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Haitian Mas Group to March In Annual West Indian American Parade Not Allowed on Parkway

By Vania Andre

After much fanfare and excitement around Banboche Mas, Haiti’s first mas camp, taking part in the 51st West Indian American Day Parade, the masqueraders and float were not allowed to take part in the festivities after failing to pass inspection at a checkpoint on Buffalo Avenue and Eastern Parkway.

“We were very disappointed,” said Alexander Bernardin, founder of Banboche Mas, “especially when I think of all of the hard work everyone did in the last couple of days getting their costumes together.”

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Sep. 04, 2018