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Sandals ‘Vibes On The Island’ canceled due to inclement weather forecast for the weekend
Submitted by Chester Robards   
Friday, 24 October 2014 10:27

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The party slated for October 25, for the second year in a row at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island featuring performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band ZincFence redemption has been canceled.

Due to the risks associated with such severe weather, the Sandals Foundation has been forced to cancel what they hoped to be the Caribbean party of the year.

In good faith, ticket holders will be fully refunded. Patrons will be able to reclaim funds at the ticket outlet where the purchase was made once the physical ticket is presented.

The Sandals Foundation expresses extreme gratitude to sponsors Coca-Cola, Flight Centre Travel Group, JetBlue, Heineken, CIBC First Caribbean, Colombian Emeralds, The Nassau Guardian Group – 96.9 Guardian Radio, Hot 91.7 106.5, St Majestic Tours and ICS Security Concepts who all eagerly came on board to sponsor Vibes On the Island 2014 without hesitation.

Future plans will be made for the event slated for 2015. If persons would still like to support the PACE Foundation, the charity this concert was benefitting, please visit http://pacebahamas.com/. For further information, please visit www.SandalsFoundation.org.

 
Vote for your favourite Bahamian musician in Cacique Awards People’s Choice poll
Submitted by Kendea Smith   
Friday, 24 October 2014 09:45

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician honoured in the upcoming Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.  

The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.  

Making the cut for secular were ‘Back that bam bam’-DMAC, ‘Happy Hour’-Visage, ‘242 Forward’- Julien Believe, ‘Swing Swing’-Avvy, ‘Night and Day’-Baha Men, ‘Float’-DMAC, ‘I Ain’t Fa VAT’-KB and ‘Crab Souse’-Sky Juice Band.  

The nominees for Gospel are ‘One More Hallejuah’- Nehemiah, ‘Outta Control’- Christian Massive, ‘Hosanna’-Gospel Boys, ‘All Over the World’ –Landlord, ‘You did it all’-Kem Gardiner, ‘I’m still here’- Lyrically Blesssed, ‘I surrender all’- Monique Terez, ‘Cleanse Me’-Pam Collins and ‘We need you’-Jonathan Farrington.  

The Cacique Awards will also honour the best of the best in The Bahamas’ hospitality industry.  

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Gospel concert celebration for Department of Social Services
Submitted by BIS   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:07
FREEPORT, The Bahamas -- The Department of Social Services, Grand Bahama, in celebration of the DSS 50th Anniversary, held a Gospel Concert at the Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium Saturday night.  Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin officially opened the concert. The event brought Gospel singing artists like the world-famous Cooling Waters, Pastor Simeon Outten and the New Life Band, Community Holiness Praise Team, The Bahamas Brass Band, and Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team.  (BIS Photos/Vandyke Hepburn)

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19th Annual International Cultural Festival [photos]
Submitted by BIS   
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:32

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick Mitchell (at the podium) officially opens the 19th Annual International Cultural Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014, at the Botanical Gardens. The weekend cultural festival was originally conceived to recognize United Nations Day and celebrates the culinary arts, music and dance of many countries represented in The Bahamas. Photos caught some of the moments of the event. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launch continues in Atlanta, GA
Submitted by Brooke Sherman   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:18

ATLANTA, Georgia --- Drum rhythms, beautiful costumes and colorful renditions of all things Bahamian was the highlight of the first international launch for the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, held on Wednesday, October 8th at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Atlanta Georgia.

Organized by the Bahamas Consulate and Bahamas Tourist Office Atlanta, the event was complete with Bahamian food, art, and music. Culminating the evening was a performance by the world renowned Colours Junkanoo Group featuring a parade of vibrant costumed carnival dancers from the Bahamas.

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The event attracted close to 100 key influencers within Atlanta’s fashion and entertainment industries, hospitality, tourism and travel conglomerates.

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The road to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival makes an Atlanta stop
Submitted by Brooke Sherman   
Friday, 10 October 2014 08:53

Pictured from Left are Sharell Carroll, Marketing Coordinator, Bahamas National Festival Commission; Greg Cooper, General Manger for WAEC Love 860 Radio, Atlanta Georgia; Carmel Churchill of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; Roscoe Dames, CEO, BNFC and Brooke Sherman, Senior Executive, Communications, Ministry of Tourism. ATLANTA, Georgia -- Moments leading up to the launch of the First Annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Atlanta Georgia, team Bahamas, represented by members of the Bahamas tourism sector and the Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) stopped by Atlanta’s premier inspirational radio station, WAEC Love 860AM to excite the Atlanta listening audience over the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival season.

The unique cultural showcase is slated to kick off on April 17th – 18th, with Grand Bahama taking center stage for two full days of activities, and New Providence closing out the celebrations on May 7th-9th.

Residents of Atlanta are invited to jump in the line, join the party and take advantage of Delta Airlines direct air services to both Grand Bahama and New Providence. New daily direct service to Grand Bahama begins November 2nd, 2014.

Pictured from left are Sharell Carroll, Marketing Coordinator, Bahamas National Festival Commission; Greg Cooper, General Manger for WAEC Love 860 Radio, Atlanta Georgia; Carmel Churchill of the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board; Roscoe Dames, CEO, BNFC and Brooke Sherman, Senior Executive, Communications, Ministry of Tourism.

 
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