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Grand Carifesta parade

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Grand Carifesta parade

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DELEGATIONS FROM 27 Caribbean countries will take to the streets of Bridgetown on Friday in a spectacular procession to Kensington Oval for the opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII.

The parade of countries participating in the estimated $6 million regional event being staged in Barbados, begins at Queen’s Park at 3:30 p.m. and ends at Kensington Oval where thousands are expected to turn out for the official opening of the Caribbean cultural extravaganza, which runs from August 17 to 27.

Giving the final pre-festival media update yesterday, Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley said there was a “very high level of interest” in CARIFESTA.

He encouraged Barbadians to line the parade route and also to support the more than 500 events which will showcase the best the Caribbean has to offer in literature, music, craft, art, dance, film and theatre at 27 venues. (GC)

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