NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMAT SALUTES BARBADIAN EFFORTS TO PUSH AGRICULTURE IN THE COMMONWEALTH AHEAD OF NEXT MONTH’S SUMMIT

Barbados is doing well as a Commonwealth member in seeking to promote local agriculture through a reality TV series.

Her Excellency Jan Henderson in delivering her farewell speech last night at her Sugar Hill official residence, cited how the former members of British Empire became citizens of the Commonwealth over a century and a half ago, and within the 2.4 billion members of this affiliated diaspora.

The New Zealand High Commissioner praised Barbados for doing its part to ensure that it is recognised for agriculture with a special reality TV series;-

Mrs Cheryl Belle, chairperson of the Barbados leg of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), saluted Mrs Henderson’s tenure in Barbados.

She also encouraged audience members to donate and help continue to make the RCS thrive;-

The soiree was a lavish affair with a band and samples of Commonwealth cuisine which was attended by the Governor General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason, as well as US ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean – Linda Tagliatela; China’s envoy Yan Xiusheng and Canada’s High Commissioner – Marie Legault. There were no members of the Barbadian Cabinet present.

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