New Category : Art

CG Atlantic Honors over 50 Years of Leadership with Portraits of Prime Ministers

Thu, Jul 4th 2024, 03:00 PM

In a display of national pride, CG Atlantic recently unveiled its "50 Years of Leadership" portrait series, commemorating The Bahamas' 50th Independence anniversary. The project, which was first introduced earlier this year, pays homage to the nation’s leadership through the artistry of H.E. Jamaal Rolle, capturing the essence of The Bahamas’ Prime Ministers. The portrait series, now prominently displayed along Collins Avenue, aims to inspire future generations with the stories of leaders who have shaped The Bahamas.

The unveiling ceremony, hosted at CG Atlantic's Collins Avenue headquarters, was attended by former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis, First Lady Ann Marie Davis, and other notable community leaders.

The event showcased the final portraits in the series that included Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, and the Hon. Philip E. Davis honouring the enduring legacy of Bahamian Leadership.

During remarks, Chief Operating Officer of Coralisle Pension Services Ltd, Larry Gibson, reflected on the significance of the portraits calling the project a fitting tribute to the nation’s five Prime Ministers. "These works of art do more than depict our leaders,” he explained. “They encapsulate their achievements, character, and the warmth of their spirit."

Those sentiments were later echoed by CG Atlantic’s Executive Vice President & General Manager Annastasia Francis, who emphasized the lasting impact of this initiative. "In celebration of our 50th Independence anniversary, we wanted to give a gift to the nation that is both meaningful and lasting.

We hope this portrait series serves as a reminder to Bahamian children of the impact one individual can have on history. We also envision this site as a landmark for visitors. May it inspire future generations to embrace leadership with courage, humility, and a steadfast commitment to the common good."

This project is just one of the many ways CG Atlantic has been able to showcase its commitment to Bahamian excellence and growth. The company also recently launched its "Adopt a Verge" program, in partnership with the Public Parks and Beaches Authority. The company has beautified the area, creating an artistic bridge between Bay Street and the Over-The-Hill community. Alongside initiatives like sponsoring The Bahamas Student of the Year Foundation, company officials are committed to promoting good corporate citizenship. They encourage Bahamians to reflect on ways to showcase Bahamian excellence and strive to create an even greater legacy of leadership for the future.

Wemyss Bright Primary Brings the Dance and Drama to the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival

Mon, May 13th 2024, 09:20 AM

The 65th Annual E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival visited the Wemyss Bight Primary School in South Eleuthera, on May 8, 2024, and the students did not disappoint, with a dance routine and an impressive Choral Verse Speaking performance. 

Students create anti-bullying signs from Rotary’s Theme

Thu, Apr 25th 2024, 09:53 AM

Rotary's Peace and Conflict Resolution initiative was embraced by the Interact Club of Doris Johnson. They created messages around the anti-bullying theme on signs that will be placed around the school.

The Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN), in its mission to nurture future leaders, initiated a campaign that transformed the school community, fostering a culture of peace, harmony, and empathy.

The work of these visionary students spread awareness about the detrimental effects of bullying. Their creative signs, professionally printed by the Signman, powerfully message inclusivity and respect. These signs sparked positive conversations and increased compassion for others.

The RCSEN and Interact advisors are proud to support these student leaders. They are pleased that they wish to influence their peers and make the world a better place where kindness prevails, and bullying has no place.

Rotary's Peace and Conflict Resolution initiative was embraced by the Interact Club of Doris Johnson. They created messages around the anti-bullying theme on signs that will be placed around the school. The Rotary Club of South East Nassau (RCSEN), in its mission to nurture future leaders, initiated a campaign that transformed the school community, fostering a culture of peace, harmony, and empathy. The work of these visionary students spread awareness about the detrimental effects of bullying. Their creative signs, professionally printed by the Signman, powerfully message inclusivity and respect. These signs sparked positive conversations and increased compassion for others. The RCSEN and Interact advisors are proud to support these student leaders. They are pleased that they wish to influence their peers and make the world a better place where kindness prevails, and bullying has no place.

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve Presents “Art in Bloom” Eleuthera’s Spring Art & Cultural Festival!

Wed, Mar 20th 2024, 01:04 PM

Eleuthera’s spring art and cultural festival is back, happening on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (LLNPP) on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour.

“Art in Bloom” is a celebration of nature, art, and Bahamian culture, showcasing more than 20 local artists, craftspeople, and food and beverage vendors against the beautiful backdrop of The Preserve. Attendees can wander the 30-acres of exciting trails, boardwalks, and unique features of this esteemed botanical garden, alive with the colours and sounds of spring, while viewing and purchasing products from a variety of vendors.

