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THE GRAND FINALE of the Sweetest Summer Festival yesterday was incident free, but marred by long delays between bands.

The Republic Bank Grand Kadooment Daybrought the usual burst of colour and merriment on the road as this year’s event started from two separate points, one at Warrens, the other at Waterford, St Michael, where the revellers paraded before the judges. From there they all jammed down the customary route from Station Hill, to Eagle Hall along Black Rock to The Mighty Grynner Highway which was lined with spectators.

Carol Roberts-Reifer, chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation and the police high command were full of praise.

“I would like to thank the public for being on their best behaviour and I can’t say thanks enough to the emergency services, police, fire, DEM and the other agencies that came together to pull it off relatively seamlessly,” said Roberts-Reifer, before heading into the Rewhine afterparty at Kensington Oval.

Up to Press time Senior Superintendent of Police responsible for Bridgetown, Antonio Forte, said there were no reports of major incidents and only minor medical concerns . (NS)

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