Cayman sponsors back Barbados independence day

Businesses in Cayman are helping to fund the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations of Barbados’s independence this year.

Goddard Catering Group’s Anthony Franklin recently handed over a check to Juliette Gooding-Michelin of the Barbadian Consulate, and Ishmael Goddard, proprietor of No. 1 Shoe Shop, has also pledged his company’s sponsorship, Ms. Gooding-Michelin said.

“We are very grateful that these community-minded corporate citizens have responded to our appeal for sponsorship, and hope that their contributions will inspire others, including the Barbadian-owned or managed businesses, to help make this a memorable occasion,” she said.

Barbados will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain on Nov. 30. Activities planned in Cayman include a dinner and ball at the Kimpton Seafire resort, a church service at St. George’s Anglican Church, a Bajan cultural fair at the Lions Centre and a Bajan Expo.