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Prince Edward at Government House
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex are currently in Barbados on what is called a private visit in connection with the Duke of Edingburgh Award Scheme.
Their Royal Highnesses visited Government House where they signed the Visitors’ Book. and were escorted upstairs where they met the Govenor General Sir Sir Elliott Fitzroy Belgrave, GCMG., KA., CHB., QC.
PHOTOS SHOW Their Royal Highnesses meeting the Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and his Wife Lady Loretta Belgrave. Prince Edward afterward presented the Duke of Edingburgh Gold Awards to the six recipients of that Award.
While in Barbados they will be taking part in celebrations marking the 375th Anniversary of Parliament. Barbados has the third oldest Parliament in the British Commonwealth.
The Countess Of Wessex Visits Two Schools
It was a special occasion today, as The Ann Hill and Irving Wilson Schools received an official visit from Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, at their location in Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael.
Her Royal Highness met first with Principal of the Ann Hill School, Emelda Bell, before visiting the jewellery and basketry classes and watching as one class learnt the value of money in their Mathematics lesson.
Afterwards, the school choir serenaded Princess Sophie with a stirring rendition of “Heal The World” by Michael Jackson. The musical interlude featured past student Corey Hunte on keyboards.
The Countess, whose party included British High Commissioner, Victoria Dean and officials
from the British High Commission, described the occasion as “heart-
Afterwards, the Countess of Wessex visited the Irving Wilson School, also located nearby, where she interacted with its Principal, Wendy Blackman and students. Later, while in the school’s hall, she watched as students signed their way through a presentation of “Emmerton”, a song penned by the Mighty Gabby, before saying “Goodbye” and “continue to work hard”.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex will be in Barbados until Sunday, March 2. They are here on private business in connection with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Six Barbadians can now add the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award to their other accomplishments to their belt.
Honoured yesterday evening at Government House, the awardees were presented with
their certificates by His Royal Highness, the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward in a
ceremony, witnessed by Governor-
The recipients are Kimberley Benjamin, Nya Greenidge, Fabian Norville, Jamar Odwin, Chloe Walker and Zakiya Worrell.
In praising the awardees, Prince Edward said that it was heartening to see that the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme was “alive and well”, especially since it was the 50th anniversary after the awards were introduced in Barbados.
He also informed attendees that the programme was beginning to expand and grow in Barbados as more young people were showing an interest in joining the movement.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is presented to persons in the Commonwealth between the ages of 14 and 25 who make outstanding contributions in a particular public pursuit.
It is divided into three levels: gold, silver and bronze. To obtain an award, participants must demonstrate excellence in a number of areas, including service, skills, physical recreation and expeditions.
MS. Zakiya Worrell receives her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award From His Royal Highness Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex yesterday evening at Government House
Senator and acting Minister of Tourism, Ms Irene Sandiford-
Located in the recently-
“Establishment of this new restaurant is a welcomed addition to the culinary product
of Barbados,” Sandiford-
She added, “I am told that this restaurant will be the only one on the West Coast offering authentic Indian Mughlai cuisine. I congratulate All Seasons Resort on this achievement”.
Hotel Director, Soni Kessuram explained, “Mughlai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in North India, whose origin can be traced back to the times of the Mughal Empire. Known for its richness, using exotic spices, dried fruit & nuts, these dishes were prepared in the kitchens of the royal Mughal Emperors”.
Senator and acting Minister of Tourism, Irene Sandiford-
Thursday, January 2nd,2014
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
163 is the amount of visits shared between the " Tillman " family pictured here at the Prime Ministers reception at his official residence.
From left to right Mark Tillman -
They were one of the family groups visiting the official residence of the Prime Minister as the Government has been showing its appreciation to the many visitors whohave been making visits to the Island over the years. (Photo by David M. Crichlow)
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the official opening of the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean,
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is urging all Barbadians to take personal responsibility for their health as a means of living a productive and healthy life.
In addition, Mr. Stuart has called on all, especially those who are at high risk, to take the message of ‘prevention of diabetes’ very seriously. He made the comments over the weekend while delivering the feature address at the official opening of the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean, which is located at Warrens, St. Michael.
The Maria Holder Diabetes Centre for the Caribbean, which is located at Warrens, St. Michael
Saturday, February 1st,2014
Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, presents Sir Garfield with a beautifully carved mahogany plaque.
Barbados’ only living national hero, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, is the first recipient of the National Sports Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
The world’s greatest all-
Sir ‘Garry’, as he is affectionately known, graciously accepted the award, bowed to the crowd and said: “Thank you!”
The Sports Minister told the audience that the country was lucky the cricketing legend lived here and added that the former West Indies Captain was among those who contributed to sports and its development in the country. He added: “Sir Garfield is one of the key persons we should try to exemplify in Barbados…”
Sir Garfield Sobers grew up in Bay Land, St. Michael, and played 93 tests for the West Indies. He scored 8,032 runs at an average of 57.78, took 235 wickets at an average of 34.03 and snagged 109 catches.
He played for Barbados, South Australia and Nottinghamshire among major teams. In
addition to batting, Sir Garfield fielded as well as bowled left-
In 1975, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his meritorious service to cricket. (SP/BGIS)
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Mr Ryan Adamson of Mount Gay Distileries Visitor Centre offering a drink of Aged Mount Gay rum to Mrs Marguerite Celani a professional Artist from New Jersey , USA who was on the tour with her husband John.
A group of 23 visitors with various disabilities got the opportunity to see some of the island's major tourist attractions as part of the Ministry of Tourism and the Barbados Council for the Disabled's Fully Accessible Barbados Programme.
The group assembled outside the Cruise Terminal at 10:30 a.m. and began the tour from the Bridgetown Port at 11:00 a.m.
The outing included a stop for pictures and sampling of local tasty culinary delights. The first stop on the excursion was the Mount Gay Rum Distillery. Other venues visited were Andromeda Gardens, Morgan Lewis, Farley Hill, Speightstown and Holetown.