Pelican Point hosts sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival
- Apr 24, 2014 - 12:42:03 PM
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - The sixteenth Annual Coconut Festival was
held recently in Pelican Point, Grand Bahama. This annual festival
showcases the myriad of local cuisine and art and craft products from
Opening the festival was Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent
Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism who brought brief remarks on behalf
of the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism.
The festival delivered
a star studded line of local entertainers, including the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop Band, Avvy and Kirkland Bodie, better known as KB...
Little Harbour Spring Art Show set for April 26th
- Apr 23, 2014 - 4:00:29 PM
THE ABACOS, Bahamas -
The Little Harbour Spring Art Show is April 26th this year. After it's
debut only one year ago it has become one of the most anticipated art
shows on Abaco.
Hosted by the iconic Pete's Pub, there will be
lots of excitement with music, a wild hog roast, plenty to eat and drink
and of course, some of the finest art from the best artists and
artisans on the island. Ritchie Eyma and Roshanne Minnis will be there,
as will Marjolein Scott, Jo Bradley, Attila Fetsz and Ginny Warner and
many others too...
Bahamian Author Publishes Book on Middle East Conflict
- Apr 22, 2014 - 5:26:42 PM
"Threads in the Tapestry," a new book by Cherub Nicholls, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
"Threads In The Tapestry: Conflict & Resolution in the Middle East" can be simply explained in a love story.
the Great King, chooses for Himself a wife. Her name is Israel. This
Great King loves His wife very much and would do anything to shower her
with His affection. Like other husbands in a marital relationship, He
provides for His wife a home. This Great King utilizes the skills and
expertise of foreign labor to build His wife her home.
“Perspectives - The Real & The Imagined” Art Exhibition Opens in Grand Bahama
- Apr 21, 2014 - 11:07:18 PM
Freeport, Bahamas -
Acclaimed artists Max Taylor and Claudette Dean staged their joint art
exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The Grand Gallery at 7pm. The
public was treated to the works of two gifted artists who have shared
their works nationally and internationally. Their exhibition entitled
“Perspectives-The Real & The Imagined” displayed a wide range of
works including oil on canvas, acrylic, ceramics, charcoal sketches and
woodcuts. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces in solo and
group exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought it necessary
to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing appetite for
original art by both Bahamian and international artists.
NAB Florida hosts successful art, wine and cheese reception
- Apr 21, 2014 - 10:05:52 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - The National
Association of The Bahamas, Florida, recently hosted a successful Art
Wine and Cheese Reception at the Ancient Spanish Monastery, 16711 W.
Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach. The reception featured a number of
local artists, some of Bahamian descent and drew a good crowd of persons
from the Bahamian South Florida Community, including Consul General of
The Bahamas to Florida, Ricardo Treco and Mrs. Treco.
The National Association of The Bahamas is
in its 19th year as a Bahamian organization for Bahamians and those of
Bahamian descent in The South Florida area. The goals of the
organization include: Promoting opportunities for the interaction and
networking of members; Fostering growth...
PM: Junkanoo must become a workable industry and money earner
- Apr 20, 2014 - 3:24:19 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Culture on Grand Bahama will soon get a major shot in the arm as
both the Prime Minister and the Minister responsible for Culture
foreshadowed an upcoming conclave with junkanoo leaders, tourism
officials and the Grand Bahama Port Authority to advance the
presentation of junkanoo as a workable industry and money earner for
Speaking at the 1st RUSH Awards and presentations
by the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee, Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry
G. Christie revealed, “I want to say this to Grand Bahama, and I'm glad I
see some people from the Port Authority here; we have to find an
effective way in lifting up the culture of the country and integrating
it more into the economy of the country.
National Dance School of The Bahamas Holds "I Dream in Color" Recital
- Apr 18, 2014 - 12:42:39 AM
The National Dance School of The Bahamas held its annual recital this
weekend, bringing together hundreds of parents and supporters for a full
house on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The dance and
drum concert, dubbed: "I Dream in Color", was held at the National
Center for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street.
School Administrator Dereka Deleveaux - Grant said the "I Dream in
Color" theme reminds the students that "nothing is impossible if you
dream in color, for then your reality will be even more easier to
Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean to exhibit at The Grand Gallery
- Apr 17, 2014 - 3:26:32 PM
- Acclaimed artists Maxwell Taylor and Claudette Dean will open
their joint art exhibition on Saturday April 19th 2014 at The
Grand Gallery at 7pm. The public will have a rare opportunity
to experience the combined talents of these two gifted
artists in their exhibition entitled “Perspectives - The Real & The
Imagined”. Both artists originally exhibited their pieces in solo and
group exhibitions in Nassau earlier this year but thought
it necessary to bring their work to Grand Bahama to satisfy the growing
appetite for original art by both Bahamian and international artists...
Colour of Harmony Celebrates 25 Years
- Apr 17, 2014 - 12:55:51 PM
Though distinct in
their artistic talents and national contributions, Mr. Percy ‘Vola’
Francis, Mrs. Patricia Glinton-Meicholas and Mrs. Joann have all been
saluted by The College of The Bahamas as examples of excellence in the
The College’s School of Communication and Creative Arts
honoured the three artists at the recently celebrated 25th Annual Colour
of Harmony showcase, held under the patronage of Their Excellencies the
Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes.
was held on the portico of the Harry C. Moore Library and Information
Centre. It was remarkably branded by the skillful COB Concert Choir and
COB Concert Band, as well as the collection of mixed...
