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Bandleaders air concerns

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Bandleaders air concerns

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BANDLEADERS ARE up in arms and will meet with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF)?today to start looking at ways to deal with several intrusions into bands by non-revellers as well as what they consider high-handed actions by the police on Kadooment Day.
According to Roger Millar, president of the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, bandleaders are concerned that no arrests were made for those intrusions, and that officers seemed intent on getting the bands off the road as quickly as possible.
“Nearly every band suffered from people intruding for the entire day but no arrests were made for that particular offence,” Millar said.
“Furthermore the ropes are in place to keep people out of the bands and not to keep the revellers in. Baje was pulled off the road because revellers were jumping out of the ropes, but some bands don’t even carry ropes, so what do you do? (RJ)
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.