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Plans revealed to honour Grynner

Government has released details of plans to honour the Mighty Grynner on Saturday.
On that day, the seven time road march king will have his name attached to the stretch of road where many revelled to his hits.

A sign bearing the new name was briefly installed and later taken down after the photos prompted a wave of congratulation and speculation.

The event will feature live performances from the Red Boyz Band, of which the Mighty Grynner was a founding member, as well as the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, the Barbados Defence Force Band, the St Leonard’s 100 Boys Choir and a cast of noted Barbadian calypsonians who are to to honour the revered calypso stalwart.

Minister of the Creative Economy and Culture John King held a press conference on Monday to reveal the plans. He was flanked by Lucille Moe, Minister of Broadcasting and Peter Phillips, Minister in the Ministry of Transport.

king said the time has come when Barbadians and Barbados must celebrate people when they are alive and not wait until they are on the other side and then talk about how great they are.

The Ministry of Information is to disseminate all updates on road closures and traffic diversions via social media, and on radio and television for the two-hour ceremony, which begins at 4:30 p.m.

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