Tru Tru Bahamian Festival Deemed a Success

8 Feb 2018


Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar and President of the BHTA Carlton Russell pose with a member of the Junkanoo Commandos.

The Festival was a ‘Bahamiana’ celebration

Officials of the Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association (BHTA) are calling this past weekend’s Tru Tru Bahamian Festival a success after hundreds attended the event. The Festival, held at John Watling’s Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, was a real ‘Bahamiana’ celebration of food, drink, music, arts and crafts, Junkanoo, of course, Police Band fanfare, and fun-filled activities for the children.  Local residents and visitors enjoyed the best-of-The-Bahamas showcase.  Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar chatted with vendors, viewing a range of products of local entrepreneurial spirit.  Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu also attended, as did the Deputy Director, Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson.

The organizers hope to continue to grow the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival,  and other similar initiatives, by bringing together more participants from varying genres who share a common vision that exalts Bahamian talent and recognizes the value of showcasing Bahamian culture.

The event was sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.