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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...
Arts & Culture : Books
Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Badejo, “a grown-up” book launching at St. Martin Book Fair 2018 - May 29, 2018 - 4:30:37 PM
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Fantasies – Love-making poems by Fabian Adekunle Badejo has just been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said the indie press president Jacqueline Sample.

The newest book by Badejo, a well-known St. Martin writer, is “A grown-up literary confection that does what verse written by men seems to seldom do these days,” said author and journalist Sharon Leach of the Jamaica Observer newspaper...
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2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist announced - May 23, 2018 - 6:37:05 PM
Twenty-four outstanding stories have been selected by an international judging panel from 5182 entries from 48 Commonwealth countries. The writers come from 14 countries including, for the first time, Samoa and Ghana.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English from the Commonwealth. As well as being open to entries translated into English from any language...
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Bahamian artist commemorates Royal Wedding with "Mother's Blessing" - May 22, 2018 - 7:30:22 PM
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Premier Bahamian ‘celebrity artist’ Jamaal Rolle recently placed brush to canvas to commemorate the Royal Wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The painting entitled “Mother’s Blessing” depicts a heavenly image of the late Princess Diana as she smiles on the new union of her son Harry and Meghan embracing with a kiss on their wedding day.

Jamaal Rolle previously met Prince Harry during his visit to The Bahamas on March 4th, 2012, for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. During Prince Harry’s visit, Jamaal presented the young Prince with a portrait that he created...
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Jalan Harris’ Exhibition opens on May 31 - May 22, 2018 - 10:32:38 AM
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Jalan Harris’ Inaugural Exhibition entitled “Sankofa: The Madonna Diaries” will open at Doongalik Studios on Thursday, May 31 from 6-9pm.

'SANKOFA' is a word in the Twi language from the Akan tribe in Ghana which means, 'to go back and get it'. A bird most commonly represents Sankofa with its head turned backwards, carrying a previous egg in its mouth dropping it onto its back...
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World Famous Valley Boys Celebrate 60th Anniversary - May 17, 2018 - 8:01:46 PM
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The Valley Boys will celebrate this year 60 years as an organized Junkanoo Group having been founded in 1958.

To commemorate this milestone, we have planned a series of activities and events with the purpose of telling the rich Story of the Valley Boys, and to thank the many men and women who helped us to reach 60.

Today’s Courtesy Call on her Excellency Dame Marguerite is our official launch of these events... 
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My Bahamas Sponge participates in International Trade Show in Atlanta - May 16, 2018 - 12:09:01 PM

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Bahamian Company, My Bahamas Sponge, made its inaugural international tradeshow day view On May 1-3 at the IDS Spring Show in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was a cash and carry event featuring exhibitors selling a variety of products including jewelry, clothing, and household items. The buyers at the show were mainly individuals and smaller boutique-type stores.

My Bahamas Sponge, whose motto is “100% Natural 100% Bahamian - we have a sponge for everything” was the only exhibitor selling sea sponges at this event, and showcased mainly bath and decorative sea sponges...
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Art for Sail to support Bahamas National Sailing School - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:57:19 PM

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Art for Sail 2018 1ER.CRU will take place this year at 1 Gladstone Road on Saturday, April 21st from 6 - 9pm. Admission is $25 (children under 16 free) and includes a complimentary glass of wine & hors d'oeuvres.

Many talented Bahamian and international artists will be featured.

Proceeds go to The Bahamas National Sailing School...
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Sean McWeeney presents book to Bahamas Governor General - Apr 17, 2018 - 6:31:03 PM

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Sean McWeeney presented a copy of his book "Breaching the Gates" to Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Monday, April 16, 2018.

 (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Arts & Culture
A poem for the late Winnie Mandela - Apr 10, 2018 - 6:35:25 PM

Shall I
compare thee
to a Summer’s Day
[For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,
26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018]

did she fall
was she fallen

if she did,
when did she fall

did she fail,
was she tarnished...


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Presidente Keeps the Carnival Party Going - Apr 6, 2018 - 2:34:46 AM

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With less than two months before the highly anticipated Bahamas Carnival Road March event, Presidente, is keeping the party going with its series of themed parties. After officially launching the start of the ‘Fete-ing Season’ with its Mardi Gras party which took over Pompey Square last month, President will host the next event this Saturday, April 7th.

