Dame Marguerite Recognizes Women Artists
- Sep 19, 2014 - 4:08:11 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas
-- Celebrating the accomplishments of women artists, Her Excellency Dame
Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, opened the Central Bank of The
Bahamas art exhibition, “INSTINCT” – the new artwork of nine dynamic
painters and sculptors on September 18.
Dame Marguerite said the
display showed a labour of love and in some cases a glimpse of their
innermost thoughts, fears, joys, and perhaps a piece of their soul, all
for our enjoyment and edification.
“These women have taken on art
as a life-long passionate cause and pursued its development and
evolution with dogged tenacity alongside the pursuit of more traditional
careers, as they loved and nurtured their families,” she noted.
Association of Bahamians in Canada host the Junkanoo Legends
- Sep 19, 2014 - 7:12:51 AM
summer Canada came culturally alive and was filled with showcase of music,
costumes and excitement from performances by The Bahamas Junkanoo
On July 25
at Liberty Grand- Exhibition Place, beautiful costumes pranced and
sweet music came alive at the King and Queen Gala. Junkanoo Legends
astonished audiences under the theme 'Get Involved', which honoured
Tyrone 'Dr. Off' Fitzgerald.
Annual Caribbean Carnival Gala is a celebration of music and art, along with an elegant formal dinner and dance that brings a community of
Caribbean entertainment lovers together...
Bahamas Dance Theatre’s Summer Annual Performance
- Sep 11, 2014 - 11:53:09 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama
- The The Bahamas Dance Theatre presented their 18th anniversary dance
performance entitled, “Evolution of Dance” over the summer at the
students of the Bahamas Dance Theatre spent months preparing themselves
for their final product and their moment to shine on stage! With over
160 participants ranging from age 3 to 24, the students were taught
technique and dance styles ranging from modern ballet to hip hop dance
with music from the Flintstones, Batman and The Wizard of Oz to the
styles of Phil Collins, Madonna and Lady Gaga to entertain the variety ...
Atlanta confirmed as first international stop for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Sep 11, 2014 - 12:55:33 PM
ATLANTA, Georgia -
Atlanta will be the first North American city to feel the spirit of
Junkanoo Carnival when The Commonwealth of The Bahamas presents its
latest cultural enterprise abroad.
Cultural Affairs Attache`,
Robert Pinder confirmed that the team at the Bahamas Consul General’s
Office in Atlanta is working to ensure attendees at the Atlanta launch
set for October 8, 2014, receive a “taste of The Bahamas” for a few
days. Enough of a taste, he hopes, will prompt them to attend Junkanoo
Carnival in The Bahamas in May 2015.
“We are working directly with Bahamas National Festival Commission to ensure that when the delegates arrive from The Bahamas..."
Bahamas Central Bank's 2014 Annual Art Competition – Open/Senior Category
- Sep 9, 2014 - 2:00:24 PM
Nassau, New Providence
- The Central Bank of The Bahamas is proud to announce The Open
Category Competition and Exhibition component of its 31st Annual Art
Competition and Exhibition to be held from Friday, 3rd October, 2014 to
Friday, 31st October, 2014. The objectives of the competition are to
identify, recognize, and encourage Bahamian visual artists.
Entry Forms may be obtained from the Central Bank of The Bahamas, by
download. In the Family Islands, entry forms may be collected from the
Administrator’s Office or the District Education Offices of the Ministry
NAGB seeks artwork by Brent Malone
- Sep 6, 2014 - 1:46:59 PM
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has begun the first phase of the
development of a major retrospective exhibition of the work of the late
R. Brent Malone. The exhibition will be curated by Bahamian art
historian and educator Dr. Erica James and will open in 2015.
In preparation for the exhibition, the gallery requests that any person
who owns work by Brent Malone and is willing to have it included in the
exhibition and/or the accompanying catalogue, to please contact Dr
James with the following: a basic photograph of the work, its date,
title and medium (if known), along with the owner’s name and contact
information. All images and information provided will be held in the
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC) announced their 2014 New
Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm. This
year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving," and will feature 9 A-groups
and 3 B-groups.
"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out
that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the
parade," Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.
"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will
kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public
will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment," Bowe said.
"Instinct" Art Exhibit opens at the Central Bank Gallery
- Sep 19, 2014 - 2:06:08 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling gave remarks at the Opening of the Central Bank of The Bahamas
Art Exhibition, “INSTINCT,” on September 18, 2014.
