Monday, August 17, 2015

Junkanoo Fest in West End unfolding as vital initiative by tourism ministry

By Fred Sturrup

The heart of the West End Grand Bahama Settlement on bay front, came alive once again this past Saturday afternoon, evening and into the night. The Junkanoo Summer Festival in West End environment was reminiscent of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival on Taino Beach this past May.

Of course, the volumes of the events are not comparable. Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival was a much larger affair. However, the very essence of Bahamian culture, pulsating music of national artists, native dishes, tranquility and the pleasing nature of a people were on vivid display. The organizers from the Grand Bahama Ministry of Tourism indeed are credited with having a product that is becoming more and more established as a social/entertainment fixture on the island.