“Thanks to the success of our previous events, fans and supporters of the Presidente brand have come to expect an amazing entertainment experience,” explained Manuel Bartolo, Presidente Marketing Manager for The Bahamas...
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Artist Antonius Roberts unveils sculpture on Florida campus - Mar 26, 2018 - 2:01:37 PM

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MIAMI, Florida -- A dedication and unveiling ceremony of Artist Antonius Roberts' "Sacred Woman" bronze sculpture was held on the grounds of the historic Florida Memorial University (FMU) campus on March 16, 2018.

The bronze sculpture is cast from one of the original tapered-shaped sacred women carved from a Casuarina tree, rooted on Clifton Cay, Nassau, The Bahamas...
Arts & Culture
BTC ignites Abaco Love Rush - Mar 19, 2018 - 1:39:56 PM

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Annually, Abaconians look forward to their streets lighting up with the glitz, glamour and pulsating sounds from its Junkanoo Parade. BTC led the way again, as a sponsor for the parade. This year, the Abaco Love Rush parade was held in honor of Junkanoo enthusiast, Colon Curry. Vice President for Marketing & Sales, Marcian Cash said, “BTC continues to invest in community and in culture. Not only have we pledged our support in New Providence, but with great pride we have also backed other parades in Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and of course in Abaco...
Arts & Culture
Singers Hit the Right Note at National Arts Festival in Abaco - Mar 17, 2018 - 1:43:12 PM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- Forest Heights Academy student Journey Higgs plays the guitar and sings, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications, with some seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Arts & Culture
Abaco Primary Students 'Do the Junkanoo' in National Arts Festival - Mar 17, 2018 - 7:50:25 AM

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MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, The Bahamas -- St. Francis de Sales Catholic School students electrify with Junkanoo sounds, on March 15, 2018, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Adjudications, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

That day marked the first combined-school Abaco adjudications. About seven private and public schools gathered at St. John the Baptist Anglican Parish Hall for almost 30 music, dance and drama performances...
Community
Historic Nassau at Hillside House paying homage to community and culture - Mar 14, 2018 - 8:48:38 PM

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Building and supporting the community is the driving force behind an artistic movement dedicated to celebrating and interpreting Bahamian traditions. This is what will make the Historic Nassau venue at Hillside House – one of the stops along this weekend’s Transforming Spaces (TS) 2018 tour – distinctive and memorable.

The collective imaginations and talents of University of The Bahamas (UB) faculty, staff, students and alumni will transform the space, steeped in history, into an engaging and interactive enclave for live art, literary and musical performances...
Arts & Culture
Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase returns to The Bahamas - Feb 14, 2018 - 12:03:49 AM

Vince Gerardis of Game of Thrones to speak in Freeport

The Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase (TCFS) is being presented in several Caribbean islands, screening more than 20 films from around the Caribbean. Films will be shown in Nassau, February 19 – 21, 2018, from noon to 9:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 and on February 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All screenings are free to the public.

The Movie Masters public forum with producers, sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism’s Film Commission and the University of The Bahamas (UB), will allow accomplished film producers and directors to share their knowledge and experiences with Bahamian filmmakers. The effort is intended to inspire filmmakers to create content and enhance their level of production...
Arts & Culture
Legal Roundtable on Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents set for Feb. 20th - Feb 12, 2018 - 9:34:09 PM

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The Bahamas Federation of Performing Arts announces the first of a series of events, a Legal Round Table. The round table discussion covers the legal steps for one to take in order to protect their creative works via Copyright, Trademarks and patents. The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday February 20th, 7pm at Mackey Media Studios located at Grand Lucayan behind the former Paradise Jewels, just outside of the old casino exit.
 
Admission is free for members and and $5 donation for non members. Seating is limited and available via online registration at: performingarts242.com. The presenter for the evening is BFPA Legal Affairs Director, Attorney Jacy Whitaker.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' (Photos) - Feb 4, 2018 - 4:53:49 PM

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The 'Tru Tru Bahamian Festival' over the weekend at John Watling's Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, was a real ‘Bahamiana’ celebration of food, drink, music, arts and crafts, Junkanoo, of course, Police Band fanfare, and fun-filled activities for the children.  Local residents and visitors enjoyed the best-of-The-Bahamas showcase.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar chatted with vendors, viewing a range of products of local entrepreneurial spirit.  Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu also attended, as did the Deputy Director, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson.
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