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Spruce-up for Bussa

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Spruce-up for Bussa

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With Emancipation Day being celebrated in just over a week, the Bussa Statue is getting a spruce-up.
A crew from Gittens & Company Ltd started work on what some Barbadians call the Emancipation Statue last Saturday.
Every year on August 1 crowds gather by the statue to celebrate the end of slavery.
Addressing the gathering at the statue in Haggatt Hall last year, Pan Africanist and leader of the People’s Empowerment Party, David Comissiong, urged Barbadians to unify in order to move the country forward.
“I want to send this message to the Barbadian people: Examine your history. Whenever you have been effective, it is when you have been unified,” he said.
“Understand the imperative of this era, this era where we have to truly struggle hard to make our way, is [about] national unity and we need in this country to sit down and really strategize how we can unite this country and make use of all the resources and visionaries and those with ideas in moving ahead . . . .” (RL)