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Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30 - Jul 12, 2017 - 8:28:50 AM

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The chairman of the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Committee Chervita Campbell wants you to catch Regatta fever!  The event team is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

Funding and public relation are critical components to the success of the event. Along with media partner, TheBahamasWeekly.com, the GBRH committee are pleased to have engaged new partners this year, both Kalik and BTC. "We are thankful to our continued and new sponsors without them our dreams would not be a reality," said Campbell...
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Bahamas 44th Independence Beat Retreat Enjoyed by All - Jul 8, 2017 - 8:42:47 AM

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Bahamians enjoyed the Sunday afternoon Beat Retreat downtown that launched the week of Bahamas 44th Independence Celebrations to the theme, "Toward the Rising Sun: One God, One People, One Bahamas." 

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Minnis attended and are pictured viewing the parade.  National Pride Day -- a day of ceremony, music, food, and fun will take place this Friday, July 7, in Rawson and Parliament Squares, from 10:00 a.m. into the night...
Arts & Culture : Books
Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up" - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM

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Sir Durward Knowles who is now the oldest living Olympic champion in the world and a renowned Bahamian sailor, is penning another book to be released in October 2017, a month before his centurion birthday.

Sir Durward has chosen Scholar Books to publish “Never Give Up,” an inspirational book that covers his recovery from serious health complications that had caused him to rearrange his entire life.

In 2010, Sir Durward endured many health struggles undergoing several surgeries, months of recovery and having to learn to walk again. In 2015, he had a relapse and fought hard to get healthy again...
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Bahamas National Youth Choir’s Encore Performance - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:50:19 AM

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The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) is preparing for its yearly international tour and will host a one-night-only repeat performance of its 27th Annual concert season on June 24th 2017. A Silent Auction takes place before the concert at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Lyford Cay.

This concert is not to be missed and the public is encouraged to come out and support our youth who are dedicating their lives and talents to inspire positivity among our young people as they proudly represent The Bahamas and its culture in the international arena each and every year. This event is guaranteed to entertain, captivate and thrill the hearts of music lovers and theatrical enthusiasts...
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Bullfrog in Soldier Clothes - Jun 17, 2017 - 3:30:18 AM

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Bullfrog dress up in soldier clothes
Went to de river to shoot some crows
Crows smell fire and dey all fly way
Bullfrog get vex an he cry all day

It seems like a harmless nursery rhyme, but it dates back to the terrible days of slavery, and tells the story of how enslaved people manage to outwit their oppressors...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Junior Junkanoo acts as feeder system for Senior Junkanoo - Jun 12, 2017 - 10:47:05 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said the Junior Junkanoo programme is very important because it is the cultivation ground and feeder system for Senior Junkanoo.  He noted it nurtured skills of research, planning, organizing, critical thinking, problem solving and role-playing, and stimulated the development of creativity.

“It impacts the young mind in positive ways adding to school spirit, enhancing self pride, building self-esteem and contributing to the overall patriotism of the young Bahamian,” Minister Pintard said during the 2016 Junior Junkanoo Awards Presentation at the Ministry, Thursday, June 8, 2017...
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Political satire, "Keeping Up with the Boujees" on at the Regency Theatre - Jun 10, 2017 - 2:30:11 PM

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SisBro Productions; the event planning company that brought you the Bahamian Icon Nominated play’s "Sarah's Wedding" and "New Rules of Sex and Dating"will be hosting their third stage production on June 9-11th, 2017at the Regency Theater.

Keeping Up with the Boujees is written and produced by Bahamian playwright Kerel Pinder and directed by Kenton Pinder, under the mentorship of Gloria McGlone. Keeping up with the Boujeesis a political satire weaved through a scandalous family drama. This production will take audiences on the journey of a Boujee Bahamian family who quickly learn that appearances are much harder to keep when their dad decides to run for a political seat...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Amanda Diedrick Presented to the Prime Minister a Copy of Her Book - Jun 10, 2017 - 1:19:15 PM

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Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis welcomed in a courtesy call, author Amanda Diedrick who wrote the book, Those Who Stayed: The Tale of the Hardy Few Who Built Green Turtle Cay.  Ms. Diedrick presented a copy of her book to the Prime Minister, at the Office of the Prime Minister, on Monday.

