(Video) Bahamas opens Sports Legend Walk of Fame
- Jul 31, 2015 - 6:22:55 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - After last week's naming of Mychal Thompson Blvd
, with NBA champion and his son Klay Thompson in attendance, the official grand
opening of the Sports Legend Walk of Fame also took place.
Twenty-eight permanent hand drawn portrait monuments
created by internationally acclaimed 'Celebrity Artist'
Jamaal Rolle were unveiled and these artworks have immortalized the many
great sports legends of the Bahamas from the last decade and beyond.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe spoke highly of the installation...
Impending Resurgence of Bain & Grants Town as a Cultural & Heritage Centre
- Jul 29, 2015 - 12:36:14 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Twenty-seven minutes, that’s about the time
it takes to fly from Nassau to Congo Town (Andros), or to complete a lap
around the “new” Cable Beach Strip. It is also the time it takes for a
leisurely stroll from Brougham Street to Meeting Street, one of the
oldest, most historically rich, but underexposed, communities in the
Many Bahamians can trace their ancestry to the village
of Bain & Grants Town. The ‘navel string’ of individuals
throughout The Bahamas can be found in this community and the homesteads
of many well-known families still stand prominently in the area. Today
Bain & Grants Town, the heart of old Nassau, is used mostly as a
short cut by Bahamians dashing through the area, never stopping to
appreciate all that this forgotten gem has to offer...
Bahamas Culture Dazzles at S. Florida Reception
- Jul 26, 2015 - 6:41:32 PM
Coconut Grove, FL, July 24, 2015 - An
impressive crowd including members of South Florida’s Consular Corps,
business and other key influencers in the South Florida community, and
the local media, were feted to a dazzling display of Bahamian culture at
a reception held Thursday, July 23rd, at the Kampong, Coconut Grove, in
celebration of The Bahamas’ 42nd Independence Anniversary.
reception, The Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival kickoff, was a joint
effort between the City of Miami, The Bahamas Consulate General Miami
and The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida and featured the world famous
Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band. Other highlights of the evening
were an exciting display of color and sounds, by group, Bahamas Junkanoo
Revue, and delicious Island tastes from Bahamian chefs flown in for the
25th annual Hatchet Bay Festival to start on July 29th
- Jul 24, 2015 - 12:11:14 PM
The 25th annual
Hatchet Bay Festival will take place from Wednesday, July 29 through
Monday, August 3, 2015. Join the community in 25 years of celebrating
Bahamian Culture while 'Reflecting on the Good Ole Days."
includes The Brilanders, the RBPF Band & Choir, DJ Fadda Chippy, a
Fashion Show, a Bridal Show a Junkanoo Rush-Out, and a Gospel Concert...
(Video) NBA champion Klay Thompson receives portrait by Jamaal Rolle
- Jul 24, 2015 - 6:53:20 AM
Nassau, New Providence - At the recently honouring and welcoming of Bahamian basketball
legend Michael Thompson and his son, current NBA champion Klay Thompson, the
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe, a variety of Bahamian executives, and spectators were present to
see the unveiling of a custom portrait created by world renowned Bahamian artist Jamaal Rolle aka “The Celebrity Artist."
At the reception, the unveiling of the portrait
was introduced by the Prime Minister Perry G Christie who humorously said to Klay Thompson,
“Boy I wish I look like you,” sparking laughter from Thompson and those gathered.
New Book by High-ranking Naval Officer Calls for Naming Bahamas Waters the Lucayan Sea
- Jul 17, 2015 - 9:00:26 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - A high-ranking naval officer and author of
several scholarly publications is calling for the majestic waters of The
Bahamas and Turks & Caicos to be named the Lucayan Sea, declaring
that the name not only pays fitting tribute to the islands’ original
inhabitants but reflects the nature of Bahamians as a people of peace.
