Caymanian Lloyd Barker, who was awarded the Barbados Consulate’s “Man of the Year,” returned recently from a trip to Barbados – part of the award he received.
Mr. Barker was awarded the title, and the trip, during Barbados’ 48th anniversary of independence celebrations in the Cayman Islands.
He was recognized for his community service, contribution to the arts, cultural activities, athletics and mentorship of other young people, and his work with disabled students.
“My itinerary was jam-packed from the first day to the last,” Mr. Barker said. While in Barbados, he met Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Maxine McLean, Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley.
“It was a terrific opportunity to interact with a different culture,” he said. “I saw that there are many similarities between Barbados and the Cayman Islands, but still subtle differences. So, it was refreshing to experience that and to adapt to the new surroundings.”
Mr. Barker was in Barbados from Aug. 16-20. He has since returned to his law studies at Carleton University in Canada.