Barbados continues to be the place of choice for repeat visors for various holidays. Last night, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hosted the first of four receptions for repeat visitors at his official residence Ilaro Court.
Stuart offered his gratitude to the visitors for making Barbados their destination of choice.
“Thanks to you for the confidence which you continue to show in Barbados by coming to this country year after year. Barbadians deeply appreciate the confidence that you continue to repose in our beautiful island. We feel a corresponding commitment to you that we make Barbados as congenial a place as possible for you to come year after year to recoup your energies and to partake of the warmth of our country,” Stuart said.
The Prime Minister added that this year’s repeat visitors receptions would have a special context about them as they were taking place during Barbados’ 50th Anniversary Of Independence Celebrations.
He outlined some of the events for the jubilee celebrations to the visitors, including a Royal Visit and a special honour for the country’s only living National Hero Sir Garfield Sobers. Sir Garfield will be celebrating his 80th birthday in July.
“The Royal Visit has already been arranged. Sir Garfield Sobers occupies a special place in the lives of Barbados. So we will be zeroing in on the contribution of him to our efforts here in Barbados and in the Caribbean, and we will be paying appropriate attention
to that landmark,” Stuart explained.