The Road To Majority Rule 50th Anniversary Celebrations Launch
- Apr 29, 2016 - 12:32:05 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Culture
officially launched the national 50th anniversary celebrations of
Majority Rule during a press conference at its Thompson Boulevard
headquarters on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, under the theme, “ Many
Islands, One People”.
The nearly year-long cultural calendar of
planned events will commemorate half a century since The Bahamas
navigated through its own of Civil Rights Movement, better known as The
Road To Majority Rule, leading up to the 50th anniversary on January
Nassau author teaches Christians to rise from crisis through new novel
- Apr 28, 2016 - 11:32:36 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Author Randy Lundy pens an encouraging, new Christian
novel in “What Went Wrong Was Right,” which is expected to be released
nationwide this week.
In “What Went Wrong Was Right,” Lundy aims
to help those who have been toppled with unfortunate crisis and guide
them through life’s journey — whether it was a childhood experience or
an unfortunate event they have encountered in their adult life. Crisis
births the passion, vigor and zeal needed to release their potential,
propelling individuals to walk with endless passion and unconditional
bountiful love in their God-given purpose...
Spence Finlayson Presents His Book to the Governor General
- Apr 27, 2016 - 9:02:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Spence Finlayson presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy on his book, Phoenix Rising, during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Creative Nassau Launching Straw Documentary
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:21:54 PM
Creative Nassau (CN), the not-for- profit organization, which, since
2008, has been turning new pages in the promotion of Bahamian history,
culture and the arts as the keys to economic diversity, has accomplished
another first. On Thursday, May 5 at Doongalik Studios, Creative Nassau
will launch “Straw craft in The Bahamas: Weaving economic diversity”, a
short video documentary showcasing this unique aspect of Bahamian
culture by which many Bahamian families have earned a living for
The 15-minute film, written and directed by Creative
Nassau’s Vice President, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, was produced by CN
in conjunction with The Counsellors Limited (TCL) with the sponsorship
of The Counsellors Ltd, the Jackson Burnside Library Fund, Arawak Homes
Ltd and Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation...
NAGB announces three exciting new exhibitions
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:16:14 PM
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to
announce the official opening of its three newest exhibitions: EN MAS’:
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean; Genesis: The
beginning of souls in time;and From Columbus to Junkanoo.
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean Traveling to The
Bahamas from New Orleans and The Cayman Islands, ENMAS’: Carnival,
Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores theinfluence that
street festivals like Junkanoo can have on visual art. Curated byClaire
Tancons and Krista Thompson, EN MAS’ features nine artists from
acrossthe region and internationally, including Bahamian John Beadle...
Musicians and Entertainers Participate in 'Meet in Beijing Arts Festival'
- Apr 27, 2016 - 12:54:26 PM
In a bid to “jump-start
the Bahamian music industry in international markets,” a
delegation of more than 40 Bahamian musicians and entertainers will participate
in the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange at the 2016
Meet In Beijing Arts Festival
, a major
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson presented members of the
“TEAM BAHAMAS” artistic delegation
Tuesday at the Office of the Prime Minister;
the group travels to Beijing April 27...
E. Clement Bethel Award Winner Rosi Birch-Lovdal Implores Students to Keep Their Courage
- Apr 25, 2016 - 7:12:14 PM
Nassau, BAHAMAS - “Stay with creative tension and don’t run from it to a
safe place. Stay with those moments of creative chaos, they are
teaching you something. Keep your courage. Keep your heart open.” Rosi
Birch-Lovdal gave these words to students and other artists at The
College of The Bahamas as she made remarks at the 27th Annual Colour of
Harmony event held in the Performing Arts Centre at the Oakes Field
The College of The Bahamas School of Communication and
Creative Arts recently held the yearly event that serves as an evening
of visual and performing arts, showcasing the talent of the students of
The College across various media. Joining an exclusive group of
honorees, which includes iconic notables such as Percy “Vola” Francis,
Joann Behagg, and John Berkley...
Carnival and Sony partner with artist development workshop
- Apr 25, 2016 - 4:43:11 PM
Nassau, Bahamas — The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) is
pleased to partner with Sony Music Entertainment for the staging of an
artist development workshop – The Recording Industry 101 – for
contestants in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Song
This once in a lifetime opportunity will give
Bahamian musicians an inside look into the inner workings of record
labels and contract negotiations, a skill that will be needed for the
lucky winner of the competition. Talent Manager Damon Jones, a partner
at New Legacy Media, will also lead a session in the workshop, sharing
insights from the perspective of artists in contract negotiations...
New book: A History of The Bahamas through Maps by Todd T. Turrell
- Apr 24, 2016 - 5:51:38 PM
A History of The Bahamas Through Maps
by Todd T. Turrell was released on
March 11, 2016. It tells the fascinating story of The Bahamas using
beautiful antique maps as the backdrop. Maps from 1579 to 1865 are
featured and discussed along with the history of the country around
those time periods.
The book examines the geological history of The Bahamas as well as early
explorers and settlers, the pirate era and British loyalists who
populated many of the out islands after the American Revolutionary War.
There is a chapter dedicated the boom the Civil War brought to the
country, along with blockade running, and a chapter regarding
prohibition with its significant impact to the nation's livelihood
during that period...
Volunteers Needed to Help Create NAGB Community Sculpture Garden
- Apr 22, 2016 - 12:39:36 PM
many locals and repeat visitors have noticed, West Hill Street has been
undergoing a facelift. Now the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
(NAGB) is asking for its community to get involved to take the
transformation a step further.
vision is the development of a Sculpture Garden on the property
adjacent to the NAGB’s building. Over the course of 4 days in early
April, under the guidance of botanist Dr. Ethan Freid, from the Bahamas
National Trust’s Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera, and with
the assistance of volunteers and residents from the community, the
plot’s shrubbery has been tamed and tentative walking paths have been
laid out as a way to access the site from West Hill Street directly to
the NAGB’s main entrance...