Tellis A. Bethel, Acting Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force,
makes a strong and thorough argument for the naming of yet-anonymous
waters in his new book, The Lucayan Sea, Birthplace of the Modern
Americas (Outskirts Press.com). The book, available in hard copy and
online for Kindle, takes the reader on a 90-page journey from the time
the Lucayans welcomed Christopher Columbus to the New World to the
continuing absence of a name for either the territorial waters extending
up to 12 miles or the exclusive economic zone that extends up to 200
NAGB Creates Pop-Up Art Gallery In Cuba
- Jul 15, 2015 - 10:01:08 PM
Dozens of priceless art pieces from the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas (NAGB) made it to Santiago de Cuba recently during the city’s
Festival de Caribe, which was held July 3-9.
Over 60 art pieces were featured as part of a pop-gallery with the theme from “Columbus to Junkanoo.”
work of artists such as Brent Malone, Antonius Roberts, Stan and
Jackson Burnside and Amos Ferguson were among the pieces featured.
The curators of the show were Avery Wright and Jodi Minnis...
Genesis Junkanoo performance highlights Bahamas Independence celebrations in D.C.
- Jul 12, 2015 - 9:05:11 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The ballroom of the Hyatt
in Bethesda, Maryland, reverberated with the pulsating rhythm of
Junkanoo on Friday evening, July 10, 2015, as Bahamians in the diaspora
were joined by a well-represented cross-section of diplomats and members
of the Washington, D.C., business community in celebrating the 42nd
anniversary of The Bahamas’ attainment of independence from Great
His Excellency Dr. Eugene Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to
the United States, and Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to
Washington, D.C., welcomed guests to the first of three events planned
by the Embassy of The Bahamas to celebrate that historic occasion on
July 10, 1973, when the British Flag, the Union Jack, was lowered for
the final time and the new aquamarine, gold and black flag of The
Bahamas was slowly and majestically raised on a flag pole at Clifford
Photos of the 42nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations in Clifford Park
- Jul 10, 2015 - 12:30:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas 42nd Anniversary of Independence was
celebrated in grand style on the eve of July 10th at Clifford Park in
the country's capital under the theme, "Our Children Our Future."
event, attended by thousands featured an extensive Cultural Show with
dancers and songs; the Royal Bahamas Police Force / Royal Bahamas
Defence Force Tattoo Show and March Pass; ceremonial cake cutting;
Junkanoo rushout and fireworks.
42 Bahamian Cultural Legends Honoured in Grand Style
- Jul 10, 2015 - 12:02:33 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - In recognition of their contributions to the local
and international entertainment industry, 42 Bahamians were honoured
during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 as part of the 42nd
Independence Anniversary Celebrations under the theme, “Our Children:
Pompey Square, named after the slave who lead a
revolt against slavery, was transformed into an elegant ballroom
bedecked with the national colours which added to the celebrations as
awards in music, storytelling, dance, theatre, art, Junkanoo and poetry
were handed out to the Cultural Legends...
The Bahamas 42nd Independence Events for Grand Bahama
- Jul 9, 2015 - 4:29:22 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
The Bahamas 42nd Independence Celebrations are in full swing and the
following are events coming up in Grand Bahama Island:
July 9th - Ecumenical Service and Flag Raising Ceremony, Independence Park, Freeport, 7pm
July 10 - Launch of Goombay Summer, Taino Beach, Freeport, 6pm
July 12 - Anglican Youth Conclave, Youth March and Rally, 3pm...
42 Bahamian Legends Celebrated
- Jul 9, 2015 - 11:32:12 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The country's birthday is a great time to
acknowledge Bahamians that have contributed to the greatness of the
nation, and on July 8th in Pompey Square The Bahamas honoured 42
To commemorate the 42 special individuals
whether living or deceased, The Celebrity Artist, Jamaal Rolle was
commissioned and presented portraits of each of the honourees:
Street Fair and Junkanoo Rush Out held in West End, Grand Bahama
- Jul 7, 2015 - 10:05:38 PM
WEST END, Grand Bahama – Minister of Tourism
and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon.
Obie Wilchcombe, on Saturday participated in pre-Independence
celebrations ‘Street Fair and Junkanoo Rush Out.’
