Tuesday, April 16, 2024

PM’s way of saying thank you


Share post:

Hundreds danced and swayed to 2013 tunes belted out  by this year’s winners from a post-Crop Over stage mounted on the grounds of Ilaro Court Thursday night.
About 2 000 guests were at the official residence for the annual Prime Minister’s  Crop Over Reception, which Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told  them was “a very small way of saying thank you” to the people who contributed to the festival’s success.
“I could not be dissuaded from having this reception this year because I continue to be told that every year Crop Over generates about  $86 million in economic activity,” he said.
“If that is true, it is my view that it is but a very small way of saying  thank you to devote  a few thousand dollars  of that $86 million to a reception of this kind.”
He remarked on the festival’s continuing growth, and said this was evidence that Crop Over standards continued  to rise and that it continued to attract the attention of people from  all corners of the globe. (GC)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Public schools reopen next week

Public schools will reopen next week for the final school term of the academic year 2023-2024. Term III, also...

Met Office monitoring dust haze

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) is closely monitoring a large plume of dust haze in the eastern Atlantic today. The...

Jamaican cop killed in the line of duty

KINGSTON – The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), has described as “a very sad moment” the death of police...

Tennis Centre eyeing successive titles

Defending champions Tennis Centre will have the chance to become just the third club to win three successive...