Bahamas backdrop to Isolation
- Oct 7, 2015 - 10:28:20 PM
The diverse images of the islands of The Bahamas
will be the background to a soon-to-be released thriller
starring Luke Mably (28 Days
Later), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica/Ascension) and Dominic Purcell
Director Shane Taylor made use of the many beaches and
sunlit seascapes, but he also included locations that are off the beaten path.
It was the abundance of locations that led him to chose Nassau as the main
location for the film, he said.
"I decided on this one because of the beauty of the
island, as much as the downtown area, to the beaches, to the islands we see
Caribbean Muzik Festival to commemorate Nassau Accord
- Oct 6, 2015 - 12:23:00 AM
Nassau, Bahamas: The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has signed on as the
host sponsor of the Caribbean Muzik Festival, which will this year
commemorate a momentous milestone in the history of The Bahamas.
occasion also marks the 30th anniversary of the Nassau Accord, hailed
as the key step toward ending apartheid in South Africa and securing
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela’s release from
My Father's Land wins 2015 Amnesty International Human Rights Prize at trinidad+tobago film festival
- Oct 2, 2015 - 3:55:46 PM
Father’s Land, a documentary highlighting the issues of migration and
discrimination against Haitians and people of Haitian descent in the
Bahamas last night won the Amnesty International Human Rights Prize at
the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff). Miquel Galofré and Tyler
Johnston’s documentary was handed the award at a ceremony in Port of
Spain on 27 September.
My Father's Land was
awarded the prize as the film with the strongest analysis of human
rights issues in the Caribbean, in particular around migration and
discrimination, which resonate well beyond the context of the Bahamas”,
said Trinidadian human rights expert Jason Nathu for the jury, after
awarding the trophy to the winner.
Beres Hammond Bahamas concert postponed
- Oct 2, 2015 - 2:16:58 PM
(Statement) In an effort to remain 100% transparent Fresh
Entertainment & Another Level Entertainment would like to advise the
public that the "Beres Live" concert has been postponed until Saturday,
October 17, 2015 due to flight cancellations on behalf of Caribbean
Airlines. As of 4:45 pm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 we were working
effortlessly to meet our show deadline.
We have confirmed the
date Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 with the artists and the venue. We
encourage you to hold on to your tickets, as all sales will be honored
on the new date.
The "Beres Live Concert" will take place at the National Stadium Courtyard as planned on the Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015...
Bahamians pitch at Caribbean Tales, in Toronto, Canada
- Sep 30, 2015 - 4:41:22 PM
Bahamian filmmakers competed as finalists in the Caribbean Tales
Incubator program for the chance to have their film projects financed by
Travon Patton and Tracy-Ann Perpall took part in the initiative that
spanned several months and culminated in Toronto during the same time as
the 40th edition the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It
was the perfect environment for building skills and networking with high
performers in the film industry, said Clarence Rolle, general manager
of the Bahamas Film Commission, who supported the filmmakers at the
FREE Concert at The Marina Under the Stars with UPPERCUT '3.0' postponed to Oct. 22, 2015
- Sep 26, 2015 - 6:00:36 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO
Saturday, September 26, 2015 with their exciting new lead vocals duo; Javan Hunt and Donvarcia Duncombe jamming a slew of new tunes as well as some old favorites. You won't want to miss this!
monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all
about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same
old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians
along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and
you've one heck of an awesome night out!
JOIN US at The Dive In
for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about,
Uppercut! Their eclectic blend of Classic Rock,Reggae, Rap,
Contemporary, Disco, Blues, Calypsoca music is perfect to enjoy whilst
Chase Fernander releases "Dear John" music video
- Sep 25, 2015 - 2:04:21 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Local female talent Chase Fernander released her
single DEAR JOHN in February of this year. Chase joined forces with
local super producer Padrino to create the mid-tempo rap ballad, and now
under the direction of Gary Wong, the music video has been released.
John is a no holds barred open letter to men, offering a unique social
commentary on the challenges of women in the spotlight and women in
general who are more often than not seen only as overly sexualized
“This song is very personal” says Chase. "It’s about actual people, real..."
