Still no pledge in place
As barbados prepares to officially launch national birthday celebrations next month, one does not have to look too far these days to get the feeling that national pride is missing.
Nearly four months ago, the slab bearing the words of the National Pledge on the Independence Arch in The City either fell naturally or was vandalised, and thereafter it lay on the ground in two pieces.
Subsequently, one of the pieces was taken – apparently stolen – while the other piece was further broken in two.
Earlier this month Minister of Transport and Works John Boyce gave the assurance that his ministry would order a replacement slab and was looking at mounting it in a more secure way.
Up to now this has not been fixed and thereis no clear timetable for action by the authorities.