BMA tribute to Thompson
PRIME MINISTER David Thompson is gone but he will not be forgotten soon.
The former patron of the Barbados Music Awards and one who attended lots of entertainment events, was remembered in an elaborate tribute, which brought the curtain down on the awards at the gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex last night. Two of his three daughters were in attendance.
It featured performances from the 100-voice St Leonard’s Boys’ Choir, Ronnie Morris, Toni Norville, Ria Borman and Allison Norville Forde among others.
Tribute was also paid to Mike Wilkinson, brother of the godfather of local entertainment Richard Stoute. Stoute, Smokey Burke, Colleen Brewster and Shirley Stuart celebrated him in song. (YB)