National Independence Service On Sunday

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This year’s National Independence Service, one of the highlights of the country’s 51st Anniversary of Independence celebrations, will take place this Sunday, November 26, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) under the theme: Excellence in Citizenship – Ensuring Hope for the Youth. Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves; Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart; Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson; Opposition Leader, …

Spirit Of The Nation Show Nov. 18

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Spirit of the Nation Show will take place on Saturday, November 18, from 6:00 p.m. at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St. Michael. The event is being hosted by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat under the theme “Celebrating Community Spirit: Inspiring Strength and Unity”. Parish ambassadors will appear on stage in costume and formal wear as they make their …

Traffic Changes For Lighting Ceremony

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that several traffic changes will be in effect on Monday, November 6, to facilitate the Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony in Heroes Square, The City. From 3:30 to 11:00 p.m. on that day, Broad Street from its junction with Prince William Henry Street to its junction with High Street; Trafalgar Street, High Street and …

Independence Parade Preparations Under Way

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Preparations for the ceremonial parade to mark Barbados’ 51st Anniversary of Independence are under way. Earlier today, representatives from various Government departments, including the Prime Minister’s Office, the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), the Royal Barbados Police Force, the Ministry of Culture and the Department of Emergency Management, gathered for site visits at the Historic Garrison Savannah and the alternate locations, …

Celebrating The Life Of Errol Barrow

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National Hero and Barbados’ first Prime Minister, The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow. (BGIS Library) Acclaimed as the Father of Barbados’ Independence, The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow was born in the parish of St. Lucy on January 21, 1920. The son of the late Rev. Reginald Grant Barrow and the late Ruth nee O’Neal, Errol was the nephew of …

Upcoming Zonal Talent Shows

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The best local talent will be featured when three zonal Spirit of the Nation Talent Shows are held in September. The Northern Zone will be the first to stage its talent show, on Saturday, September 10, at the Daryll Jordan Secondary School, Trents, St. Lucy. The Christ Church Foundation School will be the venue for the Southern Zone’s show on …

Museum To Hold Golden Anniversary Art Competition

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), in partnership with Scotiabank, is inviting young persons to participate in its upcoming 50th Anniversary of Independence Schools’ Art Competition. Themed: What Independence Means to Me, the competition seeks to raise awareness of the meaning of Independence; to highlight aspects of Barbadian symbols, places and heritage; and to depict significant aspects …

St. Peter & Christ Church Talent Shows This Weekend

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

(FP) The St. Peter and Christ Church Parish Independence Committees will both host their Parish Talent Shows this Saturday, June 18, at the Coleridge & Parry Secondary School, Ashton Hall, St. Peter; and the Church of God Prophecy, Water Street, Christ Church, respectively. Both shows begin at 6:00 p.m. The top performing acts from both competitions will represent their parishes at …

Barbadians In Tampa Coming For Independence

Sharon Austin Top Stories

(FP) It appears that many Barbadians living in Tampa, Florida, will be packing their bags and heading home to celebrate this country’s 50th Anniversary of Independence on November 30 this year. Word of this has come from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who participated in the Seventh Annual Spring Gala of the Barbados Association of Tampa Bay, Inc. (BAOTB) over the …

Broken Trident Moves To St. John In June

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(FP) The commemorative Broken Trident will journey to St. John in June, with stops at several schools, churches and tourist attractions in that parish. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, the symbolic Broken Trident will be handed over in a ceremony at St. John Parish Church at 10:30 a.m. The next day, Thursday, June 2, it will be on display at St. …