“2020 has been designated as the year for Barbadians and those who love the country to come home, reconnect with family and friends, and invest in the rebuilding and development of Barbados,” a recent government statement noted.
It stated that the year-long celebrations will be held under the theme “Purposeful Pursuit of Barbadian Excellence”. It is designed to reinforce government’s mantra of building the best Barbados together.
The statement noted that “Vision 2020: We Gatherin’” will comprise structured events at the national level, which will be co-ordinated by government with input from its social partners.
“However, community groups, churches, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and regional and international persons with Barbadian connections, among others, will be encouraged to produce other events,” the statement added.
“The initiative will begin in the north of the island in January 2020, and move southward every month, allowing each designated parish to showcase its icons, social life and the food for which it is renowned,” the statement noted, adding that the parish celebrations will culminate in St. Michael in November and “Vision 2020: We Gatherin’” will climax in December with a Christmas extravaganza.