In honour of Payne
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN: One of Barbados’ National Heroes had his day in the sun again yesterday.
The newly cleaned bust of Clement Payne glistenedin the mid-morning sunlight yesterday at its Golden Square location in Bridgetown.
It was there that Barbadians paid tribute to the man whose agitation 76 years ago yesterday led to what is now known as the 1937 riots.
Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley, head of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong, and other officials all laid wreaths at the base of the bust yesterday.
A few feet away, the sounds of African drums reverberated as Barbadians paid tributeto Payne’s efforts that helped set Barbados on the path to democracy. (BA)
Here, Bishop Malcolm Babb of the Spiritual Baptist Church leading the national prayer in the name of Clement Payne at Golden Square yesterday. Inset, drummers Wayne Wells (left), Richard Layne and Victor Lewis in a musical tribute.
(Picture by Lennox Devonish.