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National Heroes of Labour symposia begin next week


National Heroes of Labour symposia begin next week

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, in collaboration with the Barbados Workers’ Union, will host three symposia in celebration of the life and work of the Right Excellent Charles Duncan O’Neal, Clement Payne, Hugh Springer, Grantley Adams, Frank Walcott and Errol Walton Barrow.

These National Heroes are being recognised by the department as National Heroes of Labour for their significant contribution to the social and economic development of Barbados, through the advancement of the labouring classes.

The symposia will be held at The Hugh Springer Auditorium, Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael, on Thursday, April 23, Thursday, May 28 and Thursday, August 6, at 7 p.m. each night.

Participating will be historian and diplomat, Ambassador Robert “Bobby” Morris; historians Trevor Marshall and Sir Woodville Marshall; and founder of the Clement Payne Movement, David Comissiong. (BGIS)