Prince Harry’s here!

Rain and Bajan warmth greet Royal visitor

Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Barbados this morning to heavy rain and a warm welcome from the Queen’s appointed representative Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, along with Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and other dignitaries.

Prince Harry inspecting the guard of honour on arrival here this morning.
Prince Harry inspecting the guard of honour on arrival here this morning.

The prince alighted from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight ship promptly at 9 a.m. wearing a dark jacket suit and blue tie. He received a corsage from a secondary school student.

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

His three-day visit to Barbados forms part of a wider 14-day Caribbean tour on behalf of the Queen, that takes him to seven countries – Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados and Guyana.

Prince Harry’s visit to Barbados comes amidst ongoing protest action at the island’s ports of entry.

The National Union of Public Workers, which orchestrated the industrial action, has not been saying much of late about a go-slow at the airport and the seaport in support of its president, Akanni McDowall, whose reversion to an entry level position in the public service angered the union.

However, attention has since switched to engineers and custodians at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), who have been downing tools since last Friday and picketing outside the airport terminal to press for a
16 per cent pay rise.

This notwithstanding, the live television feed this morning during the prince’s visit showed no signs of protest action at the Bridgetown Port.

This is Prince Harry’s second official visit to the region, following his first tour in 2012. 

2 Responses to Prince Harry’s here!

  1. Phil November 30, 2016 at 8:19 am

    He came mainly because the Trident was only bent NOT broken. How come we can remove the Prive Court and institute a Caribbean Court of appeal and yet we still giving “sirs ” to all DEM people?

  2. Patricia Sanderson November 30, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    He came as an invited deserves to be shown hospitality. I am not a monarchist and hate the class system they and their ilk represent, however, I couldn’t be less than welcoming to an invited guest.


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