Chief executive officer of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association, Senator Rudy Grant has expressed the view that Crop Over revellers were usually well behaved on the road and he had no fear that nudity would be a cause for concern, local reports say.
Grant spoke in the aftermath of expressions of concern in Saint Lucia about lewdness during the recent Carnival celebrations.
While declaring the event a success, organisers of the Saint Lucian ‘Mas asserted that the debauchery exhibited by some revellers was ‘unacceptable’.
Barbados Today quoted the Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association as telling reporters that while concerns had been raised in the past regarding skimpy costumes, nudity was not normally a problem in Barbados.
“I certainly haven’t heard or had reference with me any issues of nudity in Barbados,” Grant stated.
“I know over the years persons have commented at times about the type of costumes that some persons wear, but certainly the issue of nudity is not one as far as I am aware that has been an issue that has been of national concern,” Barbados Today quoted Grant as saying.
“Of course we would expect that persons enjoying themselves on Kadooment Day would do so in a manner that adheres to the law and would do so in a manner that is respectful, but would still allow them to have a wonderful time, but I don’t believe that is an issue in Barbados at this time.”