THE CLEMENT PAYNE Memorial Bust in Golden Square may be in for a sprucing up shortly.
Head of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, told the DAILY NATION yesterday that while he was thankful that the Emancipation Statue was being spruced up this week, after his letters to Government ministries drawing to their attention the deteriorating condition of the two national structures and requesting that remedial action be taken, he was happy to report that work might start in the near future on the Bridgetown monument.
“On Tuesday this week, I had discussions with a representative from the Ministry of Culture about the Golden Square Monument where the Clement Payne Bust is located. Based on that conversation, I am confident that repairs will also be done to the Golden Square Monument,” he said.
He also commended the National Conservation Commission for doing a good job in getting Golden Square cleaned and prepared for tomorrow’s open air flower-laying ceremony to celebrate the life of the Barbadian pioneer in the Caribbean trade union movement, National?Hero Clement Payne, and also to commemorate the Day of National Significance. (AH)