New Straw Markets in Cat Island, Harbour Island; NIB Sub-Office for Nassau’s Downtown Straw Market
- Sep 23, 2016 - 2:37:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Government is poised to launch new
markets to facilitate the wares of straw vendors, straw practitioners
and wood carvers, in Cat Island and Harbour Island.
Simmons, Chairman of the Straw Market Authority, made the announcement
during the annual Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony for straw
vendors, straw practitioners and wood carvers, Thursday, September 22,
2016 at the Downtown Straw Market...
Bahamian Straw Vendors, Wood Carvers Recognized
- Sep 23, 2016 - 3:27:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Fifty-nine straw vendors, straw practitioners and
wood carvers representing seven markets throughout The Bahamas were
recognized for their contribution to the industry and the development of
the country during the Straw Market Authority’s 4th Appreciation and
Recognition Day, September 22, 2016.
The special ceremony held at
Woodes Rogers Wharf, just outside of the downtown Straw Market, was a
part of Straw Market Appreciation and Recognition Week, which officially
began on Sunday with a service at Christ Church Cathedral...
'the observer + the observed' opens at the NAGB
- Sep 22, 2016 - 9:13:02 AM
Double Dutch brings together artists from the region and diaspora to
produce provocative bodies of work through collaboration and exchange.
The project works against ideas of nationalism and the insularity of our
creative environs by creating an experimental hub to explore regional
and diasporic culture, our creative acumen and sensibilities.
observer and the observed' features work by Jamaican artist Deborah
Anzinger and Bahamian artist Heino Schmid, each of them exploring ideas
around representation, the body and how the gaze in effect changes ideas
of relation, security, eroticism and social awareness...
Outside The Lines returns to downtown Nassau, Sept. 24th
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:45:56 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, September
24th, 2016, The Outside the Lines Project (OTL) is excited to return to
downtown Nassau under the theme FLY. Nine Bahamian artists have been invited to
add their own creative expression to delicate Japanese style bamboo kites which
will be available for viewing and purchase at Hillside House Art Gallery on
The inaugural event,
Freestyle: Outside The Lines, held last year in Pompey Square, was an awesome
collaboration of artists and musicians to raise funds in support of local
charities including the Art Supply Drive Initiative along with the phenomenal
young rake ‘n’ scrape musicians of the Rhythm ‘N’ Youth Ensemble...
The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery
- Sep 19, 2016 - 4:43:37 PM
imaginative book throws new light on the closing years of Caribbean
slavery and the lives of enslaved people of African descent before
emancipation in Trinidad in 1834. The book centres on the drawings of
plantation life by Richard Bridgens, an English-born artist who became a
planter and slaveholder in Trinidad, and examines these in the context
of contemporary documents. The result is a detailed written and visual
account of the everyday life of enslaved people, and the conditions
under which they lived and worked.
Judy Raymond, in a deeply researched and
elegantly written book, has shed light on Bridgens' career, and has
closely analyzed his remarkable drawings...
UNESCO’S Creative Cities’ Network to meet in Östersund, Sweden
- Sep 10, 2016 - 5:44:55 PM
The tenth Annual meeting of UNESCO’s Creative Cities’ Network (UCCN)
will take place from 14 to 16 September in the Swedish city of
Östersund, which is a member of UCCN in the field of gastronomy. The
event will bring together more than 250 representatives of the Network’s
116 Creative Cities, including 20 mayors.
AnnSofie Andersson, Mayor of Östersund, will open the meeting with Alice
Bah Kuhnke, Sweden’s Minister for Culture and Democracy, and Jyoti
Hosagrahar, Director of UNESCO’s Division for Creativity...
Local Art Exhibition to Showcase The Positive and Negative Influences in Bahamian Society
- Sep 2, 2016 - 4:53:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -- The newest art exhibition of Matthew Wildgoose will
create strong conversations when his latest work in “Da Good, Bad &
Ogly,” opens at The Central Bank Of The Bahamas on September 15, 2016.
The exhibition showcases the beauty of The Bahamas as well as different
facets of the dark enigmas of society.
Wildgoose has become famous for his portraitures depicting well-known
iconic Bahamian personalities such as Ronnie Butler and Sir Harry Oakes.
This time, Wildgoose dives into somewhat unchartered waters as he
paints a variety of Bahamians. The exhibition includes: icons; persons
who had strong convictions regarding their circumstances..
Call for Submissions: Small Island Anthology by Commonwealth Writers
- Sep 1, 2016 - 10:12:56 PM
Submission Deadline: October 5, 2016
Writers invites writers from islands in the Commonwealth to submit
stories for a new anthology. The anthology will include poetry, short
stories, and nonfiction – which can include creative non-fiction,
memoir, and photo or narrative essays – from an island perspective. The
anthology will be edited by Nicholas Laughlin, Editor, Caribbean Review
Eligible countries are: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji...
Internship at Florida Museum of Natural History Opens New Doors for AMMC Researcher Nameiko Miller
- Aug 30, 2016 - 4:42:59 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - For three weeks, Nameiko Miller,
Research Department Supervisor at Antiquities, Museums and Monuments
Corporation (AMMC) put her skills to work as an intern at the Florida
Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fl.
and interactive training took place on the campus of the University of
Florida where the local researcher focused on museum structures,
curating collections and managing research budgets. “The objective of
this internship program was for me to gain practical museum training
that would help to solidify my career goals,” said Miller...