The exhibit features the work of nine
female artists of The Bahamas: Chantal Bethel, Sue Bennett-Williams,
Jessica Colebrooke, Claudette Dean, Lisa Codella, Holly Parotti, Susan
Katz-Lightbourn, Ana-Lisa Wells, and Nadine Seymour-Munroe. The work of
the artists caught the mind and spirit through the female experience...
Straw and Wood Craft Vendors Saluted for their Service
- Sep 12, 2014 - 10:45:32 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas –
The Straw Market Authority saluted straw vendors and wood carvers for
their service to the straw and craft industries during a 2nd Annual
Vendors Appreciation and Recognition ceremony, September 11, at the
vendors, who represented the islands of Grand Bahama, Exuma, Long
Island, Andros, Cat Island and New Providence, were recognized for
longstanding service, dedication and passion for their craft. Some of
the honorees have served 30 years in the industry.
The honorees were: Sophia Hepburn, Mary Pratt, Larry McDonald...
NAGB seeks to fill Education Officer position
- Sep 4, 2014 - 2:55:07 PM
Nassau, New Providence -
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas has issued a call for
applications for an open position at the Gallery for an EDUCATION
Job Description: The Education Officer is responsible for developing,
delivering and evaluating content to effectively communicate the
function of the museum and its collection and exhibitions to a wider
audience. Working closely with the Curatorial Department, the Education
Officer should be involved in the creation of each exhibition from the
point of view of the uninitiated visitor, should assist with exhibition
show content in label writing, essays, catalogue editing, and with
Fort Charlotte Comes Alive with Period Costumes, Thanks to Historic Bahamas Foundation Council Support for AMMC
- Sep 3, 2014 - 1:46:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Raquel Davis is selling her wares like her great-grandmother did 100
years before her –from a straw basket made from Andros plait, lifting,
gently turning, holding out each sugar apple, soursop and fresh pear for
the ‘buyer’ to examine. Eyes brimming with pride for the produce she
grew, she is dressed in period costume from the straw hat on her head to
the long skirt made of rough-hewn cotton, maybe a potato sack.
Shenique is telling the story of Fort Charlotte, built in 1787 to
protect Nassau against an attack by the French which never materialized.
Meantime, Veronica is welcoming the latest group of visitors to the
country’s largest fortress. “Welcome to Fort Charlotte,” her voice
bellows, “where the history will intrigue you, the structure will amaze
you and the view will inspire you.”
Bahamas Governor General attends art exhibition, "Creation's Grace"
- Sep 2, 2014 - 11:11:46 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Governor General Her
Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, centre, viewed the
exhibition, "Creation's Grace - A Minnis Family Retrospective
Exhibition,” led by prominent Bahamian artist, Eddie Minnis, right, at
the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB), September 2. Also
enjoying the exhibition was Director of the Gallery Amanda D. Coulson...
Business Opportunities for Junkanoo
- Sep 2, 2014 - 12:06:37 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Prime Minister the Rt.
Hon. Perry G. Christie in his key address of the recent Junkanoo
Corporation New Providence Ltd. (JCNP) 2014 Leadership Conclave at the
British Colonial Hilton, August 30, encouraged Junkanoo leaders to grasp
the opportunities of the imminent Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival slated to
come on stream next year. The seminar was held to expose the leaders to
the new avenues of expression and economic benefit.
Minister Christie encouraged the participants to take advantage of the
opportunity to learn more about how Junkanoo can be expanded as a
business. In addition, the seminar set the stage to prepare the
Junkanooers for the level of expectations that will be anticipated once
the new festival is launched...
Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Launch Photo Highlights
- Aug 29, 2014 - 7:29:04 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
August 27th, 2014 an explosion of Bahamian culture erupted at Pompey
Square as persons from all walks of life converged there to experience a
cultural RUSH unlike any other that has ever taken place in The
Bahamas. It was the official launch of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival set to
be a post-Lenten five weeks festival of events, highlighting Bahamian
cultural expressions in music, art and Junkanoo. This Collage of Culture
is said to not be a single event, but rather a collection of
celebrations, concerts, cultural shows and street parades that pull from
all aspects of culture and heritage. Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival will
kick off on Easter Monday 2015.