BIFF re-teams with global PR powerhouse Rogers & Cowan for 2015 campaign
- Sep 24, 2015 - 9:07:06 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas has once again re-teamed with Rogers &
Cowan, the world’s leading entertainment public relations and marketing
firm, as its agency of record to handle all publicity surrounding the
upcoming 12th edition of the festival, taking place December 1-12, 2015.
The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director
Rogers & Cowan’s global media reach and specialized expertise in
film festival campaign management will once again be utilized by the
Bahamas International Film Festival to broaden the Festival’s visibility
and profile, locally and internationally.
Biggie Fest returns to Grand Bahama Island
- Sep 23, 2015 - 12:13:15 PM
Global Inc. is pleased to confirm that after much encouragement from the local
organizing committee and supporters, the Bahamas Global Youth Festival (Biggiefest)
returns to Grand Bahama, March 30th- April 1st, 2016.
founder Rev. Clinton Minnis and his team wish to thank The Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism and more specifically the Grand Bahama Office for facilitating our
inaugural launch this year. Also, the Grand Bahama Port Authority & its
President Mr Ian Rolle for encouraging us. Moreover, we want to thank the
small, medium & large business community including Pineyard Steele,
Frank's Ice Cream, Imagine Graphics, Dove Radio, The Broadcasting Corporation
of the Bahamas-Northern Services, Maecal Electronics...
Chet Pratt next on Rise Radio with TaDa
- Sep 11, 2015 - 2:44:06 PM
of Community Leadership Center in Nassau is the next guest on
Saturday, September 12th
, at 8am. Tune in online at www.star106fm.com.
promotes the spirit of activism and community development through lively discussions and debates on national issues.
by the Rise Bahamas movement, Rise Radio espouses the principles that
we have an obligation to active citizenship and a right to
accountability & transparency in governance. The show features
candid interviews and conversations with activists, advocates and
Bahamen Featured in Huge Walmart Promotion
- Sep 11, 2015 - 11:02:37 AM
Attention, Walmart shoppers! Get ready to see the new Bahamen album stocked on the shelves, already autographed!
special promotion headed by Bahamen's Sony label gifts the first 5,000
Walmart customers who purchase the new album"Ride With Me", a copy
already autographed by members of Bahamen.
The album release
through Walmart is set for September 26th. Two pre-released singles
from the album did well from the start. Night and Day, the first song
on the album, is featured on the FIFA World Cup album as a Carnival mix,
and shares a spot with songs from the likes of Jennifer Lopez...
Music Voyager Bahamas Gets ART& TUR Award Nomination
- Sep 10, 2015 - 4:37:05 PM
The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce that the Music Voyager
Bahamas’ episode “The Heartbeats of The Bahamas” has been nominated at
the ART& TUR 2015 International Tourism Film Awards to be held in
Crotia, Portugal next month.
Music Voyager is in Season 6 and
broadcasting with over 200 top broadcasters across the world, including
International In-Flight, cruise ships and A+ hotels worldwide...
URCA denies reported censorship of local artist’s song
- Sep 2, 2015 - 11:30:44 PM
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) notes the
assertions appearing on the front page of a local newspaper, which
suggests that URCA has banned a song by a prominent local artist, from
being played on radio stations in The Bahamas. URCA advises that it has
neither banned nor taken any other action to prevent the airing of any
song on any radio station or other content provider.Further, URCA has
neither investigated, nor been invited or requested to investigate, any
issues connected thereto.
The public is reminded that as the Regulator for the Electronic Communications Sector in the Bahamas,
which includes Broadcasting, URCA’s jurisdiction is subject to Part IX of the Communications Act and
supplemented by the Code of Practice for Content Regulation, ECS 06/2012, (the Code) which can be
found on its website at http://www.urcabahamas.bs/download/006391300.pdf
In LA, Bahamas Honorary Consul meets with Bahamian model and filmmaker
- Aug 31, 2015 - 10:48:06 AM
LOS ANGELES, California -- Bahamas Honourary Consul to
California Cedric A. Scott (left) is pictured having lunch at the Mandarin in
West Hollywood with Ms Aryana Roberts (right) and Mr. Drew Palacious, who were
visiting Los Angeles last week.
