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Meet Author Paul King at “From Cat Island He Came” Book Signing - Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45:18 PM

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Local author Paul King will be signing copies of his new book From Cat Island He Came at Chapter One Bookstore on Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, King will read excerpts from the book and share his experiences growing up in Cat Island.  

Part memoir, part history lesson, From Cat Island He Came is a snapshot of life on the remote island from the mid 1940s to early 1960s. The author grew up in the small, close-knit settlement of Dumfries on the northern end of Cat Island....
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CIBC FirstCaribbean investing in Bahamian Culture - Jan 20, 2020 - 9:51:21 AM

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Thousands of Bahamians gather down town, Nassau every year to celebrate the exciting cultural experience of Junkanoo. The Christmas and New Year parade permits Bahamians to display their creative talents through colorful costumes and massive themed structures.

For more than 20 years, CIBC FirstCaribbean has supported Junkanoo A and B groups with the objective of preserving the cultural expression while supporting community building and creativity. As Junkanoo groups continue to expand...
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FCCA Poster Competition 2019: 3rd Place Winner - Jan 15, 2020 - 11:00:17 AM

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Marissa Capron of St. Anne's High School received the third place prize of $1,000 in the senior division of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association's (FFCA) 2019 Children's Poster Contest. As part of her prize, her school also received $1,000. The annual competition again invited students from schools around the Caribbean and Latin America to submit entries.  Last year's’ theme “Solutions For Ocean Pollution” sought to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. (L to R) Monique V. Hepburn, Director of Cruise and Maritime in the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation...
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The 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Marigot - Jan 15, 2020 - 10:31:14 AM

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Dr. Stephanie Melyon-Reinette is in St. Martin to deliver the 33rd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. “Valuing Excellence in Caribbean Arts” is the theme of the lecture at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Spring Concordia, Marigot, at 7:30 PM, said Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics Foundation (CLF). “I look forward to the lecture and the positive discussion,” said Dr. Melyon, a psychologist and performance artist who arrived from Guadeloupe on Tuesday. For 33 years CLF has opened its island-wide cultural calendar on January 15 with the MLK, Jr. lecture...
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Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health - Jan 13, 2020 - 7:53:10 AM

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A beautiful flower with a bright smile and creative mind, Tinesha was considered just shy and introverted. “I lived in the world of my thoughts,” she recalled.   However, hidden beneath the surface, deep in her head and heart were layers of internalized pain and suppressed traumatic experiences unacknowledged or overlooked by those around her. “Growing up in a very toxic and abusive home, I struggled with depression and anxiety all my life but didn't realize it as mental illness. The struggle was always present internally so the discovery never really happened,” Tinesha explained. As a result, her fragile petals began to wither and fall, leaving only the stem...
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St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza - Jan 11, 2020 - 10:47:34 PM

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Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Sonovia Pierre, Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss, Cultural Educator/Story Teller Arlene Nash-Ferguson, Ministry of Education representatives, clergy and cultural stakeholders joined faculty, staff and students at the St. Anne's School, on January 9, 2020, for its Bahamian Cultural Day.  The event, held under the theme "It's a Bahamian Thing ... Show Ya National Pride," provided an opportunity for students to experience various aspects of Bahamian culture, as well as showcase their own talents...
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“Identity” Group Show to open The 2020 Exhibition Year at Doongalik Studios - Jan 6, 2020 - 9:41:53 AM

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Doongalik Studios announces their first Exhibition of 2020 entitled “Identity” a group show of new works by artists Nowé Harris-Smith and Spurgeonique Morley on Friday, January 24 from 6-9pm.

The artists state that this exhibition was inspired by their growth as women and individuals. The overall theme is self-explorative as the works depict this growth, along with their emotions and existence as women. Harris-Smith’s work explores not only her experiences, but her identity as an androgynous woman, while Morley’s work explores personal standards that equate to beauty, sexuality, and an acceptance of oneself. The artists hope that this exhibition promotes self-acceptance and encourages others to express their realities...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade in Grand Bahama - Jan 3, 2020 - 10:55:56 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Under Secretary Montez WIlliams, Cultural Affairs Officer Terez Davis-Nixon, Consultant Telford Mullings, and other Ministry staff traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to show support for the 2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade.  The event was held by her Ministry, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee.  Minister Rolle also took time to meet with her Grand Bahama staff and lauded their work in the planning and production of the parade...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Valley Boys take the 2019 Boxing Day Parade - Dec 27, 2019 - 3:12:03 PM

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The Valley Boys took home the crown at the 2019 Boxing Day Parade with the African theme: “Wildlife on the Great Serengeti” on Thursday, December 26, 2019.  Saxons Superstars came second with its theme: “Cancer, Join the Fight”.  The group Genesis placed third with its theme of “The Wedding: A Road To Forever”.  

