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Photographer To Host Holiday Book Signing at Oasis - Dec 11, 2018 - 5:51:15 PM

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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 Plaza...
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Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB - Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM

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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...
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BeachCottage242.com - Grand Bahama Getaway - Dec 7, 2018 - 2:45:59 PM

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Turtle Reef, East Grand Bahama Island - The slice of paradise that so many crave is finally available for those seeking a serene oceanfront lifestyle. Seabreeze is a beautiful custom built 775 Sq ft one bedroom, one bath turn key move-in-ready Beach Cottage home on a 32,300 sq ft oceanfront lot, with 100’ ft on the beach. The perfect fantasy island getaway from city noise to peace and tranquility. Located 20 miles east of Freeport, just 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...
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Alisa Streather Featured Artist for Festival Noel - Nov 30, 2018 - 9:00:42 AM

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Works of well known Bahamian artist Alisa Streather will be featured at this year's Festival Noel December 7th at the Rand Nature Center.

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... 
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Culture and Art Intertwine at Art Africa Miami Arts Fair - Nov 28, 2018 - 5:30:03 AM

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Culture And Art Intertwine At Art Africa Miami Arts Fair December 5-9, 2018 While Celebrating Historic Overtown’s historic legacy.

2018 theme Black Art Matters explores current challenges, and renewed assaults on Black Lives that artists of African descent have brought attention to.

-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....
Arts & Culture : Books
Photographer Hosts Book Signing for Eleuthera - Nov 27, 2018 - 10:16:04 AM

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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.

The 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...
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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks, a new pop culture novel from St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Nov 26, 2018 - 8:34:01 PM

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Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks is a new pop culture novel published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP).

Marks, 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.

Plastered in 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... 
Arts & Culture : Books
Book Launch of The Black Prince of Grant's Town: Life of a Bahamian Hero - Nov 19, 2018 - 7:43:33 AM

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Felicity L. Johnson, Author. Launch date:  Sunday, December 2nd 2018 from 2-4pm at Doongalik Studios, #20 Village Road.

The Black Prince of Grant’s Town is a biography / memoir of Johnson’s father, Basil L. I. Johnson, C.B.E., D.F.M (1920 – 2004). Basil Johnsons’ life is a walk through our nation’s history spanning 80 plus years of significant change.  The book provides invaluable insight into important events such as unionism and the 1958 General Strike, the Bahamas’ involvement in World War II, The Electricity Department and the treatment of World War II veterans by the Government of the Day.
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YIN: Five Grand Bahama Artists present Art Exhibit at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau - Nov 8, 2018 - 7:30:14 PM

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Five artists from Grand Bahama—Chantal Bethel, Claudette Dean, Laurie Tuchel, Del Foxton, and Paula Boyd Farrington—will be featured in a group art exhibit titled YIN at Hillside House Gallery in Nassau, 9 November–30 November 2018.

Their work centers on the theme “Yin" (as in Yin & Yang), each a half of the harmony of the Universe, with works honoring the energy of the Divine Feminine.

Art works include homages to the empowerment of women as vessels of love, healing, and transformation, contemplations on reverence and wonder for Mother Nature and the feminine role as guardian of the sacred
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Young Bahamian’s Paintings Displayed to International Audience at Top National Art Fair in South Florida - Nov 8, 2018 - 9:33:54 AM

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The works of young Bahamian artist, Lyndera Hall, were recently displayed in The Islands Of The Bahamas booth during the Las Olas outdoor art event in the arts district of downtown, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The young artist, who was also in attendance in The Bahamas booth along with the Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO), Florida marketing team, had the opportunity to see her work being appreciated by the thousands that strolled through the area over the 2- day weekend of the popular art show.
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In the Absence of Trumpets must Toot my own Horn - Nov 7, 2018 - 11:32:23 PM

In the
Absence of Trumpets
must Toot my own Horn

so it is my responsibility
to claim, to tame the breast
that Kemp Rd. is or that it can be

or to provide  a totally
contradictory image or symbol
for this street that is believed to be

beyond redemption/
irredeemable, irreversible...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming presents copy of his recent book to Governor General of The Bahamas - Oct 23, 2018 - 2:28:10 PM

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Rev. Dr. Philip Rahming presented a copy of his recent book, 'The Unsigned, Undelivered Letter,' in a courtesy call on Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling at Government House on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Arts & Culture : Books
Bahamian FMU student writes about Michelle Obama in co-authored book - Sep 27, 2018 - 9:48:41 PM

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A former student of the Grand Bahama Catholic High School, Freeport, Grand Bahama, and now a senior at Florida Memorial University, Charleigha Knowles is certainly making her mark as her writings have been included in the book, "Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls."

