Culture

'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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Scores gather for Labour Day, motorcade goes ahead despite police notice
Scores gather for Labour Day, motorcade goes ahead despite police notice

June 04, 2021

SCORES of Progressive Liberal Party supporters as well as union members and leaders gathered at the national stadium on Friday morning despite a notice from police a day earlier that no motorcade had been sanctioned to take place on Labour Day.

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TERN Gallery participates in Atlantis World Art Fair on Artsy: A Black Pony Gallery Production
TERN Gallery participates in Atlantis World Art Fair on Artsy: A Black Pony Gallery Production

May 28, 2021

Amanda Coulson, Lauren Holowesko, and Jodi Minnis from TERN Gallery will be among over 50 contemporary female visual artists from the mid-Atlantic region participating in the Atlantic World Art Fair's inaugural iteration.

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No reports on Junkanoo rush out, say police
No reports on Junkanoo rush out, say police

May 10, 2021

POLICE said they had no reports regarding a post-funeral Junkanoo rush out in the Centreville area on the weekend with what appeared to be over a hundred people congregating closely together while playing and dancing to native music.

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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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