Golden Jubilee Contributors Recognised

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It seems that those Barbadians who contributed to this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence will have their names written on history’s page. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart disclosed that Government would fittingly try to immortalise their contribution to last year’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. “It is my intention that all of the names associated with the celebration of our Golden Jubilee make …

Gov’t Committed To Inclusive Barbados

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Government is committed to creating an inclusive Barbados where people can realise their aspirations. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed this commitment last night after the Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Dr. Don Marshall, presented him with the Barbados At 50: The National Values Assessment 2016 Report. In addition to the hand-over of …

Presentation Of Report Later This Month

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Barbadians will soon know the findings of the Barbados At 50: The National Values Assessment 2016 Report. This disclosure came last evening from Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), Dr. Don Marshall, who said that organisation would be presenting the report on Tuesday, September 26. He made the comments before handing over a …

Al-Falah & St. Lawrence Top Flags & 50s

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The Al-Falah and St. Lawrence Primary Schools are the winners of the Flags and Fifties competition, which was hosted by the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, as part of Barbados’ Golden Jubilee celebrations. Following a tally of votes on the 50Barbados Facebook page, along with individual judging, the two schools held the top position, while the third position was …

Barbados – A Remarkable Nation!

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His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Henry of Wales has congratulated Barbados on reaching its 50th Anniversary of Independence, describing it as “a remarkable nation” with “a remarkable future ahead”. Prince Henry made the comments on Wednesday night at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at Kensington Oval. He was representing his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who visited Barbados …

Independence Celebrations “A Resounding Success”

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described the near year-long celebrations of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence as “a resounding success”. Mr. Stuart expressed the view on Wednesday, at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at Kensington Oval, which culminated the Independence celebrations. The Prime Minister told the thousands gathered, including His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, Barbadian international superstar …

50th Anniversary Monument Revealed

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Barbados was swept by patriotic fervour last night when hundreds of excited Barbadians converged at the Garrison Savannah for the Reveal of the 50th Anniversary of Independence National Monument. Although the revealing had been delayed by 24 hours because of the inclement weather, it did not stop Barbadians and visitors, young and old, from being a part of the historic …

Red Carpet Welcome For Jubilee Honourees

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Patrons attending the Prime Minister’s Dinner and Ball on Friday evening at Ilaro Court. (C.Pitt/BGIS) A red carpet welcome awaited Barbados’ 50 Jubilee Honourees as they arrived at Ilaro Court for the Prime Minister’s Dinner and Ball on Friday evening. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart personally greeted the honourees on their arrival, and later publicly thanked them for the “rich and …

50 Civil Servants Honoured At Ceremony

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The 50 retired civil servants and representatives posing for an official photograph with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (centre) at Monday’s ceremony at Hilton Barbados. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Fifty retired civil servants have been honoured for their sterling contributions to the development of the public sector and nation. Their achievements were recognised during an awards ceremony at the Hilton Barbados Resort on Monday, …

Efforts On To Transform Civil Service

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart chatting with awardee and former Deighton Griffith Secondary Principal, John Blackman, at today’s ‘Legends to Legacy’ launch at Hilton Barbados. Also pictured are former Chief Information Officer, Margaret Hope and retired Director of the Office of Public Sector Reform, Michael Archer. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Government is currently undertaking several transformational programmes, including the 360 Degree Feedback Project, which …