Guests can enjoy both creative and culinary delights - ranging from fine art, local crafts, handmade jewelry, and colourful creations to Bahamian spices, bush teas, tasty confections, delicious food, and local beers, wines and spirits. Take home your very own copy of the newly published “A Jewel of Tropical Botany” about The Preserve and other local publications from the bookshop. There will also be live music, junkanoo, entertainment, and a kids’ corner with lots of fun games and activities to keep children engaged.

Previously known as “Art in the Park” this unique springtime event is The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) art and culture festival for Central Eleuthera. It serves as a fundraiser for the LLNPP, with all proceeds supporting conservation, education, and community programs at The Preserve. Now reinvigorated with new life as “Art in Bloom” after a several-year hiatus, it will once again provide an opportunity for the community of Eleuthera to come together while offering exposure for local artists and small businesses on the island.

LLNPP Manager, Lakeisha Wallace said: “‘Art in Bloom’ brings an atmosphere of springtime fun and festivity to Eleuthera. It has something for everyone - whether they’re interested in art, nature, food, supporting local businesses, or just having a good time. This is an important event for conservation, but it’s also an opportunity for people to explore their national park and experience all the wonderful, diverse local vendors we’ll have on-site. We’re ecstatic to bring back this community event and can’t wait for people to join us at The Preserve for this celebration.”

“Art in Bloom'' takes place Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Entrance is free for BNT Members and children aged 11 and under, $15 for adult non-members, and $5 for non-members ages 12 to 18 years.

You can become a BNT Member in advance or at the event to take advantage of free entrance fees to national parks year-round and a host of other benefits afforded to BNT Members annually. Visit the BNT’s website for more information: https://bnt.bs/get-involved/become-a-member/.

Discover other programs and experiences at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve by visiting its website: www.levypreserve.org.

To learn more about the role the BNT plays in managing terrestrial and marine national parks, conserving wildlife, and informing environmental policy, please visit its website: www.bnt.bs and follow/subscribe to its various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, and YouTube.

Eleuthera’s spring art and cultural festival is back, happening on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (LLNPP) on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour. “Art in Bloom” is a celebration of nature, art, and Bahamian culture, showcasing more than 20 local artists, craftspeople, and food and beverage vendors against the beautiful backdrop of The Preserve. Attendees can wander the 30-acres of exciting trails, boardwalks, and unique features of this esteemed botanical garden, alive with the colours and sounds of spring, while viewing and purchasing products from a variety of vendors. Guests can enjoy both creative and culinary delights - ranging from fine art, local crafts, handmade jewelry, and colourful creations to Bahamian spices, bush teas, tasty confections, delicious food, and local beers, wines and spirits. Take home your very own copy of the newly published “A Jewel of Tropical Botany” about The Preserve and other local publications from the bookshop. There will also be live music, junkanoo, entertainment, and a kids’ corner with lots of fun games and activities to keep children engaged. Previously known as “Art in the Park” this unique springtime event is The Bahamas National Trust’s (BNT) art and culture festival for Central Eleuthera. It serves as a fundraiser for the LLNPP, with all proceeds supporting conservation, education, and community programs at The Preserve. Now reinvigorated with new life as “Art in Bloom” after a several-year hiatus, it will once again provide an opportunity for the community of Eleuthera to come together while offering exposure for local artists and small businesses on the island. LLNPP Manager, Lakeisha Wallace said: “‘Art in Bloom’ brings an atmosphere of springtime fun and festivity to Eleuthera. It has something for everyone - whether they’re interested in art, nature, food, supporting local businesses, or just having a good time. This is an important event for conservation, but it’s also an opportunity for people to explore their national park and experience all the wonderful, diverse local vendors we’ll have on-site. We’re ecstatic to bring back this community event and can’t wait for people to join us at The Preserve for this celebration.” “Art in Bloom'' takes place Saturday, March 23rd, 2024, at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Banks Road in Governor’s Harbour from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Entrance is free for BNT Members and children aged 11 and under, $15 for adult non-members, and $5 for non-members ages 12 to 18 years. You can become a BNT Member in advance or at the event to take advantage of free entrance fees to national parks year-round and a host of other benefits afforded to BNT Members annually. Visit the BNT’s website for more information: https://bnt.bs/get-involved/become-a-member/. Discover other programs and experiences at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve by visiting its website: www.levypreserve.org. To learn more about the role the BNT plays in managing terrestrial and marine national parks, conserving wildlife, and informing environmental policy, please visit its website: www.bnt.bs and follow/subscribe to its various social media channels: Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, and YouTube.