Bahamian Performers Light Up Carifesta in Haiti
- Aug 24, 2015 - 5:32:37 PM
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Queen of the Junkanoo Festival Allison Russell
and Junkanoo icon and ‘King of Junkanoo’ Percy "Vola" Francis pose for
the crowd, on August 22, 2015, during a Junkanoo rush at the Champs de
Mars Grand Market, during Carifesta XII in Port-au-Prince,Haiti.
Bahamas delegation in Haiti for Carifesta
- Aug 23, 2015 - 12:00:07 PM
delegation of The Bahamas to the Caribbean wide cultural festival
called Carifesta was warmly welcomed at their signature performance in
Petionville, Port Au Prince, Haiti on Saturday evening 22nd August. The
group led by Percy " Vola" Francis, consultant to the Ministry of
Tourism and head of the Saxon Superstars, included the Rhythm Band
directed by Rueben Deleveaux, Metellus Chipman, as the Obeah Man and
Leroy Butler, the Limbo Dancer. There is a delegation of 43 people.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is heading the official
delegation. Dr. Linda Moxey Brown is heading as the Director of Culture
for The Bahamas. The delegation returns to Nassau on Monday.
Bahamas Native Reveals ‘Drama on Canvas’ Themed Art in Atlanta
- Aug 19, 2015 - 5:00:39 PM
Artist / actor Matthew Wildgoose, a native of Grand Bahama, Bahamas
will be presenting his international travel exhibition, “DREAM FACE” on
Wednesday, August 26th in Atlanta, Georgia at Dream Café in historic
Castleberry Hill, located at 249 Peters Street NW.
The exhibition represents Wildgoose’s experience as a professional
actor. Exclusive pieces reflect scenes and faces that have influenced
the artist throughout his acting career, which includes more than 30
productions. "This year’s theme compliments Atlanta because people
acknowledge this town as Black Hollywood...
Sir Durward Knowles Endorses Lucayan Sea Naming
- Aug 19, 2015 - 12:57:46 PM
At 98, The Bahamas’ best-loved sailing legend and the country’s first
Olympic Gold Medal winner Sir Durward Knowles knows a thing or two about
the Bahamian sea.
Now, he says, the time has come to name it.
This week, he signed on to the campaign to name the waters around The Bahamas The Lucayan Sea.
“I think it’s an excellent idea,” said the legendary sailor known as Sea Wolf. “The waters around The Bahamas should be named...
Grand Bahama Junkanoo groups given seed money for Summer Fest finales
- Aug 17, 2015 - 10:36:42 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island,
made a special presentation of funds to local Junkanoo groups at the
Ministry of Tourism’s office, August 17.
Junkanoo groups have
partnered with Tourism to display Junkanoo culture at the Junkanoo
Summer Festivals in West Grand Bahama – in the communities of Eight Mile
Rock and West End. Groups were given seed money to assist with the
grand finale on August 21 and 22...
Pastor Rex Major Makes Book Presentation to the Governor General
- Aug 10, 2015 - 5:04:37 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Pastor Rex Major presented a copy of his recent
book, March On To Glory and To God, to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General on Monday, August 10, at Government House.
Pastor Major is pictured fourth left, next to Dame Marguerite. He was
accompanied by Rex Major & Associates Board Members...
(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...