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Published on March 2, 2018

THE Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) has joined in extending congratulations to Barbados’ newest Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason.

Dame Sandra, who was installed this month as the island’s eighth Governor General, is the second woman to have been appointed to that position.

BHTA CEO, Rudy Grant, said: “The BHTA welcomes the appointment of Dame Sandra, who has served this country well in her previous capacity as a prominent jurist. We wish to extend congratulations to her and also to wish her continued strength and wisdom as she performs her duties in the service of her country.

“As the second female Governor General in our island, Dame Sandra's elevation is expected to serve as a great inspiration for all women, not only in Barbados but, indeed, throughout the region and beyond. Her historic appointment reinforces the very important role women perform in society and the development of our country.”

Grant added, “It was encouraging to read that Dame Sandra, at her instalment ceremony, acknowledged being a beneficiary of the struggles and commitment of proud and courageous women across our region and internationally, who have made significant contributions to societies but who have remained largely unheralded. She also highlighted that she did not view the tasks of her new role as simply revolving around her being a woman, but noted that she was fully cognizant that it was her duty to serve all who constitute Barbadian society:  our men, women and children. This is a true testament to the character she brings to her post as our Governor General.”


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