Good works of Errol Barrow highlighted during memorial service

Dozens of people gathered at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church this morning to honour the father of independence Errol Walton Barrow.

The congregation included Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Ronald Jones; Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Stephen Lashley; Speaker of the House Michael Lashley; Dame Maizie Barker-Welch; and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General Secretary George Pilgrim.

St Michael West Central representative James Paul as well as new St Michael South candidate Patrick Todd and the DLP candidate for the city Henderson Williams were also present.

Delivering the feature address, Minister of Education Ronald Jones stressed the importance of recognising the contributions made by past pioneers such as Errol Barrow that have led to development in Barbados.

“We have to remember the good work sacrifices done by great men such as the right excellent Errol Barrow and all of the others,” said Jones.

“I urge you not to forget because when a Foundation is built solid and firm then we all can walk on it, we all can march in it. Yes, cracks will appear … but once we have the tenacity the perseverance we can fix them,” he stressed.

25 Responses to Good works of Errol Barrow highlighted during memorial service

  1. Alex Alleyne January 21, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    GOOD work by the DIPPER , but you-lot just wipe it away in a wink-of-an-eye.

  2. John Everatt January 21, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Obviously we are still waiting for the tenacity the perseverance of this government to rise (or at least awaken) to fix these “cracks” that have appeared.

  3. Jennifer January 21, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    The breach has gotten too wide to mend.

  4. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond January 21, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    This man has the gall to mention Errol Barrow’s name? Isn’t he the one who presided over the partial destruction of Barrow’s gift of free access to tertiary education? Truth is: if he were alive E.W.B would disavow all of you.

    • Annoyed Citizen January 22, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Agree 100%! Scandalous how it was carried out!

      They have toppled the good work of Mr. Barrow and others.

    • Lorraine Spooner
      Lorraine Spooner January 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm

      He is also the main reason the young people behaving unruling. He does not set any proper examples for them and he always cussing teachers and allowing students and parents to believe that teachers are the problem and not them. Don’t mind the lil plugs bout teachers doing a good job sometimes. Those are nothing but smoke screens.

  5. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn January 22, 2018 at 8:28 am

    The people just waiting to vote out this government. The BLP winning 25 seats. Landslide victory. A lot of you better start to look for a new jobs. I know a lot of you would be blaming one another just now. Like when Moses crossed the red sea with his people from Egypt.

  6. Sheron Inniss January 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Yuh all dun wipe out Barrow’s legacy. Not that I agree with free tertiary education ’cause if you don’t have the money to provide the service it makes no sense. Taxes will have to foot that bill, therefore it is not free – not that education ever was.

    Let me help you to understand what free means. The sunlight and moonlight are free. So is the rain. As soon as humankind steps in and harness these resources free gone through the eddoes.

  7. Sheron Inniss January 22, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Forgot to add that the 1st sentence is metaphorically speaking because you can’t change the past. For sure this group of DLPites have not built on it or learnt from the mistakes of past administrations.

    The blame game does not solve problems.

  8. John Nicholls
    John Nicholls January 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Errol Barrow? He wouldn’t recognise this lot.

  9. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd January 22, 2018 at 11:59 am


  10. Ossie Theophilus Moore January 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I did not know that Hon.Michael Lashley was now speaker of the house, but wait! with he as Mr Speaker and David proposing, Lawd! Yuh just can’t fall asleep!!

  11. F.A.Rudder January 22, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    A splendid politician and leader! I left one out a fantastic cook and baker!

  12. straight talk January 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Somethings are still not right about this independence deal between barrow Barbados and Queen. Everything were told to us but that was 51 years ago not important now cause these jokers that making a mockery of the DLP have thee place destroy.

    • straight talk January 22, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      Everything were not told to us but that was 51 years ago

  13. Sonia Seale
    Sonia Seale January 22, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    The good works that Errol Barrow did thirty years ago should now be complimented by also stating the good works that have been done for the last ten years.

  14. Almar H Cave
    Almar H Cave January 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    These guys get up and mention Errol Barrow names along side the junk they did… People I hope you realize if Errol Walton Barrow was alive, he would’ve cuss each minister of this present administration.

  15. straight talk January 22, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Michael Carrington talking bout morals that man is a theft

  16. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison January 22, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Can never forget this great Barbadian, the father of modern Barbados.
    It’s a shame that the people he entrusted his party to would dismantle everything he built and disregard the vision that he had for this country.
    Knowing the straight shooter that Barrow was, had he been alive he would not want to be associated with this level of incompetence or the fate that his people been reduced to by those who still has the audacity to call themselves Dems.
    I’m happy that he’s not here to see the state of affairs in this country otherwise present conditions would have caused him to die a broken man.

  17. archy perch January 23, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Olutoye ( Glyne) Walrond, come out and shine your crooked Barbados Labour Party light man. You are hiding. Declare your hand Olu.
    You guys like Comissiong and Prescod et all, than tout this back to Africa rubbish, and speak so bravely against the powers of the white man in the Barbados politics and its economy, you are part of the machinery.You support a crooked Barbados Labour Party to which all of them belong. People like Charles Herbert and his group that owes the Treasury roughly 900-million in Vat money that they have misappropriated. What say you Olu? Mohammad Nassar(Gary Husbands) who calls himself a Muslim. He is an advocate for economic empowerment of the black man, but a strong supporter of the crooked BLP. I just do not understand you guys. This is why black people watching and listening have got to examine the motives of these hypocrites.

  18. hcalndre January 23, 2018 at 3:38 am

    @archy perch; you are like the boy who stood on the burning deck.

  19. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 23, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Wunna need to stop airing wunna mouth and look after the living.
    Errol Barrow left a legacy. What have you frothy mouth RH Done? Wunna leaving a legacy of Sewage floating about the place!


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