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Vincentian leader lauds Errol Barrow’s vision


Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has praised National Hero and first Prime Minister Errol Barrow for his vision and transformative leadership.

Addressing the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Lecture held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination last evening, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister noted, “the admiration of Errol Barrow’s extra-ordinary contribution to national and regional development goes way beyond the usualAgfaPhoto genuflection to a fallen hero.”

“Over the last 20 years, few Caribbean leaders or Caribbean intellectuals have written or spoken in such visionary terms…the study of his praxis remains indispensible for the further advancement of our Caribbean civilization and the idea of Barbados,” he explained of the Barbadian leader who passed away 27 years ago.

Dr Gonsalves told the packed audience that included Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and descendants of Errol Barrow, “This annual memorial lecture in Errol Barrow’s honour is one important conveyance by which to ensure the continuance of his ideas and spirit and the salience of his praxis for our times and beyond.”


10 Responses to Vincentian leader lauds Errol Barrow’s vision

  1. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole January 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Really is he for real? How can he laud something that no longer exists. The present government killed that vision. I wonder if they were comfortable as they sat and listened?

    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole January 25, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Richard Watson facts speak volumes. Present me with the information that you believe is too deep for me to understand. Only when you do this will it give me the opportunity to admit if it is or is not too deep for me to understand. Every project has finite time lines. I am yet to see any accomplishments for the past 8 years. I would like you to name them.

    • Anna Bovell
      Anna Bovell January 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

      I am sorry I just had to laugh. You think the Hero’s vision died when this administration took office? The quality of politicans and what they dare to do in and out of the house shows his legacy died long before then. Neither of them have vision and are nothing but mere watch dogs .None of them produce revulutionary and progressive policies like he did , look at their manifestos they have no visions. Analyize the quality of their presentations …. Barrow’s legacy died a very lonnnggg time ago ! If you think it did in 2008 I honestly believe that you don’t know what his legacy truly was.

    • Heather Cole
      Heather Cole January 25, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Anna Novell can you too share the facts without sharing your emotions?

  2. Frederick Alleyne
    Frederick Alleyne January 25, 2015 at 5:06 am

    This was a strange PR exercise. “A monstrous perversion of common sense”. to borrow a famous quote from our PM. Heather Cole.

  3. seagul January 25, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life.

  4. jr smith January 25, 2015 at 10:07 am

    History speaks for itself, but the black man culture is so missing , the only thing happens is religion and the bible.

  5. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole January 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Frederick Alleyne it was indeed.

  6. Tony Waterman January 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    @Heather Cole!!! “”Really is he for real? How can he laud something that no longer exists.””
    What’s wrong with Lauding something that was revolutionary when it was thought of and instituted
    He was being Praised for QUOTE:-“his vision and transformative leadership.”
    that has nothing to do with the BUFFOONS that has taken over and DISMANTLED what Mr.Barrow had SUCCESFULLY BUILT.
    so i see nothing UNREAL ABOUT what PM Gonsalves Siad in his speech. perhps Freundel MIGHT begin now to say something

  7. BoBo January 25, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I love E Barrow —cool and suave —People, think- reflect- focus apart from 1+1= what has he done to improve education development in Barbados, when he knew our natural resources are the children of tomorrow.


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