When I first arrived in Gouyave, my host brother Dexter introduced me to D Banana Bar, more commonly known as Mansa’s. Mansa was my host mother’s nephew, and I came to frequent his bar throughout my service to shoot pool and hang out with friends. I played in the local pool tournaments he hosted there, as well as traveling with him and others to participate in national tournaments around the island.

Whenever a friend, family member, or fellow PCV visited me in Gouyave, Mansa’s was where we always went for drinks, dominoes, and karaoke. He always had something cooking up in the pot, a basketball game on the television, and Lucky Dube’s reggae on the loud-speakers. This video was taken after the Toronto Raptors won the 2019 NBA Championship.

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