St James South keeps tradition alive

Scores of families in the St James South constituency converged on the Wanstead Ridge Park today Easter Monday as they joined in the eighth annual kite flying family fun day, hosted by Member of Parliament for the area Donville Inniss.

The opportunity, which provided for children to learn the art of kite making and engage in the festive pastime of flying them, coincided with similar events across the island.

Inniss, who was present with his youngest son, told Barbados TODAY while he was pleased with the turnout, he was still not satisfied that children were engaged in the yearly tradition as much as he would have liked.

“I certainly don’t want it to be a dying tradition. Some of us felt over the years that our young boys in particular, must be taught the art of kite making and flying a kite. It is a unique skill and that is why we do it here to try and get the fathers and sons out,” Inniss said.

“You would be surprised that there are some people in their 20s that never made a kite and have never flown a kite,” said Inniss, who had earlier flown a kite that later ended up in a nearby tree.

Recalling his kite flying days as a teenager, Inniss said the pastime in the St James South constituency was also intended o gett more families to come out and utilize the park. (MM)

7 Responses to St James South keeps tradition alive

  1. Heather Headley April 18, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Donville is so ready!

  2. Peter April 18, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I honestly did not read this entire report. Panning the pictures painted a different set if illustrations. To me, It was more of a political report orchestrated by a politician who wanted more visibility. I do not believe there were more than 25 people including children but then a score is 20 so 25 persons will constitute more than one score albeit not two. Many things could have been done here including the point, not fact, that people were ushered together at one picnic table for that first photo take. I hope everyone had a wonderfully nice time.

    • Coralita April 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Were you there? Stop the stupid assumptions. You mean to tell me that politicians cannot do anything for or with their constituents without it being branded as some political stunt, whether B or D? The event is in its eighth year, not pulled out of the bag because elections due next year.

      Let the damn people live nah.

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 18, 2017 at 11:41 am


    • hewers of wood April 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Well said.

  4. Bradg April 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Oooh….now that’s a bajan tongue lashing. No dying of that tradition

  5. fedup April 18, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    All uh Dem gine fly a kite. lol


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