Thursday, December 14, 2017

Junior Junkanoo to be held on Friday 15th @ 3pm Arawak Cay – Seating is FREE!!!

Nassau, The Bahamas – On December 9th, 2017, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – in conjunction with the National Junkanoo Committee (N.J.C) and title sponsor SOL Petroleum Bahamas Ltd. — hosted the Junior Junkanoo Parade at Arawak Cay.

Due to extreme weather challenges, the parade was shortened. Twenty-two groups were scheduled to participate in the parade. However, only 19 participated. While all of these groups performed, they were not all able to be judged due to the inclement weather.

In light of these events Ministry officials, the N.J.C., school representatives from New Providence and the Family islands – via conference call – were invited to a meeting held at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Monday, 11th December.

From the discussions it was determined to implement the weather policy, which exists for Senior Junkanoo Parades, for all future Junior Junkanoo Parades. Further, a Junior Junkanoo Fun Rush will be held at Arawak Cay and will be open to the public at no cost, Friday, 15th December 2017, at 3:00pm. The Parade will be open to all schools that were registered in the Junior Junkanoo program.  Read more >>