‘Mexican’ Santa comes to town




The spirit of Christmas was definitely in the air on Saturday as entertainer Terry Mexican Arthur and his team of ‘elves’ took to the streets to spread good cheer.

Saturday marked the seventh year for the Love Day project, conceived of by the former Square One band member.

With steel pan, drums and other musical instruments in hand, he and his team of eager volunteers made a scheduled stop at the Geriatric Hospital on Beckles Road, St Michael, where Mexican described the energy and vibe as simply “amazing”.

“We brought lots and lots of sunshine to the patients, the elderly who paved the way for us,” he said.

The group also pitched a tent in Queen’s Park, The City from where they distributed food, clothing and other items to members of the community, including several people in need.

Love Day was just so great today. Thanks everyone,” he said at the end of the highly rewarding exercise.

As in previous years, several well-known entertainers, including other former Square One band members, came out to give back to the community.

The Barbados Vagrants & Homeless Society was also on board with the project.

Terry Mexican Arthur, left, standing with Kemar Saffrey, lead spokesman for the Barbados Vagrants & Homeless Society.

However, Mexican singled out Miss Universe delegate Shannon Harris for her support.

“All the very best as she represents Barbados at Miss Universe,” he said, while stressing that “today [Saturday] was awesome”.

4 Responses to ‘Mexican’ Santa comes to town

  1. Brewster December 11, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Well done guys! Wish I could see more of this on the front page throughout the year than crime notices. There are a lot of people suffering in the community give a hand if you can. A few cans of something or a loaf of bread. A meal in a container to an elderly neighbour who will be facing a Sunday or Christmas alone. We need to look after each other.

  2. Aneta December 11, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Well said Brewster. Too much negativity breeds negative behaviours. We seem to be lacking the things of yester year that made this country great. Show love people.

  3. Pete December 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    A beautiful gesture of goodwill and thoughtfulness. What goes around comes around. May you all be blessed with meaningful rewards.

  4. One love December 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Good work guys .


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