Doongalik Studios Curates Display Showcases at LPIA
- Jul 25, 2016 - 2:35:53 PM
Doongalik Studios has been contracted by the
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) to curate the twelve display
showcases located in the US Departure Lounge and along the arrivals
corridors at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) with
the amazing works of Bahamian artists and artisans. The overall theme
for the displays is "....more than sun, sand and sea".
owner, Pam Burnside who is responsible for the installations, stated,
"Doongalik Studios would like to thank NAD for this tremendous
opportunity to showcase the amazing talent of our local artists -not
only for the benefit of our visitors, but also for our local travellers
who are able to view the rich artistic traditions that we have in this
Junkanoo Summer Festival heats up! Groups compete for best choreography prize
- Jul 20, 2016 - 1:09:59 PM
A thrilling battle between the choreograph dancers from the major
Junkanoo groups and a face-off between the Royal Bahamas Police and
Defence Force bands drew hundreds of spectators to Arawak Cay over the
weekend for the second week of Junkanoo Summer Festival.
Depicting the theme, “It’s Better in The Bahamas,” the choreographed dancers enthralled the crowd with their moves and stunts.
the glistening waters of Junkanoo Beach as a backdrop, visitors and
locals were treated to the sights and sounds of The Bahamas...
Bahamas National Choir peforms at Embassy in Washington
- Jul 15, 2016 - 11:11:31 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- During a courtesy call on His Excellency Dr. Eugene
Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, The Bahamas National
Children’s Choir and the National Boys’ Choir of The Bahamas staged a
delightful concert at the Embassy of The Bahamas, 2220 Massachusetts
Avenue, N.W., on Friday, July 15, 2016.
Under the direction of
General Director Patricia Bazard and Director Audrey Dean-Wright, the
choirs performed a variety of popular Bahamian folk songs on the
Embassy’s outdoor patio. They were accompanied by Nathaniel J. Adams,
Sr. on guitar, Nathaniel J. Adams, Jr. on drums, and Aaron R. Neely on
Trevor Tucker's "Nature's Brush" opens at the Doongalik, July 22nd
- Jul 15, 2016 - 7:48:58 AM
“Nature's Brush” a solo art exhibition featuring new works by Bahamian
Artist, Trevor Tucker will be opening on Friday, July 22nd from 6-8pmat
Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, #20 Village Road.
A full-time art
teacher, husband and father of two, Tucker's work focuses primarily on
capturing the movement, patterns and color found in our natural
environment. He has a great appreciation for floral and aquatic images
which are a main theme of the show. There will be over 20 paintings on
display, as well as a limited series of glass prints and ceramic work.
The show will also mark the official launch of Tucker's custom art
printing services geared towards producing art on glass, tile, and
43 Cultural Legends Honoured for 43rd Independence Anniversary
- Jul 7, 2016 - 11:06:12 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Recognized for their outstanding contribution to
arts, entertainment, music, business, tourism, and journalism,
forty-three Bahamians were lauded as “Cultural Legends” during a
ceremony, July 5, held in Pompey Square, the event part of the country’s
43rd Independence Anniversary Celebrations.
It played out like a
star-studded affair as one by one the honourees took centre stage in
Pompey Square to receive their awards as the country heard about their
accomplishments and contributions to the overall development of The
Bahamas. Pompey Square, named after a slave who revolted against
slavery, was elegantly decorated in the national colours of Aquamarine,
Gold and Black...
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band Performs at the 43rd Independence Beat Retreat
- Jul 7, 2016 - 10:26:15 AM
The juncture of
Bay Street and Rawson Square was the place to be on July 3rd as the
rhythmic sound of percussion, wind and string instruments pulsated through the
streets. The combined marching bands from three security forces of The
Bahamas performed at the Annual Independence Beat Retreat thoroughly
entertaining a large gathering of spectators. Among the dignitaries attending
the event were Her Excellency, Governor General for the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas Lady Marguerite Pindling, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Phillip
“Brave” Davis, Minister of National Security, the Hon. Dr. Bernard Nottage, and
other government officials and dignitaries.
As The Bahamas
celebrates her 43rd Anniversary, this family-focused feature was
part of the ongoing events slated to commemorate our Independence celebrations,
under the theme “Honouring our people’s excellence”...
