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Nassau, Bahamas - The following is a letter of thanks from Fred Mitchell, MP for Fox Hill. "It is my usual practice at this time of the year to say thank you to the people of the country and their public institutions for the support given to the people of Fox Hill during the recent Fox Hill...
The highlight of Pirate's Week in Grand Cayman comes when a group of costumed pirates and wenches board a replica of a galleon and sail into the harbor. Grenada's annual Carriacou Regatta during July and August is another island festival that focuses on the sea. A more solemn celebration...
One of the biggest July festivals in the Caribbean is Crop Over in Barbados (from mid-July through mid-August). The annual celebration, which had its beginnings during slavery days at the end of the sugar harvest, includes calypso competitions, street fairs, variety shows, parades and...
On a few of the islands, such as St. Maarten, St. Vincent and Antigua, the dates for Carnival have been changed from its traditional time of year to midsummer. The day before Ash Wednesday heralds the beginning of a six-week long Haitian festival called Rara. The celebration's name actually...
West Indies people love to party. And though most people don't plan their Caribbean trips to coincide with island festivals, they often find one going on. From Curacao to St.Vincent , somewhere on the island Christmas and New Year's festivities no sooner end than it's time for that...
I know that I have said this before, but this will be a short blog but a lot of pictures on the gallery. We went into Black Point in the dark Easter Eve to watch the parade. It was a Junkanoo band from Nassau. Bright costumes, wonderful drums, other percussion and trumpet. The beat was contageous,...
Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers Jawara Sturrup, director of the Bahamas Junkanoo Shakers is a descendant of Harbour Island, Bahamas. Members of the group brings a lifetime of family heritage, musical experience and the Bahamian tradition during their performance, which is a full Bahamian Parade...
What are some prayers of thanks? These prayers of thanks are based on Romans 8, Galatians 5:1, and Philippians 1:6. Lord I come before You, desiring to provide thanks. Father, I have so much to be thankful for, things unseen and seen, that You have done in my life. Lord, mostly I am...
Thursday, June 3, 2010 THROUGH 12:PM- 7PM Sunday, June 6, 2010 In the early 1800's, the first black settlers which were Bahamians came to South Florida seeking jobs and homes for their families. They were craftsmen and laborers who built Coconut Grove's first hotel, The...
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Published On:Thursday, March 25, 2010Ian Burrows, age 41 years of #3 Hudson Avenue, Freeport, Grand Bahama died at the Rand Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. He is survived by his wife: Judyann Burrows; daughter: Ianthia Burrows; son: Eron Burrows; mother: Melrose; sisters: Maria,...
Five Junkanoo groups – Swingers, Classic Dancers, Superstar Rockers, Majestic Crusaders and Bayshore Warriors – are competing for $9,000.00 in prize money. The first leg of the festival took place on Friday, February 26 at Taino Beach. The third leg is scheduled for Friday, March 26 at...
Junkanoo participants that you see rushin' down the street are members of well-organised groups. These people work together year after year to make Junkanoo the exhilarating experience it is. The Junkanoo festival is a community-wide effort. Families, friends and neighbours gather within...
As Junkanoo traditions have evolved, so, too, have the costumes. Sea sponges, leaves, fabric and shredded paper have at one time or another played their part in costume construction. Costumes today are made out of crepe paper that is meticulously glued to fabric, cardboard or wood. They...
Junkanoo first began as a temporary celebration of freedom for slaves who were given three days off at Christmas time. Donning scary-looking masks, slaves played homemade musical instruments (drums and bells) and cavorted about freely on the island. The origin of the word "Junkanoo" is...