Preparations for the ceremonial parade to mark Barbados??? 49th Anniversary of Independence are under way.

Earlier today representatives from various Government departments and media personnel gathered for site visits to the Historic Garrison Savannah and the alternate location, the Bridgetown Port.

Among the Government departments represented were??the Prime Minister???s Office, the Barbados Defence Force, the Royal Barbados Police Force, the National Cultural Foundation and the Transport Board.

The parade, which will be held on Monday, November 30, will be under the direction this year of Commanding Officer of the Barbados Regiment, Major Michael Jackman.

Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister???s Office, Margaret Jones, discussed with the group some of the logistical differences between hosting the parade at the two locations, and expressed satisfaction with the preparations in place for the event so far.??This year, the parade will have as its theme: Guardian of our Heritage ??? Courage, Resilience, Faith.

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