Funds awarded to Junkanoo groups, individual junkanooers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the National Junkanoo Committee (NJC) and the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) held a press conference at the National Stadium, March 18, to present prize monies for the 2018 Boxing Day and 2019 New Year’s […]

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FLIFF On Location: Stellar lineup of independent films

FREEPORT, BAHAMAS – The return of “FLIFF On Location” to Grand Bahama Island and the Pelican Bay Hotel this past weekend, was a heartwarming experience for President and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival (FLIFF), Greg Von Hausch. The festival’s strong connection to the island, was the driving force behind its return. “FLIFF has […]

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Daniels: ‘Pain and anger’ around ‘Empire’ in recent weeks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Empire” co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels says the weeks since cast member Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged with fabricating a racist and homophobic attack have been “a freakin’ rollercoaster.” In an Instagram video that doesn’t refer to Smollett by name, Daniels says since “the incident” he and his cast have “experienced […]

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Willis & the Illest premier first album

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Situated in the heart of downtown Nassau, Pirate Republic Brewing Company played host to one of the island’s hottest bands, Willis & the Illest. On March 1, the leading Bahamian band premiered their new, upcoming album with a live, acoustic performance in Pirate Republic’s historic alley located on Woodes Rogers Walk. Welcomed […]

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Red Cross Fair goes digital with digital ticketing system

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In keeping with its promise of doing things differently this year, the organizers of the Bahamas Red Cross Fair have teamed up with SunCash to introduce cutting edge technology in the form of digital ticketing for this year’s event. With the services of SunCash’s ‘SunPass’ system, patrons will now be able to […]

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‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This weekend, “Captain Marvel” earned an additional $69.3 million from North American theaters […]

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Buju Banton All Access tickets sold out

Organizers bringing in 300 police officers to secure concert   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Organizers of the upcoming Buju Banton: Long Walk To Freedom concert confirmed Wednesday that their All-Access tickets are sold out. Paradise Productions, which is staging the concert, said VIP and Platinum tickets are also moving fast. The concert, slated for March 30, […]

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Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal. “We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” Hallmark Cards Inc., […]

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HBO’s doc ‘Leaving Neverland’ becomes a network favorite

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” is heading up the charts. The unsparing documentary about Michael Jackson and his alleged sexual abuse is already the third most-watched documentary of the past decade at the prime cable network, which takes pride in its documentary schedule. It’s likely to surpass “Bright Lights,” the movie about Debbie […]

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Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance. GLAAD announced Monday that the Carters will receive its Vanguard Award at its 30th annual awards on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly […]

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Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and her wearing a strapless white dress writing “The […]

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Blue Lagoon teaches marine awareness, conservation to Abaco students

BLUE LAGOON ISLAND, BAHAMAS – Nearly 500 Abaco school children learned about the importance of conservation and preventing marine debris during a week of distance learning provided by Project B.E.A.C.H. (Bahamas Education Association for Cetacean Health), the non-profit affiliate of Blue Lagoon Island. Te-Shalla Clarke, Education Supervisor, and Destaney Cox, Education Coordinator, hosted Marine Assembly […]