Monday, January 19, 2015

Bahamas pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on Monday, January 19, and as celebrations in honor of the legacy of the civil rights icon take place across the United States, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, Director General of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, has stated, “The people of The Islands Of The Bahamas are extraordinarily proud of Dr. King’s visits to our country. Knowing that some of his soaring oratory and his mighty voice may have been inspired by time he spent visiting with us is a momentous honor. It is a privilege for all Bahamians to pay tribute to this amazing man whose passionate voice awakened the conscience of all people”.

The Director General is referring to the island of Bimini, a tiny land of simple pleasures, beautiful people, pristine waters, and a fishing haven for decades, where Dr. King vacationed.