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Keep God as our guide!

 “The Lord has been the people’s guide for past 300 years. With him still on the people’s side, we have no doubts or fears.”

 Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Tuesday night reminded guests at the Evening of Nostalgia held at Ilaro Court, of those lines from the National Anthem and urged them to hold fast to them as Barbados celebrates 50 years of Independence.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart sharing a joke with two guests.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart sharing a joke with two guests.

 “As we look back over those 50 years, we have to confess that the confidence we placed in our people 50 years ago and the confidence we place in God as we embarked on this journey was justified,” he said.

 “Our National Anthem reminded us over the last 50 years that the Lord has been the people’s guide for the past 300 years and with Him still on the people’s side, we have no doubts or fears. And that is what defines Barbados and Barbadians. We have no doubts or fears, our size not withstanding,” Stuart said.

Some of the crowd who danced the night away. 

Some of the crowd who danced the night away.

 He urged all to continue to create a Barbados that future generations could be proud of. “As I have had to say over and over again, the battles we have fought and won over the last 50 years have already been fought and won, and what should concern us now, is what we do for Barbados over the next 50 years.

 “I urge you to do what is required to pass on to future generations a Barbados of which they can be proud and a Barbados they can help preserve,” he said.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in conversation  with Maxine McClean and Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. 

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in conversation
with Maxine McClean and Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo. 

 The Prime Minister also left those in attendance to think on three questions to which, he said, the answers would help in creating a better Barbados.

 “What are those features of Barbadian life that we have lost and need to retain? What are those features of Barbadian life that we have not lost and need to retain? What are those features of Barbadian life that we have not lost but we need to discard as soon as possible?”

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Minister of Commerce, Industry and International Business Donville Iniss enjoying a dance with this lady. 

 The Evening of Nostalgia, an event on the official list of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Independence, allowed patrons to mix and mingle with Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, other government officials and many more persons, while feasting on many local delicacies.

 Stuart thanked them all for coming out to enjoy the evening at his official residence.  “As you are aware, Barbados over the last year, since the sixth of January, has been celebrating very effectively, 50 years of Independence.

Mahalia Cummins of 2 Mile Hill kept the crowd entertained during the early parts of the night.

Mahalia Cummins of 2 Mile Hill kept the crowd entertained during the early parts of the night.

 “On the 30th of this month, those celebrations will climax. This evening of elegance is just another item on a calendar of many events which began on the sixth of January 2016. Barbados has a lot to celebrate.”

 Those in attendance, some visiting from overseas, also danced the night away to the sounds of 2 Mile Hill and the Troubadours.

11 Responses to Keep God as our guide!

  1. Leroy November 24, 2016 at 5:08 am

    The same lord of our enslavers was guiding us? Guiding us where? If moses spent 40 years wandering my dear lord, now tell me what sins could we have commited for us to be wandering 300 years?
    What nonsense these politicians stands and spouts out of their mouths.

    A better topic would be ‘in plenty and in time of need’ bc clearly we can see plenty in these pics,,partying and living it up while the lot of us bajans are in need,,in need of too many things to lists here.

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  2. Zeus November 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Leroy what rubbish you talking ….we enslaved our own and sold our own before the pale man enslaved us ….stop using history conveniently

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    • Leroy November 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      You trying to excuse the pale man by saying we did it first, each culture, race, society have enslaved each other from time to time.
      So if you slap your wife does this give me permission to punch her Zeus, can I?

      Im mosty into this gov and their ineptness and then the empty rhetoric behind it.

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    • Sunshine Sunny Shine November 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      You need to go back to your history. Tribal wars existed between blacks in Africa long before the white man came to make them slaves. As a result, when the white man came with his trinkets and shiny things, the illiterate Africans were mesmerised and took from within their ranks captives from the other tribes as well as those among their ranks whom they care very little for.

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      • Leroy November 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

        I am not arguing history with you, maybe 1% of history is recorded all the rest unknown and lost forever,,obviously slavery has been around from the beginning but that does not negate the slavery we experienced for the last 300 yrs. That is what we are still feeling the aftermath of.

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  3. jus me November 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    We is de Joke de PM laffin at.
    Big mout mekkin real sport wid we.

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  4. Tony Waterman November 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    @ZUES!!!! Thank you Very much, but be careful, the PHD Historians (Not Pine Hill Dairy) can only se it the way the want to see it, like the Man in the movie said “They can’t stand the truth”

    @Leroy!!! so why is the White man being Castigated for something that you are admitting has happened in “ALL” Cultures “From time to Time”

    Now Be careful there “Sunshine Sunny Shine” the Truth does NOT always set one free.

    I wonder what Leroy would Say when i remind him that there were 50.000 “WHITE” SLAVES” in Barbados at one point in OUR HISTORY ?? NOT INDENTURED SERVANTS, OF CRIMINALS serving out their Sentences (Being BARBADOED” as it was referred to at that time, “THEY WERE SLAVES” and were treated more badly than the Black Slaves as they were NOT considered as VALUABLE as the BLACK SLAVES.

    Befire you reply to me, if you will, please read the Official History of Barbados, because none of our Oh so Mighty PHD Historians ever tell anyone about this part of Barbadian History.

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    • Leroy November 25, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Im not about to argue with yall historians,i was making a specific historical analogy to moses in the wilderness and us in the 300 year wilderness which was glaring in the topic fruendel choose , ‘the lord has been the ppl guide for past 300 yrs’.
      So please dont get all in a tizzy.

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  5. Tony Waterman November 24, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    “Our National Anthem reminded us over the last 50 years that the Lord has been the people’s guide for the past 300 years and with Him still on the people’s side, we have no doubts or fears.

    Actually the Lord has been the People’s Guide for more than 300 Years, to be exact for the past 339 Years.(1627 to 1966) plus 1966 to 2016 another 50, and hopefully all of our Future.

    I did NOT include 1625, as the did NOT settle it until 1627.

    so why do we NOT make the Lyrics more relevant, by changing the wording to.

    “The Lord has been the People’s Guide for over 300 Years.

    Jut a suggestion!!!! Maybe that would not even be considered as Imporant.

    But as we speak, the Canadian Anthem is under Scrutiny for similar reasons, and the Private Members bill by the Late Mauril Belanger has passed third Reading in the Lower House, and has a Good Chance of Being Passed.
    the Change!!! From all our sons Command, to From all of us Command. that change will mat the Anthem Gender Neutral.

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  6. Francis November 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    A waste of money!!
    Better spent to paint pedestrian crossings etc during this time when we have so many visitors.
    A fete is not the only way to celebrate our 50th.
    Unfortunately the other party would have done the same crap.
    Do any of our so call leaders notice the increase in the number of recipients for food on a daily basis from the various organisations?
    God help us !!

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  7. jus me November 24, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Mr Waterman
    Dont call GODS name to exercise your erudition.
    You and Sleepy as one, use THE LORD as it suits.
    SHAMEFUL.

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