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PM showers thanks on repeat visitors

Barbados continues to be the place of choice for repeat visors for various holidays. Last night, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hosted the first of four receptions for repeat visitors at his official residence Ilaro Court.

Stuart offered his gratitude to the visitors for making Barbados their destination of choice.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart delivering his address.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart delivering his address.

“Thanks to you for the confidence which you continue to show in Barbados by coming to this country year after year. Barbadians deeply appreciate the confidence that you continue to repose in our beautiful island. We feel a corresponding commitment to you that we make Barbados as congenial a place as possible for you to come year after year to recoup your energies and to partake of the warmth of our country,” Stuart said.

The Prime Minister added that this year’s repeat visitors receptions would have a special context about them as they were taking place during Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Of Independence Celebrations.

He outlined some of the events for the jubilee celebrations to the visitors, including a Royal Visit and a special honour for the country’s only living National Hero Sir Garfield Sobers. Sir Garfield will be celebrating his 80th birthday in July.

“The Royal Visit has already been arranged. Sir Garfield Sobers occupies a special place in the lives of Barbados. So we will be zeroing in on the contribution of him to our efforts here in Barbados and in the Caribbean, and we will be paying appropriate attention
to that landmark,” Stuart explained.

5 Responses to PM showers thanks on repeat visitors

  1. Olutoye Walrond January 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

    There’s nothing like talk of republicanism to motivate these irrelevant royals to visit you.

    and why would a Prime Minister who thinks we should be rid of the colonial relic by now want to entertain a royal visit at a time like this?

    Signals, signals – all mixed up.

  2. Julianne Danner January 15, 2016 at 10:28 am

    My husband, Darryl, and I have been coming to this magical island from Canada for 27 years. We had a lovely chat with the Prime Minister and he was delighted to receive our gift of the best-selling book ‘Absolutely Barbados’, in which my poem ‘Seafoam’ is featured.
    Julianne Danner

  3. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray January 15, 2016 at 11:28 am

    i have not seen any of my Caribbean neighbor in the crowd, they not in the count as well

  4. zeus January 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Maybe he is selling BIM to the British tourist hoping they will follow the royalty here whenever they arrive

  5. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey January 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    The reason why income tax is taking so long to be paid out. Cheques are processed but money not coming.


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