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Researcher digs deeper: What language do Bahamians speak?

ANN Lawlor’s exploration of the Bahamian vernacular in a new research paper points to the roots of popular expressions often dismissed as dialect or bad English.

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Former director of culture says PM's Mardi Gras plan doesn't make sense

FOLLOWING the prime minister’s announcement of a week-long Bahamian Carnival, former Director of Culture Nicolette Bethel criticised the plan saying it doesn’t make sense.

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Youngsters show pride in their nation

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe celebrated National Pride Day with the Primary School Division of Temple Christian Academy on Friday.

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Muy Buiy Dem releases new junkanoo beat

BAHAMIAN music is in “danger”, according to one local group, as the very rhythms that make up the style are neither preserved or marketed the way they should be.

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Jewish students help community

JEWISH students from the Florida State University group Hillel visited New Providence, lending a hand at several state-run institutions as a part of a community service trip.

COB experts feature on PBS show

TWO College of The Bahamas English professors will be among the linguistic experts featured in a special Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) documentary entitled “Talking Black In America” that explores the evolution of African-American speech and factors that have influenced it.

The gift of a father

Father’s Day falls during the season in the church when the Sundays are numbered as they follow after Pentecost Sunday. It is such a blessing to be in the presence of a father who is filled with the power of God and who is a loving presence in his home.

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Shakespeare embraces Caribbean acts

THEATRE festival Shakespeare in Paradise is back in its fourth year with an aim to promote an appreciation and awareness of theatre in the Bahamas.

Gospel musical promotes 'Better Days' for Bahamian youth

The cast and crew of the gospel musical “Better Days” are promising audiences a “mesmerising” experience when the curtain officially goes up on the new stage production later this month.The play examines the lives of two young Bahamians – one who fin

In tribute to James Catalyn

Bush crack and James Catalyn gone!

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JP strives to empower women with new projects

BAHAMIAN entertainer Dominique “Junior Prodigy” Brown is back on the local music scene following a brief hiatus for personal and brand development.

ART OF GRAPHIX: Don't confuse message through bad grammar

Say what? Bad grammar in advertising? Is using bad sentence structures in an advertisement an excuse to appear laid back and cavalier, or does it make for a sleeker advert?

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A life full of laughter: James Catalyn dies age 78

CELEBRATED playwright, poet and actor James Catalyn died on Saturday, prompting an outpouring of sympathy from the cultural community.

The gift of a father

Father’s Day falls during the season in the Church when the Sundays are numbered as they follow after Pentecost Sunday. It is such a blessing to be in the presence of a father who is filled with the power of God and who is a loving presence in his ho

Go home, BPC, you’re not wanted

Bahamians have tried to diplomatically convey that we have nothing to gain and everything to lose by drilling for oil in The Bahamas. Nevertheless, Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC), which is not Bahamian, refuses to listen. So here we go again.

EDITORIAL: Creating confusion to defeat the June 7 equal rights referendum

THERE are so many red herrings, and scare mongering tactics being used to scuttle the June 7th constitutional referendum that confusion could end it in calamitous defeat.

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YOUNG MAN'S VIEW: The Carnival mistake

THE importation of carnival – in the form of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival – is a mistake that can only be likened to a forced ripe dilly.

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Pro volleyball player Stuart: ‘It’s always good to be back home’

HE could have continued his pursuit of basketball, baseball or track and field. But Eugene Stuart said from the time he played for the Big Red Machine at St Augustine’s College, he knew he would be a professional volleyball player.

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POLITICOLE: Christie’s Baha Mar address - a parody, in dialect

We still gat da biggest resort in da Caribbean region! Don mind it can’t open yet.

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POLITICOLE: Who’s the bigger dodo - Galanis or Munroe?

We have many people competing for the title of biggest dodo in Bahamian politics and government - in last week’s news alone.