After years of appeals to successive governments, female members of religious organisations will no longer have to remove their headdress to take photographs for national identification records.
Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams made this announcement yesterday at the Ministry’s headquarters in Webster Business Park, Wildey, St Michael.
Describing the event as a momentous occasion, Abrahams said that while this might appear to be a small thing to the average Barbadian, the outdated laws requiring women to remove their head coverings to take national identification photos had serious implications for women of some religious sects in the country.
“I am pleased to advise that effective last week Thursday, the Cabinet of Barbados approved the wearing of head coverings for religiously mandated purposes,” he said. (SB)
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