Chantal Bethel exhibits in Belgium
- Nov 28, 2015 - 3:38:53 PM
The Bahamas, from European
sensibilities, conjures 007 dreams of exotic beaches and cocktails. It appears
to be the epitome of a tropical paradise, however the reality is more complex. The
past; pirates, colonial times and slave trade, are elements implicit to
contemporary Bahamian culture and they still resonate in the collective psyche.
Look deeper and there is another raw and painful history.
In 1492, Christopher
Columbus’ notorious and much celebrated discovery of the ‘New World’ seems like
a wonderful celebration of human perseverance and ingenuity, but for the
indigenous Indians it was a death knell...
Bahamian to Perform at Carnegie Hall
- Nov 27, 2015 - 12:49:08 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -- Bahamian Dion Cunningham, born and raised in
Nassau, will most likely be the first Bahamian musician to perform on
stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall when he appears this weekend as
part of the Winner’s Recital for the 2015 American Protégé International
Piano and Strings Competition.
Dion placed second in this very
prestigious competition, which was open to school students and adults of
all nationalities and countries.
Dion began his musical studies
studying piano with Mrs. Dawn Sands. After High School he attended
Macalester College in St. Paul, MN where he...
The Art of Matt Wild to be Featured at Festival Noel
- Nov 27, 2015 - 11:29:54 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – As the Festival Noel committee strings the lights,
restaurants prepare their menus and Bristol Wines and Spirits chills the
wine, one of the most important aspects of Festival Noel is beginning
to arrive at the Rand Nature Centre - the art!
This year’s featured artist is Matthew Wildgoose (aka Matt Wild), a
Grand Bahama native who is well-known for his acting talents on Cable
Bahamas and BTC commercials and is now showing off his passion for
Straw and Wood Craft Vendors Render Thanks
- Nov 26, 2015 - 10:08:19 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling joined straw and wood craft vendors at a service of
thanksgiving Thursday, November 26, at the Downtown Straw Market, Bay
The vendors used the occasion to give thanks in music, prayer, scripture
reading and worship. The annual service was organized by Unity
Fellowship Prayer Band, led by Rev. Irene Rolle. The theme for the event
was “Give and It Shall Be Given Back to You.”
Atlanta-based string quartet gives concert in Grand Bahama in aid of young performing artists
- Nov 19, 2015 - 5:01:56 PM
The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) will host the
Atlanta-based Resonance String Quartet in a one-night-only concert
entitled "From Bach to Hip Hop" this Friday, November 20 at The Pelican
Bay Hotel beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The concert is part of the
GBPAS' ongoing effort to promote an appreciation for the performing arts
on the island and help raise funds for young Bahamians interested in
pursuing careers in dance, music, or drama. All proceeds from the
benefit concert will go toward providing scholarships for students to
attend local and international arts programmes, as well as performing
Bahamas Governor General Officially Opens the 2015 Central Bank Art Competition and Exhibit
- Nov 19, 2015 - 12:56:34 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Governor General of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling addressed the official
opening of the 2015 Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Competition and
Exhibit, November 13, at the Central Bank Art Gallery.
The annual art
competition nurtures and promotes the talents of some of the most gifted
high school visual artists in the country. The Governor General is
photographed delivering her remarks, standing with young art competition
winners, and reviewing the artworks with Central Bank Governor Wendy
Henry Davis’ Book and CD, "My Country, My Island Stories" to be Launched at Doongalik Studios
- Nov 17, 2015 - 1:12:05 PM
Studios will host the Book and CD Launch of Henry Davis’
My Country, My Island Stories
on Sunday, November 22 from 3-5pm.
Henry Davis was born and raised in New Bight,
Cat Island where he attended New Bight All Age School and Old Bight High
School. The last son of sixteen (16)
siblings, after graduating, Davis left Cat Island and relocated to Freeport,
Grand Bahama where he currently resides.
stories in Davis’ book are all real and reflect the exciting life he
experienced growing up in Cat Island where he was used to going...