The edited collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama "gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women and girls. The volume responds to the various representations of Michelle Obama ...
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Freeport Players’ Guild announces Lifetime Membership honouree - Sep 19, 2018 - 12:21:47 PM

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On Saturday, September 15, at the annual Freeport Players’ Guild President’s Cocktail Party which opens the theatre season Liselle Harris-Russell was conferred with Lifetime Membership. This prestigious honour places her in the company of such luminaries as Sir Jack Hayward and Gloria McGlone. It is a well-deserved honour.

Liselle Harris-Russell began her tenure at the Regency Theatre as a child while dancing for Lois Seiler. She performed many times on the stage in Pantomines and Christmas shows. After completing her high school education abroad...
Arts & Culture
Creative works protection clarified at Legal Roundtable 2 - Sep 9, 2018 - 3:23:11 AM

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Freeport Grand Bahama Island - Friday Sept 7, 2018 Bahamas Federation of Performing arts (BFPA) held it's second Legal Round Table discussion with a very engaged audience at the C.A. Smith Building Training Room. The presenter was their Legal Affairs Director, Jacy Whittaker who delved further into the legal steps one must take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. At times the audience was quite shocked by the realities pertaining to creative rights protection in The Bahamas and the limitations Vis-a-vis the United States.

The event was free for BFPA members and $5 for non members. The information attendees received would have cost several hundred dollars or more to have their questions answered as they were at the Legal Round Table...
Arts & Culture
Dwight Laaden Ferguson prepares for his Exhibition “Hope & Grace” - Aug 27, 2018 - 12:01:17 PM

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Doongalik Studios is pleased to announce the Opening of Dwight Laaden Ferguson’s “Hope & Grace” Exhibition on Thursday, September 6th from 6-9pm.

Ferguson’s collection for this show is centered around a positive message of hope that was surprisingly triggered by an empty lot filled with sunflowers growing wild and unattended next to his home...
Arts & Culture
Shell Saxon Superstars and Platinum Knights win Inagural NJC MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award - Jul 25, 2018 - 11:31:33 AM

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The National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) introduces 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. MobileAssist and the National Junkanoo Committee joined forces, making the 2018 New Year’s Day parade its first MobileAssist Viewers Choice Award with the Shell Saxons Superstars (New Providence) and Platinum Knights (Grand Bahama) winning the inaugural award for their respective parades...
Arts & Culture
Noella Smith’s Exhibition ‘Reflections’ opens on July 18 - Jul 4, 2018 - 4:05:31 PM

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Doongalik Studios announces the Wednesday, July 18 opening of a new exhibition entitled “Reflections” by Noella Smith consisting of almost 40 abstract paintings that the self-taught artist has been working on for a period of years which are a reflection of her past experiences.

“I find art to be an expressive, reflective activity which relaxes me and allows me to transfer my feelings onto paper,” stated the artist. “I began drawing and painting as a hobby for my own benefit, but since I have developed this body of work over the years...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Emily Osadebay presents book to Bahamas Governor General - Jun 6, 2018 - 2:09:59 PM
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Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling was presented a book entitled, “The Journey” by Mrs. Emily Osadebay on June 4, 2018, in the Drawing Room of Government House.

(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)...
Community : Grand Bahama
The Holy Hook Up on full blast - Jun 5, 2018 - 12:04:11 PM
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One thing’s for certain, if you didn’t catch The Holy Hook Up when it landed on stage as a teaser last year, you’re bound to fall in love hook, line and sinker when it returns full blast at the Regency Theatre on Friday, June 8th.

When the play first debuted, it lasted all of 30 minutes and shared the stage with two others. This time around, Shauna Joseph Productions promises it’s returning with all the bells and whistles, additional cast members and a whole lot more laughs.

Best known for her vocal skills, the singer, songwriter, actor and now playwright Shauna Joseph is walking into her season and owning her place in the world of theatre...
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