In tribute to Sir Frank
Hundreds of jubilant workers yesterday paid tribute to National Hero and former trade union stalwart Sir Frank Walcott during the annual May Day Parade.
Participants from a wide cross-section of the workforce paused for a moment at the statue of Sir Frank at the National Insurance Scheme buildings on Culloden Road, St Michael, for a short ceremony during which prayers were offered for workers and the general public.
Here (from left) general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), Sir Roy Trotman; president-general of the BWU, Linda Brooks; Lady Walcott, widow of Sir Frank; Minister of Labour Esther Byer-Suckoo; Dean Frank Marshall; and Dr Henrick Ellis, chairman of the National HIV/AIDS Commission, shortly after the laying of wreaths. (MM)