Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Junkanoo groups ‘disrespected’ by culture minister

Junkanoo organizers yesterday said they have lost all trust in Youth Sports and Culture Minister Lanisha Rolle.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Junkanoo organizers yesterday said they have lost all trust in Youth Sports and Culture Minister Lanisha Rolle over alleged attempts to interfere with management of the upcoming parades.

The Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP) said Rolle announced the inclusion of a new Junkanoo group “The Immortals”, and plans to restructure the parade’s management committee without consultation or agreement.

Rolle made the announcement at a presentation to announce seed funding to the Junkanoo Groups for the 2019-2020 Junkanoo Season.

The group said its members were stunned, and insulted, and called on the prime minister to intervene in a press statement released last night.  Read more >>