Showing her support for students and their cultural expression, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha T. Rolle (at microphone) officially opened the 2019 Abaco Junior Junkanoo Parade, in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, on February 22, 2019. Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield and Parliamentary Secretary in the Abaco Office of the Prime Minister the Hon. James Albury also brought remarks on behalf of the Government and lauded the creativity and talent of Abaconians. Among those present included the following representatives from New Providence: Executive Director of Culture Rowena Sutherland, Junior Junkanoo National Coordinator Henry Higgins, Junkanoo icon Percy ‘Vola’ Francis, and Co-Chairpersons of the National Junkanoo Committee Kishlane O’Brien and Dr. Dwight Marshall.
Representing the Government and civic stakeholders on Abaco were Family Island Administrator for the Central Abaco and Hope Town Districts Maxine Duncombe, Family Island Administrator for South Abaco and Moore’s Island Donald Rolle, Senior Deputy Family Island Administrator for North Abaco