Official photo by Letisha Henderson of Bahamas Information Services...
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Strachan’s new play “Honourable Member” takes on politics - May 31, 2017 - 9:42:17 AM

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Writer and director Ian Strachan is bringing a new play, “Honourable Member,” to the stage from June 8th through the 11th at the Dundas Centre’s Winston V. Saunders Theatre. Strachan’s Ceiba Arts theatre company made waves last year with “Gun Boys Rhapsody,” a moving drama about crime and violence. This time he sets his sights on Caribbean politics. It’s his fourth play set in the fictional nation of “I-Land.”

The play is a portrait of a Caribbean Prime Minister, Winston “Fergie” Ferguson, played by Dion Johnson. Fergie is a master communicator and a wily veteran when it comes to out maneuvering his rivals. “I was blown away by Dion Johnson’s performance in ‘Sizwe Bansi is Dead’,” says Strachan. “The role of Winston Ferguson is extremely demanding...
Arts & Culture : Books
‘Sharks in the Runway’: A pilot’s chronicle of outrageous adventures - May 31, 2017 - 9:37:31 AM

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‘Sharks in the Runway’, the first book written by photographer, cameraman, writer, and seaplane pilot, Captain Paul W.J. Harding, has been described as a roaring review of the life of a private pilot to the stars; a seafarer and adventurer who’s travelled the globe –from the mountains of Utah to the depths of the Red Sea – and found that there’s nowhere comparable to the bright blue waters of The Bahamas.

Part globe-trotting memoir, part history of The Bahamas and aviation, Sharks in the Runway is a dizzying ride through a life of travel and adventure. A story of perseverance and survival, it will inspire the inner thrill-seeker and entrepreneur in all readers...
Arts & Culture : Books
Scholar Books Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Partnership - May 30, 2017 - 8:19:04 PM

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A Bahamian book publisher continues to expand their power and synergies with international publishing giants. In May 2017, Scholar Books organized a multi-billion-dollar partnership with America’s largest book distributor, Ingram Content Group.

The new expansion follows a year after Scholar Books CEO, Albert Cox had established a multi-million-dollar partnership with Thomson-Shore, allowing his company the opportunity to become the first global traditional book publications company in The Bahamas.

The Ingram Content Group deal focuses on content development and utilizing their fully integrated channels of print and digital, as well as their global marketing and distribution services.
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The Bahamas: Forgotten History to open at The Ladder Gallery - May 4, 2017 - 3:15:53 PM

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The Ladder Gallery invites you to The Bahamas: Forgotten History, a debut exhibition by Bahamian artist Durelle Williams which opens on Friday, May 12th 2017 from 6:00pm at The Ladder Gallery.

Williams explores the Bahamian narrative by revisiting objects, people and traditions that remind us of our rich Afro-Caribbean heritage. The collection of traditional paintings and digital illustrations offer a glimpse into the social, cultural and political moments that have helped shape and define the Bahamian people as a nation. From the woman laboring in the field, to the poised junkanoo dancer, to a recreation of Sir Lynden Pindling throwing the mace on Black Tuesday Williams paints a collection of stories on reflection.
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How Lucky We Art! - Apr 25, 2017 - 10:46:47 AM

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For the third consecutive year, Nassau-based law firm Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) has joined hands with the Transforming Spaces Annual Art Tour to provide more than two dozen public school students with the opportunity to experience mixed-media art whilst connecting with participating artists.

During this year’s tour, students from R.M. Bailey, C.R.Walker and Government High, along with GSO attorneys Andrew O’Brien and Johanna Mayson, staff and management visited six local galleries: Doongalik Studios, National Art Gallery of Bahamas (NAGB), The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, Popop Studios Art Gallery and Antonius Robert’s Studio & Art Gallery at Hillside House...
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The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition - Apr 23, 2017 - 8:33:22 AM

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Deadline: May 13, 2017...


