The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) will be playing its part in highlighting the island???s 48th anniversary of Independence, with month-long campaigns on its social media sites.
Throughout November, members of the public will be encouraged to post photos of their favourite places in Barbados on Instagram using the hashtag signature #MyBarbados, and mentioning the BGIS??? account, @gisbarbados.
Acting Chief Information Officer of the BGIS, Sharon Lynch, said that persons had a variety of locations to choose from.
???Photos may range from beautiful landscapes that can be found throughout Barbados, including urban, suburban and country landscapes, beach and ocean views gullies, cliff views or any other locale showcasing the natural beauty of the island,??? she explained.
She added that all the submitted entries would be reviewed and the three most impactful photographs from the campaign chosen as the winners.
In addition, Ms. Lynch revealed that the BGIS would be launching a Facebook campaign entitled: Where Is a Baje? in which Barbadians living in the diaspora would be encouraged to take ???selfies??? holding or wearing Barbadian memorabilia, in easily-identifiable locations around the world.
???We know the saying ???everywhere in the world there is a Bajan???, and this is an opportunity to not only prove that adage true, but to recognise our fellow nationals resident around the world,??? she stated.
During the month, the BGIS is also slated to post on its sites special photographs of by-gone days of Barbados; behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Lighting Ceremony and the Spirit of the Nation Show; interviews with the public on what Independence means to them; and features on Barbadians who have made a contribution to the development of the nation.
The BGIS launched its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages in May 2014. These social media sites serve as a complement to the BGIS??? YouTube channel thebgis and its website www.gisbarbados.gov.bb.