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Farewell to Foster

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Farewell to Foster

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IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED that the late Barbadian patriot Paul Foster should be knighted posthumously.

Sir Henry Fraser yesterday expressed disappointment that the signal honour had not been bestowed on a man whom he eulogised with this quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: “His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, ‘This was a man’.”

Sir Henry told the congregation attending the funeral service at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral: “To everyone’s disappointment and in spite of the National Trust’s repeated nominations, he has never received the expected and obviously so well deserved ultimate honour of knighthood.

“But in the eyes of the nation, he is one of our most revered knights in his own right and I can say without any fear of contradiction that Paul Foster is the most deserving knight of Barbados who inexplicably has never been formally knighted.” (GC)

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