They came out in their hundreds with placards in hand.
But on this occasion they were dancing celebrating, not marching in protest.
Trade union, government, and private sector leaders walked side by side in unison, not division. All were there to celebrate with the workers of Barbados on their day – May Day.
The annual parade organised by the Barbados Workers Union moved off this morning from by the Clock Tower at the Garrison, with employees from various companies dressed in colourful T-shirts making their way to final destination Browne’s Beach.
While a good time was had by all, the reason they were all day was fully apparent as the large gathering, including BWU General Secretary Senator Sir Roy Trotman, Minister of Labour Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, and Barbados Chamber of Industry and Commerce President Lalu Vaswani, laid wreaths at the foot of the statute of Sir Roy’s late predecessor Sir Frank Walcott next to Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Culloden Road.
In addition BWU members, and representatives of government and the private sector, today’s parade included young cadets, scouts and brownies. (SC)