Monday, March 18, 2019
By Theo Sealy
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A group of 12 Bahamian females, three high school students and nine representatives of the GirlCon organization, participated in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations (UN) in New York March 9-15.
The delegation was led by Senate President Kay Forbes-Smith who is also Founder and President of the GirlCon Organization.
The three high school students were the top three qualifiers in the 2018 GirlCon Essay competition.
The competition provided the young females with the platform to discuss their views on women’s rights and equality in The Bahamas.
The trip to participate in dialogue at the UN was just one item on their list of prizes. Read more >>
Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer.
By Julien Neaves
WHEN Bahamian writer/director Kareem Mortimer was nine, watching the news with his mother, he saw haunting images of the bloated bodies of Haitian would-be migrants washed up on a beach.
"Apparently they were trapped and locked in the hold of a ship by a smuggler who did not have the decency to set them free.
"That was the first time I saw a dead person, and that image still haunts me 20 years later." Read more >>
Saturday, March 16, 2019
It's out! This week's issue of Bahamian Art & Culture Newsletter. Check it out:
• Cover art: "Jalan Harris" by Bahamian photographer Melissa Alcena.
• Concerts / Workshops / Artist Talks / Art Classes / Exhibitions / Books / And more.
• Art news on Bahamian, Caribbean, and African-American creatives including: Sonia Farmer, Shivanee N. Ramlochan, Averia Wright, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, Saskia D'Aguilar, John Cox, Tina Klonaris-Robinson, Renbert Waynehead Mortimer, Arlene Nash Ferguson, Tschabalala Self, Lenny Kravitz, Khalik Allah, and more! Click on the link above and enjoy!
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Friday, March 15, 2019
Timekeepers and swimmers of Alpha Aquatics.
Alpha Aquatics hosted an international swimming competition for athletes to gain another opportunity to qualify for upcoming global events. Jorge Rodriguez, head coach for Alpha Aquatics explained, “This event was a great opportunity for our team members. Read more >>
Photo courtesy of Studio Hillier
A new luxury waterfront destination is in the works in The Bahamas. Port St. George, operated by StarPort Resorts Inc., will be located on Long Island—stretching from coast to coast. The mixed-use development will cater to those seeking an “authentic Bahamian environment, luxurious, modern amenities and an eco-friendly lifestyle,” according to the official release. Read more >>