Free performance of moving play, "Gun Boys Rhapsody" in Freeport Jan 14th
- Jan 13, 2017 - 11:06:55 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...
DNA Supports Cultural Community of Junkanoo
- Jan 5, 2017 - 4:23:32 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - On both the Boxing and New Year’s Holidays Bay Street exploded with the
sights and sounds of our country’s premier cultural event. Throngs of
Bahamians and visitors alike lined the streets into the wee hours to see
the supreme craftsmanship of the various costumes and enjoy the musical
and choreography stylings of their favorite groups.
months, weeks and days leading up to those two epic nights, members of
the different Junkanoo groups were hard at work, preparing to present
their various themes. Working well into the night and early morning
Junkanoo group leaders were able to galvanize their members – many of
whom sacrificed sleep, skipped meals and took time away from their
Junkanoo and Cultural Tourism must grow says Culture Minister
- Jan 5, 2017 - 11:06:46 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon.
Dr. Danny Johnson said plans are on the drawing board to improve
Junkanoo in Grand Bahama, and a part of that plan is to create an
eight-week Junkanoo season in The Bahamas.
“That means, this
would create multiple opportunities on various islands for more creative
work by Junkanooers,” added Minister Johnson, during an interview with
the media at Grand Bahama’s New Year’s Junkanoo parade on Monday night,
Photos of New Year's Day Junkanoo parade in Grand Bahama
- Jan 5, 2017 - 10:48:50 AM
Lead piece under the theme “Indians, the Great
Gathering” the New Life Classic Dancers were the first group on the
route during Grand Bahama’s New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade, held downtown
Freeport on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Valley Boys Win the New Year's Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 2, 2017 - 6:47:25 PM
New Providence, Bahamas - The following are the unofficial results of the 2017 New Year's Day Junkanoo parade held in Nassau.
The Valley Boys came back victorious after their 5th place finish on
Boxing Day to take the top place on New Year's Day. The Valley Boys'
circus theme took Best Overall Group Costume; Best Banner; Best Music;
Best Off the Shoulder; Best Free Dancer; 2nd Best Lead Costume; 3rd
Place Shirley Street ; 3rd Place Choreograph Dancers...
One Family tops Boxing Day Junkanoo parade
- Dec 30, 2016 - 7:41:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - One Family and their Disney theme came out
on top in the A Category of this year's Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade held
on Bay Street in New Providence on December 26th.
Second in the A Category was The Shell Saxons Superstars who had an underwater theme.
Genesis Warhawks placed fourth in their debut appearance in the A Category...
Captain Tellis Bethel presents his Book, The Lucayan Story, to the Prime Minister
- Dec 28, 2016 - 4:03:17 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
(Actg.) Captain Tellis Bethel, left, presented a copy of his book, The
Lucayan Story, to Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon.
Perry G. Christie, December 22, 2016 at the Office of the Prime
Junior Junkanoo Winners Announced
- Dec 20, 2016 - 11:45:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- One on One Pre-School won the
the Pre-School Division of Junior Junkanoo Parade celebrations at Arawak
Cay on Saturday.
Tarpum Bay Primary School, from Eleuthera, won the Primary School
Division. Preston Albury High School of Rock Sound, Eleuthera, won in
the High School Division.
Photos enclosed also show Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
Perry Christie, left, with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the
Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson enjoying the festivities...
Unique new nightlife activity opens in Freeport: The Painting Bar
- Dec 20, 2016 - 2:54:14 PM
A new and hip nightspot, The Painting Bar is now open in Freeport with
the aim of allowing patrons to have fun, let loose, paint, be expressive
and make their own artwork
while sipping on a beverage of their choice. The painting is a simple
design that allows you to add your personal touch said a recent press
statement. The Painting Bar is open on particular set dates (the next
sip and paint is January 6th); or by group bookings. Their only at the
Gloria Banks Art Gallery at The Rand Nature Centre.
While it is a fairly new concept in Grand Bahama, it is a form of
entertainment that captures the attention of novice and veteran
artisans. There is an instructor present who takes you on a
step-by-step journey to creating your own masterpiece...
Doongalik completes holiday installation at LPIA
- Dec 20, 2016 - 2:44:30 AM
Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the third installation at the
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the Christmas/New Year
holiday season under the theme “Bahamian Celebrations” which reflects
the workmanship of over 70 of the country's skilled artists and
artisans, and confirms the amazing extent of Bahamian talent.
Burnside of Doongalik, who is responsible for curating the displays
since April of this year, stated: “For Bahamians, the Christmas/New Year
holiday seasons are a time for celebrating with family, church and the
country's traditional street festival of Junkanoo, and several of the 12
Straw Market Authority Hosts Appreciation Luncheon
- Dec 17, 2016 - 4:48:44 PM
Nassau, The Bahama -- The Straw Market Authority hosted Straw Vendors,
Wood Carvers and members of the Press to a Christmas Luncheon,
Thursday, December 15 at The Crab House. The event was held to show
appreciation to the Press, Vendors and Wood Carvers for their work
during 2016. Vendors and Wood Carvers in attendance represented markets
at Paradise Island, Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle, Cable Beach and Down
Town. Deputy Chairman Paul Bevans recognized board members for their
'Vendor of the Quarter' Celestine Eneas thanked Chairman
Kevin Simmons for his vision and efforts to improve the Straw Markets.
