Straw Vendors of New Providence Give Donations to Straw Vendors in Exuma
- Apr 24, 2015 - 10:29:36 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Vendors of the New Providence Straw Market
Authority gave a monetary donation as well as straw work to Philip
'Brave' Davis, DPM and Minister of Works and Urban Development, centre,
on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, to help the straw vendors in Exuma, whose
straw market was destroyed by fire last week...
Grand Bahama Health Services takes floating trophy in BJC Beach Olympics
- Apr 24, 2015 - 5:01:37 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS –
The Grand Bahama Health Services Bahamas Shock Wavers now has bragging
rights as the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) 2015 Beach Olympics
Winners, following an impressive showing at the games on Saturday, April
18th on Taino Beach.
Seven teams, including the Cable Bahamas
Connection, Grand Bahama Shipyard Sharks, Grand Bahama Port Authority
Regulators, Polymers International Ltd. Reactors, Grand Bahama Health
Services Shock Wavers, Grand Bahama Power Company and the Ministry for
Grand Bahama, participated in the Beach Olympics, toughing it out
through a rigorous obstacle course, Tug O’ War, Dunk Tank, Basketball
and Volley Ball competitions...
Cultural warrior, Raphael Munnings honoured at St. John’s
- Apr 24, 2015 - 2:08:55 PM
Bahamas – St. John’s College Alumnus Raphael Munnings, leader of the famous ‘Beginning
of the End’ band of “Funky Nassau” fame was honoured at a Special Assembly at
on Thursday morning.
from primary through secondary school levels learned of his achievements as an
international entertainer – his band “Beginning of the End” was named one of
the ‘41 Bahamian Cultural Warriors’ acclaimed during the Bahamas 41st
Independence Anniversary Celebrations in 2014.
The band’s hit song “Funky Nassau” sold a million copies in 1971.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff Delivered in Grand Style
- Apr 24, 2015 - 1:56:19 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival (BJC) Kickoff Weekend in Grand Bahama sounded off with a bang
Friday night with live Bahamian performances and fireworks and closed
out with a massive Junkanoo rushout turned street party that lasted well
into the morning hours on Sunday.
While there was an exciting
lineup of entertainment, including the 17 semi-finalists in the Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Song Competition, the two-day festival
climaxed with the sounds of the Legendary T-Connection, who certainly
did not disappoint. In epic-style, some of the country’s most celebrated
artists also graced the grand stage, and gave show-stopping
performances, including Jay Mitchell, Dyson Knight, Julien Believe,
Stileet, Avvy and D-Mac...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Competition Finalists Announced
- Apr 24, 2015 - 1:27:34 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas —
Nine semi-finalists with ten songs will move on to the final round of
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival’s first Music Masters competition to vie for
the $20,000 grand prize on May 8th,, 2015 in Nassau, Bahamas
first round of competition was held on April 17th and the second on
April 18th in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The semifinalists are: Colyn
Carnival Is Here & Jump and Carry On, Ericka ‘Lady E’
My Islands in the Sun, Sammi Starr –
Everybody Jump in Da
Line, Chris ‘Sketch’ Carey –
Rushing Down the Road, Sonovia Pierre –
Junkanoo Carnival Party, Bodine Johnson –
All day All Night, Georgina
In the Carnival, Ian McQuay –
Going Home, and Tyrone ‘Plati’
Bahamas Brass Band performs in Haiti
- Apr 24, 2015 - 12:28:43 PM
Bahamas Brass Band traveled to Port Au Prince Haiti on April 9th for the
Church of God of Prophecy's National Convention located on Roosevelt
Street at their Convention Centre.
Prior to this trip, the band
had not been to Haiti since 1984, when it was under the directorship of
the late Bishop Arthur Ferguson. "On that trip we carried 19 band men,"
said band member, Perez A. Burrows
this trip we carried 17 band men under the directorship of Bro. David
G. Beneby, National Band Director and his assistant Pastor Barry B.
Grand Bahama Still Abuzz About Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Apr 23, 2015 - 2:13:16 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
Two days following the closure of
the opening segment of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015, residents on Grand
Bahama and in fact many visitors to the island were talking about the success
of the event.
