Barbadians living in Bermuda were recently given a clear outline of updated proposals to facilitate and encourage returning nationals.
The update came from Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, as he addressed the annual Barbados Association of Bermuda’s Independence Dinner on December 1 at†the Fairmont Hamilton Princess in Hamilton.
Boyce delivered the featured address and updated the Barbadians in Bermuda about the government’s work at home generally, as well as the provisions of the Barbados Network Programme for returning nationals.
Red Plastic Bag was the guest artiste and he kept the audience dancing for more than an hour.
Six†awards were presented on the night, including three Pride and Industry†Awards and three scholarships.
President of the Barbados Association of Bermuda, Dr. Rudolph Alleyne, explained that the Pride and Industry awards were presented to Barbadians living in Bermuda who have made an invaluable contribution to the Bermudian society.
This year they went to Deputy Commissioner of Police in†the Bermuda, Michael Jackman; Chief Inspector in the Bermuda Police Service, Junior Watts, and Deputy Manager of Air Traffic Control† at the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda, Patricia Jemmott-Peets.
Former superintendent in the Bermuda Police Service, Andrew Boyce, presently residing in Barbados, was presented with the Barbados Association of Bermuda Life†Member Award in October 2012.