‘Send Nelson back’
Replace BRITISH war hero Horatio Nelson’s statue with one of Israel Lovell and rebury the Barbadian’s remains in National Heroes Square.
That was the call of national coordinator of the Israel Lovell Foundation and general secretary of the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration, David Denny, yesterday at the St George Parish Church grave site of the working class leader, as Barbadians observed the Day of National Significance.
Denny said Lovell (1881–1946) was one of the great men of the 1930s who was responsible for the July 26, 1937 rebellion.
This, he said, was unlike what Nelson stood for. “He [Nelson] is not our hero; he represents slavery, oppression. And I therefore want to make the call again for the Government of Barbados to remove Lord Nelson from our National Heroes Square and give it to Britain as a gift to a museum in Britain. (GA)