Bahamas turns on charm at Wisconsin International Folk Fair
- Nov 19, 2017 - 8:51:12 PM
In true Bahamian style, the Rake n Scrape delegation lit up the stage
with their colorful renditions at this year’s Holiday Folk Fair in West
The international festival, which is held
annually over a five-day span at the Exposition Center of Wisconsin
State Fair Park, is home to the largest indoor multicultural festival in
the United States.
The 10-member group, six from Cat Island and
four from Grand Bahama, flew in from The Bahamas on Wednesday and have
been tantalizing festival goers with just a taste of what the small
island-chain has to offer.
Scotiabank unveils 2018 Calendar Winners
- Nov 8, 2017 - 9:06:46 AM
In a display of vibrant color and captivating imagery, Scotiabank
unveiled the 2018 ‘Exceptional Moments’ calendar during the Bahamas
National Trust Wine & Art Festival member’s night. The twelve
winning images were selected from a pool of hundreds submitted by
photographers vying for a spot in the annual calendar. Photographers
were tasked with submitting images that depicted their interpretation of
an exceptional moment in The Bahamas...
Allan Jones debuts ‘A Gull's Eye View’ at The Pro Gallery
- Nov 1, 2017 - 9:35:08 PM
On Thursday, November 9th, The Pro Gallery at the University of The
Bahamas will introduce emerging Bahamian creative Allan Jones and his
photographic series ‘A Gull’s View’. His collection of aerial
photographs survey the vast beauty and complexity of archipelagic shapes
and forms spanning the islands of The Bahamas. Appreciating the
abstract of a place he calls home Jones offers a unique perspective to
the geography and history of this tropical paradise.
The public is invited to the opening evening that will be held from
6:00pm. For more information contact The Pro Gallery...
Dr. Leon Higgs presents a copy of his book to the Governor General
- Oct 27, 2017 - 10:54:36 AM
Dr. Leon Higgs presented a copy of his book, Barefoot to the Boardroom,
to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling (centre) in
a courtesy call at Government House on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
accompanied by Mrs. Higgs (right).
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Veteran Journalist Presents Poetry Book to Minister Pintard
- Oct 23, 2017 - 9:49:21 PM
Veteran journalist and award-winning poet and photographer Eric Rose
presented a copy of his book, Poetry of A Life Renewed to the Minister
of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard during a courtesy
call at the Ministry on Monday.
Born in Nassau, The Bahamas, to
Doris McFall of Inagua and the late Cecil Rose of Cat Island, Mr. Rose
has had a distinguished journalism career that began upon receiving his
Mass Communications and Journalism Associates of Arts degree from The
College of The Bahamas, and his Print Journalism Bachelor of Arts Degree
from Clark Atlanta University (CAU). At the same time, he became the
first of his mother's children to attend college...
Leila O’Brien: A Creative Flower in Full Bloom
- Oct 12, 2017 - 1:22:20 PM
The more Leila O’Brien reads, the more she writes, blossoming and
flourishing like the beautiful flower she is, inside and out. With loose
leaf paper on her desk and pen in hand, the third grader’s vivid and
creative imagination bursts forth colourfully, naturally and quickly.
an avid reader, at the tender age of 7 her creative writing teacher at
the time Ms. Carly Burrows at Genesis Academy discovered she had a way
with words. Even more, she discovered Leila had an innate ability to
clearly and articulately create new, exciting worlds full of adventure
we all wish we could escape to...
Cargo Stars Warren Brown, Jimmy Jean-Louis & Omar J Dorsey to attend Gala Premiere at Atlantis
- Oct 12, 2017 - 1:06:29 PM
The stars and producers of Cargo will descend upon the Atlantis Movie
Theatre on October 19 for the Gala Premiere of the award-winning film –
the largest Bahamian film project in history.
Warren Brown, one
of Britain’s most illustrious actors, leads a cast of established and
emerging actors in this action packed human drama.
Brown is well
known for his roles as Andy Holt in the teen soap opera Hollyoaks, Lee
Hibbs in the three-part BBC drama series Occupation and DS Ripley in
acclaimed BBC crime drama Luther.