Downtown promotion planned for Bahamas cruise passenger on “Road to Carnival”
- Apr 21, 2016 - 11:11:26 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — As Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival nears its Nassau opening,
renowned visual artist and Junkanoo John Beadle of Beadle Works has
been hard at work designing 25 sculptures for the “Road to Carnival”
The “Road to Carnival” is a promotion targeting
cruise ship passengers and stopover visitors in the Downtown area during
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. The 25 life-sized sculptures will be
installed downtown along the Road to Carnival, which begins at Festival
Place and continues along Prince George’s Wharf, past Junkanoo beach and
into Da Cultural Village on the Western Esplanade...
2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Beach Olympics & 5k winners announced
- Apr 21, 2016 - 9:22:19 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – The Polymers International Ltd. Reactors showed up
in full force at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Freeport Office Wednesday
to claim their title as the 2016 Beach Olympics Champions and
transported the floating trophy to its new home.
After all the
trash talking between the teams up until game day Saturday, April 16,
one team stood out and fought their way through rain, sand, hoops and
hurdles to victory on Taino Beach during the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
Kickoff Weekend festivities...
Top 10 Finalists in Music Masters competition announced
- Apr 20, 2016 - 11:12:13 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Eight semi-finalists (and ten songs) will be
moving on to the final round of the 2016 Music Masters competition.
Contestants are battling for the $20,000 grand prize and a chance of a
lifetime, to go on a local and international promotional tour.
semi-finalists gathered in Grand Bahama, April 15 and 16, and performed
on a crowded Taino Beach, as they worked the crowd with their pulsating
songs and dances, despite the inclement weather conditions. They
performed with backing band The Spank Orchestra led by Ira Storr.
D-Mac performs sneak peak of carnival theme song
- Apr 19, 2016 - 1:10:14 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Versatile Bahamian Rake n Scrape artist D-Mac
performed the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) official theme song, Amp
It Up, live at the Grand Bahama Carnival Kickoff over the weekend.
song was written to show Bahamians can be creative and think outside
the box,” said D-Mac, who gave the crowd a live sneak peak of the song
for the first time. D-Mac is scheduled to perform as a featured artist
on the Junkanoo carnival mega stage, Friday, May 6, where he will
perform the entire song...
Road Fever parade to proceed as originally planned
- Apr 19, 2016 - 11:01:38 AM
Nassau, Bahamas — The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC)
and the Carnival Band Owners Association are pleased to announce the
official route for the 2016 Road Fever street parade, a signature event
of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
The BNFC and the Band Owners
Association are committed to working together to ensure a successful
event, and encourage everyone to order their costumes as soon as
possible to ensure they can jump in da line on Saturday, May 7...
Master Motivator Spence Finlayson conducts in house Supervisory Seminar for the Department of Housing
- Apr 19, 2016 - 9:51:17 AM
Bahamian born international motivational speaker, corporate trainer,
talk show host, bishop of motivation and author ,Master Motivator
Spence Finlayson recently conducted an in-house supervisory seminar for
the senior managers and supervisors of the Department of Housing over a
two day period.
Finlayson, a 28 year veteran of the professional
development industry , received high marks from the participants for his
high energy, dynamic and information based presentation. As a matter of
fact one of the participants...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Crowds Flocked to Taino Beach Despite Rain
- Apr 18, 2016 - 7:00:17 PM
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama - To kickoff the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Friday, three skydivers landed on the event
site, Taino Beach, with Keith Walter carrying the Bahamian flag. The
exciting event followed the Grand Bahama Youth Choir’s singing of the
National Anthem, directed by Kevin Tomlinson. Despite rain, residents
and visitors flocked to Taino Beach for the two-day event.
Over 16,000 attend 2016 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival kickoff
- Apr 18, 2016 - 5:11:10 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - While forecasters predicted inclement weather this
weekend, it was no show stopper for the thousands who flocked to Taino
Beach for one epic Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival kickoff party in Grand
The non-stop cultural affair which began Friday evening
with a pre-air show and ended well into the early morning hours with a
rush-out on Sunday, drew over 16,000 spectators, according to police
estimates, despite heavy downpours of rain...
Junkanoo Carnival electrifies Grand Bahama
- Apr 17, 2016 - 9:28:15 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival descended onto Grand
Bahama delivering powerful performances described by Festival Chairman
Paul Major as a “celebration of Bahamian talent”. Thousands of
Bahamians and international visitors flooded Taino Beach on Friday and
Saturday to amp up the music, soak up the culture and turn up the vibes
with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival presented by BTC.
Despite a late
start due to rain on Friday night, the Music Masters Song Competition
thoroughly impressed the crowd. Jive, a new girl’s group on the scene,
opened the night with an incredible performance that secured their place
in the Top 10. Inagua native Avvy, shredded the stage with his yellow
suit and electric moves, supported by a contingent of fans from Inagua, w
ho flew to Grand Bahama just to show their support...
Festival Commission encourages groups to register with one of 26 Road Fever companies
- Apr 15, 2016 - 6:18:51 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC)
supports the position of the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association in
adhering to the rules set out last year, which established a cutoff
date for companies to register to participate in the Road Fever parade.
The Band Owners Association had requested a multiyear moratorium on new
company entrants. While the Commission did not support this moratorium,
it did support establishing an annual cutoff date for the registration
of new companies.
The Road Fever parade consists of a procession
of registered carnival companies, who sell costume packages to
individual participants. The National Insurance Board (NIB) made a late
request to participate as an independent group in the parade.