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Sharing Pride of Barbados

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Sharing Pride of Barbados

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THE TREE ON which the national flower of Barbados blooms should have pride of place in a number of schools and homes across the island.

It’s the result of a propagation and distribution programme by the National Conservation Commission.

Special Projects Officer at the NCC, Ricardo Marshall, who revealed this year’s Arbor Day theme was Trees: The Circle Of Life – Celebrating 50 years Of Independence, said the pride not only referred to pride in the island, but to the national flower as well.

“In speaking to school children and adults what we realised was that people know it’s the national flower, but if you ask them anything specific about the flower some of them don’t even know what it looks like. So we thought it would be a great opportunity this [Arbor Day] to highlight the Pride of Barbados, not only in terms of photographs, so people can recognise the plant,” Marshall said. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.