PM: World now a darker place
The world is now a darker place since the loss of the man whose light brightened the global firmament, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said yesterday following the death of Nelson Mandela.
In a tribute to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, who was 95, Stuart said Barbados shared the grief of the entire world.
“The world is now a poorer and a darker place for his passing. We in Barbados share the grief and sense of loss which have suddenly enveloped not only his native South Africa but the world of which he was so unique and so distinguished a citizen,” Stuart said in a televised statement.
He added that over the next few weeks, Barbadians and indeed people across the globe would have cause to reflect on a life courageously lived and selflessly given in the service of the freedom of all mankind.
In offering condolences to Mandela’s wife Graca and former wife Winnie, Stuart said: “May He whose glory the heavens declare extend to Nelson Mandela that warm embrace reserved for those who have fought the good fight, finished their course and kept the faith.” (RJ)