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Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff Weekend - April 17-18, 2015 - Mar 27, 2015 - 1:22:20 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - April 17-18, 2015 all roads lead to Taino Beach for an action packed weekend of culture and entertainment as Grand Bahama kicks off the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival party featuring T - Connection and J Mitchell live in concert.

Enjoy one epic weekend of non-stop cultural activity inside Da Cultural Village. Jump in Da Line with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival: A Celebration of Community and Culture.

ALL ACCESS Weekend Pass: $20 ...
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Countdown to Grand Bahama kickoff of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - Mar 27, 2015 - 8:58:40 AM

Freeport, The Bahamas - With just over three weeks left, the countdown to the Grand Bahama kickoff of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) Music Masters Semi-finals is on and projected to bring significant economic boost to the island.

The two-day event, set for April 17th and 18th, is pegged to draw thousands of Bahamians and visitors to the island at Taino Beach and kick off the much anticipated signature cultural street festival in The Bahamas slated for May 7-9 in New Providence.

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Immerse Bahamas launches new magazine - Mar 26, 2015 - 5:19:07 PM

Freeport, BAHAMAS   – Immerse Bahamas, Grand Bahama’s newest public relations, project and destination management company, has launched its new magazine featuring ordinary Bahamians who are doing  extraordinary things.

Immerse Magazine is a compilation of all things Bahamian; the people, the culture, the communities and the experiences. 

“It tells the untold stories of some who are known, and often many who are unknown; the young and the not so young; the newbies and the legends; the islands and the culture.  We capture and covey, the heart, soul and spirit of The Bahamas,” Immerse Bahamas President & CEO Ginger Moxey said on the launch of her new magazine...

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Washington Art Auction to Benefit Bahamian Artists - Mar 26, 2015 - 2:48:12 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several projects for emerging artists in The Bahamas will benefit from an art auction hosted by Exnihilo Art Center at the District Architecture Center at 421 Seventh Street, N.W. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Entitled “Out of Nothing Art Auction,” it featured art work from emerging artists as well as established artists from the United States and The Bahamas, and special guests included Bahamian artists Michael Edwards and Katrina Cartwright, who flew in for the event.

Other special guests included Mrs. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., and Ms. Faith Maycock...
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Grand Bahama artists influenced by "The Blue Rider" exhibit at Garden of the Groves - Mar 26, 2015 - 12:25:22 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Thea Albert, Suzanne Baker, Eva Dehmel, Nicole Krapac, Mary Lips, Karen Matlack, Eva von Albedyhill, Cali Veilleux, Patricia Lihou, Bradley and Sarah Knowles, Andrew Moxey and Jim Weber, all members of art classes with Angelika Siska showed their works in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden of the Groves on March 15th.

The Blue Rider
and especially Franz Marc (1880 - 1926) with his vivid colours had inspired the artists. Their influence can be very well seen in the art class's works and a big crowd of visitors admired the individual works of the different class members, different in age, in history, in nationality and education...
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E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival - Day 7 in Nassau‏ - Mar 25, 2015 - 10:20:01 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Day 7 of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival, March 24 -- featured woodwinds -- at the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Photos enclosed...

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Pierre’s stage play "Perfect in Weakness" a personal journey - Mar 25, 2015 - 12:40:50 PM

One can only glance at Bahamian Poet and Playwright Gea Pierre to see that some great change has taken place, but in speaking to her you realize that this change extends much deeper than physical appearance.  She is a survivor, who sickness has made stronger, brokenness has made better and challenges has changed.  The year 2014 was a difficult year for Gea, what began as a rather uneventful year quickly became the toughest of her life.  In April 2014 she was admitted to hospital with failing lungs and heart failure, this would be the first of many hospital stays locally and in Florida.

Much has happened in Gea’s life since that time, she has now returned to work after seven months of sick leave and most days she feels even stronger than she felt before her illness...
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Miami Art Exhibition to Explore Immigration and Cultural Identity - Mar 24, 2015 - 3:32:02 PM

Tony Capellán, Mar Caribe
Artists from African, Caribbean and South Asian communities worldwide featured in Poetics of Relation

MIAMI – On May 28, Pérez Art Museum Miami will open Poetics of Relation, an exhibition featuring six of the most noted artists addressing issues of diaspora, immigration, and cultural identity today. Multiple works address these issues through depictions of landscapes executed in a broad variety of media—including painting, photography, and sculpture—as well as site-specific installations and newly commissioned film projects for the PAMM exhibition. Inspired by the cultural commentary of the Martinican writer Édouard Glissant (1928-2011), Poetics of Relation offers a fresh perspective on one of the most pressing issues of our time by examining the intergenerational impact of immigration, diaspora, and cultural identity on understandings of place.
Turks & Caicos premier gets invite to Bahamas Junkanoo carnival - Mar 20, 2015 - 1:30:29 PM

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos - Turks and Caicos Islands Premier, Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing was all smiles as he formally accepted the official invitation of himself and residents of the TCI to the upcoming Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, which begins in Grand Bahama in April.

Ginger Moxey, President & CEO of Immerse Bahamas and representing the Grand Bahama Cultural Carnival Company was in Providenciales for the courtesy call at the Office of the Premier at the Hilly Ewing Building.

The visit, arranged by Magnetic Media (Bahamas and Turks and Caicos), allowed Ms. Moxey a face to face opportunity to share on the events line up and roll out a red carpet invite to the residents and guests of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, which sits...

