Barbados Labour Party member Trevor Prescod today warned the BLP against straying from the ideals of the 1937 revolution.
The St Michael East MP sounded the message this morning at a service held to remember the heroes and marchers in the 1937 people’s uprising.
“The Barbados Labour Party will not, at any time, remove itself from the roots of the struggle of the revolutionary movement of 1937 as long as I am part of it,” Prescod said firmly.
“If it drifts, and there’s always evidence of institutions shifting from the centre, it will come back to its equilibrium based on the position that I’ve taken . . . as long as I am a member of the Barbados Labour Party.”
In his message, delivered on behalf of the BLP, Prescod said institutions that were shaped from the circumstances of the revolution need to get back to the common objective of “elevating our people.”
“We know the obstacles that we had to face and this journey was not aimless or without a destination. We knew what we were trying to achieve and we have not fully achieved it yet and there are counter forces, both within and [outside], that are forcing back that achievement of that revolution, people who could not even establish their own persona,” he said.
A flower laying commemorative ceremony formed part of the ceremony in which a number of officials, including representatives of Cuba, Venezuela, the Barbados Workers Union and the Spiritual Baptist Church laid wreaths in the historic Golden Square, The City, where the activity was held.
Entertainer Adonijah also performed.