Senator Harcourt Husbands (left), Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, sits with Patricia Warner (second from left), Senior Education Officer in the Secondary Section of the Ministry of Education, during the Edu-Nation Discussion held at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, for senior secondary school students.
Barbados’ contribution to the maritime and engineering wonder – the Panama Canal – cannot be forgotten, nor can the recognition of the descendants of Barbadians be eclipsed.
This was the message Senator Harcourt Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation delivered to fifth and sixth form students gathered for the Edu-Nation Discussion presented by the Education Ministry yesterday, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. The Edu-Nation Discussion, which formed part of the activities to mark Education Month, was held under the theme, “Locks and Links: The Barbados-Panama Connection”.
“It is of historical significance that hundreds of Barbadians emigrated to Panama in the early 1900s, to build the Panama Canal” Senator Husbands told the students.
“They came from every parish and every village – from St. Lucy in the north, to Christ Ch...