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Barrow stands out in PM tributes

BARRY ALLEYNE, barryalleyne@nationnews.com

Added 29 April 2016


Speaker of the House Michael Carrington (second from left) and president of the Senate Kerryann fill (right) unveiling the new portrait of Father of Independence Errol Walton Barrow. At right is artist Wayne Branch. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

THE FATHER of Independence already looms large over Independence Square in Bridgetown.

And yesterday his proud mirror image was unveiled in Heroes Square too.

Errol Walton Barrow’s statue was joined by another copy of the country’s first Prime Minister last night, when a regal looking new portrait of the National Hero was unveiled to a blushing public during a stirring tribute to the country’s seven Prime Ministers, past and present, at Heroes Square.

Signalling another significant aspect of the Barbados’ golden jubilee celebration, yesterday’s tribute ceremony highlighted the contributions of Barrow, Tom Adams, Sir Harold St John, Sir Lloyd Sandiford, Owen Arthur and current Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart.

Barrow’s portrait, done by artist Wayne Branch, was the first to be unveiled, and will be followed by subsequent unveilings of the other six Prime Ministers in coming months leading up to Independence Day on November 30. (BA)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.


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Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?