Bahamas: MOTORCADE OR BUST: Police warn Labour Day parades not permitted under COVID orders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Ahead of what was expected to be a day of celebrations for Labour Day, police yesterday advised that no permission has been granted by the competent authority or the commissioner for any motorcade events to be held today.

Police encouraged the public to follow all COVID-19 protocols, warning that any person found in contravention of the COVID emergency order protocols will be cited.

Members of trade unions across the country were planning to gather for a motorcade parade starting at the Sports Center and ending at the Arawak Cay Fish Fry.

Party members from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) were also expected to join them.

Obie Ferguson, president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), told Eyewitness News the group did submit a request to the competent authority to receive permission for the event, however, they never received a response.


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