Members of the Boca Area Post-Polio group were in Barbados today taking in as much as they could of all the island has to offer.
The special group of visitors, who are between the ages of 67 and 92 years old, arrived here this morning on board Celebrity’s Reflection for a one-day tour in which they made a two-and-a half-hour-long stop at Mount Gay Distilleries to sample some of this island’s world acclaimed spirits.
The Boca Area Post-Polio group was founded in 1996 with a view to assisting polio survivors and making them aware that they were not forgotten, as well as to educate medical professionals as they diagnose and treat post-polio syndrome.
The one-day visit was facilitated by The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) and the returning visitors, who are wheel-chair bound, were allowed to take in many of the island’s major sites from the comforts of their Blessed Rentals fully-accessible vehicles.
“This is the second time we have had the Boca Area Post-Polio Group visiting with us and they like to sample. The first stop was here at Mount Gay Distillery because they wanted to sample our famous rum,” said BCD Administrative Officer Emily Lynch.
The group was also scheduled to visit the Kensington Oval cricket mecca, the Parliament of Barbados, the Barbados Hilton Resort, George Washington House and the historic Garrison Savannah before departing the island.
Co-founder of the Boca Area Post-Polio group Maureen Sinkule thanked those responsible for making the tour possible.