In a short, but to the point, address, Tanisha Charlton, the Junior Minister of Tourism for Abaco, reminded people why our island was an obvious tourist destination. She spoke to the crowd at the recent Island Roots Heritage Festival on Green Turtle.
She outlined the natural beauty of the surroundings, supported by a rich culture, in spite of social struggles.
She mentioned Goombay Festivals and home-comings featuring native music of merengue, calypso, rake and scrape and delicious Bahamian dishes of fish, lobster and chicken.
Other activities offered to visitors were Regattas, fishing tournaments and religious functions and last but not least, the people are friendly.
There is enough there to inspire tourists to visit, she stated. So let’s continue to share the uniqueness of our culture, our cuisine our Junkanoo, she concluded.