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BAHAMIAN ICON AWARDS GAINS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Icon To Be Featured on South Florida’s #1 Newscast

The Bahamas’ most glamorous event has attracted the attention of the international media. WPLG Local 10 news out of South Florida has confirmed plans to provide coverage of the 3rd Annual Bahamian Icon Awards. Additionally, Emmy Nominated News Anchor Constance Jones will be on hand to present the Bahamian Icon Award for Outstanding Live Entertainment Ensemble. WPLG is South Florida’s local ABC Network affiliate and boasts of over 5.4 million viewers. The event will be broadcast live locally on Cable 12 throughout the Bahamas and streamed live worldwide at www.bahamianiconawards.com. Android users can also follow up to the minute live coverage by downloading the Novio app from the Google Play store free of charge.

Wendi Lewis gives a tribute performance to Sir Durward Knowles. Photo: Nu Woman Magazine.
Wendi Lewis gives a tribute performance to Sir Durward Knowles. Photo: Nu Woman Magazine.

“The overall goal of the Bahamian Icon Awards is to seek out opportunities to tell the stories of outstanding Bahamians,” says Addis Huyler, Founder and Executive Producer. “The opportunity to expand the program beyond our shores and showcase the best of ourselves to the world is definitely a proud moment for us and an amazing opportunity for our nominees and partners. We are incredibly excited and look forward to welcoming the WPLG team to The Bahamas.”

“It’s an honor to represent Local 10 ABC News at the Bahamian Icon Awards Show,” says Constance Jones, Local 10 ABC News Anchor Reporter. “We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a prestige event that recognizes outstanding leaders in the Caribbean Community.”

Emmy Nominated News Anchor Constance Jones
Emmy Nominated News Anchor Constance Jones

The 3rd Annual Bahamian Icon Awards is slated to be held on July 11, 2015 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort. Here over 600 guests are expected to pay tribute to an outstanding list of nominees in Commerce, Education, Entertainment, Music, Tourism, Sports, Health, Fine Art, Entrepreneurship, Youth Development and Humanitarianism. Legendary Bahamian musician, Ronnie Butler will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to nation building though music. Tickets for the event are on sale and available at SIDDA Communications Group at #11 Shirley Street Plaza or call (242) 394-2665.

About The Bahamian Icon Awards: The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community. Our Mission is to provide an achievable goal that inspires and encourages consistent efforts to achieve excellence and the fostering of good will. For more information visit www.bahamianiconawards.com.

Check out Nu Woman’s coverage of the 2nd Annual Bahamian Icon Awards – http://issuu.com/nuwomanbs/docs/fall_2014_issue/42

Caribbean Music, Model & Talent Showcase takes off

A new and exciting talent-scouting event, which is specifically designed to bring global attention to the vast talent pool in the Caribbean dubbed, Music, Model & Talent Showcase of the Islands, (Island MMTS) makes its way to The Bahamas and the Caribbean region.

Pia T. Glover
Pia T. Glover

CEO & Founder of Island MMTS, Pia T. Glover-Rolle is very excited to showcase the talent of the islands to the international scouts who will attend the event, which is slated for July 13-19, 2015 in Nassau, The Bahamas. She and her team across the region are working hard to ensure that as many talented locals as possible of the islands get an opportunity to audition for the top talent scouts and for a chance at what will be a life changing opportunity for all participants.

Auditions around The Bahamas and the Caribbean started as of August 2014 and continue until February 2015. These auditions have attracted, and will continue to attract, talented male and female participants between the ages of 5  and 65.

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Island MMTS Regional Scouts are extremely excited to see what talent – models, actors, singers, songwriters and music producers – The Caribbean region has to offer.

CEO & Founder of Island MMTS, Mrs. Pia T. Glover-Rolle, who is also President and Founder at PTG Marketing & Modeling Agency, hopes that all prospective participants continue to register early and reserve their space as competition is expected to be fierce throughout the region. Online registration is already well ahead of projections.

Auditions throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean are the prelude to the inaugural week-long conference scheduled for July 13 to 19, 2015, at the Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, which is located on the new multi-billion Bahamian Riviera at Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The event is already buzzing in the ears of top international fashion and talent scouts, personal managers, casting directors, booking agents, record labels, modeling and talent agencies along with Grammy award-winning producers and songwriters, who will judge Island MMTS competitions and conduct seminars, while scouting new and unique talent in these respective areas.

Additionally, agents from the US, Europe, South Africa, China and Canada will spend a week in The Bahamas scouting new talent from the participating Caribbean islands, offering contracts and representation opportunities.

Many very recognizable names in the industry are already confirmed and excited to participate. There is great anticipation that the next big “star” will be discovered at Island MMTS 2015.

Some 34 countries around the Caribbean are participating. These include: Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tortola, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Grand Bahama, San Salvador, Cat Island, Bimini, Eleuthera, Abaco, Exuma and New Providence.10626620_221453564692042_1337966941159199434_n

Pia T. Glover-Rolle, who heads top Bahamian firm PTG Marketing and Modeling Agency, has a proven track record of success in modeling, talent development and placement within the industry, both locally and internationally.

Island MMTS is being billed as a “one of a kind” event for the islands, and is the only modeling and talent showcase in the world specifically targeting the Caribbean market.

Online registration is required. Visit website: http://www.islandmmts.com