FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – Residents and visitors alike were on Wednesday, June 29, encouraged by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey to take part in the upcoming Independence celebrations during a press conference on the Ministry.
Being held under the theme “Proud To Be Bahamian” Minister Moxey said with this theme in mind, she thinks of the various Bahamians proudly displaying the colours of the flag while excelling of their various sporting disciplines.
These include NBA stars Klay Thompson and Buddy Hield; track sensations Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Ubo; skilled baseball player Jazz Chisholm, together with others making contributions within the areas of music, film, visual arts, science and more.
“These proud Bahamians unapologetically represent the ‘242’ on the worldwide stage, they usually remind me how blessed this nation called The Bahamas truly is,” the minister said.
She continued: “This 12 months’s Independence celebrations are very special for several reasons; firstly, the residents of Grand Bahama will unite as a community to provide praise and due to God for His grace and mercy, and His continued guidance and protection, after all the pieces this island has been through.
“Secondly, we’re officially on the road to marking our nation’s fiftieth 12 months of Independence, The Bahamas’ Golden Jubilee.
“Because of this, we proudly rejoice our culture and heritage, and my ministry together with the Independence Committee will kick off Independence activities this Thursday, June thirtieth — my birthday — on the Eight Mile Rock Fish Fry and Unity Rush Out in Sunset Village, Eight Mile Rock at 7pm.”
The 4, Category ‘A’, Junkanoo Groups participating in the push out are The Swingers, Classic Dancers, Superstar Rockers and Platinum Knights.
In the course of the press conference, the Swingers presented Minister Moxey with a special junkanoo piece as an early birthday present.
Events are scheduled for East to West Grand Bahama, starting Thursday with the Eight Mile Rock Fish Fry and Unity Rush Out in Sunset Village, and ending on July 11 with the return of the Pelican Point Coconut Festival in East Grand Bahama.
The general public is suggested that as a matter of importance, for the general public’s safety, COVID-19 protocols shall be enforced in any respect events.
Event-goers are encouraged to wear their masks in any respect the events to make sure their safety.
“So, it is a clarion call to the general public to get entangled; pull out those flags, those Bahamian colours; because yes.
We proud to be Bahamian,” she added.