Court officials celebrate Independence

The Registration Department yesterday took time out to celebrate Barbados’ 51st anniversary of Independence. anniversary.

The lobby of the Supreme Court was transformed into a setting for a gameshow where Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson, Supreme Court judge Madam Justice Sandra Mason, Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch, Magistrate Ian Weeks and Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne joined staff to battle it out in a Buss Your Brains competition.

From left: Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch; Supreme Court judge Madam Justice Sandra Mason; Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson (behind him) and Magistrate Ian Weekes.

The trivia challenge on all things Barbados saw three teams – Pudding and SousePaling Cocks and Rum and Coke – battling out to answer questions such as, who was Barbados’ first native Governor General; What is the origin of the name Barbados; What does a green lizard in the house mean and in Bajan parlance what is 1,2,3?

“It’s about bringing out staff together as well as sharing knowledge about Barbados’ heritage. This is also part of the Court’s 130th anniversary, which has been going on since January,” Cooke-Alleyne said.

Supreme Court Registrar Barbara Cook-Alleyne participating in the drama part of the competition.

The competitors evenly challenged each other on the country’s history, but most came up short on their knowledge of local songs. Pudding and Souse eventually emerged winners of the event, which also had a range of Bajan delights, including fishcakes and sweet bread.

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