Tom Adams remembered
FORMER PRIME MINISTER Tom Adams passed away 29 years ago, but he has not been forgotten.
Yesterday was the anniversary of his death and members of the St Thomas branch of the Barbados Labour Party, led by Parliamentary Secretary Cynthia Forde, and some other Adams followers went to his grave at St Michael’s Cathedral to pay their respects and lay wreaths on his tomb and that of his parents, which is nearby.
Ninety-year-old Collie Lovell had the honour of laying the wreath.
She said she knew Adams well and that he was “a man of man”.
She said Adams knew everybody, and those he didn’t know he took steps to do so.
“Every evening, once he could get somewhere, he come and visit everybody. . . . God bless him and may he rest in peace,” she declared.
Forde associated herself with the sentiments of Lovell and the others, and she also credited him with the development of several structures in the country that were a part of Adams’ vision, which include the Tenantries Freehold Purchase Act. (YB)