of 15. She
attended College of The Bahamas and earned an AS in biochemistry at the
age of 17. After
an initial career as an industrial lab chemist, she earned a B.Sci. in
premedical biology with minors in chemistry and education, from Barry
University in Miami, Florida and graduated Magna cum laude...
Grand Bahama Youth Choir congratulated by Director General of CARICOM
- Feb 26, 2015 - 3:49:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Director General of CARICOM, HE Irwin LaRocque stopped by to pose with
the group that won the hearts of the government heads and guests in
attendance at the opening ceremony of the 26th Intersessional meetings
of CARICOM government heads, the Grand Bahama Youth Choir. LaRocque
along with Leader of the Opposition in the Bahamas Parliament, Hon.
Hubert A. Minnis; President of the Bahamas Christian Council and the
Minister for Financial Services, the Hon. Hope Strachan all
congratulated the youngsters and offered words of encouragement.
The ceremony took place at the Melia Resort on Cable Beach, Nassau Bahamas on Thursday, 26th February 2015.
Stepping Stone Quilters Guild Hold 25th Annual Exhibit
- Feb 19, 2015 - 7:15:16 PM
New Providence - Bahamians viewed new works of art and some pieces ended
up in foreign lands, thanks to the 25th annual exhibition of the
Stepping Stone Quilters Guild.
Anita Fountain, president of the
guild, said the women who comprise the group committed in a tremendous
amount of work to the show, but the effort is worth getting others to
see their pieces – some large and some small. It also gets people to see
quilts in a new, artistic light.
“It is quite eye opening
because most people see quilts as traditional bed quilts,” Ms. Fountain
said. “But I think looking through the quilts..."
Bahamas Consul General Takes Junkanoo Carnival on U.S. Tour
- Feb 15, 2015 - 8:54:53 PM
recent weeks, models wearing costumes from Bahamas Masqueraders have
accompanied the Consul General to several major events including tours
of states such as Oklahoma where Junkanoo Carnival hit the airwaves
while beauty queens lined up to pose with a masquerader. Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival was also a favorite at this year’s Trumpet Awards
where well known celebrities such as Cynthia Bailey, basketball great
Dikembe Mutombo and child...
ATLANTA, Georgia - Americans are getting a taste of Junkanoo Carnival now that
Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta, Randy E. Rolle and his office has
exposed the cultural expression at various US events.
C.R. Walker Knights Shine During Poetry and Spoken Word Performance
- Feb 13, 2015 - 5:05:27 PM
From February 2-6, the U.S. Embassy, in
partnership with American poet, author, and motivational speaker,
Omekongo Dibinga of UPstander International, facilitated a five-day
workshop focused on poetry and spoken word with over fifty students in
grades 10-12 at C.R. Walker High School. Through his work, Mr. Dibinga
inspires people, in particular youth populations, to take a stand when
they witness an injustice. His 1,000,000 Youth Campaign has impacted
more than 100,000 young people worldwide.
Poet-In-Residence Program with the motto, “Think before you speak. Write
before you fight,” Mr. Dibinga’s workshop focused on building cultural
and community pride through the use of poetry and the spoken word...
Legends Junkanoo Group Performs at Royal Ontario Museum in Canada
- Feb 13, 2015 - 2:50:30 PM
TORONTO, Canada -
group known as the Bahamian
Junkanoo Legends was formed in Canada with the desire to give fellow
Bahamians a taste of being back home through Junkanoo.
group performed for Black History Month at the Royal Ontario Museum
during an event called, Friday Night Live and happens a few times a year
but this year and last they brought in February with an island theme.
event program said, "Legends is a stellar group of renowned local and
international dancers and musicians who have perfected hypnotic rhythms
on a cacophony of goatskin drums, cowbells..."
Governor's Harbor Primary, Eleuthera Junior Junkanoo Winners
- Feb 12, 2015 - 10:51:15 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - With the funding and
support of its sponsor, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC),
Governor’s Harbour Primary School has taken first place in the Eleuthera
Junior Junkanoo Primary School Division. The colorful bunch, who swept
lead banner and choreography and came second in music, dazzled
spectators on the Queen’s Highway with the theme “Treasures of the Sea.”
BTC Vice President of Marketing Eldri Ferguson-Mackey said the
iVolunteers are very invested in the students of the primary school and
are as ecstatic as anyone at the victory.
“We are elated for the
children about their win!” said Mrs. Ferguson-Mackey. “We know that the
students, their parents, and teachers put in a great amount of work to
make the occasion truly spectacular...
Dr. David Burrows releases new book, "Leadership Lessons for Youth"
- Feb 5, 2015 - 4:04:45 PM
Publications and Dr. Dave Burrows are pleased to announce the release
of Dr. Burrows latest book "Leadership Lessons for Youth". This latest
work by Dr. Burrows focuses in on important lessons for youth that would
enable them to become leaders capable of influencing their peers in a
positive way. He outlines the traits of young leaders and uses examples
past and present from his life and the lives of other leaders, to show
young people the key elements for success in life at an early age.
book is the thirteenth book by Dr. Burrows who is known globally as a
Youth and Family specialist, having lectured and consulted for youth
organizations, churches, schools and corporate bodies in many countries
including, Africa, United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The
current publication follows his most recent book The Laws of Good
National Modern Languages Awareness Week Ends With 23rd Annual CULTURAMA
- Feb 5, 2015 - 5:03:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - National Modern
Languages Awareness Week ended with its 23rd annual CULTURAMA event on
Friday January 30th 2015 at the National Centre for Performing Arts.