Bahamas 43rd Independence Celebrations Announced
- Jul 1, 2016 - 4:51:50 PM
has a lot to be proud of when one considers that this small arc of islands has often
produced world-class moments many times its magnitude by citizens who are
extremely talented across the board.
Honouring Our People’s Excellence is the theme of the 43rd
Anniversary Celebrations of Bahamas Independence, recognizing the stellar
achievements of many Bahamians throughout the islands of the country, and
behalf of the Minister of Tourism at a press conference
Office to announce the Independence Celebrations Calendar of Events
Dr. Gail Saunders presents a copy of new book to the Governor General
- Jul 1, 2016 - 4:51:46 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Dr. Gail Saunders (left) presents a copy of her book “Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas 1880 – 1960” to Governor-General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House, Thursday, June 30, 2016.
"The book deftly unravels the complex historical interrelationships
of race, color, class, economics, and environment in the Colonial
Bahamas. An invaluable study for scholars who conduct comparative
research on the British Caribbean."
Bahamas Junkanoo Group Debuts at Atlanta Carnival
- Jun 30, 2016 - 3:17:07 PM
The streets of Atlanta, Georgia came alive to welcome the cultural
cornucopia known as Junkanoo when Brandon LaFleur officially debut the
Atlanta Junkanoo Group at this year’s Caribbean Carnival.
by fellow Bahamians from Eleuthera, Abaco, Grand Bahama, New Providence
and other islands from the archipelago, LaFleur gave the southern city
some spice, complete with the signature sounds of goat skin drums,
cowbells and a Bahamian DJ playing rake ‘n’ scrape and other hits, as
choreographed dancers displayed the vibrant costumes...
Junkanoo Groups Prepare to Face-off at Junkanoo Summer Festival
- Jun 30, 2016 - 9:30:11 AM
Twelve groups in New Providence are preparing for a thrilling face-off
at Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF) at Arawak Cay during four weekends in
The electrifying festival, which is a signature event of
the Ministry of Tourism, will kickoff July 2 and conclude July 30. There
will be no JSF event on July 9 due to the country’s 43rd anniversary
This year’s festival is celebrating the 40th
anniversary of the slogan “It’s Better In The Bahamas.” Each group’s
costume, dance and music will reflect this theme.
‘Crazy Love’ says goodbye after 7 sold out shows
- Jun 30, 2016 - 5:37:36 AM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – After seven sold-out shows one would think that
Grand Bahama had had enough of the craziness, but it hadn’t and that’s
why Gea Pierre, writer and producer of Crazy Love brought the beloved play back for one last goodbye.
Last weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment took the cast and crew back to the
stage where it all started for the goodbye show at the Regency Theatre.
The week before, the play was back on the road in New Providence for another
three nights of laughter.
Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Awards Two Student Camp Scholarships
- Jun 27, 2016 - 2:19:46 AM
Two Grand Bahama students of the performing arts were recently awarded
scholarships by the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) to
attend the French Woods Performing Arts Camp in New York State in August
Savannah Anastacia Sawyer, is a 16 year old vocalist who
attends Sunland Baptist Academy, is a Member of the Grand Bahama Youth
Choir and has also studied dance with Lois Seiler.
Smith, a 15 year old dancer, also attends Sunland Baptist Academy. She
has studied dance at Georgia's School of Dance and Theatre for the past
13 years and she is now a student teacher and choreographer at the
‘The Road’ – unique joint exhibition to open at Doongalik
- Jun 17, 2016 - 11:36:49 AM
Doongalik Studios announces the Opening of a unique joint exhibition of
poetry and sculpture on Friday, June 24 from 6-9pm featuring the poetry
of Robert Elliott Johnson and the sculptures and paintings of Dwight
A well-known poet of the 1970s whose work has been a
staple on the national syllabus for the BJC and BGCSE exams for many
years, Johnson happily decided to awaken from his long hiatus to
reacquaint the Bahamian public with his writing. Johnson, a former high
level Business and Marketing Executive and COB Lecturer, presently
employed with The Counsellors Limited (TCL) as the Sales Coordinator and
Producer of the “You and Your Money” television series...
