The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth launched its National Restoration Programme and the Preservation (Barbados) Foundation Trust, on Monday, January 5, at Ilaro Court, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 6:30 p.m.
It was held under the patronage of His Excellency, Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, and world-renowned English composer and theatrical producer, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley; and Chair of the Task Force on the Restoration of Barbados’ Built Heritage, Sir Henry Fraser, gave remarks at the launch.
The main objective of this venture, the National Restoration Programme is to garner financial and in-kind support for the restoration of historic properties in Barbados, the first two being the former home of the Public Library – the Carnegie Building at Coleridge Street – and a 100-year-old chattel house in Bridgetown. (SP/BGIS)
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