Sunday, September 25, 2016

SiP 2016: Two full weeks of theatre!

SiP 2016 is now TWO weeks long!

Shakespeare in Paradise is in its eighth year and we're proud to announce that it now runs for two full weeks!

For those of us behind the scenes, this isn't so much of a change, as we have always had a week of previews before student audiences. But we've now extended our public performances so that SiP 2016 will open on September 26, 2016, and won't close until Saturday October 8, 2016!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tired of “Adulting?” Revisit Your Fave Childhood Activities!

By Ianthia Smith

There are some childhood activities that just make you smile when you think about them. Thinking back to my childhood, I have so many amazing memories, stories and events that, when I think about them, keep me grounded and happy. Some of my best childhood memories and activities are:....Read more >>

This Week in The Bahamas (19 – 23 Sept. 2016)

Commentary by Elcott Coleby

Prime Minister Christie addresses Abaco Business Outlook
Speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook on Thursday of this week, Prime Minister Christie hailed the economy of Abaco as strong, buttressed by more than one billion dollars worth of tourism related developments in addition to support infrastructural public works.

The largest of the developments is the $700 million Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club -- a high end, mixed-use resort development with current phase expenditure in excess of $250 million for the development of over fifty second homes, employee housing, Community Centre and Beach park as part of its phased, near billion dollar mixed-use project, he noted.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bahamians Say They Want Change

by Jones Bahamas

Officials at the Registrar General’s Department says voter registration numbers for the 2017 General Election at this time are lower than normal; however Bahamians say they are registering because they want their voice to be heard.

According to Parliamentary Commissioner Sherlyn Hall, in New Providence fewer than 2,000 Bahamians have reportedly registered to vote as of as of September 9th.

The voter registration number for the country stands at around 50,000.

There may be a number of factors that contribute to why the numbers are what they are.

The Bahama Journal went straight to the source and asked Bahamians if they were registered or not.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Bahamian Art & Culture eMagazine : No. 280 : 09.22.16

Thursday, September 22, 2016 – Today's issue of Bahamian Art & Culture showcases a powerful cover image by Bahamian artist Chris Symonette entitled "Residues of a Colonial Past". A write-up on this piece and more is included in today's issue which features upcoming exhibitions, dance productions, concerts, jazz performances at Balmoral and Jacaranda, as well as news and stories from The Bahamas, the region and around the world. Click on the link below to read today's issue. Subscribe for free. Enjoy!

BTVI Creates Beauty Backstage

Applying makeup to a cast member of Summer Madness
Photos by Cara Gibson

The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institution’s (BTVI) partnership list is growing, with the latest being James Catalyn and Friends. Two students of the institution’s summer makeup course got the opportunity to work backstage at Summer Madness 2016, gaining experience and exposure.

Claudeenah Clarke and Alicia Turnquest were fresh off their Face Care and Makeup Artistry Course I at BTVI, when instructor Torkel Dawkins, owner of T’s Artistry, gave them the opportunity to be exposed to stage makeup for the theatrical production.

SiP 2016 Opens with Macbeth

Macbeth opens SiP 2016!
September 26-Oct 1
Dundas Main Stage

Election season is approaching, and Macbeth, MP for Long Island, is not content to be elevated to the post of Chairman of the Party. He has his sights set on being Prime Minister. There is only one person who wants him to have this post more, and that’s his wife. So what do they do? They dispatch the Prime Minister and anyone else who stands in their way!