According to a press release, following discussions with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the Barbados Association of Masqueraders, and independent masquerade bands, the Royal Barbados Police Force has given their approval on two assembly points for the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment on Monday, August 5th.
With these two assembly points, some revellers will welcome a move back to Warrens and others to the new National Botanical Gardens. The start time for Warrens is 8am, while bands at the National Botanical Gardens will depart at 8:30am.
This is not the first time the jump starts at Warrens however, this is the first time there will be two start points. Back in 2013, all bands moved off from Warrens.
From the Warrens starting point, bands will proceed along Green Hill, across Codrington Road to parade in front of the judges and then move onto Station Hill, Bank Hall Cross Road, Eagle Hall to Black Main Road and left at the Frank Worrell Roundabout onto the Mighty Grynner Highway.
From the National Botanical Gardens the bands will parade in front of the judges on Codrington Road and then continue along the usual route mentioned to the Mighty Grynner Highway.
All bands will continue along the left lane of the highway to Holborn where the revellers will enter Kensington Oval for the ReWhine After Party. The vehicles are expected to continue on through Fontabelle or along the Harbour Road.
Earlier in the season NCF CEO, Carol Roberts-Reifer announced a partnership on an After Party with Twisted Entertainment, promising a longer and better experience for the 2019 Republic Bank Grand Kadooment.
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