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July, 2018

  • 11 July

    Flag Raising and Cultural Extravaganza Reflects on Bahamas’ 45-Year Journey

    The 45th Independence Cultural Extravaganza and Flag Raising Ceremony was held under the theme – “Celebrate Bahamas: We’ve Come This Far by Faith” – at the BAIC Park on July 9. The Master and Mistress of Ceremony were Dikembe Wilkinson and Khalea Richard. Bishop John McIntosh invoked the presence of …

  • 11 July

    Flag Raising Ceremony Sets Tone for Bahamas’ 45th Independence Celebrations

    The Central Abaco Independence Committee under the leadership of Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator Maxine Duncombe organized a Flag Raising Ceremony at the Bahamas Government Complex on July 6. Rachael Johnson proved to be an outstanding moderator as she ensured that all participants fulfilled their respective roles allowing the program …

June, 2018

  • 27 June

    Murphy Town Local Gov’t Discusses Sun Oil Expansion, Town Cleanup and Independence Celebrations

    Seven members of the Murphy Town Committee met on the evening of June 11. The meeting was overseen by Administrator Maxine Duncombe, the minutes recorded by Ramona Bethel. On the agenda were the revising of the minutes of March 26 which had not been approved as yet. Nothing of importance …

July, 2017

  • 13 July

    Power Outage Spoils Independence Celebrations; Residents on Edge

    Instead of culminating a grand evening of celebrating the country’s independence with fireworks and Junkanoo, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) stepped in to steal the show as the Junkanoo group marched around the, now dark, BAIC Park.

  • 13 July

    Goombay Festival Kicks Off Independence Weekend Festivities

    The Ministry of Tourism’s Goombay Summer Festival was the first event to take place on July 7, 2017 at BAIC Park during The Bahamas’ 44th Independence weekend festivities.

January, 2017

  • 4 January

    Bahamas Remembers Former Abaco MP and Activist

    Errington “Bumpy” Watkins, a former police officer who was elected to the House of Assembly and led early, unsuccessful efforts by Abaconians to secede from The Bahamas ahead of Independence, passed away on December 26 at age 90.

July, 2015

  • 16 July

    Man-O-War Independence Day Celebrations

    The Bahamas celebrated 42 years of Independence on Friday, July 10, and Man-O-War is one Cay that sure knows how to celebrate. There were games, contests and fun for the whole family.

August, 2014

  • 1 August

    Summer Junkanoo held at BAIC Park

    Organized by the local Ministry of Tourism office, special festivities were held at the BAIC Marsh Harbour Farmer’s Market grounds on the evenings of July 11 and 12. The entertainment, intended for tourists and locals, corresponded with the 41st Independence Anniversary and was meant to replace the usual Goombay Summer Festival.

  • 1 August

    Central Abaco Independence celebrations focus on peace

    Locals of Central Abaco celebrated the 41st Bahamas Independence anniversary on July 9 at the Murphy Town Park.

  • 1 August

    South Abaco Independence celebrations highlighted by RBPF Band parades

    July 10 marked the 41st Bahamian Independence Day. South Abaco residents celebrated the holiday with church services, music, food, and more.