CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN SPEIGHTSTOWN HOSTED THE BROKEN TRIDENT
As part of Barbados’ 50th anniversary celebrations, the commemorative Broken Trident continues to make its way across the eleven parishes of Barbados under the theme “Carrying our Pride” with a stop recently at the Speightstown branch of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
The Broken Trident represents the island’s transition from colonial rule to Independence in 1966 and on November 30, 2016, the commemorative Broken Trident will come to rest at the 50th Anniversary of Independence Monument, which will be constructed on the Garrison Savannah.
Adena Vaughn, Acting Branch Manager for CIBC FirstCaribbean Speightstown and Michelle Whitelaw, Director Retail Banking Channels accepted the Trident on behalf of the bank at their recently held Customer Appreciation Day. In attendance to witness the march-in and hand-over from members of the Barbados Defence Force were long standing customers Rupert Springer who celebrated his 100th birthday on March 8 and Roy Ward, 98, a member of the well-known Ward family from St. Lucy, along with other officials of the bank.
The Broken Trident was presented by the officers of the Barbados Defence Force to a member of the St. Peter Independence Parish Committee, who passed it to centenarian Springer, who in turn presented it to the bank officials.
Ms. Whitelaw stated that “it was indeed an historic occasion for the bank, not only to play host to the Trident but also to the branch’s oldest customers who brought their own history to the occasion“, in reference to the two long-standing customers who were on hand to witness the event and share some of their experiences.
She also thanked Messrs. Springer and Ward for their commitment to the bank over the years as well as the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat for giving the bank the privilege of hosting the Trident.