The beautifully lit Everton Weekes Roundabout. (Pictures by Sandy Pitt.)
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THE BEAUTIFULLY lighted roundabouts and buildings across Barbados signal the country’s 50th anniversary of Independence.
But for Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley the reason for the lights should be a reminder that the future of the island is bright.
Speaking at the Sagicor Life Incorporated Lighting Ceremony earlier this week, Lashley said the lights “signified the hope and blessings on a nation which has continued to thrive despite the impact of the global recession”.
The lighting ceremony is now in its 21st year.
He also appealed to Barbadians to embrace the moment as an opportunity to be positive and see the glass as half full and not as half-empty.
“Let us pledge not to shine, but excel,” he said, while speaking to hundreds who gathered at Heroes Square, The City.
The minister also challenged the adults to pass on to the young people a better Barbados than that which they inherited.
He, however, said that the youth of Barbados had a responsibility to take Barbados to the next level.
“They must remember the maxim to whom much is given, much is expected.” (JS)
Celebrating 50: The Nita Barrow Roundabout.
The Banks-sponsored Errol Barrow roundabout at Graeme Hall salutes Barbados’ milestone.
The roundabout at Kendall Hill in Christ Church.
BAJAN PRIDE: The Clyde Walcott Roundabout at Hothersal showing the national colours.