Thousands of residents and visitors flocked to Taino Beach
for the two-day festivity this past
Saturday as the island of Grand
Bahama was buzzing with the sounds of Bahamian music, dance, food and other
things that make up the Bahamian culture including the pulsating sounds of
Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, who at
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in North Eleuthera
- Apr 23, 2015 - 2:10:54 PM
SPANISH WELLS, The
Bahamas – The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival adjudicated
school students of North Eleuthera at Samuel Guy Pinder All-Age School,
Spanish Wells, on Friday, April 17. BIS Photos by Patrick Hanna.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Pictorial
- Apr 22, 2015 - 3:18:00 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launched with a happy splash
on Friday night and continued into
Saturday with Bahamians and visitors alike
still talking about the great time they had.
of Tourism, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, spent some time mingling with residents
and visitors during the official launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
night at Taino Beach. The official launch was a two-day event, leading up to
the main event, Road Fever, being held in Nassau on
DPM Takes in Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Grand Bahama
- Apr 21, 2015 - 9:24:22 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- Music, culture, food and festivities were the main ingredients of the
successful launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival at Taino Beach
on Friday and
Thousands of residents
and visitors, led by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Perry
Christie, as well as Deputy Prime Minister, Philip 'Brave' Davis, and other
members of the Cabinet, headed to the cultural festival, the largest ever in
Taino Beach, normally
a quiet picturesque area, known for residents to simply enjoy the beach, play
area or Tony Macaroni's...
Grand Bahama’s Junkanoo Carnival Team Says ‘Heartfelt Thanks’
- Apr 21, 2015 - 1:02:35 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - A Heartfelt Thanks Press
Conference was held at the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Headquarters on
Monday, April 20, 2015 to convey appreciation to everyone who gave so much of
themselves to make the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival kickoff at Taino Beach on the
weekend a wonderful success.
Mrs. Ginger Moxey
thanked all who helped make the moment in time memorable: especially Prime
Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie who conceptualized Junkanoo Carnival; Minister
of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe; Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture the
Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson; Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael
Inaugural Bimini Junior Junkanoo Parade a Success
- Apr 19, 2015 - 7:25:26 PM
Bimini, Bahamas –The first annual Bimini
Junior Junkanoo Parade presented by Resorts World Bimini (RWB) was a
tremendous success, so much so that the organizers of the event are
beaming with pride that the parade was so well received. A large crowd
of locals and visitors alike gathered at the Bayfront Park in North
Bimini for the parade which featured scores of the island’s children –
from preschoolers all the way up to teens – displaying remarkable skills
in drumming, cow belling, dancing and more.
performed during the parade namely, the Bimini Stars (Pre School) who
presented the theme Bimini Under the Sea...
BNFC Announces Rules & Regulations For Road Fever Event
- Apr 16, 2015 - 8:21:48 PM
Bahamas — The Bahamas National Festival Commission has announced the
rules and regulations of the Road Fever event, reinforcing that only
persons attired in costumes provided by registered Junkanoo Carnival
Companies will be allowed on the route.
Scheduled for May 9th, the Road Fever competition has 28 groups registered to offer packages to the public.
through these Junkanoo Carnival Companies will participants be allowed
on the parade,” said CEO of the BNFC Roscoe Dames. “And only costumes
purchased from one of these companies are authorized for participation...
S. Florida radio station promoting Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Apr 16, 2015 - 4:59:05 PM
Liberty City, Miami, based Social Worker and his wife, will travel to Grand
Bahama with Hot 105 FM’s Radio Personality, “James T” this weekend to
enjoy the festivities, excitement and celebrations of the first ever
is the winner of a coveted trip that was sponsored by The Bahamas Ministry
of Tourism, the Grand Lucayan Resort, Freeport, Grand Bahama and the Belearia
Ferry Express. An excited Mr. Lightbourne shared, “For months my
wife and I have been talking about needing a break. ”Speaking on behalf
of his wife, schoolteacher, Tonya Watkins, he added, “This trip
is the answer to our prayers and is going to be exactly what we need to
Rum Cay's E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival performances underway
- Apr 15, 2015 - 4:25:32 PM
RUM CAY, The Bahamas -
The E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival has moved to the Family
Islands, after performances of music, dance and drama in New Providence
and Freeport. Photos by BIS Photographer Patrick Hanna present Rum Cay
students, April 14.
Grand Bahama Set For Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kick Off Weekend
- Apr 15, 2015 - 12:23:38 PM
– Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) fever is in the air and all systems
are go as Grand Bahama makes ready for the biggest non-stop cultural
kickoff party the island has ever seen set for this weekend on Taino
“This Grand Bahama weekend is the official start to
the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2015 season,” said Roscoe Dames, C.E.O of
the Bahamas National Festival Commission. “The island’s attractions and
culture will be displayed on a never-before-seen platform, highlighting
all things Bahamian in a manner that everyone in The Bahamas can be
Grand Bahama set for BJC Kickoff Weekend
- Apr 14, 2015 - 12:29:59 PM
Freeport, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC)
fever is in the air and all systems are go as Grand Bahama makes ready for the
biggest non-stop cultural kickoff party the island has ever seen set for this
weekend on Taino Beach.
BJC committee met at Worker’s House over the weekend with team leaders and
their workers, vendors, volunteers, Junkanooers,fitness
instructors,artists,DJs and local performers to finalize plans for
the Taino Beach site which is being transformed into a Cultural Village.
are working hand in hand with the Ministry for Grand Bahama, Ministry of
Tourism, Royal Bahamas Police Force...