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Vehicles Restricted For Labour Day Parade

The  week of labour activities is scheduled for June 2 to  June 7,  culminating with the annual Labour Day parade under the theme, ‘One for All, All for One: Securing the Protection of Bahamian Workers for Future Generations.’ 

According  to Bahamas Financial Services Union President Theresa Mortimer no trucks will be allowed on this year’s parade. 

“We are so pleased that we would have had a meeting with the police on Friday past and we’re happy to say that the Police Force will be emphasizing safety and enforcing the rule of no vehicle in between the workers on the parade. 

“There will be vehicles at the back of the parade and there will be buses taking folks that cannot march,” she said.  

This year, several activities are planned in honour of the four who lost their lives in last year’s parade- Tabitha Bethel- Haye, Tami Williams- Gibson, Dianne Gray- Ferguson, and Kathleen Rodgers- Fernander.

Also being honored is the late Jacqueline Fawkes, wife of the late Sir Randol Fawkes. 

“On Sunday June 2nd at 11am, there will be a church service at Zion Baptist Church, East and Shirley Street.” 

“Immediately following the church service, an unveiling ceremony of the memorial plaque on the eastern wall of the church in dedication of the four honourees will take place.

“Her Excellency the Dame Marguerite Pindling will join us at the church service and the unveiling. The service is open to the public,” said Sherry Benjamin, Third Vice President of the National Congress of Trade Unions.

The  honorees  night will take place in June 4th at the BCOPU’s  Willamae Bridgewater Convention Center and a lecture series on the WTO on June 5th at the Harry C Moore library at the University of The Bahamas. Then the parade in June 7th which will start at 8am. 

“This year’s parade will leave the historic Windsor Park at 8:00AM traveling north to East Street to Bay Street, West on Bay Street to Navy Lion Road, south on Navy Lion Road turning onto West Bay Street, west on  Bay Street and concluding at the site on Arawak Cay,” she said. 

As their will be no trucks with music this year, parade organizers are appealing all marching bands to come out and participate in this year’s parade.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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