This particular festival is a part of the series of events planned for the summer of 2015.
crowd was moved by an exhilarating performance of well-known Bahamian
artist, ‘Stiletto.’ Following were the sweet sounds of the Bahamas Brass
Making the event more lively, there were invigorating
sounds of the goat-skinned drums as dancers moved to the beat of
Junkanoo, giving visitors a taste of Bahamian culture, and reminding
residents of what it means to be Bahamian...
Grand Bahama artist exhibiting in Hope Town
- Jul 3, 2015 - 12:11:51 PM
Hope Town, ABACO - The Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in Abaco invites
you to join them on Saturday, July 4th from 4 to 6pm for wine and cheese
and meet Grand Bahama artist, Eléonore (Léo) Devillers.
For those unable to attend the opening, the exhibit will run for the month of July.
Eléonore (Léo) Devillers' art is driven by fine details, unusual angles,
color, movement, and contrast. Her work has been showcased in galleries
and commissioned by collectors from different countries...
Venue Changed For Junkanoo Summer Festival And Goombay
- Jun 26, 2015 - 1:39:43 AM
Events Now At Arawak Cay
Ministry of Tourism officials have announced that the
much-anticipated Junkanoo Summer and Goombay Summer Festivals have been
relocated to Arawak Cay – a move they say will create a more family
Junkanoo Summer Festival is
scheduled for every Saturday in July, while Goombay Summer Festival is
scheduled for every Friday in August.
Previously, both events were held in the downtown Nassau area...
New Junkanoo Museum opens In Grand Bahama
- Jun 24, 2015 - 3:27:47 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Junkanoo Village and Museum Grand Opening took place on Saturday June 20, 2015. The facility has in place a number of Junkanoo costumes and other art pieces.
owners have ensured a true Bahamian setting that will include the
serving of various tropical drinks and tea, conch salad and more...
(Photos) Seiler's Academy of Dance, a "Class Act"
- Jun 19, 2015 - 12:10:57 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - 46 years later the contributions of
Lois Seiler to Grand Bahama Island continues with yet another amazing
journey into dance expertly executed by students of Seiler's Academy of
Dance. Appropriately named Class Act, the production which was held at
the Regency Theater on June 13th was indeed a Class Act!
Photos seen here were taken by David Mackey - Mackey Media Ltd / TheBahamasWeekly.com...
Nassau Represented at Prestigious UNESCO Creative Cities Meeting
- Jun 12, 2015 - 11:04:15 AM
The Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative
Cities Network (UCCN) was held May 25-28 in Kanazawa, Japan, a member
City of Crafts and Folk Arts. Nassau, designated a UNESCO Creative City
of Crafts and Folk Arts on December 1, 2014, was represented by Bahamian
delegates: Pamela Burnside, President of Creative Nassau, and Gevon
Moss of the Downtown Nassau Partnership. During the conference, the
Nassau delegation placed a bid to host the 2017 Meeting in Nassau, in
competition with Brazil, Paris and Italy. The results will be relayed to
the Network within a few months.
“If we win the bid, the meeting
will attract hundreds of persons to Nassau which would certainly
provide a boost to our tourism industry and give us a chance to expose
our arts and crafts tradition to the world,” Mrs Burnside said. She
described the conference as “an amazing experience...
National Art Gallery Celebrates the Central Bank's Commitment to the Arts
- Jun 3, 2015 - 4:16:25 PM
Bahamas – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie on Tuesday attended the
opening of an art exhibition at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas that
celebrates 40 years of the Central Bank’s dedication to development of the arts
in The Bahamas.
The exhibition is called
‘Celebrating 40 Years of the Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment’ and features
the works of over 70 artists who have been featured in exhibitions by the
Central Bank over the years...
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Moore's Island, Abaco
- May 26, 2015 - 4:13:02 PM
MOORE'S ISLAND, Abaco - E. Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival adjudication took place at the Moore's Island
Public School, on Moore's Island, Abaco, on Thursday, May 21. Photos by
E. Thurston of the National Arts Festival team portray choral verse
speaking, individual verse speaking, and dance...