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Businesses urged: Push heritage site

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Businesses urged: Push heritage site

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BUSINESSES IN and around Bridgetown are being urged to do more to support efforts aimed at maintaining and improving the UNESCO World Heritage location – Historic Bridgetown and Its Garrison.
The call came yesterday from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley and president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lalu Vaswani, during the unveiling of a Breitling clock in Lower Broad Street.
The large black clock was donated by Diamonds International on Lower Broad Street. It is located at the eastern end of the taxi stand in that area.
Marketing manager Simone Ward said putting up the clock was the store’s way of helping in the beautification of Bridgetown, celebrating the designation of the world heritage site and showing its commitment “to ensuring that Bridgetown stays alive”.
Here, Lashley (third left), Vaswani (left) and Ruth Blackman, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth (second left, partially hidden) admiring the clock. Looking on are (from right) Mark Cummins, chairman of World Heritage Committee, Simone Ward, marketing manager of Diamonds International, former BCCI president Glenda Medford and managing director of Diamonds International, Michal Hassid. (MM)