The Bahamas Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation and Public Private Investments Ltd Sign MOU

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The National Museum of The Bahamas / Antiquities Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC) and Public Private Investments Ltd (PPIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the operation and management of designated heritage sites in New Providence, to facilitate the restoration, modernization and sustainability of the sites, and to advance and enhance […]

BTVI discusses partnership with British Costume Institute

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Representatives from the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) – located in the United Kingdom – recently paid a courtesy call on President of The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr. Robert W. Robertson, for preliminary discussions regarding a possible partnership aligned with BTVI’s Fashion program. CIAD is associated with […]

Grand Bahama teachers take to the stage in National Arts Festival

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, — Grand Bahama teachers Kemelo Porteous and Shaquita Stubbs took the stage twice in the Community class, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Grand Bahama adjudications on April 2, 2019 at Grand Lucayan Convention Centre. During the morning gospel session, Mr. Porteous received cheers for his performance of “Total Praise” […]

Artist Jamal Rolle showcases newest art form at Fort Lauderdale show

PLANTATION, FLORIDA – As part of its new marketing strategy to integrate and highlight the culture and people of The Bahamas through innovative storytelling, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation office teamed up with well-known celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle, at the recent Art Fort Lauderdale Show. The four-day curated art show, which combined […]

E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins

WEMYSS BIGHT, ELEUTHERA — Wemyss Bight Primary School female students show that they are “Phenomenal Women” as they recite Maya Angelou’s famous poem, on February 7, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Art Festival Adjudications at their school in Eleuthera.  Also pictured, Jayanna Gibson recites a poem by Robert Graves.  (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)

Memorial concert, arts endowment honours Audrey Dean-Wright

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her. As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her […]

2019 Junior Junkanoo parade winners announced

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tarpum Bay Primary School rushed its way to a repeat winning performance in the Primary School Division in the 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade held on Bay Street on January 31. L.W. Young won the Junior High School Division and the Government High School brought the Senior High School Division crown back to New Providence. Eighteen […]

Junior Junkanoo number picking gears up for parade

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A school student selects ‘Order of Entry’ number for Junior Junkanoo. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Deputy Permanent Secretary K. Darron Turnquest; Deputy Director of the Division of Culture Dereka Deleveaux-Grant; and National Coordinator of Junior Junkanoo Henry Higgins joined Junior Junkanoo organizers and stakeholders at the Order of Entry ceremony at […]

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school’s president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage […]

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