DLP begins week of remembrance for Barbados’ first Prime Minister

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (fourth from left) poses with DLP party stalwarts who were awarded at this morning’s church service.


Members of the governing Democratic Labour Party today commenced a week of remembrance for Barbados’ first Prime Minister, National Hero Errol Barrow.

Speaking at a service at the Vauxhall Methodist Church this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told the congregation that Barrow’s entry into politics was based on a desire to move Barbados forward.

“He did not enter politics to see what he could get out of it. He got nothing out of it. He entered politics to see what he could give to it, and he gave much to it. And that is why he is so good an example for all of us who want to set very high standards for ourselves.

“He did not try to capture short-term popularity. He always tried to say things that would last, things that would be a land onto people’s feet, and a light onto their pathway,” the Prime Minister added.

Those present included members of Cabinet and Members of Parliament.


14 Responses to DLP begins week of remembrance for Barbados’ first Prime Minister

  1. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Week of remembrance when the citizens made a mistake and voted for HeKnows and his Air Bags.

  2. Mervin Kellman
    Mervin Kellman January 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    He would have been ashamed of this lot

  3. Cynthia Blackman
    Cynthia Blackman January 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Now that the week of remembrance has started .. I’ll like us to remember THE GARDEN , St Lucy..I visited there last weekend and I was in total shock to see his place of BIRTH with a Plaque .. The Man was a simple man without fanfare so why can’t we just show some respect by having it renovated with simple concrete covered blocks .the roofing that last for years and the inside where locals and tourists alike can find information on his history.. We certainly are not asking for an ERIC HOLDER complex. just renovated .. and maintained … so we can all remember him with dignity

  4. Mac10 January 18, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    …..whilst launching a search party for the present Prime Minister.

  5. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole January 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    A week of remembering that they have destroyed all that he built…sad!

  6. Ryan Rowe
    Ryan Rowe January 18, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I totally agree with you

  7. Joel C. Payne
    Joel C. Payne January 19, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The only place on earth that cries more for its past leaders than Barbados I think is North Korea. Time to move on now.

    • Glenda Ifill- Applewhaite
      Glenda Ifill- Applewhaite January 19, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Whenever it suits them to roll his name off their tongue . Mr. Barrow must be shaking his head to see what has become if his beloved party. If he was alive, some of those jokers could not even dare approach him about representing the people let alone warming a seat in Parliament!

  8. Movement of Concerned Citizens
    Movement of Concerned Citizens January 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Errol Barrow is rolling over in his grave in shame. SHAME on you all…The WORST government in the history of Barbados

  9. Movement of Concerned Citizens
    Movement of Concerned Citizens January 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

    What the hell are they celebrating? SHAME!

  10. Drian Xyers
    Drian Xyers January 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Barrow would be ashamed of his party now.

  11. Brian A. Harvey
    Brian A. Harvey January 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Maybe the issue is not with the party as it is the system. Think about the fact that we have a system where the minister has little to no core competence in the area. A minister of health with no background in health care or health administration and the permanent secretary may not have any either.
    Further more Bajans gonna vote out this lot and then elect the other lot that you still have trust issues with.
    Yes, I agree with Joel that it is time to really move on.

  12. Ryan Henry
    Ryan Henry January 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    This group of politicians should be shame to even call The Honourable Errol Walton Barrow as their hero and legend. This bunch shames his name by trampling over the legacy he wished to leave for generations present and to come. Freundel should go back to sleep as usual. SHAME ON YOU!!!


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