New Foreday Morning route scrapped

First there were two routes, then it was changed to three. Now it has reverted to the original two.

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has announced that the proposed Weymouth to Spring Garden route would no longer be used for the Foreday Morning Jam.

Chief executive officer Cranton Browne said the decision was taken after consultation with stakeholders.

“The band leaders who had previously requested to use Weymouth as a starting point have now asked to return to their original location and we have acquiesced. This means that all bands will now be starting at two points, the BIDC Car Park and the BTI Car Park on Bay Street, so we would no longer be using the [route] from Weymouth to Spring Garden as required by the bands,” Browne said, disclosing that only about three bands had requested the new route.

Speaking at yesterday’s launch of Roberts and Barbados Light and Power Foreday Morning Jam, the CEO noted that in the region of 60 bands have registered to be on the road this year, up from last year’s 44.

Meantime, Browne continues to insist that despite the consistent growth of Foreday Morning Jam, the intention is not to cannibalise Grand Kadooment.

“The NCF has no intention to allowing Foreday Morning to become Grand Kadooment at night. Without stifling the creativity of the designers, we will ensure through specified rules and guidelines that this event would not compete with the pretty mas of Crop Over characterised by feathers, beads and sometimes intricately detailed costumes,” he said.

“The guidelines created are designed to safeguard against this . . .,” the NCF boss added.

 

7 Responses to New Foreday Morning route scrapped

  1. Kim Kim
    Kim Kim July 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Make up wanna minds… This back and forth madness omg…

    Reply
  2. Edwards Swindley
    Edwards Swindley July 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I AM MINDING MY BUSINESS BUT, I WANT TO KNOW IF ANY ENTITY HERE CAN DO ANYTHING ” RIGHT” THE FIRST TIME.

    Reply
  3. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    One step forward, two steps back.

    Reply
    • Greitcha Smith
      Greitcha Smith July 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

      … And tremble lol

      Reply
    • Elroy Doyle
      Elroy Doyle July 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Why the hellNCF don’t leave certain things alone? They’re afraid that foreday morning would m a

      Reply
  4. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls July 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Always a controversy!

    Reply
  5. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis July 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

    The ncf muddling like they cant make up they mind like some outside force pulling they strings they lets do it this way outside force overrule that and have to change to the outside force when I say outside force I mean people not a ncf board member or worker or minister

    Reply

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