Anthem by choice
THERE was no breach of protocol when the LOUD concert opened without the National Anthem of Barbados being played.
Chief of Protocol Hugh Allman yesterday explained “it is a matter of preference” and “really a call for the organizers” of an event to decide whether or not to play the Anthem at the opening.
Allman went on to say the relevant protocol “does not speak to public events; therefore there is no prohibition on the use of the National Anthem in such circumstances, but there is no requirement for it either”.
He added no protocols would have been broken if the Anthem had been played or because it was not played. (GC)
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