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July, 2017

  • 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.

April, 2017

  • 28 April

    Spartans Junkanoo Group Pursues Community Service

    Approximately twenty people, including the Vice-Chairman Binoy Bernan, met early afternoon with the intention to split into two groups: one leaving from the Traffic Light, and one leaving from Murphy Town, aiming to join together at Brown’s Bay in Dundas Town.

March, 2017

  • 3 March

    2017 Love Rush Junkanoo

    Thousands of visitors and locals lined the sides of Don MacKay Blvd to witness the display of beautiful colours and dancing and feel the rhythm on February 25 as the annual ‘Love Rush’ Junkanoo parade paid homage to recently departed Agatha “Aggie” Curry of Spring City.

January, 2017

  • 12 January

    Junkanoo Ignites Explosion of Colours on Green Turtle Cay

    The theme for this year’s Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo Parade was Birds of Paradise: a name evoking a vision of bright, vivid colours. A large crowd of spectators were treated to the vibrant display as they witnessed the Li’l Island Slammers’ annual Junkanoo Parade which took place on January 2, 2017.

September, 2016

  • 29 September

    Culture, Youth and Sports are Focus of Stakeholder Meeting

    Approximately twenty Government Officials, among them the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip “Brave” Davis, who is also the Minister of Works, and the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, arrived on Abaco from Nassau the morning of September 16.

April, 2016

  • 14 April

    Superstars Beat the Goatskin and Their Competition

    When the smoke cleared and the drums and cowbells faded away into the early morning hours it was clear the All Abaco Junkanoo Committee had a tough decision ahead in selecting the winners of the Senior Love Rush Junkanoo Competition for 2016.

  • 14 April

    Junior Junkanoo Parades Depict Celebration of Life, Spring Themes

    The All Abaco Junkanoo Committee hosted the 2016 Junior and Senior Junkanoo Parades on April 8-9. Although there was a decrease in the number of schools performing, those that did make it out, put on stellar performances.

  • 14 April

    From the Editor’s Desk: Bread & Circuses

    In the Roman Empire’s waning years, when its citizens could not afford bread, its leaders chose to appease and pacify the masses with the spectacle and sport of the arena. Instead of spending their dwindling coffers on running the empire and making sure its people were fed, the government instead chose to buy and import sand to fill the colosseums.

January, 2016

  • 14 January

    Green Turtle Cay’s New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade Attracts Record Crowd

    Overflow parking and back to back ferries on New Year’s Day indicated a record crowd in Green Turtle Cay to enjoy the settlement’s Junkanoo Parade.

November, 2015

  • 27 November

    Junkanoo Group Traveling to Nassau in December

    The Abaco Central High School Junkanoo group, the Marlins, will travel to Nassau on December 11 to participate in the Junior Junkanoo Parade to be held the following day. Abaco Central High School is the only high school from Abaco to participate.