January 29, 2020
FEARS were raised yesterday in the Junkanoo community of large-scale defections from the Valley Boys group and the impact on the parade’s turnout after the group’s resignation from the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP). The JCNP revealed on Monday that the Valley Boys had resigned. However, Saxons Superstars member Anthony Etienne is not taking their departure seriously until June 1 - when the group would be due to show up for registration day. He added that there is a chance members could join other groups. “Bahamians love Junkanoo and if they don’t come you’ll find plenty members they’ll come to the Saxons, plenty will go to Roots, plenty will go to One Family, they’ll be all over the place… or if the Saxons big enough we could form a Saxons-Valley,” he explained. Mr Etienne said the Valley Boys group is aware of the process and the possibility of the results changing and recalled when the Saxons were dethroned in the past after the results were made official.
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