New Providence author releases new book, "Reflections"
- Nov 16, 2015 - 4:35:38 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Janet Hutcheson has recently published her first book
entitled “Reflections.” and is hosting a book launch, Sunday, November 22nd
, 2015 12:30 at Christ Community Church. The book is a compilation of
heartfelt and compelling poems and anecdotes based on Ms. Hutcheson’s life
experiences and family relationships. It also features a special tribute
section penned in part by her sister Coralee Jane Hutcheson.
Ms. Hutcheson was born and raised on the island of New
Providence and was educated at Prairie View A & M University. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in social work and minor in psychology. She is a
trained Social Worker and has worked for the Bahamas Government for the past 37
years in various capacities such as teacher...
New Controversial Book About Baptists in The Bahamas
- Nov 13, 2015 - 10:34:04 AM
When it comes to Baptists in The Bahamas, where did the
religious denomination originate, was it in The Americas or in England?
Who were the founding fathers and how did they convert the locals to
their new religion? In his freshman work,
The Story of Baptists in The
Bahamas: An Historical Survey
, Bishop Arnold Josey explores the
formation of the various sects of Baptists and reminisces on times long
According to the author, “there exists a very real challenge for the
modern historian to put the pieces together. Local Baptists have not
kept records, therefore, the information had to be garnered from persons
who purport to know. This was good until it is put to the test of
others who have their own memories of how it really transpired...
The artwork of Greg Farrington at The Grand Gallery
- Nov 12, 2015 - 7:17:40 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - You are invited to celebrate with us on Saturday
14th, November at 6pm for the unprecedented launch of "More Days Like
This" solo art exhibition by artist Greg Farrington at The Grand
Gallery on Retail Street at The Grand Lucayan in Grand Bahama.
Greg's art ranges from detailed portraits in pencil and charcoal to in-depth watercolour portraits, landscapes and seascapes...
Resonance String Quartet of Atlanta, GA to perform in Grand Bahama
- Nov 12, 2015 - 6:47:10 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas - See the Resonance String Quartet of Atlanta,
GA cover everything from Bach to Hip Hop on November 20th at 7:30pm at
the Pelican Bay Hotel.
Covering everything from classical composer, Johann Sebastian Bach to Hip Hop! You don't want to miss this evening.
Tickets available at the Seventeen Shop this week...
Bahamian Author Blends Science and Universal Truth into Soul Inspiring Children´s Book
- Nov 11, 2015 - 11:46:44 AM
Dale Marshall, author of
SuperStar Me: Adanna and the Dog Star
is helping to raise the consciousness and self-awareness of children on
an international level. The book, written for middle readers, was
published and released on November 15 2015. It is a unique Science
fiction tale about Adanna Anderson, a slender ten year old Androsian,
island girl, with the rich dark autograph of the sun on her skin. She is
suddenly fatherless and heartbroken, after he goes out to sea and
never returns. Although Adanna still has the love of her wise
grandmother; strong, yet silent mother; and sweet, little sister Lia, her
grief is compounded by constant bullying and teasing at school...
Bahamian artist’s personal challenge inspires project to help special needs kids
- Nov 11, 2015 - 11:33:48 AM
Please. Touch the Art
will take place on November 21st from 6 - 9 pm at Doongalik Studios.
One day, I woke up and God had FedExed me a truck load of
responsibility. On April 1st, 2015, I discovered that my 8 week old son
had retinal detachment in both eyes. My son is blind. In the flurry,
fear, sadness, and confusion that followed – my purpose was born.
I am a painter, jewelry designer, and every so often, I write a poem and
for years, I struggled with finding direction to my work and purpose to
my art. But my beautiful son has shown me what I am to do...
