"Two strands – Two Outcomes: Barbadian Migration to West Africa and the Hispanic Caribbean" will be the focus of the next lecture in the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s (BMHS) series entitled "Emigration from Barbados".

It will take place next Tuesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. and will be delivered by Dr. Cecilia Karch Brathwaite at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre.

The series, which got under way this month, explores the link between the sugar revolution in Barbados in the 1640’s and the emigration trends which occurred from that period to the present.

The remaining speakers for the lectures will be Dr. Marcia Burrowes on Tuesday, April 6; Dr. Andrew Downes will explore the topic, "Managed Migration from Barbados: The Temporary Worker Programme in Canada & USA" on Tuesday, April 13, while Central Bank Governor, Dr. Delisle Worrell will conclude the series with a presentation on "Migration and the Barbadian Standard of Living" on Tuesday, April 20.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. They will be held in the Grande Salle of the Tom Adams Financial Centre, except the final presentation which takes place at the Barbados Workers’ Union headquarters, Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, St Ann’s Garrison at 427-0201, 436-1956 or by visiting the website http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/.


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