This talk examines “traditional” Bahamian customs and the inherited practices of colonial oppressors and how it affects Bahamian society today. Through the history of colonization, the languages, practices and cultural values, ancestors were greatly suppressed and in some cases erased. For many Bahamians the context of their existence in The Bahamas is a mystery. It explores how the in-cognizance of the original culture and how it has influenced Bahamian identity and societal norms such as language, religion, clothing, and food.
Brittany Jonee, a Year 13 student at Lucaya International School in Grand Bahama, is the eldest child of Linda and Barry Malcolm of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Age 17 years, she has set a standard for excellence and has earned a reputation for focused hard work and execution as a student of St. Andrews International School, Nassau, and Lucaya International School, Freeport. At both institutions she has excelled in the Arts and Sciences, and has developed as a valued leader and contributor to student campus life. Upon graduation in 2017, Brittany plans to attend college in North America. Her target areas of study will be Finance and Law.
Brittany is an accomplished musician, whose instrument of choice is the violin, which she has studied, under the tutelage of Mrs. Eva Ratuszynski, of Poland for over 12 years. Her civic interests include participation in the music ministry of her church and service as the current President of Rotaract Club of Lucaya.