The Governor General Hosts Private Book Signing with HRH Princess Michael of Kent
- Feb 18, 2019 - 11:45:23 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
hosted a Private Book Signing with Her Royal Highness Princess
Michael of Kent in Celebrating Women International, at Government House,
Saturday afternoon. Also present was Mrs. Patricia Minnis, wife of
Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Princess Michael of
Kent in her autobiography, "A Cheetah's Tale," tells of growing up in
Mozambique, raising a cheetah called Tess, and the incredible bond that
can exist between humans and animals...
Nicholas Klonaris presents PM Minnis with Saxons photo
- Feb 15, 2019 - 11:50:13 AM
Mr. Nicholas Klonaris paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the
Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the
Office of the Prime Minister.
Mr Klonaris, who has been
taking pictures of Junkanoo parades for many years, presented the Prime
Minister with a framed copy of himself rushing with the Saxons
Superstars Junkanoo group.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)...
Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller launches book
- Feb 15, 2019 - 10:27:51 AM
Return to Mango Hill is about the life of Sammie, a young girl growing
up on Mango Hill with her family and siblings. A bright eyed,
inquisitive child with big dreams, Sammie’s life would take her from the
powder white beaches of The Bahamas to the hustle and bustle of New
York to the land of love and art, France to the fashion mecca, Italy.
this month on Amazon.com the book, Return to Mango Hill, a novel
written by Bahamian fashion icon Flo Miller is an exciting page turner
with rave reviews. For the author...
Memorial Concert Held to Honour Cultural Icon Audrey Dean-Wright
- Feb 5, 2019 - 6:50:36 PM
The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and
excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to
educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her.
educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir
director, she poured her passion into her young charges; and as a
patriot, she diligently cultivated a sense of community and allegiance
to good citizenship...
A Poem on the Late Anthony George Dahl
- Feb 2, 2019 - 2:34:31 PM
could Tony Dahl be dead
fearing though that it is so
accident on Cat Island,
and he a casualty
caught up in the wreck
death trap and...
he caught in it
Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival launches in February
- Feb 1, 2019 - 1:30:50 PM
A new opportunity to celebrate Junkanoo, appreciate it as an art form,
and enjoy another festive cultural event will birth this February when
the Bahamas Junkanoo Art & Music Festival is launched. Expect
elaborate displays of visual art both created and inspired by Junkanoo
artists when doors open on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24 from
11am to 8pm under the theme: “We Live in Color”. The Festival will span
the length of the middle and eastern gardens of the Botanical Gardens,
located south of Arawak Cay in Chippingham, New Providence...
The Cultural Surface – New Art Works by Christopher Outten
- Jan 27, 2019 - 6:00:18 AM
Doongalik Studios announces their first art exhibition for 2019 entitled
“The Cultural Surface” showcasing the art works of Christopher Outten,
which will open on Friday, February 8, from 6-8pm. This is Outten’s
first showing at Doongalik for which he provided this Artist’s
“My name is Christopher Outten and I am a Bahamian,
born in the city of Nassau, The Bahamas. I’m a practicing artist who
recently completed an Associates of Fine Arts at The University of The
Bahamas. I have been exhibiting publicly since 2013, and my main
emphasis is on Painting and Hand Building, but I’m open to experimenting
with new media and concepts.
UB Professor Dr. Giavana Jones Launches First Book
- Jan 22, 2019 - 4:14:43 PM
“For many of us there is no easy way to let go. We just have to let it
go,” explains Dr. Giavana Jones known as Dr. Gia to many of her clients.
She candidly shares why most women often feel overwhelmed and are
expected to juggle all the demands of life simultaneously with a smile.
However, the pressures of life often bring fear of not meeting the
expectations of others and/or not accomplishing all goals set. “I have
learned that life keeps moving. Yes, those persons will be disappointed,
but they will figure it out. People adjust and it is okay.”
One of Dr. Gia’s quests in life is to see people on the journey to
healing and wholeness. With a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from
Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Social
Psychology from University of Windsor, Canada...
12 year old Bahamian Artist makes history
- Jan 11, 2019 - 11:27:31 AM
A 12 year-old Bahamian students has become the youngest artist and the
first Bahamian to participate in the RAW project which coincides with
Art Basel in Miami, Florida Every year.
Sean Austin was proud of his painting of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert
Minnis shaking cowbells and rushing in a Junkanoo parade. His teacher,
Cicely Bodie, was proud of him too, and created opportunities for him to
show off his work of art, including meeting the Prime Minister himself.
