Culture Minister to Participate in Emancipation Day 2014 Activities

Members of the public are invited to celebrate Emancipation Day, tomorrow, Friday, August 1, by partaking in the Emancipation Freedom and Heritage Walk.

It is being held under the theme: From Bussa to Sir Gary. The excursion will highlight places of interest along the route related to slavery and emancipation.

Walkers are asked to assemble at the Emancipation (Bussa) Statue, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, at 3:30 p.m., for a punctual start at 4:00 p.m. They will then proceed along Government Hill, Tweedside Road, Country Road, Passage Road, Westbury Road, and on to President Kennedy Drive.

Participants will then turn left at President Kennedy Drive, and proceed to the statue of National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, at Kensington Oval. The walk will then continue to the Bridgetown Craft Market, Spring Garden, where an official ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will deliver the feature address, while noted historians Morris Greenidge and Trevor Marshall will give historical accounts during the walk.

The Role of the Post During the Panama Migration in Focus

Postmaster General, Joel Brathwaite, will outline the role the post office played during the Panama migration, in a presentation on Wednesday, August 6, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

During the presentation, which forms part of the activities of this year???s Barbados Network Consultation, there will also be an overview of the Barbados Philatelic Bureau and a video presentation of the Stamps of Barbados. There will also be a display of postage stamps and related philatelic material, which will be offered for sale.

Over 60,000 Barbadians migrated to work on the canal and railway in the early 1900s.

National Library Service Closed Crop Over Weekend

The public is advised that the National Library Service at Fairchild Street, The City, will be closed on Saturday, August 2.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday, August 5.

The National Library Service apologises for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

BCC Registration for Cores and Electives Starts August 6

The Barbados Community College (BCC) has advised that registration for cores and electives will take place from Wednesday, August 6 to Friday, August 8, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Students are reminded that they must show valid BCC identification in order to facilitate this process.
The BCC has further advised that no registration will take place on Monday, August 25, as there will be a general staff meeting.

The academic year, 2014-2015, will commence on Tuesday, August 26, for all continuing students.

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