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    February 18

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Tears flow for Thompson

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 28 October 2010

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Tears flowed freely when Barbadians turned out in their numbers today to view the body of the late Prime Minister David Thompson at Parliament. Some wept openly, some choked back tears and others buckled as they filed past Thompson’s body which was lying in state from early. The young and old didn’t hold back their emotions as they spoke openly and shared memories of the late Prime Minister who died last Saturday at home in Mapps, St Philip surrounded by his family, including wife Mara and his daughters. The mood was sombre in Parliament yard with many waiting patiently in long snaking lines to get a last glimpse of the man who was Prime Minister from January 2008 and say their final farewells.

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