Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Honoured [Again]
April 23, 2008 Leave a comment
It is interesting to see how quickly the opposition have embrace the idea of the renaming of Sherbourne Centre even suggesting that the Prime Minister’s official residence be removed to accommodate ” a proper hotel’ according to MP Ronald Toppin in the Nation newspaper.
Ilaro Court which the BLP party have a love affair with as oppose to the DLP administration who prefer to keep away from its reminder of a plantrocracy background sits next to the Centre. Sherbourne Centre had its fair share of criticism , even attacked for being a “white elephant” and “a museum of madness”. Did we say fair share?
The highlight of the announcement was when Deputy Opposition Leader Dale Marshall said that the decision to place a “conference hotel on that site was within our comtemplation’. This is after 14 1/2 years on the job!!! Guess it couldn’t be done after Barbados Conference Services Limited [BCSL] rack up “6.5m in losses over its 14 year existence” yet the DLP inherited “profitability” according to Marshall!!!.
Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford a former Prime Minister who was knighted by previous Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur in 2000 have seen his vision of placing Barbados in the forefront of conference tourism rewarded by the renaming of Sherbourne Conference in his name.
The multipurpose facility will soon be known as the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference and Cultural Centre.
The facility won the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 World Travel Awards as the Caribbean leading Conference Centre.
So much for a museum of madness.