Canadian Claire McCaw celebrated her 38th visit to Barbados with a visit to Ilaro Court to meet Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

Mrs. McCaw, who first came to Barbados in 1978 with her husband on the recommendation of friends, said she kept coming back because ???it feels like home???.

She explained that she was from Cape Breton Island, and she felt the same sense of community and security here that she felt there.

Up until 1993, she was accompanied on her trips by her husband, and, since he passed away, she has been bringing many friends, including a group of women who along with her call, themselves ???The Golden Girls.???

She told the Prime Minister that some of her favourite spots on the island were Farley Hill, Bathsheba and Oistins. A ballroom dancer, she is to be found wherever there is dancing, including Oistins Bay Gardens and Q in the Community.

Mrs. McCaw, who was accompanied to Ilaro Court by her daughter, Shelly Johannesson, is also a big fan of Barbados??? premier horseracing event, the Gold Cup.

Prime Minister Stuart told his guest that he had thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Describing her as an excellent ambassador for Barbados, he thanked her for the confidence she had shown in Barbados over the years and said he looked forward to welcoming her for her 40th visit.

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