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Independence Day Parade returns to Heroes Square

Independence Day Parade returns to Heroes Square
The Women’s Corps of the Barbados Defence Force on parade. (FILE)

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Barbados’ 54th anniversary of Independence will be celebrated with a Salute to the Nation in National Heroes Square, Bridgetown, on November 30, beginning at 8 a.m.

The ceremony will include the presentation of National Independence Awards by Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, the Address to the Nation by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and the Salute to the Nation.

The Barbados Regiment will provide the Guard of Honour, while the other troops on parade will be the Flag Orderlies and the Massed Band of the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force (BDF).

Also in attendance will be Chief Justice Patterson Cheltenham; Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Atherley; National Hero The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers; Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith; Chief of Staff of the BDF, Colonel Glyne Grannum, National Independence Awardees and specially invited guests.

A rehearsal for the event will be held on Sunday in National Heroes Square, beginning at 7 a.m.

Last year’s parade was held at Kensington Oval. (BGIS)