Working class Hero
ON THE EVE OF WHAT would have been his 100th birthday, National Hero, the Right Excellent Sir Frank Walcott was remembered as a man whose life was dedicated to raising the standard of living of the underprivileged and the working class in Barbados.
A “visionary”, was how Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM Robert “Bobby” Morris described him as he delivered a lecture titled: The Life And Times Of Rt. Excellent Sir Frank Leslie Walcott at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St Michael, on Thursday night.
During the more than two-hour long discourse, Morris detailed Sir Frank’s role as a fervent trade unionist and his time in politics, emphasising that all through his life, Sir Frank’s stance to represent the people was never removed, even in his latter years.
This was essentially why Morris, a former personal assistant to the late trade unionist, ranked the episode in the island’s history, in the early 1960s, known as the “Windfall Crisis” as one of the most important issues in governance and industrial relations in Barbados but also a “dark day” in our historical development. (SDB Media)
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