Junkanoo season ends but One Family still making an impact

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – For the past 24 years, the One Family Junkanoo group has been a staple in the East Street community, creating leaders and helping those in need. It is an achievement that group chairman Darren Bastian says its members are most proud of. Despite winning the 2018 Boxing Day Junkanoo parade, Bastian said […]

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Ferguson predicts a smooth New Year’s Day parade

Tickets still on sale today until parade begins   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With less than 24 hours before the kick-off of the New Year’s Day Junkanoo parade, president of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), Silbert Ferguson, on Sunday assured that the challenges groups faced on Boxing Day, which resulted in lengthy delays, have […]

CTO declares 2019 ‘the year of festivals’ in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS –  On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an […]

Bahamian musician makes semi-final in Afropunk festival

A Bahamian musical artist and her band are boasting a strong performance in an internationally acclaimed competition.  Singer Kamilah Gibson and her band recently competed in the popular AfroPunk Festival Battle of the Bands competition in Brooklyn, New York with hopes of being selected to perform her original tunes live in front of thousands of people.  While […]

Art expo controversy puts local arts community in controversy

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ (NAGB) controversial “We suffer to remain” exhibition came to a close Sunday, with a moving rendition of Sonia Farmer’s poem ‘A True and Exact History’. Eleven cultural champions loaned their voices to the stirring performance. Artists and collaborators in the project said, they were left feeling “stunned and angry” by the British […]

Pintard discusses initiatives for promotion and preservation of culture

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Michael Pintard recently met with the Cultural Affairs Division and discussed present and future initiatives for the promotion and preservation of culture in The Bahamas. Among those present were representatives of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, the National Dance School of […]