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July 15, 2015
Carnival cost 12m, over budget by 3m

TOURISM Minister Obie Wilchcombe yesterday confirmed that Junkanoo Carnival went over its $9m budget - costing about $12m - but said he expects the allocation for the festival to be reduced considerably next year.

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July 18, 2015
Junkanoo Prize Money Presented

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture made a presentation to various Grand Bahama Junkanoo group leaders on Friday, July 17th, 2015, rewarding them for their participation in the New Year’s Junkanoo Parade...

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June 25, 2015
Venue changes for Junkanoo Summer Festival and Goombay events

The much-anticipated Junkanoo Summer and Goombay Summer Festivals have been relocated to Arawak Cay, from the downtown Nassau area, a move Ministry of Tourism officials say will create a more family friendly environment.

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July 24, 2015
Miami/Bahamas Junkanoo Festival of Coconut Grove delights Miami

COCONUT GROVE, Florida - Scores of Bahamians and other special guests were thrilled and dazzled on July 23rd, 2015 as the City of Miami, the Bahamas Consulate General and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism provided a taste of The Bahamas through the Miami/Bahamas Junkanoo Festival of Coconut Grove.
A special reception was held at The Kampong, Coconut Grove. There, patrons were serenaded by the Royal ...

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Junkanoo Carnival creates Economic Empowerment for Bahamians
July 28, 2015
Junkanoo Carnival creates Economic Empowerment for Bahamians

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Lessons learned for 2016 staging. Following the success of the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, the Bahamas National Festival Commission...

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July 29, 2015
Bahamas National Festival Commission presents 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival report to the media

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas National Festival Commission is calling the first-ever Junkanoo Carnival a 'resounding success.' Following a presentation of its 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Report to the Cabinet of The Bahamas, the Commission met with members of the media, July 28, at the Office of the Prime Minister to discuss the outcome of the Festival.
Chairman of the Bahamas National Festiv...

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July 29, 2015
COB survey says Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival made positive impression

A COLLEGE of the Bahamas survey into May's inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival events concluded that most participants had a positive impression of the event.

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FNM Deputy: Festival commission 'gambled' with taxpayer dollars for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
July 30, 2015
FNM Deputy: Festival commission 'gambled' with taxpayer dollars for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

FREE National Movement deputy leader Peter Turnquest yesterday said the government's failure to secure a return on the $11.3m spent to hold Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is a "sad indictment" which proves that the Festival Commission "gambled" with taxpayer dollars.

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July 31, 2015
Junkanoo carnival and how we define success

The inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival and its failure to return a profit parallel Prime Minister Perry Christie's administration: a lot of flash, a whole lot of noise but little delivery.

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August 07, 2015
Junkanoo rush out held in remembrance of Franklyn 'Count Bernadino' Ellis

NASSAU, Bahamas -- A Junkanoo rush out was held for Franklyn "Count Bernadino" Ellis after the Memorial Service was held on Wednesday August 5th 2015, at the National Centre For the Performing Arts. Minister of Youth and Culture The Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson pictured dancing with member of the Music Makers that Count rushed for. (Photos/Derek Smith)
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August 15, 2015
Report: Carnival created job spike

Hiring associated with the inaugural Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a key factor in driving the unemployment rate down from 15.7 percent to 12 percent nationally, the Department of Statistics reported yesterday.

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August 18, 2015
Tourists Assist GB Junkanoo Groups Towards Grand Finale Junkanoo Summer Festival

The Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island, made a special presentation of funds to local Junkanoo groups at the Ministry of Tourism’s office, August 17. Junkanoo groups have partnered with Tourism to display Junkanoo culture at the Junkanoo Summer Festivals in West Grand Bahama – in the communities of Eight Mile Rock and West End. Groups were given seed money to assist with the grand finale o...

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August 18, 2015
Tourism sssists GB Junkanoo groups towards grand finale on August 21 and 22

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island, made a special presentation of funds to local Junkanoo groups at the Ministry of Tourism's office, August 17.
Junkanoo groups have partnered with Tourism to display Junkanoo culture at the Junkanoo Summer Festivals in West Grand Bahama - in the communities of Eight Mile Rock and West End.
Groups were given seed money to assi...

