Canadian Governor General on official visit to Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday April 30, 2012 – Canadian Governor General, David Johnston is now in Barbados on an official visit along with his wife, and an official delegation.

According to reports, during his stay on the island the Canadian Governor-General is expected to participate in celebrations marking the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Mr. Johnston is expected to meet Barbados Acting Governor-General, Elliott Belgrave and Prime Minister Freundel Stuart today. The visiting Governor-General is expected to speak with Mr. Stuart about long-standing trade, security and Commonwealth ties between the two countries.

During his two-day stay which began yesterday, Mr. Johnston is also expected to speak to the growing educational linkages between the two countries, during a visit to Bellairs Research Institute, McGill University’s teaching and research facility.

The intense visit is expected to conclude with a meeting of government officials, private sector representatives, among other things.

Mr. Johnston and his delegation are expected to leave Barbados for Trinidad and Tobago tonight. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)