Culture

Prime Minister Tours Road Fever Companies

May 04, 2016

Getting Ready for the Road…. Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie toured Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever Companies...

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival's 'Systems are Go!'

May 04, 2016

‘All systems are go’ for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, according to Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) CEO Roscoe Dames at Monday’s press conference to update the public on preparedness for the festival, May 5-7, 2016.

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650K festival seed money 'exhausted'

May 04, 2016

Explaining that the $650,000 the Ministry of Tourism provided as sponsorship money for the postponed Caribbean Muzik Festival has been "exhausted", festival director Desmond Edwards said yesterday the funds were used to pay all of the artists and their travel expenses, and "every penny has been documented".

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Fewer vendors to operate at this year's Carnival

May 03, 2016

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission has "scaled back" the number of vendors that will operate at this weekend's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival festivities, BNFC CEO Roscoe Dames said yesterday.

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Three Sailors Awarded for Efforts to Sustain Bahamian Tradition

May 03, 2016

The National Family Island Regatta Committee recognized three Bahamian giants for their contribution to the development of sailing Saturday, April 30th.

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Fewer vendors expected at carnival this year

May 03, 2016

Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Logistics Manager Adrian Thompson revealed yesterday that the number of vendors at this year's "Da Cultural Village" has been cut significantly.

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Commission CEO says carnival expenses being better managed

May 03, 2016

Despite the fact that the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) went over budget on carnival by nearly $4 million last year, BNFC Chief Executive Officer Roscoe Dames said yesterday that "more has been done" to manage expenses for this year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Closure Notice

May 02, 2016

This is an official notice from the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Bahamas National Festival Commission.

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Genesis Warhawks to compete in the 'A' category

May 02, 2016

After winning the 'B' category in the 2016 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade, the Genesis Warhawks has moved to compete in the 'A' category.

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The Road to Majority Rule 50th Anniversary Celebrations Launch

May 02, 2016

The Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Culture officially launched the national 50th anniversary celebrations of Majority Rule during a press conference at its Thompson Boulevard headquarters on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, under the theme, “Many Islands, One People”.

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Where's our money

May 01, 2016

It has been six months since the Caribbean Muzik Festival was scheduled to take place in New Providence.

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'Remove Junkanoo from carnival'

April 30, 2016

President of the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association Dario Tirelli said yesterday the association is going to advocate to "remove Junkanoo from carnival" as he thinks the festivals are two completely different things and including "Junkanoo" in the title is only "messing up" carnival's image.

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All eyes on Elizabeth Harbour- it's Exuma Regatta!

April 29, 2016

Regatta fever is in the air in picturesque Elizabeth Harbour, the centre of attention as sailors compete in the National Family Island Regatta in George Town.

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Cultural festivals in the spotlight for gallery shows

April 28, 2016

THREE shows open at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas this evening, two of which relate to cultural festivals in theme.

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NAGB announces three exciting new exhibitions

April 28, 2016

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce the official opening of its three newest exhibitions: EN MAS': Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean; Genesis: The beginning of souls in time; and From Columbus to Junkanoo.

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Events revealed for 50th anniversary of Majority Rule

April 28, 2016

THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture yesterday announced the calendar of events connected to its "Road to Majority Rule" 50th celebration scheduled for January, 2017.

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It's Regatta Time! Exuma Prepares for Regatta 2016

April 26, 2016

The National Family Island Regatta is just days away and the island of Exuma is gearing up for this much anticipated cultural tradition. The 63rd annual event will be held from April 26-30 in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town.

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Breaking News: Music icon Prince found dead at age 57

April 21, 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, music icon Prince has been found dead in his recording studio in Minnesota at just 57 years old. Reports began coming in early Thursday from TMZ and other sources about the shocking death, however, the local Sheriff's office has yet to release the official name of the deceased as they are in the process of doing an investigation and notifying next of kin.

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Route announced for road fever

April 20, 2016

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission and the Carnival Band Owners Association have announced the official route for the 2016 Road Fever street parade.

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Road Fever parade to proceed as originally planned

April 20, 2016

The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) and the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association (BCBOA) are pleased to announce the official route for the 2016 Road Fever street parade, a signature event of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.

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