The Commemorative Broken Trident and Pledge Book are making rounds in St. Andrew for the month of September.
The two symbols of Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence were handed over to the St. Andrew Parish Ambassadors in a brief ceremony at the historic Barclays Park last Thursday.
During his remarks, Commander Aquinas Clarke of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat pointed out that while the parish of St. Andrew did not have the large number of businesses or
institutions that exist in other parishes, the St. Andrew Parish Independence Committee had created an impressive schedule for the Trident’s tour.
He lauded the Parish Independence Committees, who had already hosted the Broken Trident and Pledge Book, for their work with the Carrying the Pride programme.
“Over the last nine months I have grown a serious appreciation for this programme… It is important to have people dedicated to a cause and that is one of the things that I have found; the members of the Parish Independence Committees, they all love their parish,” he stated.
Commander Clarke also encouraged Barbadians to get up close to the Trident and Pledge Book. “The trident is not something that you need to cordon off and keep away from Barbadians. Yes, a member of the Barbados Defence Force is always here, but our job is not to keep anyone away from the Trident. It is everyone in Barbados’ Trident,” he emphasised, adding that persons may also pledge to Perform a Random Act of Kindness when making their mark in the Pledge Book.
Throughout the month, the Commemorative Broken Trident and Pledge Book will visit the Alleyne School, Lakes Wesleyan Holiness Church, Greenland Farmers Market and Expo, the A. Dacosta Edwards Primary School and they will be at the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat T20 Match at Isolation Cavaliers Cricket Club on Friday, September 23.
For further information on the journey of the Commemorative Broken Trident and Pledge Book, visit the 50Barbados Facebook page.