Students from public and private schools showcased their appreciation
for Spanish, French and Chinese language and culture through
performances of dance, song, poetry and skit. In attendance were the
Honourable Jerome K. Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and
Technology, Mr. Ernesto Soberon Guzman, Ambassador of the Republic of
Cuba, Mr. Robert Jagger, Honorary Consul General for Costa Rica, Mr.
David McGrath, Honorary Consul General of Panama, and Mr. Hu Shan,
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China...
Carnival: Symptom of a larger problem, says Fred Ferguson
- Jan 30, 2015 - 12:24:51 PM
The Junkanoo Carnival
issue has surely created a major discussion in our capital (won’t say in
our country...‘cause dis whole ting, as is most tings, really is about
Even though the majority of the points made, especially
from the artists, are valid and well founded, I think we are still
leaving out a lot of the pertinent things that need discussing.
we will have to accept that if only for this one time, Junkanoo
Carnival will happen and the designated streets in Nassau will have big
trucks blaring Soca music with 'bands' dressed in Carnival costumes.
NAGB presents The Kinky Project
- Jan 30, 2015 - 8:31:29 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - T. Glinton Photography is
exhibiting for the first time in a show called The Kinky Project at the
National Art Gallery highlighting the beauty of natural hair..
The exhibit will open on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm and feature photos from phase 1 and phase 2 of The Kinky Project.
Kirkland Bodie: If standing up for Bahamian Culture is treasonous, then I am guilty
- Jan 30, 2015 - 5:19:57 AM
Thank you, Mr. Leslie Miller.
Lovely Bahamian people, I am as much a threat to my homeland as a fire
under a nice pot of crab soup and dough boy. My loyalty is to my country
and its culture.
No, this is not a political issue; this is a
Bahamian Culture issue, an issue of us investing in us, instead of a
foreign entity. The word treason is being bantered about, if standing up
for Bahamian Culture is treasonous, then I am guilty. If holding on to
what myself and countless others who have toiled and sacrificed to
uphold is treasonous, then again I am guilty. But I don’t think I am.
What I do think is treasonous, is taking nine million dollars of the
taxpayer’s money and investing...
Bahamas National Festival Commission Announces Youth Culture Fest
- Feb 26, 2015 - 10:57:14 PM
Family event planned to tie nation’s youth closer to their heritage
The Youth Culture Fest will bring together nearly 24 schools and community groups in a parade at Arawak Cay set for May 1st,
2015. Chief Executive Officer of the BNFC Secretariat Roscoe Dames
said the event will bring the nation’s youth together to promote all
The Bahamas National Festival Commission has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind Youth Culture Fest in Nassau this
May 1, where hundreds of youngsters will showcase indigenous costumes for locals and visitors alike.
Bahamian physician Harold Munnings presents his books to the Prime Minister
- Feb 24, 2015 - 1:51:16 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Physician and
author Dr. Harold Munnings presented Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie with copies of his books, including one on Healthcare in The
Bahamas on Friday, February 20, at Office of the Prime Minister.
Pictured from left: Dr. Munnings, Virginia Balance of the College of The
Bahamas, and Prime Minister Christie...
Guyanese Writer Honored at International Award Ceremony
- Feb 11, 2015 - 1:27:06 PM
New Milford, New Jersey – Guyanese American author Christopher H.K.
Persaud was recently honored in Miami, Florida at the 2014 Readers’
Favorite International Book Award ceremony. The award was the author’s
fifth international award.
Persaud’s book, The Da Vinci
Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie
(Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2013, Revised) earned top marks in the Non
Fiction – Inspirational category of the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE
INTERNATIONAL BOOK COMPETITION and was awarded a Silver medal. The Da
Vinci Code Revisited also received a five-star rating via an official
Readers’ Favorite organization book-reviewing process
Readers’ Favorite International Book Competition is an annual worldwide
event that accommodates publications dealing with various genres. There
were more than 3,000 entries in the recently concluded 2014 contest...
Bankie Banx among 42 writers, including prisoners, in new Anguilla poetry book
- Feb 3, 2015 - 4:48:38 AM
GREAT BAY, St. Martin — If February is about
the celebration of history, then Anguillian writers are about to make a
splash with the upcoming poetry book that includes the works of Bankie
Banx, the island’s legendary singer, said Jacqueline Sample, president
of House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
“The editorial committee has
made its selections following the submission deadlines. Editor Lasana
Sekou has put together the final manuscript, “Where I See The Sun –
Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla.” It includes over 90 poems from about
42 promising writers and some very seasoned poets,” said Sample, whose
foundation plans to publish the book in mid-2015. Over 50 writers had
submitted over 100 poems...
Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas Annual National Writing Awards
- Feb 2, 2015 - 3:37:09 PM
Bahamas – Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, hosted the
Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas 9th Annual National Writing
Awards in the Ballroom of Government House, and brought remarks of affirmation
and encouragement to the writers.
are the literary artists who filled the ballroom. In one photo, Dame Marguerite watches as a
young girl adds expression to her composition, with movement.
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Schedule
- Jan 27, 2015 - 11:31:13 AM
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture E.
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudication venues and dates in
New Providence and Grand Bahama are stated below.
Music and Dance in New Providence will take place at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Drama will take place at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapleton Gardens.