The St. Andrew Parish Independence Committee (PIC) has been creating quite a buzz in the picturesque rural parish. Members have been sharing the story of their beloved hometown in their innovative newsletter ‘St Andrew Buzz’.
After months of planning and hard work, the committee recently hit the streets of the parish to distribute the first edition. It was a proud moment for chairman of the St Andrew Parish Independence Committee Kevine Bullen who praised team members for their diligence and dedication.
“They are a source of inspiration and while their efforts largely go unnoticed, their hard work enriched this community,” he said.
Residents proudly received their copies of the three-page document highlighting the parish’s independence project which focuses on disaster preparedness and is entitled Operation Preparation”- Disasters Don’t Plan, We Can!
The newsletter also invited residents to meet their hardworking parish ambassadors, 21-year-old Zhara Khan who is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounts at the Cave Hill Campus and 18-year-old Keyon Watson, a student of the Barbados Community College who has his eyes set on a career in Journalism.
The easy-to-read newsletter is not without interesting facts and fun. In fact, readers learned that there was once a nudist community in Foster Funland, Morgan Lewis and most interesting was a folklore that vehicles can apparently roll uphill in a section of Morgan Lewis Hill called the magnetic spot.
The month of September was designated St. Andrew Month by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat and there were lots of activities to bring residents even closer. These included a senior citizens’ bus ride, a town hall meeting, a 20/20 Cricket match, a community talk on disaster preparedness and the popular crab night at Long Pond, St Andrew last Saturday night.
Locals and other adventurous Barbadians converged at the spot to catch crabs, participate in the cookout and enjoy warm company and good music.