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Delayed start to Junior Kadooment

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

Delayed start to Junior Kadooment

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SOME PEOPLE who came to watch this year’s Junior Kadooment parade had to wait for more than an hour before the gates to the National Stadium were opened.

Long lines snaked along the front entrance on Stadium Road as adults and children waited impatiently for the Crop Over event to start.

Some became irate and then were forced to scamper for cover when a shower came just after 9:30 a.m. Others quickly pulled out their umbrellas.

Officials from the National Cultural Foundation and police were observed making last minute checks.

With the stands out of bounds because of structural issues, officials sought to make the entry as safe as possible for patrons. They erected plywood covers over the walkways between the stands which would lead to the Randolph Field Velodrome, where there is covered seating.

On the far side of the facility, there was a similar site at the closed Scotiabank Gate.

At least one bandleader was very annoyed about the situation as children and their parents also had to wait while checks were conducted. (CA)