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Not just Blacks

GERALYN EDWARD, [email protected]

Not just Blacks

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THERE ARE RUMBLINGS in the local white community over an aspect of the much praised 50th anniversary of Independence launch two days ago in Bridgetown.

Prominent businessman Ralph “Bizzy” Williams said yesterday he felt slighted and “crushed” by a video at Wednesday’s event, which described Barbados as “the freest black country in the world”.

Williams, the executive chairman of Williams Industries, was full of praise for the event, the response of Barbadians and the Prime Minister’s role. However, the top executive was peeved at what he saw as an absence of the contribution of white Barbadians to the country’s growth and stability before and since Independence.

“I thought that the thing was well done, the support of Barbadian public was tremendous.

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