NAGB Fall/Winter Series - The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
- Oct 26, 2016 - 3:29:11 PM
The new Fall/Winter Film Series at the NAGB continues this Thursday
night, October 27th, with the film, 'The Maestro: King of the Cowboy
American director Les Blank during his lifetime made
forty documentaries, and none more lovingly captured the spirit of what
it is to be an artist than his 1994 film 'The Maestro: King of the
Minister Mitchell Opens 21st Annual International Cultural Wine & Food Festival
- Oct 26, 2016 - 9:38:19 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon. Fred Mitchell officially opened the popular 21st Annual International Cultural Wine and Food Festival that took place at the Botanical Gardens over the weekend, attracting large crowds. Part-proceeds of the festival will aid those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Pictured at the China booths with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Bahamas H.E. Huang Qinguo and his wife, Madam Zheng Chuncao, are Minister Fred Mitchell and United States Embassy Charge d'Affaires Lisa Johnson...
Fort Fincastle, Water Tower and Queen's Staircase to Become Heritage Park
- Oct 25, 2016 - 11:37:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Fort Fincastle, the Water Tower, the Queen’s Staircase
and the environs are set for major upgrades over the next several
months, after recent Cabinet approvals to revitalize the country’s most
visited historic attraction. Plans include restoration of the Water
Tower, cleanup of the surrounding areas, acquisition and lease of
neighboring properties, a commercialized restaurant, proposals to
terrace the area, as well as improved parking and exhibition
opportunities. On completion, the area will be known as the Fort
Fincastle Heritage Park.
It is estimated that one million
visitors explore the site annually, with 150,000 plus persons taking
part in paid tours organized by the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums
Corporation (AMMC) personnel...
Free performances "Gun Boys Rhapsody" at Dundas Black Box
- Oct 25, 2016 - 10:34:31 AM
A dynamic blend of pathos, humor and satire, Gun Boys Rhapsody is a work
of theatre that centers around the murder of a high school teenager
named TK and the domino effect this one act of violence has on the lives
of several other individuals connected to him. The piece explores the
roots of delinquency, gang culture and violent crime in Bahamian
Writer/director Ian Strachan created Gun Boys to
explore the price of violence in Caribbean societies. The impact is huge
but the public conversation about crime focuses narrowly on policing
and on punishment. Gun Boys Rhapsody looks at the impact violence has
on the lives of victims and on the breeding ground of violent crime:
inequality, neglect, and abuse...
Bahamian author and diplomat presents new book to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador Joudi
- Oct 21, 2016 - 4:32:31 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – “Leadership and Accountability in Government,” a newly
written book by Dr Richard C. Demeriette was recently presented to
senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Honourable
Minister, Fred Mitchell, and Ambassador to the UAE and the State of
Qatar, H.E. Tony Joudi, both received their copies from the author who
has served 40 years in the public sector.
“The timing of this
book is perfect for the discussions that are currently taking place in
our country,” said Demeriette who is very connected to the subject and
added, “Leadership Accountability In Government comes not only from my
diverse career experience but also my heart...”
Free E-Book, "Surviving a Hurricane" available on TheBahamasWeekly.com
- Oct 5, 2016 - 10:11:16 AM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to present a free e-book download of
"Surviving a Hurricane" written by Robert Tarzwell, a former resident of
Robert Tarzwell, a former member of the Grand
Bahamas Red Cross, was an assistant manager and coordinator of the Red
Cross medical FAST teams, which respond to medical emergencies and is a
trained Red Cross hurricane shelter manager. A former member of the
Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA), Robert was regularly seen
out on the rescue boat assisting people in trouble. Robert has extensive
boating and automotive knowledge, as his hobbies are fishing and car
racing. Robert is also very knowledgeable in all construction
techniques, having built many residential homes as well as commercial
Uniformed Services Senior Manager writes book for the body, mind and soul
- Oct 3, 2016 - 11:46:42 AM
Paradise Island, Bahamas - Bodybuilder turned Atlantean and now
published author of a book, Leonardo “Nardo” Dean is advocating balance
and a healthier lifestyle through his book, titled “The Trilogy of
Fitness,” which focuses on specific topics and takes a wholistic look at
wellness, targeting the physical, mental and spiritual.
chapter focuses on ways you can elevate your tri-being to a higher state
of wellness by using physical tools, mental disciplines and spiritual
principles,” explains Nardo, a senior manager with responsibility for
the Uniformed Services Department at The Cove and The Reef...
