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Culture Director: They’re Not Bible Thumpers, They’re Creative People

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Plays and Films Control Board was created out of 1975’s Theatres and Cinemas Act.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Plays and Films Control Board was created out of 1975’s Theatres and Cinemas Act.

The cabinet-appointed board is responsible for creating the ratings for the plays and films in our theaters but how do they determine the ratings?

Culture Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant  explains.

The cultural director says that sheet considers things like the amount of profanity and violence in the film. 

Board members have 5 classifications to choose from for ratings:

A       “suitable for all ages”


B       “suitable for adults, persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.”

T       “suitable for persons above the age of fifteen.”


C       “suitable for adults only, persons under 18 years are not admitted whether accompanied by an adult or not.”

D       “unsuitable for public viewing”

But since the D-rating of the latest Demon Slayer movie effectively banned it from Bahamian theaters, there has been public debate about whether or not the option to ban entirely should exist at all. 

Deleveaux-Grant says the board doesn’t use the D-rating lightly.

The cultural director says it’s a matter of principal.

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