CELEBRATIONS TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF BARBADOS-CAROLINA CONNECTION

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Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy

Next week, the Ministry of Tourism, the Barbados-Carolina Connection Committee and the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor will host a number of events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Twinning of the cities of Speightstown, Barbados and Charleston, South Carolina.

The activities will include an International Heritage Symposium on Thursday, October 23, at the Sherbourne Conference Centre, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy, will deliver remarks.  That same day, at 7:00 p.m., there will be the opening of an art exhibition and a welcome reception for delegates at the same venue.  This will be addressed by the Minister of Culture and Community Development, Steven Blackett.

Minister of Culture and Community Development, Steven Blackett.

In 1997, the Barbados Government and the City of Charleston, South Carolina, signed a Twinning Agreement in recognition of the strong historical links that exist between the two cities since the 17th century.

One of the objectives of the Agreement is the interchange of information, which would assist in the promotion of Heritage Tourism in Barbados and the Carolinas.

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