National light, not political
THERE IS A call for Barbados’ political parties to view major developments such as the 60th anniversary of the first election under adult suffrage in a national, rather than partisan political light.
The anniversary milestone was commemorated with a multi-faith service yesterday at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School in Blackmans, St Joseph, held by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).
However, Canon Noel Titus, who delivered the sermon, said adult suffrage was not something which should be recognized by only a single group or political party, but instead should be acknowledged on a national level.
“What was done 60 years ago is worthy of national recognition as it was not done for a party; it was done for a nation, [yet] one gets an increasing sense of division one ought not to feel at a time of the celebration of national Independence,” he told the gathering. (CA)
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