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Marshall: Not good enough on Barrow’s day

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ERROL BARROW DAY has been relegated to just another public holiday.
That’s the view of historian Trevor Marshall who has levelled criticism at Government and the University of the West Indies (UWI) for not honouring the birthday of one of Barbados’ national heroes and founder of the island’s independence.
“One does not have to be partisan or a zealot to figure that too little is being done to commemorate Errol Walton Barrow. He is the architect of our present stake as a leading developing country in the world, father of the nation and the person who actively sought independence and achieved it,” a disappointed Marshall told the WEEKEND NATION.
“I think we are people who now figure that the minimum of celebrations is appropriate. And where formerly we would have had a lot of speeches during the day and television programming which highlighted Barrow, now it passes as just another holiday.”

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