Scores of spectators turned out in downtown Nassau to watch the 2023 New Year’s Junkanoo Parade.
Junkanoo officials announced the results of the parade not long after its end. Anthen Mortimer of the Parade Management Committee spoke on behalf of the committee. “In second position with a score of 90.62 Saxons and the winner of the New Year’s Day 2023 with a score of 92.37 One Family.”
One Family was also the overall winners in the A category at the Boxing Day Parade. Christine Fernander, Chairman of the One Family group spoke to reporters on the repeat victory. “Words cannot explain the feeling right now for myself and the entire group as a whole. Our theme 2023 New Year’s was ‘Happy Hour Come Celebrate With Us’ and it was part 2 of part 1 which was Boxing Day. And so were going to be turning thirty next March and we though what better way to kick off our celebrations by doing a happy hour theme celebrating, getting the party started onto our thirtieth anniversary.”
Placing in third position was Roots with 90.61 points and the Valley Boys took forth place with 90.29 points.