Miami Carnival to Showcase the Diversity of The Caribbean On Sunday, October 8
- Oct 8, 2017 - 2:20:45 AM
Each year in May, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.
(“MBOCHC”) traditionally un- veils its lineup of Miami Carnival cultural
events, trumpeting its parade, festival, concert. Sun- day, October 8,
2017 is set for the 34th annual celebration of Miami Carnival. The
parade of bands and concert will be held again at the Miami
Dade-Fairgrounds (10901 SW 24 St,Miami, FL 33165) from 11am-11pm. This
expertly curated festival has become a Miami destination phe- nomenon
that allows one to experience one of the largest CaribbeanCarnivals in
“Miami Carnival is a real and tangible layer of
the Caribbean heritage that contributes to the arts, music, history and
cultural identity of Caribbean people”, states Joan Hinkson,Miami
Broward Carnival One Carnival Host Committee Chair...
Nicki Minaj responds to Celebrity Artist’s portrait of her that was painted with makeup!
- Sep 27, 2017 - 10:02:29 AM
“Wow! Talent to the tenth power,” commented Nicki Minaj on Jamaal
Rolle’s Instagram page. The Celebrity Artist recently painted Minaj’s
portrait with Mac makeup which quickly went viral.
Minaj and Mac currently collaborate, I rendered a portrait of her using
Mac foundations, eye shadows, liners and lip sticks.” said Rolle. “Mac
offers a wide range of foundations and makeup that gives me more hues
than my traditional pastels. This new way of creating portraits is just
crazy and fantastic at the same time, and I am having a lot of fun with
it!” said Rolle...
Oswald Brown's new book showcased at 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative Weekend
- Sep 23, 2017 - 12:21:27 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oswald T. Brown, author of Woes of Life, is pictured with his wife Elisabeth Ann Brown (left) and Adair
White Johnson (right) on Friday, September 22, 2017, in the Author’s
Pavilion at the 47th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF)
Legislative Weekend at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount
Vernon Place, NW, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Johnson’s Atlanta-based
company, The Johnson Tribe Publishing House, is the publisher of Woes of Life which was showcased in the Pavilion. WOES OF LIFE can be
ordered through Mr. Brown’s website www.oswaldtbrown.com or via
“Keeping up with the Boujees” hits the stage in Nassau
- Sep 21, 2017 - 1:23:17 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The team that brought you the Bahamian Icon
nominated plays “Sarah’s Wedding” and “New Rules of Sex and Dating” are
ready to bring you comedy, drama and a whole lot of scandal once again,
“Keeping up with the Boujees” is finally coming to Nassau! Keeping Up
with the Boujees produced 4 dynamic full performances along with sold
out shows in Freeport in June of this year. Critics admitted that they
were blown away by the captivating characters and intriguing storyline
of this play. “I literally live through Kerel Pinder's
productions!!! This play gave everything ....drama, raw emotion, life's
ugly truths that we often disguise and all the political shade and the
best comedy!! Kudos again and to all my favs on and behind the...
Miami Broward Jr. Carnival Celebrates Imagination & Creativity of true Carnival Artistry
- Sep 13, 2017 - 10:03:48 PM
In a country of immigrants, the showcasing of culture and vibrancy of
diversity are pillars that make the United States exceptional. These
pillars help keep the culture alive and build a reality that
contextualizes the community that culture represents. The key for the
continuation of this culture is the younger generation learning and
becoming the embodiment of said culture. For Miami Carnival, this is
illustrated in a most powerful way through the Junior Carnival. The
Miami Jr. Carnival, presented by TD Bank, is set for Saturday, September
30, 2017 at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 Northwest 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311)
from 12noon-9pm is not only a platform for showcasing Caribbean
culture, and a great opportunity for youth to participate, it’s a great
avenue for developing artistry.
Miss Grand Bahama bio: Tiasha Lewis
- Sep 1, 2017 - 7:50:52 PM
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams.
