Job Opportunities at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Aug 25, 2016 - 3:06:33 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has two exciting opportunities for creative, talented and professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for
outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier
The NAGB has both a
Communications and Development Officer
Application deadline is September 9th...
Brooke & Lee debut self-published children’s book "Dave the Brave"
- Aug 19, 2016 - 3:23:09 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Under the name ‘Brooke & Lee,’ two sisters,
Adria McCardy and Kristi Collie, have given a new meaning to evangelism.
sisterly duo have joined forces to “share and spread true love, God’s
love with everyone [they] encounter through books and [also] in life.”
by their brother’s initiative in writing his first novel “The Legend of
the Flaming Dragon,” Adria, ‘Brooke’ of Brooke & Lee became
motivated to be the budding entrepreneur she has always dreamt of
Dr. Melony Thompson Presents Her Book to the Bahamas Governor General
- Aug 19, 2016 - 9:15:51 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre, was presented a book from Dr. Melony Thompson, second left, entitled
Odessa and the Professor,
August 18, 2016 during a courtesy call at Government House.
Also pictured are from left are Valda Swaby, Kayla Johnson and Dexter Thompson...
Dr. Gail Saunders Presents a Copy of Her Book to the Prime Minister
- Aug 19, 2016 - 6:13:20 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Historian Dr. Gail Saunders presented a copy of her book, Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960 to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
Ceramic Exhibition ‘Pomp & Pageantry’ to Open at Doongalik Studios
- Aug 15, 2016 - 12:44:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Ceramic artist, Alistair Stevenson, is completing the final touches for
his annual exhibition entitled ‘Pomp & Pageantry’ which will open on
Thursday, August 25 from 6-8pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.
about the inspiration for this year’s theme, the artist made the
following statement: “From the beginning of time, mankind has lived in a
world where egoism has defined the rules of aesthetics. Human beings
are constantly inventing and reinventing innumerable ways to enhance
their natural beauty using countless forms of body embellishments from
head to toe, such as: head scarves, ties, belt buckles and buff leather
Interview with Grand Bahama film producer, Nathaniel P. Lewis on his debut feature film 'Junkanoo Carnival'
- Aug 13, 2016 - 10:53:57 AM
It all started in November of 2014 when I first heard about Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival and was invited to the “The Grand Life” launch event
in the Count Basie Square of Port Lucaya Marketplace. I instantly fell
in love with the concept and what Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival stood for.
More than just a “party” Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a cultural
expression of the Bahamian people with elements of Rake and Scape,
Original Bahamian music and Craft and a street parade showcasing the
unity of The Bahamian people.
In February of 2015, Ms. Ginger
Moxey, the Grand Bahama Consultant for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival invited
me to formally join the team and serve as Public Relations Coordinator.
This gave me an inside, firsthand look at just how incredible and life...
Bahamas International Chorale Festival to feature choirs from 8 countries
- Aug 11, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Nassau will come alive with the sound of music
this month when 13 choirs from eight different countries gather on
August 21st – 31st for the America Cantat 8 Bahamas International Choral
America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival
of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite
singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South
America in a 10-day cultural and musical immersion program.
of the workshops held throughout the week will focus on Bahamian
classical music, Junkanoo music and folk music of The Bahamas...
Goombay Summer Festival 2016
- Aug 10, 2016 - 7:31:23 AM
TAINO BEACH, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND- The 2016 Goombay Summer Festival
season on Grand Bahama Island, July 7th-28th was nothing short of
fantastic for the hundreds of residents and visitors that attended the
event over the course of the four weeks.
From the lively street
performances to the headliners on the big stage, the festival showcased
the best of the best in Bahamian music, dance and arts and crafts.
week visitors from as far as Mexico, Zimbabwe, Canada and the United
States of America showed up at the festival to experience the culture of
Richard Demeritte Presents His Book to the Prime Minister
- Aug 10, 2016 - 5:49:30 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Richard Demeritte, left, presented to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie a copy of his book, Leadership Accountability in Government: Defining, Measuring & Managing for Results.
Mr. Demeritte made the presentation on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Office of the Prime Minister...
"Fast Eddie" Won't Slow Down, He's Just Retiring
- Aug 5, 2016 - 5:52:34 PM
The cultural community, public servants and friends of Eddison "Fast
Eddie" Dames gathered this weekend to celebrate with him as he retires,
after having given the government of The Bahamas more than 42 years of
Worker's House was transformed into the scene
for a masquerade ball held in his honor, under the patronage of Prime
Minister Perry G. Christie.
"Fast Eddie", as he is fondly
called, could be described as a larger-than-life character, Mr. Christie
said, adding that he is always distinguished by his appearance and
Valley Boys crowned Junkanoo Summer Festival champions
- Aug 5, 2016 - 3:02:58 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - After an electrifying four-week battle, a winner has emerged from the 2016 Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF).
The Valley Boys Junkanoo group was officially crowned the winner of this year’s festival, winning three of the major categories.
a smile on his face, John Williams, free dancer of the Valley Boys said
like every competition, the Valley enters to prove a point and their
point has once again been made...
Bahamian playwright introduces the ‘New Rules of Sex and Dating’
- Aug 4, 2016 - 6:50:27 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Audiences are saying that the team that brought you the Bahamian Icon nominated play “Sarah’s Wedding” in 2014 has truly done it
again! The hottest Grand Bahama theatre production of the summer, the
New Rules of Sex and Dating
a big hit with Freeport audiences last weekend as they witnessed heart
break, drama and scandal on stage at the Regency Theatre!
“The play was timely and relevant. The characters in this play each
bring to light real issues surrounding love, trust and serenity. The
play was a big hit from staging to sound effects to the amazing cast.
Hats off once again Kerel! Definitely a must see!” said patron, Felisha
Doongalik Studios Curates Display Showcases at LPIA
- Jul 25, 2016 - 11:35:53 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."