The Gazebo at Golden Grove Plantation, St Philip was transformed into a regal restaurant then later into a royal reservation.
The occasion: Dame Sandra Mason, the eighth Governor General of Barbados was honoured by members of her alma mater, St Catherine’s Primary School, and her St Philip “family”.
After a moment of silence for the martyrs of the 1816 Rebellion and a creative welcome by Senator Rudolph Cappy Greenidge that included characters of the villages from Bayfield-Wellhouse, St. Philip, it was time for a sumptuous buffet of food and entertainment.
The children of St. Catherine’s Primary School rose to the occasion and shone like the afternoon St. Philip sun as they rendered It Only Takes a Spark.
After a presentation by the Bell family, on the educational disposition of the names of bays and villages found on the of the upper side of St Philip – names like Cossey and Mop City – it was time for Richard Stoute, decked resplendent in a green suit with his trademark white shoes, to tease the audience with spouge, including the Bajan Girl.
Cultural Ambassador Anthony Gabby Carter was enchanting in his execution of the emotional Emmerton. This was fresh like the breeze trumpeting off the Skeete’s Bay jetty.
No show of esteem in St. Philip could be complete without a major Something’s Happening.
When the GG’s cousin RPB took the mic from MC Carl Alff Padmore, the GG invited all her family, biological and country by extension, to celebrate the fact I’m Alive. Movell Jordan and the St Catherine’s Old Scholars must be commended for a good effort in only the organization’s first year. (CP)