||Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020 - 11:36:58 AM
Black Food Bookstore & Culture Shop opens storefront to feed the mind, body and soul
- Feb 17, 2020 - 9:00:24 AM
In Q4 of 2019, local e-commerce retailer Black Food Bookstore &
Culture Shop expanded its retail operations to include a physical
storefront on the corner of Robinson Road & East Street. Today, the
community-focused business is already seeing the benefits of combining
its online presence with a brick-and-mortar outlet.
is a celebration of all things African. The brand collaborates with
vendors and artisans in The Bahamas and throughout the African Diaspora
to curate a unique collection of books...
Meet Author Paul King at “From Cat Island He Came” Book Signing
- Jan 20, 2020 - 12:45:18 PM
Local author Paul King will be signing copies of his new book From Cat
Island He Came at Chapter One Bookstore on Saturday, January 25, 2020,
from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. During the event, King will read excerpts from the
book and share his experiences growing up in Cat Island.
memoir, part history lesson, From Cat Island He Came is a snapshot of
life on the remote island from the mid 1940s to early 1960s. The author
grew up in the small, close-knit settlement of Dumfries on the northern
end of Cat Island....
Tinesha Longley speaks up and speak out about mental health
- Jan 13, 2020 - 7:53:10 AM
A beautiful flower with a bright smile and creative mind, Tinesha was
considered just shy and introverted. “I lived in the world of my
thoughts,” she recalled. However, hidden beneath the surface, deep in
her head and heart were layers of internalized pain and suppressed
traumatic experiences unacknowledged or overlooked by those around her.
“Growing up in a very toxic and abusive home, I struggled with
depression and anxiety all my life but didn't realize it as mental
illness. The struggle was always present internally so the discovery
never really happened,” Tinesha explained. As a result, her fragile
petals began to wither and fall, leaving only the stem...
Jeannie Thompson launches new book ‘Bahamian Tapestry’
- Nov 14, 2019 - 5:00:08 PM
Jeannie Thompson began writing plays when she was 8 years old. In the
days when Sir Clement Maynard was at the helm of the Ministry of Tourism
and there was an urgent need to reform our people’s attitudes toward
visitors, Minister Clement Maynard called on the sharp intellect and
creativity of Jeannie Thompson, and she delivered two memorable radio
soap operas, “The Fergusons of Farm Road” and “Sam Finley’s Sandcastle”
which, were hugely effective in helping to shape what is now today the
legendary warm Bahamian hospitality. Other works of Ms. Thompson
followed, enriching the repertoire of the Dundas Theatre...
Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham presents his book to Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 21, 2019 - 12:20:46 PM
Dr. Deanza A. Cunningham author of "Counter-Cultural Leadership, A Life
Study Model" presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith,
Governor General, a copy of his book during a courtesy call at
Government House on Friday, October 18, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Mavis Darling presents her book to Bahamas Governor General
- Oct 2, 2019 - 3:30:31 PM
Mrs Mavis Darling, chairman of the Kingdor National Parkinson
Foundation, presented His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith,
Governor General, with a copy of her book "The Invisible Companion"
during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday October 2, 2019.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
Bahamian Author’s Book Launch in aid of EARTHCARE PROGRAMS
- Jun 28, 2019 - 10:15:33 AM
On June 8th 2019, EARTHCARE volunteers joined with first time Book
Author, Rudolph McKinney. Stations were manned at Kelly’s in the
morning and at Stop N Shop in the afternoon. Mr. McKinney’s book
entitled “Christ Centered Prayers in Rhyme” signed by the author were
offered for sale. Part proceeds for the sale of the books was
generously donated to the Non-Profit Organization, EARTHCARE, an
Environmental Education NGO (non-governmental organization) that works
with youth on environmental issues affecting the country. In addition,
rosaries, bracelets and T-shirts were also available for purchase...
Doctor Tyrone Bartlett releases new metaphysical book
- Jun 27, 2019 - 12:34:30 PM
A new book called "The Key to Light", described as an “inner life guide
on the road to enlightenment” will be revealed at a special book launch
event at the Yoga Retreat.
Dr. Tyrone Bartlett, a family
physician of 35 years, is also known outside of the medical field for
his work as the recording artist "Plati Dread" with a collection of
singles, an album, and numerous music videos to his credit. His practice
incorporates a blend of eastern philosophy and traditional western
BOOKING SUCCESS: Blair wins big with order from Education Ministry
- Jun 6, 2019 - 8:25:32 AM
Hailing a children’s book series as “culturally relevant,” the Ministry
of Education lent its backing to a student author, with a significant
order designed to make the new picture book available to every preschool
class in The Bahamas’ public school system.
“Due to the limited
age appropriate texts that are culturally available, the Ministry is
suggesting that the author(s) consider producing more books for the
series,” wrote Education Director Marcellus Taylor in a letter
congratulating 15-year-old Sierra Blair...
BONA5D BITS to "Fueling Your Finance Fire" Let's Talk About Financial Literacy
- Jun 2, 2019 - 7:38:31 PM
Finances can be a taboo topic for some, but it is a necessity for all.
