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PM off to UK

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today to participate in a number of events being hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence.

The members of his delegation are: Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Sonja Welch; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Cecile Humphrey; and Executive Personal Assistant Evette King.

Stuart will attend a reception tomorrow evening at Lancaster House, where he will engage with the Barbadian Diaspora in the United Kingdom, the diplomatic community and Friends of Barbados.

primeministerfreundelstuartOn Friday, he will visit Keble College, Oxford University, where he will join officials at a commemoration ceremony to recognize the outstanding service of the late Sir James Cameron Tudor, KCMG, one of the Caribbean’s most influential diplomats and politicians. Sir James read for a Degree in Modern Greats at Keble College, and, in 1942, he became the first black person to be elected President of the Oxford Union.

Sir James served as the Minister of Education when the Democratic Labour Party assumed office in 1961, and on the achievement of Independence in 1966, he became the first Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados. He also served as Minister of Foreign Affairs; as High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; High Commissioner to Canada; and as the Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations at New York.

Later that evening, Prime Minister Stuart will rename the Chancery as Barbados House. The Chancery is located at No 1 Great Russell Street, close to Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

In addition, he will reflect on the life of the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, during the book launch for “Fathering a Nation”, at the Mission.

An Independence Awards Gala for the Barbadian Diaspora will be held at the Savoy Hotel on Saturday and Stuart will deliver the feature address.

The Prime Minister returns homr on Monday, October 31. (BGIS)

NO: 1437/16

9 Responses to PM off to UK

  1. Phil October 27, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Any bet King Richard takes over as Acting PM. This is the perfect time to overthrow the donkey. Move a no confidence Mia.

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  2. Jus me October 27, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Nice move spend millions on celebration here,then take a team 1st class of course,to uk and add a million or so to the bill there.
    Well done, just what Barbados needs.

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  3. Jus me October 27, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Mmmm,
    Please Mr PM.
    Just elighten the country?
    What have you actually done,while you have occupied the PM position.
    Apart from taking teams 1st class,everywhere and waste Millions of our hard earned taxes??

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  4. Harry October 27, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Is there any chance that they will keep him? suppose not wishful thinking……….

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  5. chris hill October 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Mister PM, with all due respect, you got serious problems right here at home. Where is your leader when needed the most? where is your intellect when needed the most? when you get there and speak of the great Errol Barrow remember this. He is turning in his grave with what your admin has done to his vision, just one throwing free tertiary education under the proverbial bus.

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  6. RHBB October 27, 2016 at 8:19 am

    When you read the general comments on any political story you have to ask: has Barbados ever had a more unpopular or criticised PM? Of course, there is “no answer” to that!

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  7. Alex Alleyne October 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    He will be “with cap in hand”. That is the PLAN.

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  8. Realist October 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Where is he going? He should get lost, never to find his way back home.

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  9. eddy murray October 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Harry do not say that, that is not a nice thing for the English people, It may be his last mas. so let him enjoy it to the fullest

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