We Gatherin’ has major Presence in 2019 Independence Parade

This year’s Independence Parade operated under the theme of ‘2020 We Gatherin’: United Against NCDs‘ which promotes the Government’s 2020 initiative to have Barbadians living on island, and abroad to participate in events and economic growth of Barbados.

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Selma Green (2nd from left) Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Coordinator We Gatherin’ 2020 with (from left) Kim Butcher Project Implementation Unit, Office of the Prime Minister, Pat Parris Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister and Teshia Hinds of CBC.

During the parade, a special float highlighted the “We Gatherin’ Initiative.” This led a section of hundreds of people from each of the eleven parishes showcasing the individual monthly theme for their parish during the 2020 celebrations.

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Selma Green (centre) Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and Coordinator We Gatherin’ 2020 with Jamila Burgess and Tonya Rock who wore Barbadian traditional costumes on a special float highlighting the “We Gatherin’ Initiative.”

Dubbed ‘We Procession‘, this section of that march began at Kensington Oval it then proceeded through Bridgetown past the Prime Minister at Parliament for the salute and on to the In

dependence Arch. During the parade the Barbados Defence Force also had a display to mark their 40th anniversary.

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  1. There were sporting organisations as well. Archery was very happy to participate.

  2. This was the data supplied by organisers, maybe you can give them a heads up? To be fair, to list every single final detail takes up space, so editing brings it to the basic crucial points – there’s always a loss in translation, nothing personal!


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