Allan Murray’s Book The Colourful History Of The Bahamas To Be Launched This Month
- Nov 8, 2015 - 11:35:34 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Doongalik Studios will host the Book Launch of Allan Murray’s book The
Colourful History of The Bahamas: A Souvenir Guide for Visitors on
Sunday, November 15 from 3-6pm.
The origin of this new book can be traced back to the summer of 1972
when John Chaplin, Headmaster of St. Andrew’s School, asked Murray, a
newly recruited history teacher, to introduce an 8-week course in
Bahamian History. During this time Murray’s job was to prepare students
for the British-based GCE examination so no Bahamian History was taught...
Barbara’s ‘Bahamian Straw Craft’ book and bags gain fans with First Lady and Governor General
- Nov 6, 2015 - 10:37:24 AM
Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling and First Lady Bernadette
Christie are the latest fans of straw bag designer and author Barbara
Knowles-Jesubatham’s work. Both remarkable women recently met with Mrs.
Knowles-Jesubatham to learn more about her new book “Bahamian Straw
Craft: A Guide to Making Native Straw Bags” a first of its kind
instructional on how to create the Bahamas’ iconic straw bags.
Long Island ‘gal’ Barbara Knowles-Jesubatham is passionate about her
art. She has won multiple awards for her authentic designs at the
Bahamas International Cultural Festival, has been recognized as a
“Living Legend” by the Zonta Club of New Providence, and has even had
one of her exquisite designs presented to Queen Elizabeth II...
Queen's College is Overall Winner of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
- Nov 5, 2015 - 6:10:17 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Queen’s College was the overall winner of the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture 2014-2015 E. Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival. During a ceremony at Government House on
Thursday, Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling
congratulated the participants of the Festival, and presented the
winner’s trophy to Queen’s College.
The festival featured the art,
crafts, music, dance and dramatic presentations of school students in
Nassau, Freeport, and the Family Islands. The Governor General is
pictured, centre. At centre left is Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson. Among students and teachers...
Junior Junkanoo Now Free to Spectators, says Minister Johnson
- Nov 5, 2015 - 1:50:21 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The distribution of seed money to senior and
junior Junkanoo groups was not the only good news shared during the
cheque presentations by Youth, Sports and Culture Minister, Dr. the Hon.
Daniel Johnson on Saturday at that Ministry, but also that the Junior
Junkanoo parade will now be free of charge to all spectators.
Johnson shared that there were meetings with leaders from senior and
junior groups and the National Junkanoo Committee which all went well.
"Two fantastic things emerged from it. One, the junior parade which is the feeder and the future of Junkanoo in The Bahamas..."
Bahamas Governor General brings remarks at the National Arts Festival awards ceremony
- Nov 2, 2015 - 9:31:41 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling brings remarks during the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture’s E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Awards presentation
The ceremony was held in the Ballroom at Government House
Mount Fitzwilliam, Thursday, October 29, 2015...
Bahamian Based College Book has Potential to Help Thousands of Students
- Nov 2, 2015 - 9:00:22 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - At an elegant launch at the gardens of Villa Doyle,
Monique Hinsey introduced a large crowd of invited guests to a very
practical and much needed Bahamian student resource.
Getting into college can be a complicated and stressful time for both
parents and students. 'A Road Trip Guide to College' can help to
alleviate that stress, as it is the perfect resource for junior and
senior high school Bahamian students. The publication serves as a
general college admissions guide for parents and students preparing for
the transition from high school to college...
Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir performs in The Bahamas
- Oct 30, 2015 - 2:51:17 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- In a relatively low key affair, the Grammy
Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir
were in The Bahamas this week to commemorate the 30th anniversary of
the NASSAU ACCORD.
Music enthusiasts would remember that this
choir was formed in Soweto by choir directors David Mulovhedzi and
Beverly Bryer. Their blend of gospel, Negro spirituals, reggae and
American popular music has won them two Grammy Awards. Their albums
Blessed and African Spirit both won the Grammy Award for Best
Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively...