Christmas cheer and festivity has come to Independence Square, with the illumination of 19 twelve-foot tall trees, each distinctively decorated by schools and institutions to depict nations which form the Commonwealth.
And, Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy has lauded this initiative of the Barbados Branch of The Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), describing it as extremely important.
At the launch of the Christmas in the Square initiative last night, Mr. Sealy said he wanted to see it develop so that more trees would decorate the area.
He underscored the significance of the Square, which is part of Historic Bridgetown, and saluted the efforts of the RCS for showcasing Bridgetown. He also commended the schools for decorating the Christmas trees, saying recyclable materials were used, and that was in keeping with Government???s recycling efforts.
???The project gave the children an opportunity to learn more about the Commonwealth, and I hope that this initiative, as it grows from strength to strength, will increase their awareness levels of what the Commonwealth means,??? Mr. Sealy stated.
He told his audience that amidst all of the merriment at this time of year, they must remember the importance of building their faith and spending time with their families.