‘Crazy Love’ Returns to Nassau
- Jun 17, 2016 - 10:11:23 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – As if the first time wasn’t crazy enough, Out of the Ashes Entertainment is rewinding the script and bringing Crazy Love back to Nassau this weekend.
So if you missed it the first time around, the Crazy crew returns to Nassau on Friday, at the St. John’s College Auditorium.
This fresh, lighthearted, belly hugging, hard hitting modern-day play, written and
produced by Gea Pierre, has lived out seven sold-out shows in Grand Bahama...
West End Snapper Tournament to be Held Saturday
- Jun 16, 2016 - 12:02:29 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The 6th Annual West End Snapper Tournament will
be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Coffee on
The Bay in West End, Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Product
Coordinator Elaine Smith announced on Wednesday during a press
conference at the Ministry.
This year's event will be held in
honour of the retired boat captain, Dencil "Rambler" Grant, who was in
the boating business for as long as he can remember, and recalls
catching fish from 400-900 pounds, mostly tuna.
Dubbed ‘a part fishing, part cultural event’ a number of activities are planned to ensure a good time is had by all...
28th Annual Junior Junkanoo Parade Awards Held
- Jun 14, 2016 - 11:57:20 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture (at the podium), addressed the 28th Annual Junior Junkanoo Awards Ceremony, June 10 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Minister Johnson said the Ministry looks forward to another 28 years and beyond for Junior Junkanoo.
The last parade contained the largest number of participating schools. Minister Johnson thanked SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd., formerly ESSO, for its annual sponsorship over the 28 years and he thanked the students, teachers, school administrators and parents for their roles in the parade. Among prizes winning schools received were plaques and floating trophies...
(Photos) 20th annual All Andros Crab Fest closes in Fresh Creek Andros
- Jun 12, 2016 - 4:39:10 PM
Andros, Bahamas - Under the theme "Building Andros one brick at a time," the 20th
anniversary of the All Andros Crab Fest was held from the 9th to 11th
June 2016 at the Queen's Park near the Fresh Creek Dock.
The organizing committee under the chairmanship of Wayne Cleare
posthumously celebrated many great Androsians for their contributions in
building the community of Central Andros. The honourees were Clarence
A. Bain, David "The Bull" Cleare, Henry 'Papa' Gay, Captain Ivan Gay,
Stanley Bain, Rev. Richard Smith and Ronald Duncombe...
Salt Cay Writers Retreat, Something to Write Home About
- Jun 8, 2016 - 11:09:49 PM
The third annual Salt Cay Writers Retreat (SCWR) ended on a resoundingly
positive note and with special Bahamian flair on Saturday, May 28.
The six-day retreat, hosted on Salt Cay - better known as Blue Lagoon
Island, catered to emerging writers with a full program of workshops,
panel discussions and one-on-one reviews with published authors and
literary agents. Since 2013, SCWR participants have come from near and
far to learn from the retreat’s seasoned faculty. This year, many of
them returned with improved manuscripts and renewed energy...
Indian Author Parashar Kulkarni Wins the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
- Jun 5, 2016 - 2:02:46 PM
Prize promotes strong new voices from across the Commonwealth
Kulkarni is the first Indian writer to win the prestigious Commonwealth
Short Story Prize for his story ‘Cow and Company’. Set in colonial
India in the early 1900s, it is a story about four men in search of a
cow as part of an advertising campaign for chewing gum. Gillian Slovo,
Chair of the Judging Panel, said, “In 'Cow and Company' Parashar has
conjured up a large cast and their way of life, and at the same time he
has succeeded in exploring serious issues in a way that can make us
laugh – and all of this in a few thousand words...”
SOL Petroleum Donates $50,000 to Junior Junkanoo
- Jun 3, 2016 - 5:36:24 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson (second left), Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture accepted a $50,000 cheque for Junior Junkanoo from Keith Glinton (second right) General Manager, SOL Petroleum Bahamas Limited, during a press conference Wednesday, June 1 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. SOL Petroleum, formerly ESSO, has sponsored Junior Junkanoo from its inception 28 years ago.
Also pictured are Jamal Clarke craft artist (left) and Ellery Deveaux, cultural officer/junior junkanoo coordinator. The funds are to be used in various ways including to purchase prizes for the Ministry's First Annual Logo Competition, which was won by Grand Bahama in 2015...