Author Former Governor General Orville Turnquest Toiled 15 Years on the Historic, Revealing Work
- Dec 2, 2016 - 5:28:28 PM
Fifteen years after former Governor General Sir Orville Turnquest
pledged to dedicate his literacy prowess and fascination with history to
writing the story of the Duke of Windsor’s reign in The Bahamas, his
much-anticipated work, What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s
Years in The Bahamas, will hit local bookstores on December 5. The
book, now available in hardcover and paperback, will also be sold
through online retailers shortly after publication in paperback and
An official launch will be held at Government
House with a small group of family, friends from The Bahamas Historical
Society, Historic Bahamas Foundation and media. Sir Orville...
- Nov 29, 2016 - 8:09:55 PM
A Day inevitable
has after all Arrived
[For Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz,
August 13, 1926 to November 25, 2016]
when I get back to Cuba,
will I sense this loss
will it be empty of something
what void has this death,
has his death created, caused,
in Cuba as well as in all the world
is it like air gone out
of all the tires on the road,
out of all the tires in the world ...
Former Beauty Queen and Ordained Minister Darlene Davis-Hord Presents New Book to the Prime Minister
- Nov 25, 2016 - 11:33:56 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas – Former Beauty Queen and Ordained Minister Darlene
Davis-Hord presented a copy of her new book, Dwelling in the Secret
Place – An Intimate Journey with God Through Prayer, to Prime Minister
the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, November 18, 2016 at Office of the Prime
Minister. Ms. Davis-Hord, a former Miss Bahamas and Miss Universe
contestant, is an ordained Minister, Prophetic Intercessor, Teacher and
Certified Life Coach, ‘dedicated to building the Kingdom of God,
educating, equipping, transforming and empowering other men and women
with the tools, skills and techniques of prayer in an effort to help
them fulfill their divine purpose...
Junkanoo Parades to Uplift Grand Bahamians Post Hurricane
- Nov 18, 2016 - 4:59:11 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Junkanoo in Grand Bahama is expected to
take a more “relaxed” approach this year, with more emphasis to be
placed on fun and enjoyment than on competition.
which has been taken by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and
agreed upon by Grand Bahamian Junkanoo group leaders and organizers, was
announced at a press conference, November 16, at the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture in Grand Bahama, during which time seed funding for
Grand Bahamian Junkanoo groups was distributed...
Bahamas National Trust presents: Jollification 2016
- Nov 18, 2016 - 10:20:05 AM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again with BNT’s Jollification 2016!
National Trust presents: Jollification 2016 THIS WEEKEND: Saturday
& Sunday, Nov. 19-20th from 11am to 5pm at Bahamas National Trust on
Adult non-members: $10.00 / Adult BNT Members: $5.00 / Children (5-17 yrs): $3.00 / Children under 5: Free
Grand Bahama artist expands to wearable art
- Nov 17, 2016 - 1:43:09 PM
Claudette Dean of Freeport,
Grand Bahama island is a published artist, poet and writer. She has held
many solo exhibits and has participated in many local and international
group exhibits. She works primarily in oil and mixed media.
Dean has announced the launch of a new product line that features her
fine art. She has partnered with VIDA who have placed her work on handbags, scarves, shawls, and cushions...
New Marriage Book Aims to Enhance and Restore Marriages
- Nov 16, 2016 - 3:45:52 PM
Teri M. Bethelis helping married couples put their relationships on
the right track through her recently published book,
. In this second edition, Bethel addresses a number of issues
common to married couples such as: respect, honor, infidelity, sex,
addictions, soul ties, sickness and more.
former Director of a local Marriage Ministry with her husband Tellis,
Teri believes that the book is a handy tool for couples who want
peace and harmony in their homes, as well as a more intimate
relationship with each other.
Participating artists announced for National Exhibition 8 (NE8)
- Nov 10, 2016 - 1:41:16 PM
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will open the Eighth
National Exhibition (NE8) on December 15, 2016, at 6:30 pm. For the
past 13 years, the NAGB has committed itself to the nurturing and
fostering of a healthy creative ecosystem and it continues to push the
frontiers and foundations of cultural value and consciousness across the
nation and its diasporas.
