Psalm 37:28 - "For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever"
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS Commemorating the naming of
Bridgetown and its Garrison as a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site in
30th October ,2014
Oistins Bay Garden, Barbados.
The eight finalists of the Banks Calender Girl Contest selected to go forward to the finals slated for December 4.
Pictured from left to right are Robin-Simone Ifill, Shanae Alleyne, Cherene Ward, Thea Tull, Renee Robinson, Rhea Arthur, Brandi Wallace and Tia Sealy.
November 23, 2014 - Bridgetown, Barbados
" NIFCA Performing Arts Gala "
VENUE: Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St Michael
Pictured below is Spoken Word Artist Adrian Green perforrming his piece “ Too Small “ which had the large audience in fits of laughter.
7th November, 2014
Hennessy Artistry Launch
Sponsors Representatives and Management posing with bottles of the branded Hennesy product.
From left to right are Mr. Vilmore Johnson ( Starcom Network ) : Mr. Freddie Hill ( Fas7star ) : Mr. Antonio Arthur ( ) : MS. Allison Hunte ( Fas7star ) : Mr. Al Gilkes ( Fas7star ) : Mr. Randy Howard ( Digicel ) and Mr. Alvin Jemmott ( ) .
The Photo above shows the Praise Academy of Dance doing a piece titled “ Celebration of Praise “ to bring the evening of excellent Performances of Barbadian performing Artist to a close.
November 23, 2014 - Bridgetown, Barbados
NIFCA Performing Arts Gala
Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St Michael
November 22, 2014
The Barbados Winter Jockeys' Challenge Raceday .
Barbados Turf Club,
MS.Petra Roach, ( Director, United States ) representing The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) is all smiles as she is presenting British Jockey Tom Queally with the trophy for “ ride of the day “ MS. Roach was also upbeat about the response of the British visitors that filled the stands to witness six of their top Jockeys competing against the local Jockeys
KNIGHT OF ST. ANDREW
The lone recipient is Senator Professor Emeritus Henry Fraser, GCM, BSc (Physiology, London U.) MBBS (UWI), PhD (Pharmacology, London U), FACP, FRCP. ( Pictured above )
The award is for his outstanding contribution to the medical profession and representation of Barbadian Culture, especially in the form of the architectural history of Barbados.
30 - November - 2014
Independence Day - Barbados.
AWARDS OF NATIONAL HONOURS FOR
INDEPENDENCE DAY 2014
Sunday 11th January, 2015
Wednesday 7th January, 2015
THE spotlight fell on some of Barbados’ finest as they were presented with the insignia of Barbados’ 2014 Independence Honours by Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and pictured here is Barbados’ lone Independence Knight Of St Andrew Professor Emeritus Sir Henry Fraser ( kneeling )
Wednesday 14th January, 2015
Sunday December 28th, 2014
THE LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL RESTORATION PROGRAMME
THE PRESERVATION (BARBADOS) FOUNDATION TRUST
Wednesday 21st January 2015 -
Kendal Plantation, St.John, Barbados
Prime Minister The Rt.Hon. Freundel Stuart viewing the Monument in memory of " Yarico " - an Amerindian slave who lived on Kendal Plantation immediately after unveiling it.
Yarico Monument Unveiled
A historic monument with international appeal will soon be unveiled in Barbados. John Kidd and his family, organisers of the Holders Season, have erected a monument in memory of Yarico, an Amerindian woman who was sold into slavery in Barbados during the 17th Century by Inkle, the man she loved.
The monument will be unveiled by Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, on Wednesday, January 21, Errol Barrow Day, at 10:00 a.m. at Kendal Plantation, St. John, where Yarico lived. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will address the audience.
The public is invited to witness the unveiling of the monument, which is expected to excite interest in this aspect of Barbados’ history and generate a positive impact on the island’s cultural/tourism product. It is expected to transform the Kendal site into a new attraction for locals and visitors.
The Yarico story was first recorded by Richard Ligon in his 1657 book: The True and Exact History of Barbados. In the publication, he mentions an Amerindian slave girl who told him the story of how she became enslaved. On that Ligon wrote: “So poor Yarico, for her love, lost her liberty.”
In 1787, when George Colman introduced the story to the English public in the form of an opera – Inkle and Yarico - its instant popularity surpassed everyone’s expectations. With the onset of the abolition of slavery, it was the right story at the right time, and the opera’s enormous success inspired countless other adaptations, which in turn added fuel to the growing debate on the ethics of slavery. Subsequently, this contributed to a major shift in the general perception of forced labour, and the inhumane treatment of those in bondage.
However, the Inkle & Yarico story disappeared for over 200 years, until it was rediscovered in the 1990s. The play was resurrected by the Holders Season in Barbados in 1997, and now John Kidd has further developed it into a major musical, which is about to be performed off the West End, in London.
Renamed Yarico, it is hoped that it will continue to have ‘legs’ and become a world renowned production. The erection of the monument is not only to further this global awareness, but to cement it to its origins – Kendal Plantation, Barbados. (Prime Minister’s Office/BGIS)
January 15th 2015
MONUMENT TO BE UNVEILED AT KENDAL NEXT WEEK