Dame Sandra Promises To Continue Legacy

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Described as a woman of honesty and integrity, Barbados’ eighth Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, has pledged to uphold the principles for which she has become known as she pursues her new role. She was the lady of the moment as staff of the Registration Department held a special sitting in the Court of Appeal in her honour last Friday, …

Governor General’s Installation Ceremony – Gallery

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Did you miss yesterday’s installation ceremony of Barbados’ eight Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason at the Senate Chamber of Parliament? Then click here for the full gallery.   For a transcript copy of Dame Sandra Mason’s installation address click here. See also: READ MORE Dame Sandra Promises To Continue Legacy anemptytextlline READ MORE Installation Of Barbados’ Eighth Governo… anemptytextlline READ MORE Traffic …

Installation Of Barbados’ Eighth Governor-General

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This country’s eighth Governor-General will be sworn into office on Monday, January 8, during an installation ceremony at the Senate Chamber of Parliament, which will get under way at 4:00 p.m. Madame Justice Sandra Mason, who has been named Governor-General designate, will become Dame Sandra Mason.  She replaces Sir Elliot Belgrave, who retired on July 1, 2017. The Governor-General designate …

Traffic Changes For Monday’s Installation Ceremony

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The installation ceremony for Governor-General designate, Madame Justice Sandra Mason, will take place on Monday, January 8, from 4:00 p.m.  To facilitate the ceremony, a number of traffic changes will be in effect in Bridgetown, between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. on that day. Trafalgar Street, High Street, Wharf Road, and Broad Street from its junction with Prince William Henry Street …

Traffic Changes For Installation Ceremony Rehearsal

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A full dress rehearsal for the installation of Governor General designate, Justice Sandra Mason, will take place this Thursday, January 4, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Trafalgar Square, and at Parliament Buildings.  As a result, there will be a number of traffic changes in Bridgetown during this period. Trafalgar Street, High Street, Wharf Road, and Broad Street from its …

Sandra Mason To Be New Governor General

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Statement by The Right Honourable Freundel J. Stuart, Q.C., M.P., Prime Minister on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, on the Appointment of a Governor-General I should like to inform the country of the decision made in respect of the office of Governor-General of Barbados.  The seventh holder of that office, Sir Elliott Belgrave, retired effective July 1, 2017, after five years …

Governor General’s Christmas Message 2017

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Christmas Message 2017 by Acting Governor-General of Barbados, Sir Philip Greaves, K.A., Q.C. Fellow Barbadians, Residents and Visitors to our shores, it is an honour and privilege for me to greet you on this Christmas Day. Christmas has always been a special time for many Barbadians, particularly Christians, as it is for people all over the world. Traditionally, Barbadians take …

Boscobel Primary Renamed In Honour Of Sir Elliott

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“A foretaste of heaven” and a “high honour”. That’s how former Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, described the renaming of the Boscobel Primary School, at Gays, St. Peter, in his honour, on Wednesday. The school, where he spent his formative years – at the time it was called the Boscobel Boys’ School – will now be known as the Elliott …

2017 Independence Day Honours List

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His Excellency the Acting Governor-General, Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves, Knight of St. Andrew, Queen’s Counsel, has consented to the announcement of National Honours on the occasion of the Fifty-first Anniversary of Independence of Barbados. The Barbados National Honours and Decorations system was instituted by Letters Patent dated July 25, 1980. The Letters Patent provide, inter alia, for the establishment of …

Trinidadian Cops Rhodes Scholarship

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Mandela Patrick is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship.  The affable 22-year old, hailing from San Fernando, Trinidad, emerged tops from a competitive field of eight other scholarship hopefuls. The announcement was made this afternoon by Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves, during the official awards ceremony at Government House. Sir Philip chaired the meeting of …