• Today
    December 15

  • 09:38 AM

Band blues

NATANGA SMITH, natangasmith@nationnews.com

Added 21 July 2019


Kadooment day isn’t shaping up to be a “Mega Monday” as some bandleaders of the 23 registered bands are faced with dwindling numbers of revellers. 

Last year 27 bands registered, but only 23 participated, 19 of which paraded before the judges.

With two weeks to go before the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment Day on August 5, some bands have sold out sections, while others are playing a wait-and-see-game.

Baje International’s Richard Haynes said that his 1 000 is a hundred fewer than last year.

“We came down this year based on lack of financial support. The bigger the band, the bigger the financial undertaking regardless. There is a fixed overhead per person.” (NS)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Are you being cautious with your Christmas spending in 2019?