London-based artist, Lynn Parotti exhibits in The Bahamas
- Apr 17, 2014 - 9:19:27 AM
Bahamian artist, Lynn
Parotti has been living in London since 1995, and was currently in
Nassau for the annual Transforming Spaces island-wide art tour,
showcasing the best in contemporary Bahamian visual art. This year's
tenth season was under the theme “Water”, and presented artwork from
almost 100 artists from The Bahamas and 5 other countries in 7 local
Lynn Parotti's paintings are landscape based and
focus particularly on the impact human interaction is having on the land
and sea. In recent years she has turned her attention to the crisis
facing humanity: the depletion of global natural resources and the
effect it will have on people and the environments in which we live...
Valentine's Chocolate Art Show at Doongalik on February 12th
- Jan 30, 2014 - 3:30:45 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Doongalik Studios Art Gallery announces the Opening of an exciting
evening exhibition of gourmet chocolates, just in time for Valentine
shoppers that will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at the Gallery on
#20 Village Road.
Chocolates, a hand-made chocolate enterprise owned by Daphne
Ormerod-Cates and her daughter, Amanda, was started 10 years ago in
Freeport, Grand Bahama. These delicious artisan chocolates are made
using local fruit and spices with all natural flavours and fillings
including ganaches and caramels that are enrobed in a blend of premium
European Dark Chocolate.
BTVI Students Experience Cultural Awakening
- Jan 27, 2014 - 1:36:12 PM
A few students of The
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute recently experienced a
cultural awakening when they visited Educulture, a museum on West Hill
Street. According to instructor of one of the institution’s Student
Success classes, Archilene Hepburn-O’Brien, the opportunity created a
greater awareness of who we are as a people and where we came from. The
field trip was not solely for students to view artifacts, but to
participate in an experience.
trip was to refresh and deepen the understanding of some BTVI students
about culture. In the words of one student, ‘Now I see,’ confirms that
the mission was accomplished,” said Ms. Hepburn-O’Brien.
RBPF Band performs at Heat vs Lakers game in Miami
- Jan 24, 2014 - 1:36:46 PM
FLORIDA - The Royal
Bahamas Police Force band played during half-time at the Heat vs. Lakers
game in Miami on January 23rd. They also put on a performance with
some Junkanoo members at
the American Airlines Arena.
"It was a proud night for the Bahamas." said 560 WQAM's Jeff Fox from
Grand Bahama who also sent in this photo of himself with Bahamian NBA
Legend, Mychal Thompson.
Arts for the Parks: January 24th-26th
- Jan 23, 2014 - 10:32:11 PM
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the
annual Arts for the Parks fundraising event, scheduled for January
24th-26th at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour.
The event provides
an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to view the works of talented
Bahamian artists and artisans.
All proceeds will support the six
national parks on Abaco.
For further information, please contact
the Bahamas National Trust Office...
Patricia Glinton Meicholas on Creative Tourism
- Jan 23, 2014 - 4:45:22 PM
The following is
presentation by Patricia Glinton Meicholas on Creative Toursim at the
Bahamas Business Outlook on January 13, 2014:
Under the topic
“Seeing What You’re Lookin’ at: Development from Inside Out, the focus
of this presentation is Bahamas tourism, economic development and a way
to connect them in a manner that can be sustained and benefit a greater
number of Bahamians.
Think about the motor vehicles of today.
Isn’t it marvelous what the most recent models can do? Many, with an
array of computerized functions can be started and a number of their
amenities activated remotely.
Seeing What You Lookin’ At: Development from Inside Out & Creative Nassau
- Jan 23, 2014 - 4:33:46 PM
The following are remarks made by
Burnside on Creative Nassau at the 2014 Business Outlook:
Nassau was formed in 2008 by my late husband Jackson Burnside III after
we attended a UNESCO Creative Cities Conference on Creative Tourism in
Santa Fe which resonated so clearly with our Doongalik Studios’ vision
statement that by the year 2020 more persons will travel to The Bahamas
because of its art, culture and heritage rather than merely for its sun,
sand, and The UNESCO Creative Cities Network is structured around the
seven specific fields of Literature, Cinema, Music, Design, Crafts and
Folk Art, Media Arts and Gastronomy.
Dr. Bernice King to attend Bahamas Historic Foundation event
- Jan 21, 2014 - 11:17:44 AM
Nassau, New Providence - The Historic Bahamas Foundation invites you to attend a
Swinging Soiree on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Collins Estate Grounds located on Shirley Street and Collins Avenue.
Soiree will be held under the patronage of Their Excellencies, Sir
Arthur and Lady Foulkes. We are delighted to have Dr. Bernice King,
daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will attend this event as a
special guest of the Foundation. The night promises to be a fun filled
evening under the stars at Collins.
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC) announced their 2014 New
Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm. This
year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving," and will feature 9 A-groups
and 3 B-groups.
"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out
that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the
parade," Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.
"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will
kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public
will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment," Bowe said.
"Culture must become an economic engine" says Bahamas National Festival Commission
- Apr 16, 2014 - 9:30:03 PM
The Bahamas National
Festival Commission (BNFC) was established to create a
carnival-style national festival and to stimulate economic activity in
the Creative Industry Sector, including Junkanoo, Music, Art, Crafts and
Bahamian Cuisine. Central to this purpose is finding a way for culture
to significantly impact the growth of our gross domestic product (GDP).
rest of the world is benefitting from culture as an economic engine,
and the Bahamas must be more aggressive and strategic to compete in this
space. There must be two parallel streams of activity: 1) cultural
development for the purpose of building national identity and preserving
our cultural heritage; and 2) business development for the purpose of