BAM boss at a loss
THERE will always be friction in any organisation, says president of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM), Roger Millar. His comment came in the wake of a decision by bandleaders Trevor Chase and Mackie Holder to break away from BAM, due to their stated dissatisfaction with his stewardship.“If you have ten people and you say let’s walk to Oistins, one or two of those people may say they do not want to. You can never make everyone happy,” he said.Millar said he did not know what BAM had done or not done to make Chase and Holder quit the organisation.“The only issue that I can recall for this season is the start at Warrens. There is nothing else that I know about,” he said.He explained that all decisions were made by an executive board and not by himself.“I make no decisions by myself. We try to make sure that no one is disadvantaged. It is an NCF [National Cultural Foundation] event. They make the rules for their event. We just need to make sure that they do not infringe on anyone’s [rights],” he added.There has been contention among some BAM members over the NCF’s decision to start the Kadooment Day parade from Warrens, St Michael.