Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

Different route for Carnival next year

Curacao CarnivalWILLEMSTAD – Carnival will not go through the traditional route next year. It will not pass through main street Otrabanda (Roodeweg and Breedestraat). This was decided by the Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Earl Balborda in consultation with the police, the fire department, the carnival organization and the harvest festival organization.

The decision comes after a group of experts has reviewed the route and voiced their opinion. Reason is the poor and unsafe condition of some buildings along the route, especially the historical monuments.

Alternatively, it was decided to let the parade continue via Aqualectra along the Veneto Hotel & Casino. Whether this decision is set, is not really clear yet. Reportedly Pueblo Soberano has objections to the proposal because it makes of Otrobanda a ghost town during Carnival.

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