(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)...
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Prime Minister Minnis Opens 'Refuge' Exhibit at the National Art Gallery - Dec 20, 2019 - 1:10:47 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis officially opened an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) entitled, 'Refuge,' on Thursday evening, December 19, 2019.   The exhibit expresses thoughts and feelings of artists primarily from Abaco and Grand Bahama, who were directly affected by Category 5 Hurricane Dorian.  Under the patronage of Prime Minister Minnis and Mrs. Minnis, the exhibit will run to March 29, 2020...
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Carol Lighbourn to release two new children’s books - Dec 9, 2019 - 9:30:00 AM

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Doongalik Studios is very excited to announce the Book Launch on Thursday, December 19 from 6-8pm of two new children’s book by Bahamian author, Carol A. Lightbourn entitled Misty the Surrey Horse and Peppy Potcake which were published locally by Media Enterprises Ltd. Her first children’s book, Lincoln the Lazy Lizard, was published in 2000.

The stories in the two new books were written in the 80s when her son, Jonathan Brown, was a young boy, and were published weekly, without the illustrations, in The Tribune’s Children’s Section.
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25th Annual Festival Noel at Rand Nature Centre - Dec. 6th - Dec 6, 2019 - 11:05:32 AM

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25th Annual Festival Noel hosted by Bahamas National Trust and Bristol Wines and Spirits Friday December 6th 2019 7pm - 11pm at Rand Nature Centre Grand Bahama.

All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Grand Bahama's National Parks impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Celebrate 25 years of the Original Wine and Art Event of Grand Bahama! Festival Noel is the Rand Nature Centre's signature holiday festival and fundraiser...
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Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’ - Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM

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Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio soap operas,  “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle” which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The Governor General views 36th Central Bank Art Competition and Exhibition - Nov 11, 2019 - 3:05:53 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas - The Central Bank of The Bahamas hosted its 36th Annual Art Competition and Exhibition on Thursday, attended by Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith who viewed the newest renditions of local high school students and commended their talents. 

(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Azeal McFall presented copies of his books to His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, - Nov 5, 2019 - 4:15:46 PM

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Azeal McFall presented copies of his books, 'Holding Faith' and 'The Custody of the Kingdom' to His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BAIC's BahamArts Festival Opens at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay - Nov 1, 2019 - 4:20:19 PM

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The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's ‘flagship’ BahamaArts Festival 2019, slated for November 1 and 2, opened at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay, today under the theme, “Bahamian Tings.”  The popular festival is in keeping with BAIC’s mandate and mission to stimulate and encourage the creation, expansion and promotion of small and medium-sized businesses by facilitating training opportunities for entrepreneurs.

BahamArts comprises arts, crafts, souvenirs, clothing, accessories, jewelry and packaged and processed foods to bring together artisans and artists...
Arts & Culture
Dwight Laadan Ferguson prepares for his Third Solo Exhibition “Hope” - Oct 29, 2019 - 10:15:59 PM

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Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the Opening of Dwight Laadan Ferguson’s annual Exhibition entitled “Hope” on Friday, November 8th from 6-9pm.

Ferguson started working for this show mid-year with a different theme in mind. However, the passage of the monster Hurricane Dorian last month changed the dynamics of many of his works...
Arts & Culture
Big Picture Paint & Sip expands space, creates new ways to celebrate through art - Oct 24, 2019 - 6:00:14 AM

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Walking into the newly renovated Big Picture Paint & Sip Studio, it’s hard to miss an eclectic 8 x 14 ft. wall mural with bold patterns in the new lounge area. Owner Gennyne Hepburn worked closely with a local interior designer to expand her creative space at 8 South Buckner Square Sandyport. Renovations added 384 sq ft., nearly doubling the studio’s original capacity. Today, the art studio can comfortably accommodated approximately 40 guests for private functions and events.

Among the new features is a wine bar with fun, Art Deco and geometric designs along with transparent seating which seamlessly connects the lounge with the original paint and sip area.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham presents his book to Bahamas Governor General - Oct 21, 2019 - 12:20:46 PM

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Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham author of "Counter-Cultural Leadership, A Life Study Model" presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius  A. Smith, Governor General, a copy of his book during a courtesy call at Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.

 (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Mavis Darling presents her book to Bahamas Governor General - Oct 2, 2019 - 3:30:31 PM

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Mrs Mavis Darling, chairman of the Kingdor National Parkinson Foundation, presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General, with a copy of her book "The Invisible Companion" during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday October 2, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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