January 06, 2020
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, her Under Secretary Montez WIlliams, Cultural Affairs Officer Terez Davis-Nixon, Consultant Telford Mullings, and other Ministry staff traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to show support for the 2020 New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade. The event was held by her Ministry, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee. Minister Rolle also took time to meet with her Grand Bahama staff and lauded their work in the planning and production of the parade. Among those present to show support and cheer, as the nine Junkanoo groups paraded downtown on Pioneer's Way, were as follows: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest; Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell; Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson; Parliamentary Secretary Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe; Senator the Hon. Dr. Jasmin Turner-Dareus; Senator the Hon. Fred Mitchell; Julien "Believe" Thompson; Dillon "D-Mac" McKenzie; corporate sponsors; Junkanoo stakeholders; members of the local and international media; family members and fans. The Swingers, Kingdom Culture, Platinum Knights, Kingdom Ambassador Spartans, and the Superstar Rockers made up the "A" Division, while the Bushwhackers, Sting (Grand Bahama), Showtime, and G.B. Asgard made up the "B" Division.
(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)