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Historians: Ten heroes enough

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As Barbados marked the 22nd anniversary of National Heroes Day yesterday – this time under the cover of COVID-19 – two prominent historians say there is no need to add to the list of ten.

Trevor Marshall told the MIDWEEK NATION that though he would have added Louis Lynch to the original list named in 1998 for his distinguished contribution to the development of Barbados, he was not in favour of expanding it.

“I am one who always talked about the large number of national heroes; we almost have cricket team,” he said. “We don’t need more because a national hero comes about when the nation is in peril.”

The retired lecturer said there were many people who made significant marks in the country’s history, but to be classed as a hero, the person could not just be a “goodie goodie” citizen. (SB)

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