Independence Day parade on Dec 1
This year’s Independence Day parade will not be held on November 30th as customary.
The venue will also be the Bridgetown Port and not the traditional Garrison Savannah for the event, which marks the island’s 48th anniversary of independence from Britain.
Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year.
A release from the Barbados Defence Force today did not give any reason for the changes but simply informed that “the Independence Day Parade will now be held at the Bridgetown Port on Monday, December 1, commencing at 8 a.m.
“Rehearsals will be conducted at the Port on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 November 2014 at 3:30 p.m. All persons on parade are required to report to the Port by 3 p.m., for the rehearsals,” it added.
In the meantime, rehearsals scheduled for this Sunday have been cancelled, amid inclement weather.