Last summer, Ms. Bodie took Sean to the the launch of the Craftsman’s
‘Bittersweet’ Experience for Classic Dancers During 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 5, 2019 - 7:30:33 PM
The 2018 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade was shadowed
with the tragic loss of The Classic Dancers’ leader, Kenneth ‘Motorboat’
Ferguson. As such, the parade was named in his honor, and the Classic
Dancers Junkanoo Group decided to participate solely to commemorate and
pay tribute to him. The January 1st, 2019 New Year’s Day parade was set
to be an exhilarating return for the Classic Dancers, who have now
fully regrouped, and were eager to show Grand Bahama that they should be
considered among the contenders this year...
Fans Vote on 2018 Boxing Day and the 2019 New Year’s Parade
- Jan 4, 2019 - 12:49:44 PM
In 2018, the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) introduced the
annual NJC-MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award, an award that is
determined by allowing fans to vote for their favorite Junkanoo group in
the MobileAssist app. Kishlane O’Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall
(Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee) wanted to find a
way to give Junkanoo fans a voice and a chance to participate in their
very own voting process and the MobileAssist App was the answer...
Portrait of Music Icon, Ronnie Butler unveiled at New Year's Junkanoo
- Jan 3, 2019 - 11:15:18 PM
At New Year's Day 2019 Junkanoo Parade, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, centre, and artist, Jamaal
Rolle, centre right, are proud to exhibit a portrait of the late
Bahamian music icon, Ronnie Butler, at popular Junkanoo Parade pivot
point, Rawson and Parliament squares.
(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)...
'National Exhibition 9' Opens at NAGB
- Dec 14, 2018 - 12:42:27 PM
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas opened its 'National Exhibition 9'
last night, attended by scores of art lovers. Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture Executive Director of Culture, Rowena Poitier-Sutherland
addressed the opening ceremonies on behalf of Minister Lanisha Rolle.
Pictures show Bahamian creations in different media, including a photo
series by BIS Photographer Eric Rose.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis
- Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM
Those in love with Eleuthera and all of its charms will have an
opportunity to meet and talk with Italian photographer Alessandro Sarno
who captured the idyllic beauty of the island in his newly released
photo book, Eleuthera: The Garden of Freedom and its complimenting
travel guide, White Bull on the Highway.
Sarno will host a book
signing from 11 to 1pm Saturday at Oasis Furniture, the boutique home
and décor store downstairs from Club One Fitness Centre in Sandyport’s
Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Executive Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and
Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division in launching Cultural
Heritage Month, at the beginning of December, at the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas.
Also present were Director of the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson and her fellow staff members,
cultural stakeholders and the general public. Minister Rolle read the
Cultural Heritage Month Proclamation...
BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway
- Dec 7, 2018 - 2:45:59 PM
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outside of Highrock in the quaint settlement of Turtle Reef. When you
arrive at Seabreeze
you’ll breathe a sigh of relief as you take in therapeutic ocean breezes and chill out on your choice of the upper level...
Alisa Streather Featured Artist for Festival Noel
- Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00:42 AM
Works of well known Bahamian artist Alisa Streather will be
featured at this year's Festival Noel December 7th at the Rand Nature
Welcoming in the Christmas season, this
year's Festival Noel’s theme is a “Nature Wonderland of Art” which is
so very appropriate for this year’s featured artist who has been known
to paint the wonders of the deep of our beautiful islands.
A recent release from the Bahamas National Trust announced this years artist as their featured artist...
Culture and Art Intertwine at Art Africa Miami Arts Fair
- Nov 28, 2018 - 5:30:03 AM
Culture And Art Intertwine At Art Africa Miami Arts Fair December 5-9,
2018 While Celebrating Historic Overtown’s historic legacy.
theme Black Art Matters explores current challenges, and renewed
assaults on Black Lives that artists of African descent have brought
-Eight years may seem like a long time but for
architect and cultural arts influencer Neil Hall, 72 months is not
nearly enough time to promote the generous contributions of the Black
diaspora, which date to the beginning of time....
Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera
- Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM
If a picture is worth a thousand words Italian photographer Alessandro
Sarno said a mouth full in his coffee table, photo book, Eleuthera: The
Garden of Freedom and its complimenting travel guide, White Bull on the
Highway – a beautiful way for armchair travelers to explore the idyllic
island and for locals to rediscover favored hideaways.
official book launch and signing for Sarno’s latest photographic work,
the second in his island series, is set for Wednesday at the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas at 6:30 pm.
Inspired by an island celebrated the world over for its beautiful pink sand beaches, Sarno’s book pays homage to Eleuthera...
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM
Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).
from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has written a “ferocious
depiction” of a world dominated by social media appearances, said Gerty
Dambury, a Prix Carbet author based in France.
Pretty is “a dystopian tale set in a Caribbean paradise. Facebook and
Instagram are virtual religious icons. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in
the late night, and civil servants chat only via WhatsApp,” said HNP
president Jacqueline Sample...