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Investigation launched into video of dance and provocative song at school pep rally

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd.

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd.

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd confirmed on Friday that an official investigation has been launched into a video involving school girls dancing to a provocative song at a public school pep rally.

Since making its rounds on social media the brief clip, capturing HO Nash female students performing to Gunman In Ya Hole, a reggae song with sexual undertones, sparked public outrage online.

While Mr Lloyd acknowledged the video, he told The Tribune he could not comment on it until the investigation had been completed.

The school’s principal could not be reached for comment before press time.

In the video, the girl leading the dance can be seen wielding what appears to be a toy gun in the air while facing the other dancers.

As the girl waving the plastic gun approaches them, the six other girls – clad in pink knee-high socks – fall to the ground to insinuate being shot down.

While on the ground, three of the girls can be seen taking off large T-shirts they wore over black blouses, before standing up and waving the shirts in the air.

In the video, students on the sidelines and the second story of the school building can also be seen watching the performance and singing along.

Since being posted online on Thursday, the video has attracted thousands of viewers.

Many viewers called the performance inappropriate and questioned why the song was played in a school setting.

Some even blamed the school’s administrators and said the performance should not have been allowed to occur in the first place.

“I’m surprised! I didn’t expect this of this school or any other school for that matter,” one Facebook user said.

“The only thing we were dancing to (growing up) was Baha Men’s Going Back to the Island,” another user commented.

“Any such vulgarity would not be tolerated in this manner. If you wanted to do a ‘Gunman in ya hole’ dance it would have to be in a classroom with the windows closed and doors locked so no teachers or administrators would see,” they insisted.

In another comment, one user said she wanted to know the grade point averages of the young ladies shown in the video.

“The music is too vulgar for teenage kids and should (be) left for adults,” she said. “Only we are still bragging about the ‘D’ average overall (that) these schools maintain. Come on man! Let's improve the education level first before we encourage the vulgarity shown.”

Describing the dance routine as “completely unacceptable", the majority of those who viewed the video criticised the choice of song and called for disciplinary action to be taken against the students in question.

Comments

Chucky 4 years ago

Well this what u get when our black culture becomes a cultural ghetto, “ours is a cultural ghetto” (as quote by Robert California).

Kids either aspire to be like our ghetto celebrities, and end up doing trashy things. Sadly, that’s better than aspiring to be like our political leaders, and becoming crooks and liars. Most sadly, it seems those are the two directions our “black culture” leads the people.

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ThisIsOurs 4 years ago

"The only thing we were dancing to (growing up) was Baha Men’s Going Back to the Island,” another user commented."

not true!

"Well, come over, baby, we got chicken in the barn Whose barn, what barn, my barn Come on over, baby, better got your bull by the horn We ain't fakin', whole lot of shakin' goin' on" -Chuck Berry Jerry Lee Lewis 1959

And everyone knew he wasn't talking about Cutty Ranks Earthquake!

Dont forget Elvis shaking his butt...omg the horror. The battle the young of the time wage to push the envelope has always existed, will always exist... they do need to be pushed back sometimes.

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Well_mudda_take_sic 4 years ago

Minnis appointing Lloyd as Minister of Education tells any and everyone all they need to know about the fact that Minnis could not care less about our failed public education system.

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bahamianson 4 years ago

No worries, they are practising for Carnival. Is this what we want? Just like Junkanoo , we need the young girls to learn how to dance provocatively , so they can have a smooth transition to Carnival. Keep practising , girls.

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sheeprunner12 4 years ago

Pep rally????????…………… For what purpose???????? ………. Where are the EIGHT school administrators?????? ……….. Who approved the items on the event??? ….. It starts with the person at the top of the school ………. She should comment on what is going on in her school.

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bogart 4 years ago

"While Mr. Lloyd acknowledges the video, he told the Tribune he cannot comment on it until the investigation has been completed"

Mr. Lloyd is the Minister, the top official who was appointed to have the best skills on what the Education of the entire nation looks for, skills etc. He is the head with the vision and clear direction the ENTIRE NATION aspires towards and appointed by the RULING GOVERNMENT.....and knows prior to his appointment and appointment before the Queens Representative with one hand on the Bible and other raised hand doing the oaths and going the full acknowledgment three or four reverse walking backward steps wid head bowed !!!!! The nation in the Education state its in wants decisions...not wishy washy.gallivantering all over the place with major issues until it comes off the headlines. If he at his age an education cannot know what he sees what is wutless and what the nation wants...then God heips us all.

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sheeprunner12 4 years ago

Jeff Lloyd has launched at least TEN such "investigations" into bad behavior including either students, parents or administrators …… where are the findings (since 2017)????? ………… He is a waste of time

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bogart 4 years ago

We are all damn well hurting driven to tears that the future of the Bahamas has been in the hands for years and years by many in leadership Executive roles and they cannot clearly see in front of them muchless future ....future workforce in chaos, fewer and fewer pool of students qualified, condemning future ... Police recruits chaos, Financial chaos, more debts on backs of people, Judiciary in chaos, Legislative in chaos, sea levels rising 19 inches in 30 years, more in poverty ...

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DonAnthony 4 years ago

Jeff Lloyd loves the sound of his voice and to pontificate But is failing in what really matters...results. Same old “D” average but getting worse. We should have no govt schools, rather take the 200 million plus we spend on them and pay the private sector to educate our children.

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TheMadHatter 4 years ago

"...capturing HO Nash female students performing..." The name of the school says it all. Maybe they were just taking a hint?

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ThisIsOurs 4 years ago

"H.O.Nash" stands for Harold Otis Nash, listed as an outstanding educator and former Headmaster of Western Senior High School.

Nassau Guardian Sep-2018: "In five of the last six years, an H.O. Nash Junior High School student has outscored students across the country in the Bahamas Junior Certificate examinations, according to school principal Cheryl Samuels. Last year, two H.O. Nash students tied for the top honor."

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TheMadHatter 4 years ago

Harold Otis. Writing that down. Got it.

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sheeprunner12 4 years ago

Next you will have an opinion on CC Sweeting school...…… SMT ……… or SAC ……….. or whatever tickles your stupid ears.

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TheMadHatter 4 years ago

You will be pleased to know that I'm moving to Hungary at the end of the month - I've been invited to help fight the Muslim invasion that it taking place there (by writing opinion articles) - so I will be out of your hair for about 5 years. Heck - I may even stay longer. Somebody's got to stop those towel-heads.

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