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Forbes laid to rest


NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Forbes laid to rest

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GOVERNOR GENERAL Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart  and other members of Parliament were at the James Street Methodist Church this morning for the funeral service of Basil Forbes, a Barbadian leader in many spheres.
Hundreds from all sectors packed the Bridgetown church, and many others stood outside to pay their last respects to a man described by eulogist Lemuel Rawlins as a champion for the manufacturing sector, a devoted local preacher in the Methodist Church and a committed leader of the Boy Scouts movement.
Rawlins said the late former businessman was a servant who served Barbados in myriad areas in his determination to see the island progress in every aspect of national life.
Forbes died last week at age 83. (GC)

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