Residents say Barrow’s childhood home an eyesore
It’s that time of year when Barbadians remember the Father of Independence as they celebrate Errol Barrow Day.
It’s also the time when complaints resurface about the dilapidated state of the house in The Garden, St Lucy where Barrow was born.
Rendel Maxwell, 66, who has lived in the area for over 30 years, said the house was in that state for a long time, but got much worse after tropical storm Tomas in 2010.
“The bush took over a long time ago, I think they should push it down because they are not going to fix it,” he said.
However, some other elderly residents believe Government should restore the house and market it as a tourist attraction.
The house was recognized in 1989 as a historic landmark and a plaque was erected on the structure by Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, the Prime Minister at the time.