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Tourism Minister impressed with high numbers of tourists attending GB Junkanoo

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper says it’s good to see the Bahamian cultural expression of Junkanoo being carried to the world. “I made the comment in Nassau, that we need to see more of our tourists enjoying our art form and our culture,” added Minister Cooper. “It’s a part of who we are and I’m delighted to see it happening right here in Grand Bahama. I was very proud to know that we’re taking Junkanoo to the world. A lot of times, we like to keep it to ourselves.” The Minister’s comment came during Grand Bahama New Year’s Junkanoo Parade, which was held on Monday, January 2, 2023 in downtown Freeport. It was the return of Junkanoo to Grand Bahama after a three-year absence, due to...