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Minister appeals to corporate sponsors for Junkanoo

The 2019 New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parade has officially come to a close and a Cabinet Minister  is appealing to corporate sponsors to continue supporting one of the country’s biggest events. 

Social Services Minister, Frankie Campbell  said government funding is limited, which is why the extra funding is needed. 

“I’m impressed with the sacrifice made by all groups, I realize that the government funding is insufficient,” he said.

“So, I appeal to corporate Bahamas to continue to sponsor Junkanoo groups, because this is in fact our premier cultural event.

“I am slightly partial to one, but I’m supporting all,” he added.

Companies like Shell, Paradise Games, and Baha Mar are also major sponsors, supporting different Junkanoo groups.

Just last month platinum sponsor Kalik/Commonwealth Brewery shared their continued support to the Junkanoo Corporation New Providence (JCNP) and the major A groups by hosting a Junkanoo Beer Fest where half of the entry proceeds  of the supporters went to the various Junkanoo groups of their choice. 

JCNP  Chairman, Silbert Ferguson, even commended Kalik, who he said always has an open door, for its assistance in developing the craft.

Title sponsor BTC has also funded the cultural entity with some $230,000 per year to allow the JCNP to host both the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day Junkanoo parades. 

In September 2018, Rubis Bahamas also came on board as the JCNP’s new gold sponsor. Rubis will  contribute to the corporation $150,000 over the next three years.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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