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Culloden Farm clean-up begins

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In five years, and with the expenditure of just over $4 million, Barbados should again have the use of one of its more significantly historical buildings.

Yesterday the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Barbados began the clean-up of Culloden Farm, the place which was the first official residence of Barbados’ first Prime Minister, the Right Excellent Errol Barrow.

Chairman of the award, Stephen Smith, explained that the clean up was the first step in the restoration process, which would see the property transformed into a youth achievement centre.

“It is going to become a place where the youth can learn skills and it’s also going to be where the awards programme is administered. It is four acres of property and we will be doing experimental farming practices as well as various skills and activities to the benefit of the young people who will be participating in the programme. So basically, it is going to be turned back over to the youth of Barbados for their benefit and upliftment,” Smith explained.  (CLM)

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