Job Opportunities at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
- Aug 25, 2016 - 3:06:33 PM
Nassau, New Providence - The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) now has two exciting opportunities for creative, talented and professional individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for
outreach, fundraising, public relations at the nation’s premier
The NAGB has both a
Communications and Development Officer
Application deadline is September 9th...
Brooke & Lee debut self-published children’s book "Dave the Brave"
- Aug 19, 2016 - 3:23:09 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Under the name ‘Brooke & Lee,’ two sisters,
Adria McCardy and Kristi Collie, have given a new meaning to evangelism.
sisterly duo have joined forces to “share and spread true love, God’s
love with everyone [they] encounter through books and [also] in life.”
by their brother’s initiative in writing his first novel “The Legend of
the Flaming Dragon,” Adria, ‘Brooke’ of Brooke & Lee became
motivated to be the budding entrepreneur she has always dreamt of
Dr. Melony Thompson Presents Her Book to the Bahamas Governor General
- Aug 19, 2016 - 9:15:51 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, centre, was presented a book from Dr. Melony Thompson, second left, entitled
Odessa and the Professor,
August 18, 2016 during a courtesy call at Government House.
Also pictured are from left are Valda Swaby, Kayla Johnson and Dexter Thompson...
Dr. Gail Saunders Presents a Copy of Her Book to the Prime Minister
- Aug 19, 2016 - 6:13:20 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Historian Dr. Gail Saunders presented a copy of her book, Race and Class in the Colonial Bahamas, 1880-1960 to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, August 18, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay)
Ceramic Exhibition ‘Pomp & Pageantry’ to Open at Doongalik Studios
- Aug 15, 2016 - 12:44:57 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Ceramic artist, Alistair Stevenson, is completing the final touches for
his annual exhibition entitled ‘Pomp & Pageantry’ which will open on
Thursday, August 25 from 6-8pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.
about the inspiration for this year’s theme, the artist made the
following statement: “From the beginning of time, mankind has lived in a
world where egoism has defined the rules of aesthetics. Human beings
are constantly inventing and reinventing innumerable ways to enhance
their natural beauty using countless forms of body embellishments from
head to toe, such as: head scarves, ties, belt buckles and buff leather
Interview with Grand Bahama film producer, Nathaniel P. Lewis on his debut feature film 'Junkanoo Carnival'
- Aug 13, 2016 - 10:53:57 AM
It all started in November of 2014 when I first heard about Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival and was invited to the “The Grand Life” launch event
in the Count Basie Square of Port Lucaya Marketplace. I instantly fell
in love with the concept and what Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival stood for.
More than just a “party” Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a cultural
expression of the Bahamian people with elements of Rake and Scape,
Original Bahamian music and Craft and a street parade showcasing the
unity of The Bahamian people.
In February of 2015, Ms. Ginger
Moxey, the Grand Bahama Consultant for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival invited
me to formally join the team and serve as Public Relations Coordinator.
This gave me an inside, firsthand look at just how incredible and life...
Bahamas International Chorale Festival to feature choirs from 8 countries
- Aug 11, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Nassau will come alive with the sound of music
this month when 13 choirs from eight different countries gather on
August 21st – 31st for the America Cantat 8 Bahamas International Choral
America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival
of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite
singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South
America in a 10-day cultural and musical immersion program.
of the workshops held throughout the week will focus on Bahamian
classical music, Junkanoo music and folk music of The Bahamas...
Goombay Summer Festival 2016
- Aug 10, 2016 - 7:31:23 AM
TAINO BEACH, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND- The 2016 Goombay Summer Festival
season on Grand Bahama Island, July 7th-28th was nothing short of
fantastic for the hundreds of residents and visitors that attended the
event over the course of the four weeks.
From the lively street
performances to the headliners on the big stage, the festival showcased
the best of the best in Bahamian music, dance and arts and crafts.
week visitors from as far as Mexico, Zimbabwe, Canada and the United
States of America showed up at the festival to experience the culture of
Richard Demeritte Presents His Book to the Prime Minister
- Aug 10, 2016 - 5:49:30 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Richard Demeritte, left, presented to Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie a copy of his book, Leadership Accountability in Government: Defining, Measuring & Managing for Results.
Mr. Demeritte made the presentation on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Office of the Prime Minister...
"Fast Eddie" Won't Slow Down, He's Just Retiring
- Aug 5, 2016 - 5:52:34 PM
The cultural community, public servants and friends of Eddison "Fast
Eddie" Dames gathered this weekend to celebrate with him as he retires,
after having given the government of The Bahamas more than 42 years of
Worker's House was transformed into the scene
for a masquerade ball held in his honor, under the patronage of Prime
Minister Perry G. Christie.
"Fast Eddie", as he is fondly
called, could be described as a larger-than-life character, Mr. Christie
said, adding that he is always distinguished by his appearance and
Valley Boys crowned Junkanoo Summer Festival champions
- Aug 5, 2016 - 3:02:58 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - After an electrifying four-week battle, a winner has emerged from the 2016 Junkanoo Summer Festival (JSF).
The Valley Boys Junkanoo group was officially crowned the winner of this year’s festival, winning three of the major categories.
a smile on his face, John Williams, free dancer of the Valley Boys said
like every competition, the Valley enters to prove a point and their
point has once again been made...