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Official happy with fish festival


Official happy  with fish festival

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AFTER 38 YEARS, coming up with innovations for Oistins Fish Festival is a challenge but organisers are satisfied thus far.

Deputy festival chairman Dr Dan Carter said they were happy with the new additions this year despite some patrons complaining the festival was in a rut.

“Every year we try to put in changes but basically our activities centre around the greasy pole and fish competitions so it may appear to be the same because we have the basic core programmes but we do try to make some changes and we’re satisfied so far,” he said.

Those additions include a parade by the southern district Boy Scouts; a Banks beer relay and a fish cake eating competition. The fish boning competition, said Carter, had a greater scope.

“For the first time, BARNUFO [the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations] is in charge of the fish boning competition in the hope to get fisherfolk from across the island and this year, we have some from the Bridgetown market,” he said. (CA)