Mothers celebrated

Minister of Social Care Central Steve Blackett treated 140 of the people whom he described as society’s “backbone” to a luncheon at the Tropical Winds Hotel in Long Bay, St Philip yesterday.

From left: Eleanor Blackett, Odesiah Lashley and Minister of Social Care Steve Blackett were all smiles after the presentation to Lashley.

The Mother’s Day event saw mothers – young and old – being provided with a delicious meal and gifts, participating in a fun karaoke competition, and generally having a relaxing time.

Blackett, in his brief address, said he had much respect for those who perform the role of mother, because he believes they are the backbone of Barbadian society.

In his case, the St Michael South MP has that feeling towards his grandmother.

“I was raised by my paternal grandmother, a strong and resolute woman named Louis Josephine Pinder who offered me the best upbringing that any child would have wanted. And it is for this reason that I have developed a strong appreciation for grandparents’ love, more so than parental love, as my parents did not play an integral part in my life,” he shared with Barbados TODAY.

Blackett’s love for the older caregivers was demonstrated as he presented hampers to senior mothers in the audience, including 95-year-old mother of five and grandmother and great grandmother to several, Celestine Edey.

His wife, Eleanor Blackett, also surprised Arriel George, a young mother of a newborn girl, with a hamper.

From left: Arriel George receiving her complimentary Mother’s Day hamper from Eleanor Blackett, wife of Minister of Social Steve Blackett.

Meantime, other people who were not among the guests at the luncheon celebrated Mother’s Day with a meal at the Tropical Winds Hotel as well.

Among them were Denise King’s daughters, who told Barbados TODAY it was their first time at the establishment and they were pleased they had made the choice to celebrate there with their mother. 

From left: Nicole Grant, Cathy-Ann King-Bynoe, Tricia King and Denise King enjoying their Mother’s Day lunch.

4 Responses to Mothers celebrated

  1. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley May 16, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    When will bajans tell these politicians to go stuff their “one in five year” handouts where the monkey stuff the nuts and stop being so blasted licorish? it is sickening to see everytime they hand out a book, flour, oversweetened drinks (nothing of significance) sharing out food (bittle) at election time, its plastered all over the world. It looks disgusted and does not speak well for our people! bajans, have more pride and start snobbing these politicians.

  2. Beverley Headley
    Beverley Headley May 16, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    “mothers celebrated”? by a politician? What rubbish? will they be celebrated after elections also? or is this another election ploy?

  3. Ricardo Worrell
    Ricardo Worrell May 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Seem like Steve has passed sinker n sealy in munching on parliament food.

  4. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn May 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    All these men over weight. Couple months from now a lot of you will lose weight. Without exercising.


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