Long Island to Celebrate 4th Edition of Mutton Festival
#NASSAU, Bahamas, March 13, 2023 – The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA) is excited to announce its signature event, the 4th Annual Long Island Mutton Festival, a two-day cultural extravaganza slated for 24 -25 March 2023. Following a two-year break due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, this staple cultural event returns bigger and more vibrant, with Junkanoo rushout and live entertainment headlined by the country’s top performing artists, a culinary feast, fun contests and traditional games for all ages , a farmer’s market and authentic souvenir craft, all taking place at the Festival Site at Salt Pond, in Central Long Island .
“Each of our 16 island destinations has its own unique personality,” said Latia Duncombe, Director General of MOTIA. “The Mutton Festival offers residents and visitors alike the delightful opportunity to immerse themselves in the distinctive culture of Long Island.” “The memorable experience of the Long Island Mutton Festival is one that cannot be had anywhere else in The Bahamas,” she added.
Long Island is renowned across The Bahamas for its delectable mutton dishes. For food and drink lovers, there will be close to a dozen vendors with a variety of native dishes and beverages to choose from. A wide range of mutton dishes will be prepared on site, including mutton souse, curried mutton, baked mutton, mutton kabobs, mutton fried rice, mutton fritters, everything mutton!
Festivalgoers can look forward to two days filled with live entertainment by top Bahamian artists Geno D and Melo D, fire dancers and a showstopping Junkanoo rushout.
Each day of the Festival, there will be loads of fun activities and friendly competitions, including blind folded obstacle course, corn chucking contest, sack race, egg and spoon, conch race, trivia, judging of animals, and a culinary competition. Cash prizes, trophies, medals and gift bags will be awarded to trivia and culinary competition winners. A special Kiddie Corner will engage young ones in interactive games, activities and storytelling.
On Friday, the Festival opens with a farmers market featuring a wide array of the island’s produce and authentic souvenir craft. For the animal lovers, animals will be on full display, with a free photo op for children to take photos holding a lamb.
Festival hours are 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday, 24 March and 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, 25 March. Long Island Junior Minister will emcee the opening ceremony on Friday, 24 March.
Entry is free for this event. There will be free Wi-Fi on site.
The Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation invites residents and visitors to come and enjoy an immersive authentic Long Island style experience with family and friends.
For more information and save the dates, visit Bahamas.com and TourismToday.com
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Bahamas Golden Jubilee Events Announced, Celebrations Across 33 Islands & Cays
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – As the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches, Bahamians everywhere are teeming with excitement and expectancy around the year-long celebrations set by The National Independence Secretariat.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined H.E Leslia Miller Brice, Chair of The National Independence Secretariat to unveil the Calendar of Events for the 50th Independence celebrations.
The calendar comprises a host of events, initiatives and recommendations for celebrations throughout all 33 islands of The Bahamas.
At this jubilant occasion the PM stated, “Celebrating independence is about acknowledging the greatness around us, the greatness within us, and the greatness ahead of us.
We are Bahamians. That identity is special.”
View the newly released calendar of events here:
Soca Warriors crush Bahamas at home
By Rashaed Esson
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors dominated the Bahamas at home, at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, for the 2022/2023 Concacaf Nations League on Friday, with a 3-0 victory.
The Soca Warriors struck their first blow within the first 5 minutes of the game, with Kareem Moses making the first shot in the top left corner of the net giving T&T one to the Bahamas’ zero (1-0).
Soon after, in about 26 minutes, they made another shot giving them 2-0 away from home; the scorer Joevin Jones. By the 34th minute mark, the winning goal was made by Ryan Telfer, T&T now at three.
Neither team scored any additional goals as the match progressed despite attempts made by various players.
Trinidad’s win gives them 12 points through five matches. Next match for the Soca Warriors is against Nicaragua; that clash is set for Monday March 27 (at home in Tobago at the Dwight Yorke Stadium), in a tussle of winner-take-all on the final match day. The victor takes home a promotion to League A and a spot in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Angus Eve, T&T’s head coach expressed that the job is only half done, keeping aware that more challenges are coming their way, one of which is the nearing match against Nicaragua who is one point ahead of the Warriors.
Meanwhile, The Bahamas will journey to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with hopes of emerging victorious there.
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