Caribbean Studies Association + NAGB launch Book Cover Design Competition
- Sep 30, 2016 - 1:00:54 PM
Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)
pleased to announce an exclusive partnership to coincide with CSA’s
42nd annual conference whose theme has been identified as —
Knowledge and Culture Economies: The Future of Caribbean Development?
— convening at the Melía Nassau Beach Hotel,
June 5-9, 2017
NAGB and CSA will launch a competition to produce an original, Bahamian
themed conference program booklet and banner competition within the
Bahamian art and creative community. The NAGB will host the official
competition launch and press conference on
Friday September 30, 4p.m - 5:30 p.m. CSA's Local Organizing Committee and members of the local media will be present...
Culture, Caribbean Pride and Pageantry at the 2016 Miami Broward Carnival
- Sep 28, 2016 - 12:10:44 PM
Broward Carnival (MBC) lends a cultural authenticity to Miami’s
Caribbean vibe that is undeniable. This staple event has become another
feather in Miami’s rich cultural diversity cap. Produced by the Miami
Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC), this annual landmark event
in South Florida is not just multicultural, but international as well.
Recognized once again by the Miami New Times as one of the Top 100
Events in South Florida, MBC is highly anticipated by South Florida
locals and the tens of thousands of visitors who breathe and live the
Carnival culture; who travel annually every Columbus Day weekend to
Miami to celebrate. MBOCHC is proud to partner with Barbados Tourism
Marketing, Inc., to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Barbados
Independence. Carnival celebrations culminate on
Sunday, October 9, 2016
at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165
). MBC will start at
and end at
Shakespeare in Paradise supported by REV for eighth consecutive year
- Sep 26, 2016 - 12:11:12 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - REV announced that it will serve as a primary sponsor
for the 2016 Shakespeare in Paradise Theatre Festival, continuing its
tradition of supporting the event since its inception.
theatre festival runs from Monday September 26 to Saturday, October 8
with two productions hitting the main stage and three taking the Black
Box stage at The Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.
its eighth year, Shakespeare in Paradise has become a calendar event for
fans of live theatre who enjoy William Shakespeare's works and the best
in Caribbean, African, American and world theatre...
New Straw Market Day Care Centre and Homework Study for Children of Vendors
- Sep 26, 2016 - 5:59:57 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, cuts the ribbon to officially open the Day Care Centre and Homework Study facility of the Straw Market, Downtown, during Thursday’s Straw Vendors and Wood Carvers Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony.
Officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis (right) and Chairman of the Straw Market Authority Kevin Simmons, look on...
New Straw Markets in Cat Island, Harbour Island; NIB Sub-Office for Nassau’s Downtown Straw Market
- Sep 23, 2016 - 2:37:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Government is poised to launch new
markets to facilitate the wares of straw vendors, straw practitioners
and wood carvers, in Cat Island and Harbour Island.
Simmons, Chairman of the Straw Market Authority, made the announcement
during the annual Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony for straw
vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers, Thursday, September 22,
2016 at the Downtown Straw Market...
Bahamian Straw Vendors, Wood Carvers Recognized
- Sep 23, 2016 - 3:27:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Fifty-nine straw vendors, straw practitioners and
wood carvers representing seven markets throughout The Bahamas were
recognized for their contribution to the industry and the development of
the country during the Straw Market Authority’s 4th Appreciation and
Recognition Day, September 22, 2016.
The special ceremony held at
Woodes Rogers Wharf, just outside of the downtown Straw Market, was a
part of Straw Market Appreciation and Recognition Week, which officially
began on Sunday with a service at Christ Church Cathedral...
'the observer + the observed' opens at the NAGB
- Sep 22, 2016 - 9:13:02 AM
Double Dutch brings together artists from the region and diaspora to
produce provocative bodies of work through collaboration and exchange.
