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Sir Henry – It’s a disgrace!

Independent Senator Sir Henry Fraser today described as “a national disgrace” the lack of attention paid to the St Lucy home and the St Michael official residence of the Father of Independence Errol Walton Barrow.

Speaking in the Senate on a resolution in observance of Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence, Sir Henry complained about the state of disrepair of the two structures, and appealed to the authorities to restore them.

“The ruins of Errol Barrow’s birthplace in the parish of St Lucy, the ruins of the first official residence of the Prime Minister, from which independence was planned and declared, these ruins are a national disgrace,” Sir Henry said.

“Let us make them permanent tributes to his greatness, and let us restore them.”

To support his argument, the senator invoked the words of the national anthem, telling fellow legislators, “We can celebrate, but we must also be strict guardians of our heritage and plan how we will be the firm craftsmen of our fate”.

However, he said as Barbadians, “we have not guarded much of our great rich heritage”.

The resolution was passed this evening.

8 Responses to Sir Henry – It’s a disgrace!

  1. ch November 24, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Bulldoze them and stop wasting taxpayers money.

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  2. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 24, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Project for the young people. All the government & Businesses have do fund the apprenticeship.
    That’s why Barbados is in a state. Long talk is not going to help the situation. Previous governments and the present have the virus, bounced, passed, skipped, ignored we ain’t put it there, we ain’t picking it up and dat ain’t got nothing to do wid we it was there before we were in government.

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  3. Margaret Bascombe
    Margaret Bascombe November 24, 2016 at 7:16 am

    The national stadium is a national disgrace also

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  4. Loretta Griffith November 24, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I wholeheartedly agree with Sir Henry.
    The DLP’s executive should hold their heads in shame at this national disgrace. It is clear that many of them who are masquerading as DLPs aren’t. They just saw an opportunity and jumped on the bandwagon.
    If The Right Excellent Errol Barrow had to return he would not know this DLP.
    Former prime minister the Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur has done more to honour his memory than his own party. Bare lip service. Shameful!
    Mirror Image comes to mind.

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  5. Tony Webster November 24, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Could not agree the more with Sir Henry. If the Honourable members of cabinet cannot give a hoot ( cud be too busy finding water, and collecting garbage, and begging for USD loans) then it ought to fall to the Constituency Representative, effin’ he ain’t too busy calling in to brass Tacks. Failing that, why not let the constituency council actually do something useful?

    This is indeed, a national disgrace. Sir Henry might also have referenced the fact that we have no grave for our beloved Dipper, to visit and place a few flowers, as the occasion merits.

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  6. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond November 24, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Culloden Farm is still public property. Surely they can renovate it and find some appropriate use for it. I’m not sold on the notion that the home of every leader or hero we have should become a national monument at the expense of the public.

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  7. Hal Austin November 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    OK. How Adam’s ancestral home?
    about Grantley’

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  8. Loretta Griffith November 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    All I would say – what’s good for the goose should be good for the gander.
    Let’s rise above the partisan politics.

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