CARICOM Day Celebrated With Unveiling Of Wax Figures


(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) CARICOM’s role in shaping and sustaining the region has been lauded with the unveiling of six wax figures of eminent Caribbean people yesterday, during a special ceremony to mark CARICOM Day, at the Caribbean Wax Museum in Norman Centre, Bridgetown.

The figures were of Barbados’ first female Governor General, Dame Nita Barrow; winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, Sir Arthur Lewis of Saint Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines’ national hero, Joseph Chatoyer; Jamaican Olympic sprinter, Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce; former Commonwealth Secretary General,  Sir Shridath Ramphal of Guyana, and Calypso Rose of Trinidad and Tobago.

From left: Statues of Calypso Rose and Sir Shridath Ramphal; Barbados’ CARICOM Youth Ambassador, Meghan Theobalds; Dr. Nicole Moore-Clarke of the Guyanese Association of Barbados; Suaz Blair of the Jamaica Association of Barbados; Dr. George Brathwaite of the CSME Unit; Sandra Gittens of Barbados’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs; statue of Sir Arthur Lewis, and Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong (GP)

In his remarks at the unveiling ceremony, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong, described the exhibition as one of “the most unique CARICOM Day celebrations there has ever been”, adding “ I don’t know if any member state  has ever celebrated CARICOM  Day with a wax statue  exhibition”.

Giving his perspective of what was needed for the region’s growth, he said: “The future of CARICOM and our regional integration movement really belongs to our young people. It is very important that we celebrate CARICOM at this time. If we ever wondered whether the Caribbean people needed CARICOM, then we should have no doubt whatsoever after the events of the past year and a half.  

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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