One hundred people from 22 countries were inducted as citizens of Barbados yesterday.
The eldest of the group was 90-year-old Samuel Adolphus Ryan, who lives in Lower Carlton Main Road, St James, and the youngest was 24-year-old Kausar Lakhi, of Peterkin Road, Bank Hall, St Michael.
During an induction ceremony held at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael, Minister of Home Affairs Wilfred Abrahams welcomed the group on behalf of Government, saying that their talents would play an important role in helping Barbados bounce back from the negative economic fallouts associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Abrahams also commended the Immigration Department for the good work it had been doing over the years. He also taught the group some “Bajanisms” during his remarks.
After the ceremony, Ryan told the media that “Barbados is the best place in the world, I can tell you that” and that he prayed every day for all the front line professionals on the island. (SB)
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