The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg announced the establishment of a Junkanoo Corporation on the island of Grand Bahama to govern the parades held there.

Minister Bowleg was on hand in Grand Bahama for the launch of the entity. He told reporters, “as a corporation united they will get more support and that’s what we want to do. For the greater good and development of Junkanoo in Grand Bahama it’s very much important that the Junkanooers be one corporation in order to obtain major support from the corporate world.”

As in New Providence, there will be a parade management team. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture will continue to oversee all junkanoo parades in The Bahamas.