Whites not ‘major landowners’
BUSINESSMAN SIR CHARLES WILLIAMS has taken issue with a University of the West Indies lecturer’s statements about landownership in Barbados.
Sir Charles, said to be one of Barbados’ largest landowners, is disputing Dr Christina Hinds Harrison’s statement that the colonial pattern of maintaining ownership of most of the country’s land and wealth in the hands of those who “are white”, who appeared to be “white” and expatriates was continuing in the post-Independence period.
“Not true. A gross inaccuracy,” said an irate Sir Charles, who on Tuesday challenged the Cave Hill campus lecturer in politics, international relations and integration studies to a public debate on the issue.
Hinds Harrison’s observation was made during a lecture she delivered last week in the university’s ongoing Independence lecture series and was titled: The pride of nationhood: Political Development in Barbados since Independence – A Perspective from the Post-Independence Generation. (GC)
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