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Goombay Summer Fest goes live in GB on Thursday
Goombay Summer Fest goes live in GB on Thursday

July 04, 2022

Goombay Summer Festival in Grand Bahama will re-launch on Thursday, July 7, at Taino Beach: residents and visitors are invited to join in the celebration.

During a press conference at the Goombay Summer Festival site on Taino Beach, Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, said she was pleased to announce the official return of Goombay, the signature cultural event for the island.

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Independence events revealed
Independence events revealed

June 27, 2022

THE National Independence Secretariat is set to kick off the 49th Independence celebrations on Friday under the theme: "Proud to Be Bahamian".

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Bahamian culture on full display at Marlins game in Miami
Bahamian culture on full display at Marlins game in Miami

June 27, 2022

MIAMI, Florida - Jasrado 'Jazz' Chisholm Jr. and the Miami Marlins challenged the New York Mets this past weekend, and came out on the losing end in two of the three games, but Saturday's encounter was all about the lone Bahamian suiting up in the majors at this time. The Marlins recognized and honored Chisholm on 'Jazz'

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Junkanoo Summer Festival return
Junkanoo Summer Festival return

June 21, 2022

VISITORS to Arawak Cay on Saturdays can soon dance to the vibrant sound of Junkanoo with the return of Junkanoo Summer Festival.

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Ghanaian trip for Anne-Marie Davis
Ghanaian trip for Anne-Marie Davis

June 20, 2022

ANNE-Marie Davis, the Prime Minister's wife, and an entourage of Bahamian officials are expected to attend a ceremony on Saturday for their son, Christopher, who is being raised to a chief in the Ahanta West traditional area in The Bahamas and wider Caribbean.

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'End Columbus celebration'
'End Columbus celebration'

October 06, 2021

ANTIGUA and Barbuda's Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, Sir Ronald Sanders, has called for an end to the celebration of "The Encounter of two Worlds", an annual event promoted by the Government of Spain to mark the so-called discovery of the new world by Christopher Columbus.

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A look at Bahamian culture

September 27, 2021

Dear Editor,
When we look at Bahamian culture, are we seeing straight or cross-eyed?

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No parades but a 'Junkanoo event'
No parades but a 'Junkanoo event'

September 14, 2021

JUNKANOO Corporation of New Providence chairman Dion Miller said while the organisation does not foresee any "traditional" parades this year, stakeholders are in the process of planning a Junkanoo "experience" to commemorate the festival in spite of the COVID-19 surge.

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'Sizzle' heats up The Cove
'Sizzle' heats up The Cove

July 23, 2021

It was a celebration of Bahamian culture and independence, as guests of The Cove at Atlantis relaxed, dined, shopped and luxuriated in "Sizzle" style on July 10th.

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There is hope for a better future - Prime Ministers Independence remarks
There is hope for a better future - Prime Ministers Independence remarks

July 10, 2021

2021 Independence Remarks from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.

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Independence celebrations get underway in Grand Bahama
Independence celebrations get underway in Grand Bahama

July 09, 2021

THE 48th Bahamas Independence anniversary celebrations kicked off on Friday, with flag-raising ceremonies throughout the island of Grand Bahama and a display of national colours and pride.

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Second man charged with murder and attempted murder of man and woman
Second man charged with murder and attempted murder of man and woman

July 09, 2021

A SECOND man was charged on Friday in connection with the murder and attempted murder of a man and woman last month.

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Dave Stewart Love's Coming Back
Dave Stewart Love's Coming Back

July 09, 2021

The lyrics say it as plainly as can be - "Oh the simple things Not so simple anymore Taking things for granted Anything we wanted love's coming back" - that is the message Dave Stewart of the Grammy winning Eurythmics was moved to write and produce in a special song aptly titled "Love's Coming Back" featuring the vocals of Bahamian artist, Dayonna Brown.

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Inspiration, restoration and revival
Inspiration, restoration and revival

July 09, 2021

A night of inspiration, restoration and revival to celebrate The Bahamas' 48th anniversary is promised by the Independence Celebration Committee as celebrations are held virtually for the second consecutive year. It is being billed as a revival celebration, and a celebration of life, under the theme "Revive Us Again."

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Lewis to meet artists over Independence row
Lewis to meet artists over Independence row

July 06, 2021

AFTER concerns were raised by several Bahamian performers about this year's Independence Day celebration, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Iram Lewis said he plans to meet with local artists to address their issues.

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Independence plan strikes wrong note
Independence plan strikes wrong note

July 05, 2021

SOME Bahamian performers are upset over plans for this year's Independence Day celebration, which allegedly leaves out a mixture of top local secular acts in favour of a Christian theme.

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Eyeing a transformation of heritage sites
Eyeing a transformation of heritage sites

June 23, 2021

The Bahamian group that has reached agreement with The Bahamas government for a public private partnership (PPP) to manage and refurbish cultural heritage sites, including the water tower and New Providence forts, has both a signed memorandum of understanding and a signed management agreement, its managing partner Olvin Rees told National Review yesterday.

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'Hopeful' that Junkanoo will have parade this year
'Hopeful' that Junkanoo will have parade this year

June 11, 2021

THE chairman of the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence is "optimistic" and "hopeful" the cultural community will be able to hold "some sort of parade" this year.

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Labor pains

June 10, 2021

This past week, The Bahamas celebrated Labour Day. In one of the stranger twists of the annual celebrations, for the second year, there has been no parade - and even an attempted motorcade was blocked by the relevant authorities. It is an understatement to say that the labor movement in The Bahamas has gone through severe pain in the last year. The pandemic has been particularly brutal to workers as we have seen the unemployment rate soar, workers have had their cars and homes repossessed and some who have never had to depend on social service have had to lean on social assistance for survival.

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Scores gather for Labour Day event
Scores gather for Labour Day event

June 06, 2021

MEMBERS of the labour movement and supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party gathered at the national stadium on Friday morning in an attempt to participate in a Labour Day motorcade despite a notice from police a day earlier that the event had not been sanctioned by authorities.

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