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Remembering David


A new porcelain-tile portrait now adorns the tombstone of late Prime Minister David Thompson in the graveyard of St John’s Parish Church.

The portrait, brought in by a family member from Canada, is the most visible sign of remembrance to be seen thus far, as the wider community of St John and the rest of Barbados mark the third anniversary this week of Thompson’s death.

Over the weekend, close family and friends of the deceased leader, including wife Mara and daughters Misha, Oya and Osa-Marie, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony as part of official activities to mark the week of remembering.

Today, a special 7s Cricket match is to be held, followed by the David Thompson Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Emeritus Professor Earle Newton on the topic How Education Has Transformed Barbados Over the Past 50 Years. It will be held at the Major Noot Hall of the Combermere School, Thompson’s alma mater, on Thursday, October 24, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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