Orange and green were the main colours as hundreds of people attended the opening ceremony of the annual Barbados Workers’ Union May Day celebrations.
But there were many other colours as well such as the khaki of the Barbados Youth Service; the blue of the Cadet Corps band; the red of the Barbados Labour Party and the white of the Barbados National Council of Parent Teacher Association.
The ceremony began in front the Sir Frank Walcott statue at Culloden Road, St Michael around 9:15 a.m. with prayer followed by a moment of silence, then music from the band and the traditional wreath laying.
Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo and BWU general secretary Toni Moore were the first to lay their wreaths followed by National Union of Public Workers president Akanni McDowall and Barbados Secondary Teachers Union president Mary Redman.
Following the ceremony, participants will parade to Browne’s Beach.
The event is being held under the theme The Future We Want. (CA)