The project works against ideas of nationalism and the insularity of our
creative environs by creating an experimental hub to explore regional
and diasporic culture, our creative acumen and sensibilities.
observer and the observed' features work by Jamaican artist Deborah
Anzinger and Bahamian artist Heino Schmid, each of them exploring ideas
around representation, the body and how the gaze in effect changes ideas
of relation, security, eroticism and social awareness...
Outside The Lines returns to downtown Nassau, Sept. 24th
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:45:56 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, September
24th, 2016, The Outside the Lines Project (OTL) is excited to return to
downtown Nassau under the theme FLY. Nine Bahamian artists have been invited to
add their own creative expression to delicate Japanese style bamboo kites which
will be available for viewing and purchase at Hillside House Art Gallery on
The inaugural event,
Freestyle: Outside The Lines, held last year in Pompey Square, was an awesome
collaboration of artists and musicians to raise funds in support of local
charities including the Art Supply Drive Initiative along with the phenomenal
young rake ‘n’ scrape musicians of the Rhythm ‘N’ Youth Ensemble...
The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery
- Sep 19, 2016 - 4:43:37 PM
imaginative book throws new light on the closing years of Caribbean
slavery and the lives of enslaved people of African descent before
emancipation in Trinidad in 1834. The book centres on the drawings of
plantation life by Richard Bridgens, an English-born artist who became a
planter and slaveholder in Trinidad, and examines these in the context
of contemporary documents. The result is a detailed written and visual
account of the everyday life of enslaved people, and the conditions
under which they lived and worked.
Judy Raymond, in a deeply researched and
elegantly written book, has shed light on Bridgens' career, and has
closely analyzed his remarkable drawings...
UNESCO’S Creative Cities’ Network to meet in Östersund, Sweden
- Sep 10, 2016 - 5:44:55 PM
The tenth Annual meeting of UNESCO’s Creative Cities’ Network (UCCN)
will take place from 14 to 16 September in the Swedish city of
Östersund, which is a member of UCCN in the field of gastronomy. The
event will bring together more than 250 representatives of the Network’s
116 Creative Cities, including 20 mayors.
AnnSofie Andersson, Mayor of Östersund, will open the meeting with Alice
Bah Kuhnke, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy, and Jyoti
Hosagrahar, Director of UNESCO’s Division for Creativity...
Local Art Exhibition to Showcase The Positive and Negative Influences in Bahamian Society
- Sep 2, 2016 - 4:53:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -- The newest art exhibition of Matthew Wildgoose will
create strong conversations when his latest work in “Da Good, Bad &
Ogly,” opens at The Central Bank Of The Bahamas on September 15, 2016.
The exhibition showcases the beauty of The Bahamas as well as different
facets of the dark enigmas of society.
Wildgoose has become famous for his portraitures depicting well-known
iconic Bahamian personalities such as Ronnie Butler and Sir Harry Oakes.
This time, Wildgoose dives into somewhat unchartered waters as he
paints a variety of Bahamians. The exhibition includes: icons; persons
who had strong convictions regarding their circumstances..
Call for Submissions: Small Island Anthology by Commonwealth Writers
- Sep 1, 2016 - 10:12:56 PM
Submission Deadline: October 5, 2016
Writers invites writers from islands in the Commonwealth to submit
stories for a new anthology. The anthology will include poetry, short
stories, and nonfiction – which can include creative non-fiction,
memoir, and photo or narrative essays – from an island perspective. The
anthology will be edited by Nicholas Laughlin, Editor, Caribbean Review
Eligible countries are: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji...
Internship at Florida Museum of Natural History Opens New Doors for AMMC Researcher Nameiko Miller
- Aug 30, 2016 - 4:42:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For three weeks, Nameiko Miller,
Research Department Supervisor at Antiquities, Museums and Monuments
Corporation (AMMC) put her skills to work as an intern at the Florida
Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fl.
and interactive training took place on the campus of the University of
Florida where the local researcher focused on museum structures,
curating collections and managing research budgets. “The objective of
this internship program was for me to gain practical museum training
that would help to solidify my career goals,” said Miller...