COCKBURN TOWN, SAN SALVADOR – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha T. Rolle (at microphone) officially opened the 2019 San Salvador Junior Junkanoo Parade, in Cockburn Town, on March 22, 2019.
Scores of residents and visitors alike cheered and danced as the students presented the theme “Ocean Explosion”. The preschoolers depicted a school of exotic fish found in Bahamian waters in costumes that they pasted themselves.
Primary school dancers represented deep-sea fishes, octopi, and vegetation and coral. There was also a dinghy piece, heralding to The Bahamas’ boat-building culture, and the high school dancers were costumed as “the sun, sand and sea”, lionfish, yellowtails, and other fishes. The rousing Junkanoo Band showcased colourful fish on their headpieces and skirts.
While on the island, Minister Rolle also took the opportunity to visit the Government complex, historical and youth, sports and culture-related sites, and meet informally with representatives of various civil service departments. (BIS Photos / Eric Rose)
Article written by Eric Rose – Bahamas Information Services