Sherbourne gets new name tonight
TONIGHT the Sherbourne Conference Centre will receive a new name.
At 7 p.m, it will be renamed after the man who pioneered its creation, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.
The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference And Cultural Centre, as it will be called, was initially labelled a "white elephant" and a "museum of madness" by the then Opposition Barbados Labour Party.
The announcement about its renaming was made in the House of Assembly earlier this year by Minister of Housing and Lands Michael Lashley when he tabled a resolution on the centre.
The still unfinished Two Mile Hill, St Michael, structure was designed by Robert O'Neal, a nephew of the late former Prime Minister Errol Barrow, and was opened in 1994, on time to host the United Nations Global Conference On Sustainable Development For Small Island Developing States.
It has more than 15 200 square feet of meeting space and has since played host to several other local conferences and international gatherings.
The entire Cabinet and other dignitaries are expected to attend the renaming ceremony. (CA)