Miss Teen Bahamas International unveils nine beauties

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- The Miss Teen Bahamas International  (MTBI) Organization held its 2019 contestant unveiling on Sunday at the Courtyard Marriott, and it was an event that spectators deemed to be a success. The 16-week program will feature a total of nine beauties who are all vying for the title of Miss Teen Bahamas International 2019. […]

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St. Anne’s students welcome GG at school’s assembly

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  — It was a treat last Friday when children of St. Anne’s School in Fox Hill received a visit from Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling at the school’s assembly.  The Governor General visited to honour two students: BreAnn Ferguson and Caden Smith, both founders of charitable movements. ‘BreAnn’s Care Closet’ through which every […]

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Bahamian performers to participate in 50th anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Tourism and Aviation D’Aguilar announced at a recent press conference at the Ministry that a Bahamian Delegation of top Junkanoo Performers, Musicians and Artists/Entertainers will participate in the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival, during the second weekend of the Festival, May 2-5, 2019. Since 1983 Bahamian introduction to […]

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Gucci creative head breaks silence over ‘blackface’ sweater

NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci’s creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and “that of the people who saw in one of my […]

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Hundreds turn out for Buju launch party

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – (February 10, 2019) – Hundreds of reggae and dancehall fans turned out recently for the launch party of Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom tour. Banton is scheduled to perform for 15,000 screaming fans on March 30, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. According to Paradise Productions, which is organizing […]

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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)

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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 […]

Bahamas ‘Masqueraders’ to put on a show at Junkanoo Carnival

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is just months away, Anthony Knowles, a designer for The Bahamas Masqueraders carnival group projects that they will gain a 33 per cent growth in participants this year. In an interview Tuesday with Eyewitness News Online, Knowles said Bahamas Masqueraders is preparing to have more than 1,600 persons. […]

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 […]

Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about […]

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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