Parade To Mark 51 Years Of Independence

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Pomp and pageantry will be the order of the day when the annual Independence Day Parade is held on Thursday, November 30. The culmination of activities to mark Independence celebrations, the parade will see several armed and unarmed detachments assembled at the Garrison Savannah for the 8:00 a.m. ceremony. Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves, will inspect the detachments on …

New Justices Of The Peace Sworn In

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Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves (centre), poses with some of the new Justices of the Peace following a swearing in ceremony at Government House this morning. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Barbados now has 70 new Justices of the Peace (JPs). In a ceremony held at Government House earlier today, the new JPs, 47 men and 23 women, took the Oath of Allegiance …

Sir Clifford Husbands Laid To Rest

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This island’s sixth Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, was laid to rest in a stately ceremony befitting the outstanding legal luminary, statesman, friend, father and grandfather. On an overcast morning, Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; retired Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, retired Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, current Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, members of …

Route For Sir Clifford’s Funeral Procession

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The funeral procession for former Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, will depart Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael, tomorrow, Friday, November 3, at 7:45 a.m. The procession, which will be accompanied by pallbearers from the Barbados Defence Force and outriders from the Royal Barbados Police Force, will proceed to the junction of Passage Road, Country Road and White Park …

All’s Set For Sir Clifford’s Burial

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Plans are progressing well for the State Funeral for this island’s longest serving Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, which will be held this Friday, November 3. Following a dress rehearsal today at St. Lucy’s Parish Church, Minister with responsibility for coordinating the State Funeral, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, told the media that the “dry run” was necessary to ensure that …

No Tickets Needed For State Funeral

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The Cabinet Office has advised members of the public that they will not require tickets to attend the State Funeral for former Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands. The funeral will be held next Friday, November 3, at St. Lucy’s Parish Church, at 10:00 a.m. Persons are also asked to note that due to space restrictions inside the church, tented seating …

Plans Under Way For State Funeral

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Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, will be among the specially-invited guests expected to attend the State Funeral of former Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, next Friday, November 3. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure today during a press conference at Government Headquarters. Senator …

PM Pays Tribute To Sir Clifford

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described former Governor General, the late Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands, as “an asset to the public life of Barbados”, who rendered “impressive service” to the country. Mr. Stuart made the comments today while extending heartfelt condolences to Sir Clifford’s bereaved family on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados. “With his passing, an era …

Tribute To Sir Clifford Husbands

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The following was issued on Sunday, October 30, 2011, when Sir Clifford demitted the office of Governor General. The idea of prolonged, sterling ‘service to country and Queen’, particularly at the highest office of the land, and at an advanced age as well, could easily overwhelm the faint-hearted; but this was not the case with the seemingly enduring Sir Clifford Straughn …

Sir Philip Greaves To Act As Governor-General

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Former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Philip Marlowe Greaves, KA, QC, has been sworn in to act as Governor-General of Barbados. Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, administered the oath to Sir Philip during a brief ceremony just after midnight at Government House. Following the ceremony, Sir Philip pledged to do his best to carry out the duties of …