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Three cheers for the nation

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Three cheers for the nation

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THOUSANDS of people in their gold, yellow or blue shirts yesterday braved the morning showers to herald the island’s 49th anniversary of Independence.

The armed units of Barbados’ protective services in their crisp uniforms, as well as the unarmed detachments from a number of organisations, non-governmental agencies and youth groups in their colourful liveries took to the Garrison Savannah to show off their parade skills.

Here, Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave (front left) and Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy (front right) look on as (from back left) Acting Chief of Staff of the BDF Errington ‘Ricky’ Shurland, the Governor General’s Aide-de-Camp Captain Carlos Lovell and Lieutenant Donville Dash raise their hats and give three cheers for Barbados. (HLE)