Hola from Ilaro
Barbados showed off its cultural talent to the Caribbean when the region’s leaders and other dignitaries gathered at Ilaro Court, the official residence of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, for a gala welcome reception before the start of the just concluded Mexico-CARICOM Summit.
The spacious grounds of the impressive Two Mile Hill property were transformed, accommodating large tents with delectable Bajan fare, while stilt walkers, Mother Sally and tuk band provided strolling entertained. Notable calypsonian Red Plastic Bag was also in the entertainment line-up treating the CARICOM?leaders to some of his finest compositions.
It was an evening when several senior civil servants, particularly those from the foreign affairs department, diplomats accredited to Barbados and other guests from across the Caribbean could be seen mingling and enjoying the lighter side of Barbados.