Miss Roberts, daughter of Terrance and Lavender
Roberts of Freeport, Grand Bahama, is a young filmmaker who recently graduated
from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. She travelled to Los Angeles to
establish relationships and explore film-making opportunities. Mr. Palacious is a Bahamian fashion model.
Bahamian Keith Rolle chosen to judge UK Christian Music for Top 10 Chart
- Aug 19, 2015 - 2:40:40 PM
Nassau, Bahamas –
“Step FWD,” a faith in action Christian movement that has a UK Top 10 Christian
Music Chart has added Bahamian, Keith L. Rolle of KLR Management Group, to
their international panel of judges.
With a focus to
"Further inspire those with a passion for God and music, and bring light
to society, using a medium people can relate to," Step FWD recently welcomed
Keith L. Rolle to their ranks, to assist as a judge for their Top 10 Christian
Chart that rotates hits every month.
Keith on the work he has done through ..."
Grand Bahama musical artists to showcase their talents at Poetic Justice Open Mic Night
- Aug 16, 2015 - 11:35:35 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Poetic Justice, a
group of young Bahamians, have joined forces with Nat Cambridge's NCP
Entertainment to create their own opportunity to share and express their
talents. The Group consists of young Bahamian singers, rappers,
Musicians and poets from all walks of life.
The event SERIES is
scheduled to commence this thursday at the newly named GB Cultural Arts
Center. Curator of the center is Mr Kevin Tomlinson...
Bahamian soap opera “Gippie’s Kingdom” selected for 2015 Caribbeantales Incubator in Toronto
- Aug 12, 2015 - 2:49:53 PM
Ten teams of Caribbean filmmakers from nine different countries have been selected to attend the renowned 2015 CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI)
Toronto, Canada, from September 8th to 13th at the University of Toronto. Among
them is Bahamian team producer/cinematographer Travon Patton
and TV personality/producer and marketing expert Tracey-Ann Perpall
group’s participation in the Incubator is sponsored by the Inter American Development Bank through its
Regional Entrepreneurial Asset Commercialization Hub (REACH).
Now in its sixth year, the CTI is a marketing and financing platform that offers
selected Caribbean and Diaspora filmmakers an opportunity to hone their
creative and business skills in the context of an international marketplace
Angry Birds Meet Bahamas' Swimming Pigs
- Aug 6, 2015 - 9:54:54 PM
The Bahamas is the backdrop for a greatly anticipated online game, and
the famous swimming pigs are the stars of the new video introducing
Angry Birds 2
to the public.
Digital entertainment developer,
Rovio, the maker of the popular Angry Birds app, recently launched the
publicity campaign for Angry Birds 2. Through its London-based
communications company, Wieden and Kennedy, Rovio has released a
60-second trailer, filmed in The Bahamas with the help of the Bahamas
Film Commission, to whet the appetites of gamers around the world.
Caribbean talent deem Music, Model, Talent Showcase of The Islands ‘A lifechanging experience’
- Jul 31, 2015 - 8:28:55 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – The inaugural Music,
Model, Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) took place July 13th
through 19th and was hosted at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel in The
Bahamas. The conference welcomed delegates from 19 Caribbean islands and
over 50 VIP Agents, Speakers and international media houses from around
the U.S., Canada & Europe who have committed to supporting
Caribbean talent in the pursuit of their dreams. Many agents came with
the intention to scout for one or two new Caribbean talent and left the
conference with the desire and promise to scout and mentor many more as
they were simply astonished by the talent the delegates showcased.
going to exceed the number of people I mentor.” – Tess Taylor,
President of the biggest music business network in the world, NARIP...
Lil Wayne delivers 15 minute concert in The Bahamas
- Jul 17, 2015 - 3:49:47 PM
After 7 years, Lil Wayne finally delivered to Bahamian fans in a concert
dubbed, "Sorry 4 the Wait" on July 11th in the nation's capital. It was
a long time coming since the failed concert attempt in 2008.
Despite the anticipation, concert goers still had to wait 5 hours until
Lil Wayne finally took the stage, in an event that was said to appear
unorganized, and lack in transitions. It was reported that the DJ played
from 9pm until 2:30 am.
When the American rapper came on he only performed a 15 minute set of
five songs. With the artist having a musical career spanning...