Culture

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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John Phillpot, Scout Leader, is 2019 National Youth Month Patron and Lifetime Honouree

September 17, 2019

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has announced that long-standing member of the Scout Association of The Bahamas, John Richard Phillpot, is the Ministry’s 2019 National Youth Month Patron and Lifetime Honouree...

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Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture presents awards for 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition

September 16, 2019

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MOYSC) recognized schools throughout The Bahamas for their accomplishments in the 2018 Junior Junkanoo Competition, Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the National Training Agency, Gladstone Road...

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A Tribute to Mr. John Chipman M.B.E.
A Tribute to Mr. John Chipman (M.B.E.)

September 16, 2019

Bahamian ​Junkanoo Legend, John “Chippie” Chipman passed away on Monday September 9t​ h​, 2019 at 90 years of age. His career spanned more than six decades. The world knows Bahamian Culture due to the life and works of Mr. Chipman. He would have touched every continent with his goatskin drum, and has earned his reputation as a prolific Junkanooer, dancer and champion drummer...

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14 Islands of the Bahamas are Ready to Welcome Visitors with Open Arms

September 10, 2019

The Islands Of The Bahamas is an archipelago with more than 700 islands and thousands of cays spread out over 100,000 square miles of ocean, starting just 50 miles south east of the coast of Florida...

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BCC: Govt should educate public on sexual offenders registry
BCC: Govt should educate public on sexual offenders registry

August 24, 2019

Bahamas Christian Council (BCC) President Bishop Delton Fernander said that while the council supports the implementation of a sexual offenders registry, he believes the government must inform the public first...

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Cannabis has many benefits

August 24, 2019

I started this journey with pure intentions and I am resolute in continuing that trend. With that said, we need to get together to save this world. Yeah, your eyes may have rolled to the back of your head just now, but I [...]

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MOTA Conducts Special Fly Out To Grand Bahama For FBO’s, Flying Ambassadors and Aviation Media

August 23, 2019

The Vertical Department team of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) recently led a group of forty persons comprising private pilots, flying ambassadors, fixed based operators (FB0) and aviation media professionals to Freeport, Grand Bahama, for a familiarization trip of the destination...

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EAT Bahamas Food Tour Dishes Up Cuisine, Culture

August 23, 2019

Traveling food lovers are learning to embrace Bahamian cuisine and culture through a tour cooked up by a former television show host...

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It still takes much courage to be a Christian

August 22, 2019

"Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and [...]

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Bahamas Waterkeepers Welcomes Chinese Counterparts for Cultural Exchange

August 19, 2019

For millennia, all of earth’s living things have depended on water for its survival. Up to 71 percent of the world’s surface is covered in water, it exists in the air, in the soil and even in the human body which is up to 60% water. According to research, however, only 3 percent of the earth’s water supply is drinkable which makes water conservation all the more important.

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FLORIDA’S HOT 105 RADIO LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST FROM FREEPORT HIGHLIGHTS BAHAMAS JUNKANOO SUMMER FEST

August 14, 2019

The Islands Of The Bahamas recently partnered with the Wiggins Agency in South Florida to host a live remote broadcast from Freeport, Grand Bahama with S Florida’s Hot 105 FM’S on air personality, James T.

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