One Family wins

One Family yesterday swept nearly every category to win the 2018 Boxing Day Junkanoo Parade.

The group rocked spectators with its catchy and nostalgic tunes in the early morning light under the theme “Nursery Rhymes”.

It earned a score of 87.55.

The group won best off the shoulder costume, best choreography, best Shirley Street performance, best overall performance and overall costume.

One Family also secured second place in the best free dance category and the best music category.

The Valley Boys, which performed under the theme “Glitz and Glamour”, placed second in the A category, earning a score of 85.61.

Valley won best banner.

Roots, whose theme was “Heaven is Real”, came third with 85.46 points and also took home best lead costume. It also won best music and best free dance.

Genesis Warhawks came in fourth with 83.07 points. Its theme was “A Journey Through Wonderland”.

The Saxons Superstars, which performed under the theme, “I Love Music…Any Kind of Music” placed fifth, receiving a score of 82.81.

Saxons won best step down, group costume.

The results were announced shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday at Arawak Cay before dozens of spectators.

Both the Music Makers and the Prodigal Sons were disqualified.

Chairman of The One Family Junkanoo and Community Organization Christina Fernander, said, “We are feeling great. We came out. We did what we said we’d come out and do. We executed and we got the results we wanted.”

Fernander said preparation for Bay Street started 11 months ago.

“Hard work, sweat, tears, sleepless nights, it pays off…words can’t explain it, words can’t express,” she added.

Fernander said the group’s win is all thanks to its sponsors, its members and most importantly its fans.

She said spectators and the other groups should look out for them in the New Year’s parade as they bring something new and different, under the theme “The World of Art”.

As for the B category, Colours won with 78.91 points; Original Congos were second with 76.39 points; Body of Christ placed third with 68 points; Fancy Dancers placed fourth with 67.77 points; Conquerors for Christ were fifth with 64.01 points; Redland Soldiers placed sixth with 63.19 points and New Vikings finished seventh with 19 points. 


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Sloan Smith

Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas. Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications

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