Ministry To Start African Diaspora Heritage Trail And Tour

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A new attraction is set to be launched by the Ministry of Tourism come the middle of this year.

It is an "African Diaspora Heritage Trail and Tour",?? which the Ministry of Tourism has contracted the Barbados Museum and Historical Society to undertake.

The focus of the trail/tour will be on interpreting sites and places of memory across Barbados, related to our cultural heritage, as a result of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the slavery experience.

The tour will commence at the Barbados Museum and will be conducted by bus or coach.

As a first step in the development of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail and Tour, a number of persons will be trained as tour guides.

Individuals interested in applying should write to: The Director, Barbados Museum & Historical Society, St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael or visit the following websites: http://www.gisbarbados.gov.bb/ and ??http://www.bhta.org/ for further information.

The deadline for application is Friday, March 5, 2010.

jgill@barbados.gov.bb

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