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The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent - Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM

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Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling hosted a Private Book  Signing with Her Royal  Highness Princess Michael of Kent in Celebrating Women International, at Government House, Saturday afternoon.  Also present was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis.  Princess Michael of Kent in her autobiography, "A Cheetah's Tale," tells of growing up in Mozambique, raising a cheetah called Tess, and the incredible bond that can exist between humans and animals...
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Nicholas Klonaris presents PM Minnis with Saxons photo - Feb 15, 2019 - 11:50:13 AM

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Mr. Nicholas Klonaris paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Office of the Prime Minister. 

Mr Klonaris, who has been taking pictures of Junkanoo parades for many years, presented the Prime Minister with a framed copy of himself rushing with the Saxons Superstars Junkanoo group. 

(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...

Arts & Culture : Books
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book - Feb 15, 2019 - 10:27:51 AM

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Return to Mango Hill is about the life of Sammie, a young girl growing up on Mango Hill with her family and siblings.  A bright eyed, inquisitive child with big dreams, Sammie’s life would take her from the powder white beaches of The Bahamas to the hustle and bustle of New York to the land of love and art, France to the fashion mecca, Italy.

Launched this month on Amazon.com the book, Return to Mango Hill, a novel written by Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller is an exciting page turner with rave reviews. For the author...
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Memorial Concert Held to Honour Cultural Icon Audrey Dean-Wright - Feb 5, 2019 - 6:50:36 PM

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The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her.

As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her young charges; and as a patriot, she diligently cultivated a sense of community and allegiance to good citizenship...
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A Poem on the Late Anthony George Dahl - Feb 2, 2019 - 2:34:31 PM

no way

could Tony Dahl be dead

fearing though that it is so

accident on Cat Island,

and he a casualty

part of-

caught up in the wreck

death trap and...

he caught in it
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Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival launches in February - Feb 1, 2019 - 1:30:50 PM

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A new opportunity to celebrate Junkanoo, appreciate it as an art form, and enjoy another festive cultural event will birth this February when the Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival is launched. Expect elaborate displays of visual art both created and inspired by Junkanoo artists when doors open on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24 from 11am to 8pm under the theme: “We Live in Color”. The Festival will span the length of the middle and eastern gardens of the Botanical Gardens, located south of Arawak Cay in Chippingham, New Providence...
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The Cultural Surface – New Art Works by Christopher Outten - Jan 27, 2019 - 6:00:18 AM

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Doongalik Studios announces their first art exhibition for 2019 entitled “The Cultural Surface” showcasing the art works of Christopher Outten, which will open on Friday, February 8, from 6-8pm. This is Outten’s first showing at Doongalik for which he provided this Artist’s Statement:

“My name is Christopher Outten and I am a Bahamian, born in the city of Nassau, The Bahamas. I’m a practicing artist who recently completed an Associates of Fine Arts at The University of The Bahamas. I have been exhibiting publicly since 2013, and my main emphasis is on Painting and Hand Building, but I’m open to experimenting with new media and concepts.
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UB Professor Dr. Giavana Jones Launches First Book - Jan 22, 2019 - 4:14:43 PM

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“For many of us there is no easy way to let go. We just have to let it go,” explains Dr. Giavana Jones known as Dr. Gia to many of her clients. She candidly shares why most women often feel overwhelmed and are expected to juggle all the demands of life simultaneously with a smile.  However, the pressures of life often bring fear of not meeting the expectations of others and/or not accomplishing all goals set. “I have learned that life keeps moving. Yes, those persons will be disappointed, but they will figure it out. People adjust and it is okay.”

One of Dr. Gia’s quests in life is to see people on the journey to healing and wholeness. With a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from University of Windsor, Canada...
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12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history - Jan 11, 2019 - 11:27:31 AM

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A 12 year-old Bahamian students has become the youngest artist and the first Bahamian to participate in the RAW project which coincides with Art Basel in Miami, Florida Every year.