The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society is offering a unique opportunity to young persons who are interested in a career in the Performing Arts. They are hosting a Summer Camp Scholarship Talent Competition to win a spot at the French Woods 3-week Summer Camp in upstate New York this August. Kids will be able to interact with other talented and creative kids in the areas of singing, acting, music and dance. Must be 13 years to 17 years old to apply...
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Bahamian student artist wins prize - Apr 16, 2017 - 7:12:12 PM

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On Friday, March 17th, The Scarfone/Hartfold Gallery of the University of Tampa opened its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. This exhibition featured student works selected through open call submissions. The submissions ranged from mixed media paintings, installations and three dimensional artworks. About forty different artworks were displayed.

This year, the exhibition was judged by Julie Heffernan, Professor of Art at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Honorable mention awards were given, and awards in the categories of Best 3-Dimensional Work, Best Portraiture, Best Installation, Best 2-Dimensional Work, etc. Bahamian emerging artist, Jodi Minnis, won best 2-dimensional work for her video, Paranoia...

Arts & Culture
"33: 'til now" Opens at The Pro Gallery April 13 - Apr 10, 2017 - 4:42:05 PM

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The Pro Gallery will be launching "33: 'til now",  a retrospective exhibition focusing on the life, work and thoughts of Bahamian artist, writer and educator Keisha Oliver. The show opens to the public on Thursday, April 13th 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at the University of The Bahamas’ Oakes Field campus, Nassau, Bahamas.

Oliver’s love for collecting is translated through a body of work both personal and reflective that offer an auto-biographical conversation and testimony of her thoughts on the little things we often take for granted. Cherished objects are re-imagined through the visual and literary art forms as she is seen challenging the definition and boundaries of herself as an artist.
Arts & Culture
Third Wood Turners’ Show Opens on April 8 at Doongalik - Apr 8, 2017 - 1:54:25 PM

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The third annual wood turners’ show will open on the 8th April, 2017 at Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, #20 Village Road, from 3pm to 7pm.

This year’s show entitled “Branching Out” demonstrates these artists’ ability to explore new techniques, forms and functions of their preferred medium: wood. David McGorrin, Robin Hardy and Jeremy Delancy have over forty years’ experience in woodworking, and are well known for producing artworks that are timeless...
Arts & Culture : Books
Bahamian artist / author transforms pain into purpose - Apr 6, 2017 - 10:48:49 PM

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We all experience pain at some point in our lives. Did you know that fear stops more people from living their dreams than anything else? Fortunately, fear can be overcome by using spiritual principles, such as choosing to focus on positive intentions and gratitude.

Tina Klonaris-Robinson believes fear can be overcome through creativity. She says that painting has taught her about surmounting obstacles and leading a life of divine purpose. “My canvases begin as empty black spaces. I love using black, rather than white canvases because they remind me that in our darkest times if there is emptiness, there is the potential to fill our lives with light, color, beauty, and magnificence...
Arts & Culture
"Perfect Wedding" wins Best Overall Stage Production at the TWIRPs - Mar 31, 2017 - 1:48:33 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - This years Freeport Players Guild TWIRP Awards was a night full of laughter, celebration and surprises. The black & white affair event started with a cocktail hour where nominees, family and friends had the opportunity to mix and mingle.

Hosted by Mark Gardiner the awards ceremony was equally as entertaining as the audience eagerly awaiting the words 'and the award goes to...'

The night ended with a special dedication to Dr. Alan Bater as the bar was named in his honour, "Bater's Bar..."
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
National Arts Festival Dedication to Dance at the Dundas - Mar 30, 2017 - 7:27:28 PM

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Dance, as a component of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, continues at the Winston V. Saunders Theatre of the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts.  Pictures taken March 29, 2017 capture the dancers' dedication to their craft and the joy of performance.  Well-known Bahamian dancer, Lawrence coaches the dancers in one of the photos.

The National Arts Festival adjudicates school students in music, dance, and drama as well as the visual arts, annually, and the winning school is presented a trophy by the Governor General at Government House.  After New Providence performances, the festival moves to Grand Bahama and other islands through the end of May...
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