Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an international human rights movement, originating in
the African-American community, that campaigns against violence
and systemic racism towards black people.
Statement from the Chairman of Barbados & Friends Association (BAFA) Reading
The Barbados & Friends Association has been aware of Barbados Government’s aspiration for Barbados to become a Republic as the topic has been under public discussion for some time. The
island has had long and historic ties with the United Kingdom and its institutions for nearly four hundred years. Like many other Caribbean Islands, Barbados gained its independence from Britain and
became an Independent country in 1966.
We have seen significant migration to the motherland culminating in the twinning of Speightstown Barbados with the town of Reading in the UK. We wish the government of Barbados God’s grace and
guidance in whatever action they take, knowing they will always act in the interest of the people. We will continue to support Bajans living in the UK and Reading in particular. We see no reason why
our excellent relationships with the good people of the UK should change, whatever the outcome of the government of Barbados’s constitutional amendments.
NEW COMMUNITY INFORMATION
There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other
- Wash handskeep washing your hands regularly
- Cover facewear a face covering in enclosed spaces
- Make spacestay at least 2 metres apart - or 1 metre with a face
covering or other precautions
BAFA Committee Members and Honoured Guests at the 2019 Dinner and
BAFA Community Events during 2019
For the 2nd year in a row BAFA along side
Dolphin Catering were at the Reading Water Fest on Saturday 15th June 2019.
The Caribbean food was once again enjoyed
by the whole community.