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Creative Nassau Unveils the Official UNESCO Creative City Logo - Mar 19, 2015 - 9:27:23 PM

Creative Nassau (CN), along with members of the Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP), proudly unveiled the Official UNESCO Creative City Logo for the City of Nassau. Our capital obtained the designation “Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts” on December 1, 2014 from Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, who welcomed the City of Nassau as a member of the prestigious Creative Cities Network comprising 69 cities all around the world. The brief ceremony was held in Pompey Square as a part of the monthly Creative Nassau Market and during the launching of Bahamas Revisited, a new Bahamian excursion company headed by young entrepreneur Steven Cartwright...
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Carver Garden Club to host annual Flower Show under auspices of Governor General - Mar 19, 2015 - 8:48:03 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The historic Carver Garden Club continues to tell its story as it has for the past sixty-nine (69) years.

Back in 1946, few intrepid women of colour saw the need to come together socially to build stronger roots to advance themselves – and to raise a standard for young women to follow. They named their garden club after George Washington Carver, renowned American Negro Agriculturalist and Agronomist who taught at Tuskegee University, and who is said to have traced his roots back to The Bahamas.

On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, yet another chapter of the Carver Garden Club story will be written when the Club hosts its Annual Flower Show under the distinguished patronage of Lady Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at the Queens College Auditorium on Village Road, Nassau...

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Photo Spread From Exuma Heritage Festival‏ - Mar 19, 2015 - 7:08:19 PM

Exuma, Bahamas - Enclosed are photos that show scenes from the Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival held in George Town Exuma from March 12-14. Each night there were music and dance performances at Regatta Park.

Photos enclosed...

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Indigenous Materials Secure New Platform Through BNFC Partnerships with BAIC - Mar 19, 2015 - 3:07:53 PM

The Bahamas National Festival Commission and the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation are partnering on an initiative to create economic opportunities for indigenous material producers during the upcoming Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and the Youth Culture Fest.

The initiative is expected to link scores of Family Island suppliers of local materials like straw; sisal and straw to the different companies and groups that will be participating in the two events.

Chairman of the BNFC Paul Major said the 28 companies that are participating in the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever...
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Grand Bahama author Victoria Wilchcombe releases debut novel‏ - Mar 18, 2015 - 11:37:45 PM

Neob is traditional sci-fi – a planet, a dominant force, an intruder and a large supporting cast. When an Andentian lands on planet Neob he is not expecting the presence of a Taro, Menor, to get in the way of ownership. But it’s not only Menor he will have to contend

For the planet Neob and its oldest and perhaps first inhabitant the Taro Menor the world is harmonious with all conflicts between species handled and pacified...
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CAP Announces First Annual Multicultural Heritage Festival Announced - Mar 17, 2015 - 9:46:03 AM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – The Committee for the Advancement of People (CAP) announced their first annual Multicultural Heritage Festival scheduled for the YMTA grounds in Hunters on March 21. The announcement was made by Taronya Wildgoose, trainee Welfare Officer in the Department of Social Services, during press conference, March 16.

CAP is a division of the Department of Social Services. Being held under the theme, "Protecting Our Heritage, Fostering Creativity" Miss Wildgoose said, "cultural diversity expands choices, nurtures a variety of skills, human values and worldviews and provides wisdom from the past to inform the future...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Book Presented to Bahamas Attorney General - Mar 17, 2015 - 3:53:10 AM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Captain Tellis Bethel, Deputy Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, presented a book he has written, entitled The Lucayan Sea: Birthplace of the Modern Americas, to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Senator the Hon. Allyson Maynard Gibson, at the Ministry’s offices on Thursday, March 12.

Pictured from left: Minister Maynard Gibson, Captain Tellis Bethel, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Legal Affairs Cynthia Gibbs...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Local Musicians to Hold ‘It’s a Bahamian Ting’ Pre-Concert In Support of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival - Mar 16, 2015 - 4:28:58 PM

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said he is pleased that local musicians have stated their support of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, slated for May 7-9, 2015.

He was present during a press conference called by a group of musicians on Sunday, at the British Colonial Hilton.

The musicians have now come out in support of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, since the Government has stated a Bahamian concept to the inaugural street festival...

Arts & Culture : Books
Sunshine Insurance donates towards Bahamian meteorologist Wayne Neely's latest book - Mar 16, 2015 - 2:22:04 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Today’s forecast calls for Sunshine. Sunshine Insurance has donated to meteorologist and author, Wayne Neely for his latest book, The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes of The Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Americas. The book is slated to be released on July 1 – one month after hurricane season officially begins.

This is not the first time that Sunshine Insurance has partnered with Mr. Neely. The company sponsored Mr. Neely for his book, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928. In photo: Sunshine Insurance Vice President of Development, Dwayne Swaby presents cheque to Mr. Neely...
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Artists of Grand Bahama turn their eyes to the stars - Mar 15, 2015 - 1:48:23 AM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - The Grand Gallery is pleased to announce Nocturnes, a group exhibition of artists based on the island, curated by Boryana Korcheva and Del Foxton. Nocturnes opened 12 March 2015 with a curatorial tour followed by a reception and will run till 24 April 2015.

Nocturnes explores the eternal subject of the Night, as interpreted by contemporary artists of varied cultural backgrounds living in Grand Bahama...
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Freeport Players' Guild 2015 TWIRP Awards to Honour Sir Jack - Mar 14, 2015 - 9:43:51 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – For over five decades the Freeport Players’ Guild has provided quality entertainment for Grand Bahamian residents and visitors alike. Despite constant challenges faced to keep the arts alive here in The Bahamas, the Regency Theatre stands as a home for many of The Bahamas’ top entertainers. While many may not have the opportunity to witness an actual show on Broadway, the Freeport Players’ Guild has brought some of the most well known shows right here to Grand Bahama. Considerably ‘the Broadway of The Bahamas’, it is without question that we recognise and award our members for their hard work throughout the years. Being the only community theatre in The Bahamas, the Freeport Players’ Guild is a non-profit organisation consisting of 100% volunteers.
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