Forbes laid to rest
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)