Government???s Security Guards Service is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary and a number of events are being planned.

There will be a service on Sunday, April 3, at the St. Paul???s Anglican Church, beginning at 8:00 a.m., at which the Minister of State in the Prime Minister???s Office, Senator Patrick Todd, will deliver an address.

A scenic bus ride and picnic will be held on Thursday, April 28, National Heroes Day, travelling to Silver Sands, Foul Bay and East Coast Road.

A nature hike will be held on Saturday, May 14, starting at the Bathsheba Community Centre. There will be a sponsor walk on Saturday, June 18, commencing at the David Thompson Complex in St. John.

There will be a social evening on Saturday, August 27, at the General Post Office Amphitheatre, beginning at 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 8, staff will be celebrated during an Awards ceremony and Dinner at the Savannah Hotel.

During the celebrations, there will also be a cake sale, a T20 Cricket Match, a quiz evening and a heritage tour of the Garrison tunnels.

The Government???s Security Guards Service was conceptualised on March 2, 1973, when 21 temporary posts were created. The Service was later established as a department of the Ministry of Defence and Security on April 1, 1976.

Its main purpose was to offer protective and security services to the island???s airport, and government ministries and departments. Over the years, the Service has expanded due to the vast number of ministries requesting security services.

sharon.austingill-moore@barbados.gov.bb

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