Theatre lovers will get an opportunity to see the island???s best dramatists in action when the Ministry of Tourism teams up with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), to host Theatre Comes to Bridgetown next month.

The event, slated for Thursday, September 12, commencing at 7:00 p.m., will be a fitting climax to the BCCI???s Bridgetown Alive concept which began on July 18.

According to acting Senior Tourism Development Officer and HIV Coordinator in the Ministry, Madge Dalrymple, the event is designed to raise awareness about HIV through the use of drama and the importance of Historic Bridgetown to the island???s heritage tourism offerings.

During the show, there will be performances by Lighthouse Productions, Stage 1 Productions, Kick Dust Productions and Shoestring Productions.

Shoppers in Bridgetown will be treated to one dramatic piece by each group in areas such as Rockers Alley located between CIBC First Caribbean International and Colombian Emeralds Corporate Office on Broad Street; Shepherd Street; and in front of Republic Bank on Broad Street.

Further information on the presentation may be obtained by contacting Ms. Dalrymple at 430-7500 or 430-7520.


In an effort to purchase a wheelchair accessible bus, the Barbados National Organisation for the Disabled (BARNOD) and the National Disabilities Unit are teaming up to host a Grand Fair.

The event, which is being hosted under the patronage of The Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, will take place on Saturday, August 24, on the grounds of the National Union of Public Workers Headquarters, Dalkeith, St. Michael from noon until 7:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased from C.S. Pharmacy, Bridgetown, or from any member of BARNOD.


Residents of St. James North are being invited to enroll in the free Skills Training classes being organised by the Constituency Council for that area.

Interested persons may register for Cake and Pastry Making classes, which will be held at the Garden???s Church of God, Reid???s Gap, St. James, on Saturdays, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Additionally, classes will be offered in Bar Technology and Table Etiquette on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 5:00 p.m., at the St. Alban???s Primary School. All classes will run for 12 weeks.

To register, persons may contact the Constituency Council office located at The Weston Resource Centre, St. James, at 422-0608; Sonia Thompson-Alleyne at 823-0472; or Joel Bannister at 422-4385.

The deadline for registration is Saturday, August 31.

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