Mr. Simmons is pictured speaking at the event...
Junior Junkanoo to be held Saturday, December 17th
- Dec 16, 2016 - 6:09:52 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture wishes
to advise the public that the Annual Junior Junkanoo Parade will be held
on Saturday, 17th December 2016 at the Cultural Village, Arawak Cay.
General Public is further advised that the parade which comprises some
eighteen (18) schools from both New Providence and the Family Islands
commences at 2:00 p.m.
ZNS to air special Sunday on Sir Orville Turnquest’s revealing book on the Duke of Windsor in The Bahamas
- Dec 15, 2016 - 2:03:31 PM
With book sales for What Manner of Man is This, The Duke of Windsor’s
Years in The Bahamas setting records, ZNS Bahamas announced today it
will air a special on the book and its author, Sir Orville Turnquest,
Sunday, December 18. The half-hour show featuring Sir Orville’s findings
about the former King of England who was posted to The Bahamas as Royal
Governor from 1940-1945 and the author’s official presentations of the
book will air at 8:30 pm on Channel 211 on Cable and will stream live
“The fascination with the Duke of Windsor continues to
this day,” said Sir Orville, Governor-General from 1995-2001. “He was a
man who grew up as royalty, became King of England for a period of 10
months and abdicated the throne to wed the woman he loved, a woman who
had been married twice before...
Bahamas Governor General Attends National Youth Choir's Christmas Concert
- Dec 15, 2016 - 9:11:53 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor-General (centre), attended the Bahamas National Youth Choir's
Eighth Annual Christmas Concert at Trinity Methodist Church, December
At centre left is choir Founder/Director Cleophas R.E.
Adderley, OBE. The Bahamas National Youth Choir, in its 26th year, has
performed around the world and in multiple languages...
National Exhibition 8 (NE8) opens
- Dec 14, 2016 - 12:54:48 PM
The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas will open the Eighth
National Exhibition (NE8) Offsite showcase at Hillside House on
December 17th, 2016 at 6:00 pm
During the opening of the National Exhibition 8 at Hillside House on
Saturday, December 17th
visitors will be treated to a presentation, performance and
conversation between four of the NE8 participating artists: Angelique V.
Nixon, Charlotte Henay, Researcher in Residence: Hilary Booker, and
Twenty-Four Inducted Into Junkanoo Legends Circle
- Dec 14, 2016 - 12:51:22 PM
Bahamas -- The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the National
Junkanoo Committee held a ceremony at Government House Monday, December
12, 2016 to induct 24 persons into the Junkanoo Legends Circle.
by and held under the patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor-General, the ceremony recognized individuals for
their contributions to Junkanoo on both the senior and junior levels.
The honorees were congratulated by Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry
Bahamas National Youth Choir's Christmas concert set for December 13
- Dec 9, 2016 - 4:42:15 PM
The Bahamas National Youth Choir under the direction of Cleophas R.E.
Adderley, OBE, Founder/Director, will present its Eighth Annual Concert
of Music for Christmas on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Trinity
Methodist Church, Frederick Street and Trinity Place at 7:30p.m. The
concert is under the distinguished patronage of Her Excellency, Dame
Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The
The Bahamas National Youth Choir was established in 1983 under the
direction of Mr. Adderley as a part of the celebrations marking the
tenth anniversary of Bahamian independence. Over the years the choir has
toured and given performances in twenty-eight countries on four
continents including The United States...
Sir Orville Turnquest Presents His New Book to the Governor General
- Dec 8, 2016 - 11:55:43 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Former Governor
General, Sir Orville Turnquest presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, with a copy of his new book What Manner of
Man is This? The Duke of Windsor's Years In The Bahamas during the
book's official launch at Government House on Monday, December 5, 2016.
Junior Junkanoo: 18 Schools to Rush at Arawak Cay
- Dec 8, 2016 - 11:05:29 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - “Junior Junkanoo
ticket sales begin on Wednesday, December 7,” said the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson,
Minster of Youth, Sports and Culture during a press conference at the Ministry
on Tuesday, December 6.
This year marks the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s 29th Annual Junior Junkanoo Parade.
Being held in conjunction with 29-year
sponsor Sol, formerly ESSO, it is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, at 3:00 pm
on Arawak Cay...
New coffee table book by Bahamian author Amanda Diedrick details Green Turtle Cay’s intriguing past
- Dec 8, 2016 - 4:58:15 PM
Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas – Lucayans, Loyalists and Eleutheran Adventurers. For centuries, these
and other populations have sought safety and refuge on Green Turtle Cay, a tiny
island in Abaco, Bahamas. Propelled by fate or by force, most ultimately moved
on. A resilient few remained.
stories are the focus of
Those Who Stayed:
The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay, a new hardcover book
by Bahamian writer, Amanda Diedrick.
full-colour, 185-page publication features close to 200 historic images of
Green Turtle Cay, oil paintings by world-renowned Bahamian artist and