Hundreds of young participants paraded through George Town for the 15th Junior Batabano Street Parade on Saturday, showcasing beautiful costumes and cultural flair.

After the parade, the 325 students from nine schools islandwide enjoyed games, horse rides, face painting and lively music on the lawn of the abandoned Glass House government building.

Students also received trophies and awards.

Batabano Chairwoman Donna Myrie-Stephens said she was proud of another successful event despite the limited resources.

“The youth are the future, and we have much in store for a much bigger Batabano. We are happy to be able to present it again on the lawns of the Glass House for the 15th year,” Ms. Myrie-Stephens said.

Young participant Aimee Manderson said she enjoyed participating with her group the Cheetahs from Savannah Primary School.

Xzavier Miller from Prospect Primary said he had a blast at his first Batabano Junior Parade.

“[The sponsors] make Junior Batabano a reality. It has grown by leaps and bounds and we look forward to other sponsors next year to take it to another level,” said Ms. Myrie-Stephens.

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