Colourful culture show in The City
BRIDGETOWN CAME ALIVE with a parade and mini-concert yesterday featuring Christmas music and Barbadian culture to signal the start of the winter tourist season.
The Royal Barbados Police Force Band led the parade from Jubilee Gardens through Broad Street to Heroes Square where the mini-concert took place as a crowd gathered for the Tourism Week event.
It was accompanied by a detachment from the Mounted Branch and officers outfitted in the Harbour Police uniform.
The Royal Barbados Police Force, which is celebrating 124 years, was presented with a plaque and monetary donation from the Ministry of Tourism for its contribution to the week’s activities.
The Bajan Dooflicky was a highlight of the cultural portion of the show with the usual staples of Mother Sally, stilt walkers, green monkeys and the locally acclaimed tuk band, The Pomposetters.
The audience also got a chance to learn how to wuk-up and go under the limbo bar.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy said that reports reaching the ministry suggested that there was good reason to be optimistic about improvements in long-stay arrivals after a difficult year. (LK)