With contributions from more than 60
artists, writers and scholars, this eighth iteration of the National
Exhibition, under current Chief Curator Holly Bynoe, will present a
rich, four-month long artistic program, interweaving ON and OFFsite
exhibitions, performances, screenings, symposiums, readings and
Sew ‘N Sews 2016 Quilt Exhibition opens on November 15th
- Nov 10, 2016 - 10:40:34 AM
Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the Opening of the Sew ‘N Sews
Quilt Exhibition on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-9pm. This will the
group’s second showing at the gallery since 2013, and patrons can look
forward to another beautiful array of products ranging from bed quilts,
wall hangings, baby quilts and Christmas tree skirts that demonstrate
various quilting styles and methods.
The exhibition will also
feature the ‘Christmas Room’ just in time for the upcoming festive
season with holiday-inspired quilts as well as Christmas tree
decorations. Proceeds from the sale of the tree decorations will be
donated to the Art Supply Drive which annually provides three selected
public schools ...
John "Chippie" Chipman celebrated at Arawak Cay
- Nov 6, 2016 - 7:21:23 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - It's never too late to start something new; and the legendary
entertainer John "Chippie" Chipman proved that as he successfully hosted
his first ever birthday bash on the historic plantation grounds
opposite Arawak Cay
site is a part of his family's heritage, and he thought it would be the
perfect location for a major birthday bash. Prior to 2016, Chippie
would have birthday celebrations through the former Lifebouy Street, now
John Chipman Street where he lives. But it became quite obvious that
the amount of offspring he has produced, combined with the children of
the community who usually invade his yard...
NAGB Fall/Winter Film Series presents Inside Llewyn Davis
- Nov 4, 2016 - 1:51:27 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On November 10th, the film series veers from the
happy-go-lucky artist to the most familiar theme of the self-destructive
artist. The individual who suffers in his or her quest to have their
art become relevant.
Inside Llewyn Davis, a 2013 film co-directed
by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, follows the journey of a folk singer
in the early 1960s in New York City as he attempts to build a career and
a life. It’s a challenging film for the viewer in that the lead
character, Llewyn Davis, played by the insanely watchable Oscar Isaac,
seems bent on doing everything in his power not to have the career he so
Coffee table book dedicated to the beauty of Cat Island
- Nov 4, 2016 - 12:40:44 PM
Pamela Poitier, "Oh Cat Island, Cat Island! My mystical Island paradise. The land of my
forefathers and foremothers who collectively brought me back home to the
beauty, tranquility, and the peace that Alessandro has captured in his
photographs. His images remind me what it feels like to be human; to be
in nature; to be in the arms of God and know my true purpose on earth:
to help others.
Alessandro’s seascapes titillate my eye. The landscapes uplift my
spirits. He illuminates the kindness, generosity, and love of a people
who believe that God loves us all and protects us on this jewel island
in a crown known as The Bahamas..."
"An Evening to Remember” to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of GTC’s Albert Lowe Museum
- Nov 1, 2016 - 10:41:39 PM
GREEN TURTLE CAY, Abaco -- Forty years ago this month, on November 6, 1976,
surrounded by Bahamian, American, Canadian and British dignitaries and hundreds
of well-wishers, Bahamian artist and historian Alton Lowe watched as then
Minister of Tourism Clement Maynard cut the ribbon officially opening Green Turtle
Cay’s Albert Lowe Museum.
To commemorate the museum’s 40th anniversary, a cocktail reception entitled “An
Evening to Remember” will be held at the Bluff House Beach Resort on Green
Turtle Cay on
Saturday, January 7, 2017
St. George's Secondary School named E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Overall Winner
- Oct 29, 2016 - 9:00:40 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- St. George's Secondary School, Grand Bahama, was presented with the Governor-General's Award for Overall Achievement in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.
Pictured receiving the award from Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) are Keith Saunders and Shaquita Stubbs...
Holey Space: Honouring the Tainos
- Oct 28, 2016 - 11:07:37 AM
In 2015, Chantal Bethel brought The Bahamas to Europe with an exhibition
in Belgium entitled Guanahani.The show provided not only a glimpse of
tropical splendour, but also explored the often ignored consequence of
Columbus’ arrival in the ‘new world’—it is estimated that 40,000
indigenous people were wiped out in as little as 25 years.
Bethel’s success in Europe, she has been invited to continue the
conversation in the Ps1 space within The National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas. The show, which aims to honour the life and death of the
Tainos—one of the indigenous populations encountered by Columbus—is
entitled Holey Space...
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Overall Drama Winner
- Oct 28, 2016 - 2:58:19 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- St. Francis & Joseph Catholic Primary School was the overall Drama Award winner in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival at the Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House on Thursday, October 27th, 2016.
Pictured receiving the award from Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling - Valarie Rolle, teacher; and Zaria Stapleton, student...
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...