Government has acknowledged that one of its greatest challenge is the provision of sustained employment for its people.
This reminder comes from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, during the Errol Barrow Memorial church service at the St John Parish Church, earlier today.
Speaking before a congregation that comprised of a number Democratic Labour Party (DLP) members, Stuart lamented that full employment was only realised during slavery, where “those who wanted work got it and those who did not want work, got it too.”
The Prime Minister said that Barrow’s dream was to find a comfortable place for individuals within society.
“We are here this morning to memorialize the lifetime contribution of the late Errol Walton Barrow and we remember with profound gratitude the late David John Howard Thompson who inspired the recognition of this day. Errol Barrow committed himself to a just society in Barbados,”
“By which, he meant no more than that every Barbadian should be able to find a comfortable place for him or herself in this society. It has never been easy, and it’s even more difficult now as those of us who carry on his work have to grapple with the worse crisis the world has seen in about 100 years,” he said.
Stuart acknowledged the presence of the Democratic Labour Party candidate in the by election in St John on Thursday, Mara Thompson, and her family, adding “this is the first Errol Barrow Service we are having when the constituency of St John is not substantively represented in the House of Assembly.”