pictured here at left being congratulated by the Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave
stated " it is a very humbling accolade to be bestowed on a countryman and by God's
grace I pray that I can live up to the standard that is expected by my Barbadian
The Hon Ronald Jones, Minister of Education in Barbados, will meet the four Barbados
awardees of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship and present certificates to each
of them and to a Grenadian awardee.
Pictured from left are , Richie Maitland ( Grenada ), Carol-Anne Blenman ( Barbados
), Kerron Hamblin
( Barbados ), Sade Jemmott (Barbados), and Rommel Hall ( Barbados )
That was how Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, described the
tragic accident which claimed the lives of four young women early last Sunday morning.
While speaking at a media briefing on the details of the upcoming Independence celebrations
at Sagicor’s Office in Wildey, St. Michael, the Minister expressed his condolences
to the families and friends of the deceased, and asked Barbadians to pray for those
affected by the loss.
“I want to take the opportunity as Minister of Youth to say how sorry we are. We
express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of those young ladies who
have lost their lives,” he said.
Mr. Lashley stated that it was his wish that as Barbados approaches its 49th Anniversary
of Independence, the spirit of nationhood and hope would act as a beacon for all,
especially those going through such difficult times.
The accident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, claimed the lives
of 18-year-old Kayrie Brathwaite, 22-year-old Shakira Shepherd, 23-year-old Shameka
Shepherd and 25-year-old Waveney Johnson. (JW/BGIS)
The three caskets bearing the bodies of 22-year-old Shakira Shepherd, 23-year-old
Shameka Shepherd and 25-year-old Waveney Johnson who along with friend 18-year-old
Kayrie Brathwaite tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident which occurred
along Two Mile Hill.
Nicholas Brancker packed the 500 seat Frank Collymore Hall and provided one of the
most energetic and entertaining performances of his career.
According to Mr. Cleviston Haynes, the Deputy Governor - Central Bank of Barbados
“City Nights" has been developed to allow Barbadians to experience the finest
creative talents this country has to offer in the Frank Collymore Hall, the foremost
state of the art facility in Barbados.
Nicholas proved him correct - the finest was certainly exhibited.
Every minute of the performances titled “influence " was purely entertaining at
the maximum. It was also exhilarating in that most of the performers were young
males with tremendous musical talent.
Sharing the stage were Biggie Irie, Alison Norville-Forde, Edwin Yearwood, Tamara
Marshall, Philip Forester, Adrian " Boo" Husbands and others in " the Band".