After placing people and organisations in the spotlight over the years, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) will have its turn when it celebrates its 55th anniversary with a week of activities from November 3 to 9.

Disseminating Information ??? Cultivating Change is the theme of the celebrations which will get under way on Sunday, November 3, with a church service at St. Matthias Anglican Church, beginning at 8:45 a.m. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, who has ministerial responsibility for the BGIS, will join current and past members of staff, as well as its partners at the service.

Members of the public, including school children, are encouraged to visit the black and white photographic exhibition at the BGIS, Bay Street, St. Michael, from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The pictures on display will include some of its prized pieces, namely those of early Bridgetown, memories of Barbados??? Independence in 1966, the Barbados Landship, the beginnings of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, and visitors to our shores.

Community Day is on Wednesday, November 6, and staff will make presentations to 105 year-old Louisa Neblett and officials of the St. Philip District Hospital, at 10:30 a.m. In addition, they will spend time interacting with the patients at this institution.

Thursday, November 7, is Staff Appreciation Day and employees will engage in team building exercises, which are designed to strengthen relationships and build camaraderie.

The celebrations will climax on Saturday, November 9, with an Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception at Hotel PomMarine, Marine Gardens, Christ Church, at which staff will be rewarded for their hard work and commitment to the organisation. The awards ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. and Minister in the Prime Minister???s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, will deliver the feature address on behalf of Prime Minister Stuart.

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