Celebrating The Life Of Errol Walton Barrow

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National Hero and Barbados’ first Prime Minister, The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow. (BGIS Library) Acclaimed as the Father of Barbados’ Independence, The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow was born in the parish of St. Lucy on January 21, 1920. The son of the late Rev. Reginald Grant Barrow and the late Ruth nee O’Neal, Errol was the nephew of …

Let’s Celebrate Our National Heroes

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Clement Osbourne Payne The Right Excellent Clement Osbourne Payne is regarded by some as the “apostle” of trade unionism in Barbados, urging workers to “Educate, agitate, but not to violate”. Known for his fiery, powerful speeches, Payne sought to educate the poor working masses on the importance of coming together and resisting the elite white planter class. (BGIS Library) Sir Hugh …

Polytechnic Reflects On Its Origins

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A week of activities to commemorate the 48th Anniversary of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), and the life and times of National Hero, The Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod, got under way today with a church service at the Wildey, St. Michael institution. Under the theme: Reconceptualising SJPP, God’s Plan, the programme comprised praise and worship, Bible reading, musical …

SJPP’s Forty-Seventh Anniversary Service

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The life and times of The Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod, National Hero of Barbados, will be highlighted next week at a church service at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Bridgetown. This is when the Board of Management, Principal, staff and students of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) celebrate the 47th anniversary of the institution on Sunday, September 25. The …

Praise For Independence Celebrations Secretariat

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat for the “very impressive work” it has done so far. Mr. Stuart praised the staff of the Secretariat, led by Permanent Secretary Gabrielle Springer, during a recent ceremony at the Main Guard, Garrison, to announce Taisha Carrington as the winner of the Barbados at 50 Monument Design …