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Bahamas delegation in Haiti for Carifesta
Aug 23, 2015 - 12:00:07 PM

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In Junkanoo attire is Percy " Vola " Francis with the Minister on stage in Petionville. (Photo: Eric Rose / BIS)

HAITI -- The delegation of The Bahamas to the Caribbean wide cultural festival called Carifesta was warmly welcomed at their signature performance in Petionville, Port Au Prince, Haiti on Saturday evening 22nd August. The group led by Percy " Vola" Francis, consultant to the Ministry of Tourism and head of the Saxon Superstars, included the Rhythm Band directed by Rueben Deleveaux, Metellus Chipman, as the Obeah Man and Leroy Butler, the Limbo Dancer. There is a delegation of 43 people.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is heading the official delegation. Dr. Linda Moxey Brown is heading as the Director of Culture for The Bahamas. The delegation returns to Nassau on Monday.

The photo by Eric Rose of the Bahamas Information Services shows Percy " Vola " Francis with the Minister on stage in Petionville.

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The Rhythm Band performs at Carifesta (Photo: Carifesta Haiti)



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Percy 'Vola' Francis with junkanoo dancer; and limbo dancer Leroy Butler in Haiti. (Photo: Carifesta Haiti)



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From left Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Channellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Fred Mitchell, the Foreign Minister, Andy Ingraham, Bahamian businessman and Ambassador to Haiti Godfrey Rolle at the airport in Port au Prince 22 August. They joined a team of 40 Bahamians for 17th Carifesta. (Photo: Eric Rose / BIS)



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