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August 18, 2015
Tourism assists GB Junkanoo groups towards grand finale on August 21 and 22

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Ministry of Tourism, Grand Bahama Island, made a special presentation of funds to local Junkanoo groups at the Ministry of Tourism's office, August 17.
Junkanoo groups have partnered with Tourism to display Junkanoo culture at the Junkanoo Summer Festivals in West Grand Bahama - in the communities of Eight Mile Rock and West End.
Groups were given seed money to assi...

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September 07, 2015
Grand Bahama's Junkanoo Festival winners announced

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- The Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama announced the winners of the Summer Junkanoo Festival on Thursday evening at Sunset Village in Eight Mile Rock. The Summer Junkanoo Festival was also held in West Grand Bahama. The partnership with local Junkanoo groups enabled the vibrant cultural festival dispay to attract some 400 visitors, despite inclement weather for two weeks...

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September 22, 2015
Man dies after being injured while diving at Junkanoo Beach

A MAN died in hospital after he was injured from a dive at Junkanoo Beach this weekend.

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November 04, 2015
Grand Bahama Junior Junkanoo to be free to spectators

YOUTH Sports and Culture Minister Daniel Johnson has announced that the Junior Junkanoo parade will now be free of charge to all spectators in Grand Bahama.

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November 09, 2015
New Junkanoo Season Addition: A Poster Competition

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee launched the 2015-2016 Junkanoo Season with a press conference Thursday, November 5, at the National Art Gallery.

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November 09, 2015
Funding for Junkanoo groups quadrupled, say officials

JUNKANOO groups are set for a major boost in funding this year, after the government made allocations that quadruple the amount of money that the groups received in previous years, according to officials.

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November 09, 2015
junkanoo season launched

THE 2015-16 Junkanoo season was launched on Thursday by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

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November 30, 2015
Good samaritan shoe

Players from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Grand Bahama for the Annual Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament participated in a special community programme, called Samaritan Feet on Thursday morning.

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Ten college teams in Grand Bahama for Junkanoo Jam
November 30, 2015
Ten college teams in Grand Bahama for Junkanoo Jam

Ten college teams from throughout the United States visited Grand Bahama for the Annual Junkanoo Jam Thanksgiving Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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BTC continues 850k commitment to Junkanoo
December 02, 2015
BTC continues 850k commitment to Junkanoo

BTC's $850,000 Junkanoo commitment.

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December 03, 2015
BTC continues 850K commitment to Junkanoo

NASSAU, Bahamas -- BTC will once again sponsor the national Boxing Day and New Year's Day Junkanoo Parades as a part of its five year commitment to the Junkanoo Committee of New Providence. In 2011, BTC pledged $850,000 to the furtherance of Bahamian culture through an ongoing sponsorship of the nation's most colorful native display, the annual Junkanoo Parades.
"Junkanoo is perhaps one of the mos...

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December 03, 2015
BTC to sponsor junkanoo parades

BTC will once again sponsor the national Boxing Day and New Year's Day Junkanoo Parades as a part of its five-year commitment to the Junkanoo Committee of New Providence.

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December 10, 2015
Pledge to end long gaps in Junkanoo parade

JUNKANOO officials yesterday pledged to eliminate the long interval between group performances that spoiled the last parades, promising a "seamless presentation" for spectators.

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Culture Minister stresses safety of participants during Junkanoo parades
December 11, 2015
Culture Minister stresses safety of participants during Junkanoo parades

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson in conjunction with the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP) and parade management held a press conference on the Junkanoo season stressing that the safety of participants and spectators is the first priority.

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Coca-Cola donates 60,000 to Junkanoo
December 11, 2015
Coca-Cola donates $60,000 to Junkanoo

For the third consecutive year Coca-Cola is donating $20,000 to the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence. This year’s donation brings the total contribution to $60,000.

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28th Annual Junior Junkanoo official results score sheet
December 17, 2015

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December 18, 2015
Increase announced in Junkanoo seed funding

JUNKANOO groups in New Providence are to receive large increases in seed funding, with the A groups to get $30,000 and B groups $15,000...

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