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 …

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 …

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 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 …

We Bajans – Sir Philip Greaves

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If there is one politician who remembers the days leading up to this island’s Independence and the early thrust towards national development, that man is Sir Philip Greaves, Knight of St. Andrew and a former Deputy Prime Minister. Indelibly etched in Sir Philip’s mind is his contribution as a delegate to the Constitutional Conference held in London in 1966. He …