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‘Covid-19 chance for greater unity’

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BARBADIANS ARE BEING URGED to use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to show greater unity and tolerance for each other, as well as the country’s various faiths.

The call came from secretary of the Barbados Muslim Association Suleiman Bulbulia, who delivered the feature address at yesterday’s National Service of Thanksgiving to mark the nation’s 54th anniversary of Independence. It was held at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

“This morning I extend my appreciation to members of the clergy committee who did not object when it was suggested that I deliver this address. Instead, they asked why not when others asked why.

“They understood that regardless of faith, race or background, it makes me no less of a Barbadian or Bajan,” he said as the large congregation, which included Governor General Dame Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, applauded. (TG)

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