I have said it before, and I will say it again — black people cannot and should not celebrate the “Garrison” (the collection of British military buildings on the outskirts of Bridgetown).
The Barbados Government, the so-called cultural authorities, and the sundry professional and amateur historians who are exulting in UNESCO’s designation of the Garrison as a world heritage site, and who are encouraging the Barbadian people to uncritically embrace and celebrate this physical edifice, are doing a tremendous disservice to our history, our ancestors, and to the current generation of Barbadians.
Yes, Barbadians need to know about the Garrison and its history.
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