Lewis is the last of six children born to Edward and Florease Lewis on
the beautiful island of Grand Bahama. At only 17 years of age, she has
and is continuing to make tremendous impacts on the lives of others. Her
hobbies include: modelling, dancing, poetry writing, and motivational
speaking. She was a member of many positive youth development programs
such as Governor General Youth Award, Fashion Club, Student Christian
Movement, Bahamas Youth Leadership Development Program...
Art & Words – A Marriage in St. Martin – An exhibition of 39 years of book covers
- Aug 13, 2017 - 12:28:45 PM
Art helps us to imagine, even create our possibilities. Literature, the
word, gives us license to put pen to paper, to creatively express our
thoughts. The wedding of both genres in books from House of Nehesi
Publishers (HNP), was recently celebrated with an art exhibit in St.
Martin at the intimate gallery of the elegant Sheer Restaurant.
HNP exhibition, entitled “Art & Words – A Marriage,” showcased 27
prints and original art of mostly book covers linked to the indie press
for the last 39 years. A number of the pieces were on loan from their
Andrew Knowles ARTway exhibit to open August 17
- Aug 11, 2017 - 12:21:29 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Andrew Knowles, the young talented artist who continues to pursue his
skills, is preparing for his second exhibition at Doongalik Studios that
will focus on his experimentations with oil portraits, an art form he
has worked with for the past 4 years, either in commissioned works or by
painting well known Bahamian and international personalities.
content to merely render a realist likeness from a photograph of his
subject onto canvas, Knowles has added to the style by incorporating
abstraction, or waterscapes or landscaped backgrounds into the pieces.
He will also display four works in the exhibition which will demonstrate
the various developmental layers involved in his portrait process which
he has described as ‘the artway/ the elevated way/ the money way’...
AMMC Partners with Creative Nassau to host Bahamian History Workshop
- Aug 8, 2017 - 10:33:09 AM
Each summer, the
Antiquities Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) welcomes high-school
aged and college freshman students to its doors for 4 weeks of exposure
to the various sites under the Corporation’s belt. At the end of the
2017program, a full one-day Bahamian History workshop session was put on
to educate the summer attendees on select aspects of Bahamian Culture
and Heritage. The workshop participants had the chance to learn about
topics ranging from Migration to The Bahamas to cooking like Grandma in
Creative Nassau Market Artisan Judy Mae Rolle, showcasing her straw work pieces
the latter session, students learned of straw work from the early 20th
century and engaged in an interactive activity with Creative Nassau
Market Artisan, Judy Mae Rolle. Ms. Rolle demonstrated her various
plaiting and weaving techniques and forms, and told...
New book by Elliston Rahming shines spotlight on black movers, shakers of past, present
- Jul 28, 2017 - 1:10:13 PM
NEW YORK CITY – Elliston Rahming had a mission: To find and highlight
100 black people from across the globe whose accomplishment was so
significant and compelling that it helped advance, change, influence and
impact the world for the better. The results of that search, from both
the past and the present, can be found in his new book, released by Dog
The book “chronicles the accomplishments and
contributions of mountain movers who, above all, were able to shape the
course of human events and advance the refrain of ebony pride,” Rahming
writes in the book’s introduction. “Ultimately, this book is a clarion
call for mankind everywhere to move beyond the superficiality of skin
Sands Pink Radler Hosts Miss Bahamas Hopefuls Ahead of National Costume Competition
- Jul 27, 2017 - 3:42:05 PM
Widely known for its crisp, refreshing grapefruit flavor and its pretty
pink hue, the Sands Pink Radler embodies the essence of a Bahamian
summer and is the perfect accessory to complement Bahamian beauty;
making it an equally perfect partner for this year’s Miss World Bahamas
competition. In the spirit and celebration of both those ideals,
Bahamian Brewery & Beverage Co. Ltd, The Bahamas’ truly Bahamian
beer company and producers of the Sands Pink Radler, was proud to host
the nine ladies vying for the title of Miss World Bahamas 2017 to a
special meet and greet at Jimmy’s Wines & Spirit’s Nassau Street
Location on July 21.
“The Sands Pink Radler is one of our most
popular brands. It’s a fun fruity flavor that really personifies the
beauty and spirit of the Bahamian summer” explained Wellington Seymour,
BBB Executive Sales and Marketing Manager...