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JDF rehearse for ceremonial opening of Parliament

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica Defence Force soldiers roll out the red carpet on which dignitaries will walk tomorrow.
Jamaica Defence Force soldiers, who are members of the Jamaica Regiment Band, in rehearsal on Duke Street, Kingston, adjacent to Gordon House, for tomorrow's State Opening of Parliament.
Jamaica Defence Force soldiers in full stride for tomorrow.
Kingston and St Andrew Corporation workers carrying out clean up work along Duke Street yesterday.

Traffic was diverted in the vicinity of Gordon House on Duke Street yesterday as members of the Jamaica Defence Force, including the First Batallion The Jamaica Regiment, went through a rehearsal in preparation for the ceremonial opening of Parliament tomorrow, which marks the start of the 2015-2016 parliamentary year.

Members of the House of Representatives will join their colleagues in the Senate to mark the occasion, which is usually coloured with pomp and pageantry.

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen will present the Throne Speech setting out the Government's agenda for the new legislative year, as well as the administration's plans for the fiscal year.