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Bahamas 40th Year of Independence Celebrated in Grand Style
Jul 12, 2013 - 3:35:48 PM

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Clifford Park filled to capacity. Photo: Derek Smith

Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas 40th Anniversary of Independence was celebrated in grand style on the eve of July 10th at Clifford Park in the country's capital. 

Their Excellencies, Governor-General Sir Arthur Foulkes and Lady Foulkes, along with Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie and Mrs. Bernadette Christie were in attendance at The Bahamas' 40th Independence Anniversary Celebrations, on Tuesday, July 9th.

The event, attended by thousands featured an extensive Cultural Show with dancers and song from Priscilla Rollins; a combined Royal Bahamas Police Force / Royal Bahamas Defence Force Tattoo Show and March Pass; ceremonial cake cutting; Junkanoo rushout and fireworks. Musical performances by FourEver1, Mdez, Sosa Man, Angelique Sabrina, Julian Believe, Puzzle, Ronnie Butler, Veronica Bishop, Ira Storr and the Band.

Photos seen here are provided by Bahamas Information Services (BIS)

His Excellency, Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General of the Bahamas (far right) greets the Royal Bahamas Commissioner of Police, Ellison Greenslade (Photo: BIS )

Photo: BIS

Dignitaries of The Bahamas. In this photo selection: The Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie and Mrs. Christie; DPM Philip Brave Davis and Mrs. Davis; Minister Ryan Pinder and wife; Minister Nottage; Minister Obie Wilchcombe. Photos: BIS

Photos: Derek Smith

Clifford Park filled to capacity. Photo: Derek Smith

Photo: Derek Smith

Photo: BIS

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