Culture

Much to be learnt from Trinidad Carnival

February 28, 2020

It will likely take months before we recover from missing Trinidad Carnival - two-and-a-half months to be exact...

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The cancel culture

February 20, 2020

A new phenomenon has emerged over the past few years known as the cancel culture. Cancel culture is where one group seeks to attack an individual or group because of a past wrong or current behavior or action that they have deemed unacceptable...

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Black Food Bookstore & Culture Shop Opens Storefront to Feed the Mind, Body and Soul

February 17, 2020

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...

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Masqueraders' legend continues

February 14, 2020

A fusion of metallic gray, teal and peach, Maya Maya's costumes are both tribal and majestic. PHOTOS: MASQUERADERSThe legend of carnival is a mysterious and complicated one, steeped in history from as far away as Europe and Asia and rooted in the Caribbean. Now, carnival celebrations take place around the world...

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Prime Minister Minnis Attends 21st Annual Farmer's Cay Regatta

February 10, 2020

Saturday 8th, February 2020 -- Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis attended the 21st Annual Farmers Cay Regatta in honour of iconic sailor and well known businessman, the late Eleazor 'Barber J' Johnson. The Prime Minister was accompanied by several Cabinet Ministers at the Exuma event...

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Tru Tru Bahamian Festival on tap

February 07, 2020

The plaiting of the maypole is always an attraction at the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival. The fifth version of the annual event takes place this weekend at John Watling's Distillery...

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Valley's members support boycott
Valley's members support boycott

February 03, 2020

VALLEY Boys Chairman Brian Adderley yesterday said the majority of the group's members are in support of its decision to leave the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), with their focus now on "moving in a new direction"...

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Junior Junkanoo Panorama

January 31, 2020

School children in colourful Junior Junkanoo panorama in Rawson Square on Bay Street, January 30, 2020...

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Baha Men's Isaiah Taylor elevated

January 31, 2020

Isaiah Taylor, leader of the Grammy-award winning Baha Men will be awarded the Ronnie Butler Lifetime Achievement Award when the 2020 Elevation Awards are held later this year. It’s an award Taylor said means a lot to him, and not because he’s receiving an award, but because he said there are always people that are just as worthy of and can receive the award...

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Bahamas Culture featured at Art Fort Lauderdale

January 30, 2020

The Islands Of The Bahamas were prominently featured recently, as a part of Art Fort Lauderdale, a unique art fair on the water. One of the luxury homes used as a part of the art tour was designated ‘Bahamas Haus’. The exquisite home was decorated with Bahamian art and Junkanoo pieces, and exhibited various components of Bahamian culture including a classic selection of Bahamian music in the background...

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Valley defiant despite Rolle offer to mediate
Valley defiant despite Rolle offer to mediate

January 30, 2020

VALLEY Boys Chairman Brian Adderley said yesterday that while the group is open to discussions to address issues concerning the handling of Junkanoo parades, its members are still not prepared to participate under the current parade’s management...

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What next for Valley Boys after Junkanoo boycott
What next for Valley Boys after Junkanoo boycott

January 29, 2020

FEARS were raised yesterday in the Junkanoo community of large-scale defections from the Valley Boys group and the impact on the parade’s turnout after the group’s resignation from the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP)...

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ThatS It - We Quit: Valley Boys Resign In Protest Over Loss Of Boxing Day Title
That’S It - We Quit: Valley Boys Resign In Protest Over Loss Of Boxing Day Title

January 28, 2020

THE Valley Boys resigned from the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP) yesterday, saying they will no longer participate in upcoming parades managed by the body...

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Excitement and Fun at Esso Junior Junkanoo Number Picking Ceremony

January 27, 2020

Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Permanent Secretary David Cates; Under Secretary Montez WIlliams; Executive Director of Culture Rowena Poitier-Sutherland; and National Coordinator of Junior Junkanoo Henry Higgins joined Junior Junkanoo organizers and stakeholders at the Order of Entry or "Number Picking" ceremony, at Esso On-the-Run Oakes Field, on January 23, 2020. Also present and taking part in the event were Sol Petroleum Marketing Manager Valentino Hanna, Esso On-The-Run Oakes dealer Paul Hepburn, and other Sol Petroleum representatives; National Junkanoo Committee Co-Chair Kishlane Smith; other government officials; Ministry staff members and special guests. Mr. Hanna also presented a cheque from the Esso "Pennies on the Pump" programme, The company is a sponsor for the entire 32 years of the Junior Junkanoo parade. The parade is slated for January 30, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. on Bay Street, Downtown Nassau...

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Prime Minister Minnis urges junkanooers to take cultural festival ‘beyond Bay Street’

January 27, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis met with Junkanoo A Group leaders at the Office of the Prime Minister on Friday, 24 January 2020... 

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Merging psychology and dance in education
Merging psychology and dance in education

January 27, 2020

Shauné Myah Culmer earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2016 and is now completing her final semester towards a Master’s degree in dance education, which she plans to merge in and in the future, advocate for dance education in Bahamian schools, because she feels everyone should have dance in their life...

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Saxons Official Winner Of Boxing Day Parade
Saxons Official Winner Of Boxing Day Parade

January 22, 2020

THE Shell Saxons Superstars have emerged as the official winner of the 2019 Boxing Day parade after a penalty reversal, according to a group official...

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Grand Bahama Island off to a Great Start in the New Year with Accolades, Special Offers and Renovated Product

January 21, 2020

The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is optimistic about the island's prospects in the New Year, as the recovery continues apace, and confidence in their tourism product expands.

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CIBC FirstCaribbean Investing in Bahamian Culture

January 21, 2020

Thousands of Bahamians gather down town, Nassau every year to celebrate the exciting cultural experience of Junkanoo. The Christmas and New Year parade permits Bahamians to display their creative talents through colorful costumes and massive themed structures...

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St. Anne's School Cultural Day Extravaganza

January 13, 2020

Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Sonovia Pierre, Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss, Cultural Educator/Story Teller Arlene Nash-Ferguson, Ministry of Education representatives, clergy and cultural stakeholders joined faculty, staff and students at the St. Anne's School, on January 9, 2020, for its Bahamian Cultural Day...

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