Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (right) and Minister of Labour Senator Dr Esther Byer Suckoo in conversation at the launch of the monument design competition. (Picture by Xtra Vision Photography.)
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BARBADIANS HAVE BEEN invited to put their design skills to the test to come up with a monument to mark the 50th anniversary of the island’s independence.
The monument will be erected at the Garrison Savannah, at or near the site where the Barbados’ Broken Trident flag was raised, replacing Britain’s Union Jack on November 30, 1966. The targeted date for construction and installation of the monument is October 30.
Launching the Barbados at Fifty Monument Design Competition at the Main Guard, Garrison earlier today, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart called on all Barbadians to get involved and “to put on display for all to see the quality of your varied imaginations.”
He especially urged schools in the vicinity of the UNESCO World Heritage site Bridgetown and its Historic Garrison, to participate in the competition which is open both to amateurs and professionals. (GC)