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Prince Harry in town

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Britain’s Prince Harry arrived here this morning to a warm welcome from the Queen’s representative Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave and other local dignitaries.

He was also met by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and Minister of Labour and Social Security Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo.

Promptly at 9 a.m. the prince alighted from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight ship wearing a dark suit and light blue tie. He received a corsage from a secondary school student.

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The Prince, 32, then inspected the guard of honour before he left the Bridgetown Port, where his massive Wave Knight vessel is currently docked.

His three-day visit, which coincides with last lap 50th anniversary of independence celebrations here, forms part of a wider 14-day Caribbean tour,  from November 20 and December 4, that has already taken him to Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.

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Later this morning the Prince, who first visited Barbados back in 2012, will present the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. He is also scheduled to have lunch with members of Cabinet and the Senate after a meeting with the Prime Minister.

18 Responses to Prince Harry in town

  1. Phil November 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

    This proves correct what I heard in London to be rtrue. The Trident is bent not broken. On thinking of it, we still have Royal Barbados Police Force, RB Fire Service, Her/ His Majesty’s Royal Prisons et al I think Bussa or the Emancipation AStatue should be removed from Haggat Hall and placed on a new roundabout encompassed by an Independence Arch with four arms joining to meet at the top, all holding up the Broken Trident. This monument and roundabout should be relocated at the “T” junction just outside the IDC headquarters where the Harbour Road runs perpendicular to the Princess Alice Highway. Who weas she anyway? That Princess Highway should be renaimed the Emancipation Boulevard and stretch from the roundabout just outside the Port gate , to the junction by Carlisle House. Tourism and educational benefits? More cruise passengers will see it and learn more of Barbados; history Especially since we were the first port of call for slaves and trade ships sailing across the Atlantic. Lots of photographs and videos will be recording this now landmark site. It can be well marketed. Emancipation walk will have more meaning and value as Marchers will walk from Bussa to Barrow. Freedom from slavery to freedom of country. Can this Happen? I’d like David Commissiong and Mark Williams, David Denny et all to say what they think of this idea.

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  2. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith November 29, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Prince Harry is the most down to earth royal ever.
    A big welcome.

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  3. Alex Alleyne November 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Prince Harry in town, hope he leave some MONEY.

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  4. Truful November 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    We are not beggars.

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  5. Hal Austin November 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Phil,

    Blame Barrow. He also appointed Sir John Stow as our first governor general at minutes after midnight on Nov 30.

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  6. Alex Alleyne November 29, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    @Truful , no, We just in NEED.

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  7. Puppa Weekes November 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Definitely a sad sad sad day, when we continue to bow and smile for our oppressors.

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    • Meakai November 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      So sad it drove God and his angels to tears.

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  8. Margo Byer
    Margo Byer November 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I dont know you …but Im in total agreement..well said

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  9. Margo Byer
    Margo Byer November 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I said it tooo

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  10. Jennifer November 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Puppa Weekes I love your comment. Many of us are still asleep. We still do not even know that we are still slaves as all barbados is owned by our oppressors round about. They need to open their eyes and look. This is truly a sad day indeed. The problem is that our leaders are all blind. The priest – dumb dogs who can’t bark.

    @ Alex = He will leave no money if not he will have to leave a lot (reparations). instead money will be spent on him.

    @Meakai – i agree with you. But the bibile says no hand joining hand all will be thrust through. This is sickening.

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  11. jrsmith November 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Where are we at ,when 1% of our nation who never bothers about anything political and controls the wealth, keeps the pressures on our black people who have no one to represent us , because the 1% must all be protected at all costs by our politicians………………………………….
    Is all black bajans quite aware of the (Bussa monument ) would pause for a moment , silently, to contemplate the scene especially the broken chain , and what it means, but still its (2016) and we are at the crossroads, waiting with tin cup in hand for some one to save us financially from drowning.

    Are we going to be always deceitful hiding the truth ,had not for the (Commonwealth ) and (Her Majesty The Queen) as head where would Barbados and the region be,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    @, Truful, hail,hail we are not beggars ..Really ……
    @,Alex A , hail hail, good shot, At this present time 350 mills of US would do the trick………

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  12. Jennifer November 29, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    @jrsmith – we would be free and own wealth and still have our identity instead of someone elses. Even our surnames still shows ownership by these people. Imagine the chain on Bussa is broken but they were trying to join one yesterday. hahaha. Maybe if the authorities got all the Asian, white, and Chinese businesses to close and attend then the chain would be joined.
    This 1% is the same ones who set up a small amount of house negros to control the large field negros the same way they did things in slavery – use a few to control the majority. The more things change the more they stay the same.

    What is the price one will accept for the stealing of their identity, lost of family taken and sold in slavery, stolen culture, brain washing, setting up of their political, religious, educational and economic structures. Even Language change. What is the price ????????.

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  13. jus me November 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I LOOK at these pictures.
    I ask MYSELF.
    WHO looks MOST STUPID??

    De dressup Monkies??
    or DE BASSMAN in a scruffy suit.

    What it cost us in BIM tuh dressup like IJJITS, en fawn around this red monkey.

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  14. jus me November 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    The only things missing
    was ALICE and the MAD HATTER!!

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  15. Jennifer November 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    @Jus me

    Alice is there (many). They are all in wonderland and lala land too.
    They better wake up and fast too.

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  16. Verona Michael November 30, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Barbados welcomes you Prince Harry, come again!

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