HIV Intervention For Foreday Morning Jam

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NHAC Director, Jacqueline Wiltshire-Gay??

The National HIV AIDS Commission (NHAC) and Durex will be joining forces to spread the HIV awareness message this Saturday.

It will come in the form of a 40-foot music truck on the road this Foreday Morning (July 31), which is free for all along the route to follow.

According to NHAC Director, Jacqueline Wiltshire-Gay: "This is the second year the Commission is executing this venture/intervention. We see it necessary to remind people that while they are enjoying the Crop Over Festival, particularly the Foreday Morning jam, that they should also bear in mind that they should do so responsibly."

She further said that volunteers from numerous HIV Committees across the island will be "on the ground" assisting the Commission with the distribution of 10,000 condoms.

Administrative Officer 1 of the NHAC, Michael Sabazan, who conceptualised the project, explained that as with last year’s intervention, there would be ample security on the road to ensure the journey from Bridgetown to Spring Garden would be incident free.

"We have contracted the services of a reputable security firm which will be ensuring that order is kept at all stages of the route. The truck itself will be outfitted with wheel guards to make sure that nothing or anyone is trapped or squeezed by the wheels of the vehicle," Mr. Sabazan disclosed.

He added that an adequate number of security officers would be in place to guard the perimeter of the vehicle. ??They will also be positioned at the rear to control the audience from mounting the speakers at the back of the truck.

This year’s trailer will be transformed into a moving soca arena, fully outfitted with LED and laser lights. ??DJ Baby Bubbler will be at the controls.

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