As I often say, “when you pull back the layers of any life circumstance,
you will typically find a $ sign at the bottom”. Just as the bottom in
the context of a house represents the foundation, in personal finance,
fundamental financial knowledge is the foundation. In both cases, if the
foundation is not solid, what is built upon it will not be sustainable.
So, though the BONA5D BITS I will share are not all encompassing or as comprehensive as would be covered in a BONA5DCC seminar...
Guest authors of Plastered in Pretty and St. Maarten Strong for St. Martin Book Fair, June 6 – 8, 2019
- May 31, 2019 - 10:40:18 AM
When a group of young people make arrangements months ahead to secure
seats for a book presentation at the St. Martin Book Fair, you know
something exciting is coming.
That’s what happened when one of
the island’s largest book clubs contacted Shujah Reiph early in 2019
about the workshop for Plastered in Pretty by N.C Marks, said Reiph,
coordinator of the island-wide literary festival...
Primary School Student of the Year Booklet Presented to Ambassador C.A. Smith
- May 28, 2019 - 12:45:38 PM
His Excellency, Ambassador C.A. Smith (left) received the first copy of
this year’s Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year booklet,
presented to him on Monday, May 27, 2019 at his office in the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, by Ivan Deveaux, Senior Special Assistant and Chief
of Staff to the president of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
In receiving the booklet, Ambassador Smith
congratulated the Board of Directors of the Primary School Student of
the Year program for excellent job they have done over the years in
presenting the program...
Multi-awarded Guyanese-american Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome
- May 25, 2019 - 9:30:02 AM
Readers’ Favorite International announces the Five Star***** review of
the recently published non-Fiction/General book “Israel Against All
Odds” (Volume One) by multi-awarded author Christopher H. K. Persaud.
The book is currently available at:
Favorite International is one of the largest book review and award
contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned
publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins...
Campbell, House of Assembly Members celebrate Literary Author
- May 22, 2019 - 5:30:21 PM
Members of the House of Assembly Wednesday
joined Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon.
Frankie A. Campbell, in paying tribute to the country’s latest literary
work, “Revelations of a Silent Heart.”
Written by Mr. Kevin Eldon
Cartwright who lost his sight to glaucoma at the age of eight,
“Revelations of a Silent Heart” is a compilation of poems and prose
based on the life experiences of the author...
Alice Walker “reading” Plastered in Pretty by N.C. Marks
- May 22, 2019 - 6:45:42 AM
“I’m reading Pretty and I’m loving it. It’s fresh, you are writing for
these times. I also like the fact that you spoke in your language,” said
acclaimed USA author Alice Walker to Vincentian writer N.C. Marks about
her new novel, Plastered in Pretty.
One of the world’s noted authors reading and commenting on the new book
by a totally new novelist from the Caribbean? “Priceless. Graciously
generous comments from a revolutionary writer,” said Lasana M. Sekou,
projects director here at HNP, the book’s publisher.
The writers met last weekend at the Anguilla Literary Festival, where
the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet, Alice Walker, was the
keynote speaker on May 18, at Paradise Cove Resort. N.C. Marks was a
guest writer and panelist at the Lit Fest...
Talk Show Host Kirk ‘Mr. Matters of The Heart’ Johnson releases first book
- May 16, 2019 - 10:51:58 AM
Bahamian talk show host and university academic advisor, Kirk Johnson
has released his first book, My Heart Matters: Making a Comeback After
Love Breaks Your Heart. The publication debuts just as Johnson, “Mr.
Matters of the Heart,” revealed plans to relaunch his popular radio show
“Matters of the Heart” in 2019.
Johnson’s talk show was a hit in
The Bahamas, where he went live to moderate lively discussions on
family, relationships, grief, personal growth, and other human-interest
topics. He continues to inspire through his social media platforms as a
relationship educator and persistence coach.
Campbell endorses ‘courage’ behind "Revelations of a Silent Heart"
- May 1, 2019 - 2:38:51 PM
Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A.
Campbell, recently endorsed the effort behind the book “Revelations of a
Silent Heart” by literally “putting his money where his mouth is” and
purchasing the first five copies of the book during its launch on Friday
Minister Campbell said he will undertake a number of
other initiatives to further assist the book’s author, Mr. Kevin Eldon
JoAnn Callendar presents a copy of her book to the Governor General
- May 1, 2019 - 10:30:37 AM
Noted musician, Mrs. JoAnn Callender paid a courtesy call upon Her
Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, and
presented her with a copy of her book, "Breastless Beauty," at
Government House on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Blind author releases first book
- Apr 15, 2019 - 12:50:37 PM
New author Kevin Cartwright has released “Revelations of a Silent
Heart”, his first in a series of books that he hopes would touch hearts
and ignite love and passion in readers. He describes the book as “a
brave compilation of various moods of poetry and prose that speak about
life, love, risks and the courage to face head on whatever life throws
at him”. Readers will see life and live through the eyes of a blind man.
are 75 heartfelt poems laid out in the book, which is divided into
three sections – Honey-sweet Passions of Love; Bitter-sweet Potions of
Heartbreak; and Refreshing Cocktails of Love...