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Author helps youngsters to discover Bahamian legends

IN support of a book-giveaway project launched by Guanima Press Ltd, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas marked the publication of her new collection of original short stories, Lusca and Other Fantastic Tales, by gifting 600 copies to the students of her alma

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First solo exhibit explores mystical nature of life

INSPIRATION FROM mystical life, African heritage and Bahamian folklore is evident in new works by young Bahamian artist Averia Wright, whose exhibition opened last week at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

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Bahamas dance school gets a taste of Cuba

THE National Dance School of the Bahamas recently made a trip to Havana, Cuba to participate in a dance and drum workshop at the Cuban National School of Dance.

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New book gives female perspective on famed pirate Anne Bonny

There have been many tales told about the infamous pirate Anne Bonny who once made Nassau her haunt, but most as seen through the eyes of men.Sonia Farmer decided to change this by presenting a woman’s perspective on this female brigand of the seas w

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Tree light-up starts Christmas festivities

Despite the rain, hundreds of people gathered last night for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rawson Square.

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Kayla Edwards: Forever in the heart of each life she touched

When Terez Davis Nixon told me Keysha Edwards Taylor was in town and she wanted to know if I would write a Face to Face column posthumously on her mother, my heart leapt. It was an opportunity to write about a woman who made a great impact in my life and so many others. Bahamian cultural icon Kayla Lockhart Edwards will forever be remembered in the hearts and minds of those whose lives she touched. She was just one of those one in a million people whose energy and aura permeated right through you, leaving you feeling good.

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New stamps honour World Day of Prayer

A SERIES of stamps have been launched to mark the Bahamas World Day of Prayer, annually held on the first Friday in March.

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Holy Cross hosts 'A Family Affair'

The Grounds of Holy Cross Church will be transformed into the largest amusement park and entertainment spot the country has seen in recent times, said organisers of the event.

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Veteran educator donates $800 to Great Commission Ministry

Dr Rhonda Chipman-Johnson, who spent more than 30 years as a foreign language educator and administrator at the College of The Bahamas (COB), is well-known for her love of her homeland and her many and varied contributions to its development.

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Sammie Swain a hit with nearly 15,000 tuning in for show

NEARLY 15,000 viewers tuned in to Cable 12 last Sunday to watch the television premiere of the celebrated Bahamian folk opera “The Legend of Sammie Swain”, E Clement Bethel’s timeless musical about a disabled Cat Island man who sells his soul to the Devil to be with the village beauty.

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Minnis the reformer

What we are witnessing before our eyes today in The Bahamas regarding wealthy, prominent politicians being hauled before the courts is without precedent.

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Transforming Spaces art tour

Galleries and artists are gearing up for Nassau’s annual Transforming Spaces art tour. Tickets are now on sale for the two day bus tour set for March 16 and 17 at eight participating galleries.

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Countdown to Carnival

ANTICIPATION and excitement is building amongst the faithful group of Bahamians planning to jetset this month to Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. Scheduled for February 20-21, the popula

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Events revealed for 50th anniversary of Majority Rule

THE Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture yesterday announced the calendar of events connected to its “Road to Majority Rule” 50th celebration scheduled for January, 2017.

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‘Barefoot Bandit’ expects early release from prison

AFTER six years in state prison, legal counsel for Colton Harris-Moore, the infamous serial thief better known as “The Barefoot Bandit”, is anticipating an early release.

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Minister pledges financial support for performance

AS producers struggle to shoulder the cost of re-staging “The Legend of Sammie Swain” earlier this month, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe yesterday pledged financial support for an encore performance.

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LIFE OF CRIME: Serial killers - Is a new breed of assassins lurking on the streets of the Bahamas?

A SERIAL killer holds a worldwide fascination, nicknames like “The Ripper” have entered cultural folklore and they have made many fictional writers famous.

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Should Christians let their kids celebrate Halloween?

Tonight is All Hallows’ Eve – more commonly known as Halloween – and thousands of Bahamians will be taking their kids trick or treating and attending costume parties dressed up as their favourite superheroes, celebrities or storybook characters.

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Send in the clowns...

As a follow-up to the Christmas Carnival caper we now have the Dubai Debacle. The back-to-back mini-disasters by the PLP government are very revealing. We have a seemingly giddy, frivolous, non-serious prime minister who seems to like showmanship and hanging out with celebrities instead of substance.

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Ministry of Education says 'Don't play Charlie Charlie'

THE Ministry of Education has sent a memo to school administrators around the country, urging them to prevent students from playing the "Charlie Charlie" game that some believe involves the summoning of supernatural spirits.

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