The launch gala provided an exhilarating foretaste of what's to come May
7th - 9th 2015; Junkanoo, live bands, cultural show, indigenous
colorful costumes designed and made by Bahamians, fireworks, food,
drinks, jump in the line dance and more.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Officially Launched
- Aug 29, 2014 - 12:46:23 PM
Bahamas – In less than one year, the country will be welcoming another
form of cultural expression when the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival debuts in
May 2015. During an official ceremony launching the event at Pompey
Square on Wednesday, August 27, Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G.
Christie, expressed his optimism for the event.
am very pleased that we will be soon be able to showcase even more of
our country’s culture via this new event,” said the Prime Minister. “Not
only is this a great opportunity for Junkanoos, artisans and other
craftsmen to display their wares and talents but it also offers us the
opportunity to provide additional entertainment for guests who visit our
PM Promotes Bahamas Carnival in Grand Bahama
- Aug 28, 2014 - 8:10:53 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
– Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie visited Grand
Bahama August 28, to expand the launch of the first ever Bahamas
Carnival. The mega event is planned for May 2015 and will allow for
Bahamians and visitors from around the world to immerse themselves in
the music and culture of The Bahamas.
Carnival “In The Spirit of Junkanoo” was officially launched in New
Providence on Wednesday night by the Prime Minister, whose idea it was
to stage the mega event. It is envisioned there will be four events in
one weekend designed, as the organizers say, “to let loose in The
Bahamas,” immersing in its rich medley of arts, crafts, and music...
Heritage Museum of The Bahamas is Nassau's Newest Attraction
- Aug 8, 2014 - 3:15:11 PM
Providence– A new enriching attraction that will leave visitors more
knowledgeable and appreciative of various eras in Bahamian history has
opened in Nassau. The Heritage Museum of The Bahamas is located in the
famous Mountbatten House on Nassau’s West Hill Street, across from the
Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant. Mountbatten House was built
approximately around 1850, and the new museum’s rooms are filled with
artifacts and documents that satisfy one’s curiosity. The museum and is
also part of what the owners, the Garzaroli family, call the “Foundation
of Graycliff’s new Heritage Village.”
Developed by a family who
strongly believe in culture and history, the Heritage Museum has
historic information and artifacts that range from the pre-historic
times to today, and reflect on eras in The Bahamas...
C.O.B. congratulates Chef Rolle-Farrington, Colyn Major and Ian Strachan
- Aug 8, 2014 - 12:11:06 AM
of The Bahamas sends out congratulations to the members of their College
community who have achieved significant feats in their personal and
professional lives. The following are a few of the most recent
Rolle-Farrington, Instructor in the Culinary and Hospitality Management
Institute, has made history as the first female chef from the Caribbean
region to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs (an Honor
Society of the American Culinary Federation) as an Honorary Fellow. Chef
Rolle-Farrington was inducted during the official ceremony held in July
in Kansas City, Missouri. She is now certified as a judge for all
international culinary competitions.
Mr. Colyn Major of the Counselling and Health Services Department has won a coveted Marlin Award for his rendition of the song...
Grand Bahama's Candice Woon shines in SCAD Rising Star program
- Aug 7, 2014 - 11:30:27 AM
Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas - It was
September, 2010 and my 12 year old artist daughter Candice Woon took me
to the College Fair at BMES in Freeport on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was late, the event
was almost over, and the last booth we saw was the SCAD (Savannah
College of Art & Design) table. The SCAD spokesperson gave Candice
the very thick catalogue.
That fall semester, Candice took the
catalogue to school every day and read through it during break and at
lunch time. That Christmas, I decided to write to the school’s Founder
and ask about the possibility of scholarships for international
students. I included a copy of Candice’s Primary School Student of the
Miami Goombay Festival Celebrates Bahamas
- Jul 30, 2014 - 3:54:30 PM
MIAMI Florida - Miami is hosted the 38th
annual Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival on July 26th in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, a community with prominent Bahamian
festival featured Bahamian entertainers and
a Junkanoo rushout parade showcasing intricate
costumes and rhythmic music featuring cowbells, goat-skin drums and
brass instruments. Performances were given by the Royal Bahamas Police
Force Pop Band, Qilla Fang, and Goldenchild. The Celebrity Artist,
Jamaal Rolle also exhibited his lifelike artwork...