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Country birthed out of crisis, says Pilgrim

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 02 June 2017

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DLP general secretary George Pilgrim (left) and Dame Maizie Barker-Welch (far right) watch on as Errol Barrow’s nephew Anthony Barrow and former Deputy Prime Minister Sir Philip Greaves unveiling the commemorative plaque in memory of the 30th anniversary of Errol Barrow’s death. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

YESTERDAY WAS 30 years to the day that former Prime Minister and National Hero Errol Barrow died.

And Democratic Labour Party (DLP) general secretary George Pilgrim has urged Barbadians to remember one important lesson learnt as a result of the challenges Barrow faced: Barbados was built out of crisis.

Speaking at the DLP headquarters before the unveiling of a commemorative plaque for Barrow, Pilgrim spoke of Barrow highly and said the National Hero was representative of change.

As he recounted Barrow’s journey from barrister to politics, Pilgrim explained that Barrow faced an initial crisis of sorts when he went to England to study and encountered a rigid class structure and racism. (AD) 

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