Tom hailed as the greatest
THREE DECADES after his death, former Prime Minister J.M.G.M. “Tom” Adams is being heralded as Barbados’ greatest leader in recent years.
The accolades were showered by several past and present members of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), who remembered the late BLP leader at the sixth Tom Adams Memorial Lecture last Wednesday at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown.
Son of Barbados’ former Premier Sir Grantley Adams, he was remembered for his humour, control of the English language, good looks and tall stature, his philosophy, leadership style, loyalty, tremendous foresight and the significant contributions he made to the development of a modern Barbadian society.
Featured speaker and former minister in his administration, Sir Richard “Johnny” Cheltenham, chronicled Adams’ upbringing, life at Harrison College, Oxford University, his years in London, his role and effectiveness as a parliamentarian, Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister and his untimely passing. (SDB Media)
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