On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Diamonds International Barbados and its strategic partners held a press conference at the beautiful St. Peter’s Bay to announce the return of Broadway to Barbados.
A number of corporate lead sponsors have come together to bring back the stage performance “Broadway to Barbados“. Between 2001 and 2007, this show performed to sold-out audiences at the Frank Collymore Hall in Barbados.
Mr. Jacob Hassid, Diamonds International’s Managing Director, gave special thanks to his friends and fellow sponsors of the initiative and explains that Eldorado Gold Barbados (an oversees gold mining company based in Vancouver) has already purchased the critical piece of equipment for the QEH.
The show returns to that venue from March 20th to 23 as well as the 26th and 27th, with a cast of professional Broadway performers from New York. The curtain goes up at 8 each night.
This initiative has been undertaken in support of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). It is specifically intended to provide up-to-date sophisticated diagnostic equipment for the anticipated new Medical Intensive Care Unit, which is expected to be operational at the beginning of 2013.
Surplus proceeds from the Broadway Show will go towards the purchase of additional new equipment. A cash reserve will also be maintained to facilitate any future repairs necessary to the newly acquired equipment.
In addition, a Trust fund will be established to hold the funds raised and a small committee of individuals from the business community will work with QEH representatives to identify the most cost effective piece of equipment available. The cash reserves for possible future maintenance of the equipment will be administered by this same committee.
Special thanks to all strategic partners: St. Peter’s Bay, Archer’s Hall Design Centre, Eldorado Gold, Scotiabank, GKSpringhead, Digicel, United Insurance and LOVE 104.1 FM.
The Barbados Business Community is being encouraged to fully supporting this initiative through their support of the Broadway Show.
The intention is to make Broadway to Barbados an annual, allowing for a continuing effort to support the critical equipment needs of the QEH.
Ted Louis Levy
Ted’s professional training began in Chicago with Mr. Finis Henderson II, Master Tap Dancer and former manager of Sammy Davis Jr. Mr. Henderson encouraged Ted to pursue a professional career in the performing arts, which began at The Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.
Brett Callaghan is the founder and managing director of Totally Barbados. I specialize in writing content for the tourism industry for my island home of Barbados. I help companies build strategies to grow their businesses online with SMART marketing, advertising, and social media goals.