The Garrison ??? An Important Aspect of Barbados??? Culture

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Government will be working with various partners to pursue opportunities to bring greater prominence to the Historic Garrison area, and its role in the island???s heritage tourism offerings.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, gave this undertaking on Wednesday, during the 100th Anniversary of the Changing of the Sentry, and the unveiling of the Corps of Drums of Barbados??? logo ??? a branch of the Barbados Legion at the Main Guard, the Garrison.

Noting that the Garrison was much more than a horse racing venue, he said it should be used as an opportunity to boost tourist arrivals, as part of the island???s heritage tourism thrust.

Mr. Sealy said: ???We have noticed that more and more visitors want to immerse themselves into the culture of a destination, and in Barbados, we have this very real opportunity of offering a UNESCO World Heritage Site??????
The Tourism Minister also pledged to continue working with the Garrison Historical Consortium Inc, the Ministry of Culture and the committee responsible for the managing the UNESCO-inscribed property, to create more heritage opportunities for the site.

???Going forward, we will continue to work very closely to see what other opportunities exist to bring this area alive, and to do so in a manner that will not only enhance our offerings for our visitors, but also for Barbadians, so that they can start to appreciate this treasure that we have???, Mr. Sealy said.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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