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Scholarships in memory of National Hero

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Scholarships in memory of National Hero

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Government is recognising Errol Barrow’s contribution to education with the annual award of three special scholarships on Errol Barrow Day.

Starting next year and continuing on Errol Barrow Day every year, the tertiary level scholarships in air transport, maritime and culinary skills will be awarded exclusively to students from newer secondary schools.

Making the announcement yesterday, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley explained the scholarships were an attempt to create opportunities in those three areas “that Mr Barrow held dear to his heart and for which there is not now post-secondary opportunity”.

She was addressing an audience that included members of the Barrow family at The Garden, St Lucy, where she unveiled a plaque in memory of the National Hero, just a stone’s throw away from the house where Barrow was born. (GC)

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