Culture

IDENTITY Group Show to open the 2020 Exhibition Year at Doongalik Studios

January 06, 2020

Doongalik Studios announces their first Exhibition of 2020 entitled “Identity” a group show of new works by artists Nowé Harris-Smith and Spurgeonique Morley on Friday, January 24 from 6-9pm...

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2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade in Grand Bahama

January 06, 2020

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Under Secretary Montez WIlliams, Cultural Affairs Officer Terez Davis-Nixon, Consultant Telford Mullings, and other Ministry staff traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to show support for the 2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade. The event was held by her Ministry, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee. Minister Rolle also took time to meet with her Grand Bahama staff and lauded their work in the planning and production of the parade...

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CBC Supports Junkanoo Enthusiast Gerald Lotmore for Annual Junkanoo Parades

January 03, 2020

Many who have experienced the exhilarating jolt of rushing in a Junkanoo parade have often come back year after year, to relive the unique, immersive, and pulsating sensory stimulation of the vibrant colors, light catching tricks, booming instruments, and the adrenaline surge that is “SHOWTIME!” on Rawson Square. Gerald Lotmore, like many others, has been a Junkanoo enthusiast for nearly his entire life, and is still genuinely excited by the mere thought of making his way down Bay Street. He has participated as a D Division entrant for over a decade and spends much of his time painstakingly designing and creating his Junkanoo pieces. During the 2019 Boxing Day parade, his hard work paid off with a first place finish. And, during the New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade, he also took home an impressive second place finish for his ode to the Bahamian islands...

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'Joy of Christmas' to debut at Dundas: musical showcases talented teens

January 03, 2020

The school teacher turned playwright/theater director, Shuree Munnings (center, foreground), with the cast of "Joy of Christmas"...

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Joy of Christmas Debuts at Dundas. Musical Showcases Talented Teens

January 02, 2020

The holidays might have come and gone but for those wanting to hold on to the Yuletide season for just a little while longer, The Joy of Christmas, a new musical is set to debut at the Dundas Theatre for Performing Arts Saturday, featuring a talented crop of fresh faces in a kaleidoscope of music, drama and dance.

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Saxons Swept 2020 New Year's Parade

January 02, 2020

Shell Saxons Superstars swept the 2020 New Year's Junkanoo Parade, winning 'best' in the major categories.

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Indian Association Of The Bahamas Sends New Year’s Greetings

January 02, 2020

The Indian Association of the Bahamas (IAB) sends New Year’s Greetings and are thankful for the support given to their non-profit since registering and launching it in 2018. The IAB celebrates various religious and cultural activities among their members and the local community. With great pride, they also support hurricane relief efforts and local charities with outreach programs for the underprivileged, elderly and children’s homes...

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Night Of The Saxons
Night Of The Saxons

January 02, 2020

THE 2020 New Year's Day parade ended with an overwhelming victorious win for the Saxons Superstars, who captured the unofficial winner title with an indigenous "Bahamian or Nuttin, Dis We Tings" theme.

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LENO helps bring “Colours” to Bay Street

December 17, 2019

For the fifth consecutive year and on the cusp of its tenth anniversary, LENO Group of Companies donated $10,000 this week to Colours Junkanoo Organization, representing the single largest annual donation to the group...

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The Governor General Hosted Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction

December 16, 2019

Governor General His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture's Annual Junkanoo Legends Circle Induction Ceremony at Government House, Friday evening, December 13, 2019...

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Junkanoo to RUSH into Grand Bahama despite lack of funding after Storms

December 16, 2019

The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is pleased to support the continued and valued tradition of Junkanoo in Grand Bahama...

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Rushing with Nahamas

November 04, 2019

Bahamas First remains committed to preserving our culture, community and heritage through Junkanoo. Building on a long-standing partnership with the Saxon Superstars Junkanoo Group, Bahamas First confirmed its sponsorship of the group for another year...

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BAIC's BahamArts Festival Opens at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay

November 01, 2019

The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation's ‘flagship’ BahamaArts Festival 2019, slated for November 1 and 2, opened at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay, today under the theme, “Bahamian Tings.” The popular festival is in keeping with BAIC’s mandate and mission to stimulate and encourage the creation, expansion and promotion of small and medium-sized businesses by facilitating training opportunities for entrepreneurs...

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Junkanoo Commandos’ relationship with Norfolk’s Caribbean Community results in donation of hurricane relief supplies

October 23, 2019

Executives of the Junkanoo Commandos cultural organization turned over the paperwork to twenty-two, 55-gallon barrels filled with hurricane relief supplies to the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development -- the result of a Bahamas Hurricane Relief Extravaganza organized by the Caribbean People Organization (CPO), Inc. a 501c3 organization, based in Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America...

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CARICOM High Commissioner Rahming Officially Opened Wine & Food Fest at Botanical Gardens

October 22, 2019

Bahamas High Commissioner to CARICOM HE Reuben Rahming officially opened the 24th Annual International Culture Wine & Food Festival (ICWFF) held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Botanical Gardens.

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It's festival season

October 18, 2019

Peru was represented at last year's popular International Culture Wine & Food Festival, which was originally conceived to recognize United Nations Day...

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“Bahamian Tings,” BahamArts Festival 2019

October 04, 2019

Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) Bishop Gregory Collie announced that the corporation will hold its ‘flagship event,’ BahamaArts Festival 2019, November 1 and 2, at Heritage Village, Arawak Cay under the theme, “Bahamian Tings.”...

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State Recognized Funeral Held for Cultural Icon John Arthur “Chippie” Chipman

September 30, 2019

A State Recognized Funeral was held for the late John Arthur “Chippie” Chipman, MBE and former Cultural Icon, on Saturday, 28th September, 2019 at 11:00a.m at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road and Cockburn Street. Interment followed in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street. Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd brought remarks on behalf of the Government...

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Memorial Service Full of Musical Tributes Held for t he late John ‘Chippie’ Chipman

September 27, 2019

Acting Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd brought remarks at the Memorial Service for the late John ‘Chippie’ Chipman, the Bahamian entertainment cultural icon, in Rawson Square, Thursday, September 26, 2019.

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ROAD CLOSURE - SEPTEMBER 28 - For the State-Recognized Funeral of John "Chippie" Chipman

September 27, 2019

State recognized funeral service for the late John "Chippy" Chipman, MBE, and former Cultural Icon will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, 28th September, 2019 at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road.

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