PM Stuart joins Independence events in UK
Discussions about Barbados took centre stage when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart attended a reception last Thursday, as part of the activities hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence.
The reception at Lancaster House, where the negotiations for Barbados’ Independence took place, was attended by diplomats from the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, Buckingham Palace, heads of Barbadian organizations and friends of Barbados.
The Prime Minister later presented a citation for Sir James Cameron Tudor to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson; and Warden, Sir Jonathan Phillips, of Keble College.
In the citation, Sir James is described as “a man of impressive intellect, a persuasive debater, and a skilled mobilizer”.
During his visit, Prime Minister Stuart also renamed the Chancery as “Barbados House”; reflected on the life of the Father of Indepence Errol Walton Barrow, during the book launch for “Fathering a Nation” and delivered the feature address at an Independence Awards Gala for the Barbadian Diaspora.
Mr. Stuart returns to the island tomorrow, Monday, October 31. (BGIS)