Thompson book launch
BARBADIANS WHO WERE highly impressed with late Prime Minister David Thompson’s gift of the gab will now be able to treasure his spoken words, contained in a literary tribute researched and written by Minister of Education Ronald Jones.
The book Barbados Is More Than An Economy, It’s A Society: The Thoughts, Words And Vision Of The Honourable David J.H. Thompson will be officially launched at a ceremony next Saturday at Hilton Barbados.
At a Press conference yesterday at the Hilton, Democratic Labour Party general secretary George Pilgrim, speaking as a volunteer of Families First, a charity founded by Thompson, said the book launch was just in time for the first anniversary of the former Prime Minister’s death.
Seated with Thompson’s daughter Oya and Jerry Ishmael of Premier Event Services, Pilgrim said the book was the first of a trilogy of literary tributes to Thompson’s memory.
“This book would contribute to the great legacy left by our political leaders,” he saidIt was Jones’ third publication – he also wrote a book on the late Prime Minister and National Hero Errol Walton Barrow.
Pilgrim said that the launch would include entertainment, a presentation of the book to widow Mara Thompson, and an address by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
Speaking on behalf of her mother and the Thompson family, Oya thanked Jones for compiling the book.
“This publication means a lot to the family as we continue to remember our father as a tower of sacrifice,” she said. (MB)