Sean Austin was proud of his painting of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis shaking cowbells and rushing in a Junkanoo parade. His teacher, Cicely Bodie, was proud of him too, and created opportunities for him to show off his work of art, including meeting the Prime Minister himself. Last summer, Ms. Bodie took Sean to the the launch of the Craftsman’s Business Center...
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‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade - Jan 5, 2019 - 7:30:33 PM

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The 2018 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade was shadowed with the tragic loss of The Classic Dancers’ leader, Kenneth ‘Motorboat’ Ferguson.  As such, the parade was named in his honor, and the Classic Dancers Junkanoo Group decided to participate solely to commemorate and pay tribute to him.  The January 1st, 2019 New Year’s Day parade was set to be an exhilarating return for the Classic Dancers, who have now fully regrouped, and were eager to show Grand Bahama that they should be considered among the contenders this year...
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Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade - Jan 4, 2019 - 12:49:44 PM

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In 2018, the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) introduced the annual NJC-MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award, an award that is determined by allowing fans to vote for their favorite Junkanoo group in the MobileAssist app. Kishlane O’Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall (Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee) wanted to find a way to give Junkanoo fans a voice and a chance to participate in their very own voting process and the MobileAssist App was the answer...
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Portrait of Music Icon, Ronnie Butler unveiled at New Year's Junkanoo - Jan 3, 2019 - 11:15:18 PM

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At New Year's Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, centre, and artist, Jamaal Rolle, centre right, are proud to exhibit a portrait of the late Bahamian music icon, Ronnie Butler, at popular Junkanoo Parade pivot point, Rawson and Parliament squares. 

(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...
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'National Exhibition 9' Opens at NAGB - Dec 14, 2018 - 12:42:27 PM

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National Art Gallery of The Bahamas opened its 'National Exhibition 9' last night, attended by scores of art lovers.  Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Executive Director of Culture, Rowena Poitier-Sutherland addressed the opening ceremonies on behalf of Minister Lanisha Rolle.  Pictures show Bahamian creations in different media, including a photo series by BIS Photographer Eric Rose.  

(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Arts & Culture : Books
Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis - Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM

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Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.

Sarno will host a book signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s Plaza...
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Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB - Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division in launching Cultural Heritage Month, at the beginning of December, at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. 

Also present were Director of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson and her fellow staff members, cultural stakeholders and the general public.  Minister Rolle read the Cultural Heritage Month Proclamation...
Arts & Culture
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway - Dec 7, 2018 - 2:45:59 PM

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Turtle Reef, East Grand Bahama Island - The slice of paradise that so many crave is finally available for those seeking a serene oceanfront lifestyle. Seabreeze is a beautiful custom built 775 Sq ft one bedroom, one bath turn key move-in-ready Beach Cottage home on a 32,300 sq ft oceanfront lot, with 100’ ft on the beach. The perfect fantasy island getaway from city noise to peace and tranquility. Located 20 miles east of Freeport, just outside of Highrock in the quaint settlement of Turtle Reef. When you arrive at Seabreeze you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as you take in therapeutic ocean breezes and chill out on your choice of  the upper level...
Arts & Culture
Alisa Streather Featured Artist for Festival Noel - Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00:42 AM

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Works of well known Bahamian artist Alisa Streather will be featured at this year's Festival Noel December 7th at the Rand Nature Center.

Welcoming in the Christmas season, this year's Festival Noel’s theme is a “Nature Wonderland of Art” which is so very appropriate for this year’s featured artist who has been known to paint the wonders of the deep of our beautiful islands.

A recent release from the Bahamas National Trust announced this years artist as their featured artist... 
Arts & Culture
Culture and Art Intertwine at Art Africa Miami Arts Fair - Nov 28, 2018 - 5:30:03 AM

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Culture And Art Intertwine At Art Africa Miami Arts Fair December 5-9, 2018 While Celebrating Historic Overtown’s historic legacy.

2018 theme Black Art Matters explores current challenges, and renewed assaults on Black Lives that artists of African descent have brought attention to.

-Eight years may seem like a long time but for architect and cultural arts influencer  Neil Hall, 72 months is not nearly enough time to promote the generous contributions of the Black diaspora, which date to the beginning of time....
Arts & Culture : Books
Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera - Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM

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If a picture is worth a thousand words Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno said a mouth full in his coffee table, photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the Highway – a beautiful way for armchair travelers to explore the idyllic island and for locals to rediscover favored hideaways.

The official book launch and signing for Sarno’s latest photographic work, the second in his island series, is set for Wednesday at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas at 6:30 pm.

Inspired by an island celebrated the world over for its beautiful pink sand beaches, Sarno’s book pays homage to Eleuthera...
News : International : Caribbean News
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM

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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

Marks, from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.

Plastered in Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP president Jacqueline Sample... 
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