Members of the governing Democratic Labour Party today commenced a week of remembrance for Barbados’ first Prime Minister, National Hero Errol Barrow.
Speaking at a service at the Vauxhall Methodist Church this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart told the congregation that Barrow’s entry into politics was based on a desire to move Barbados forward.
“He did not enter politics to see what he could get out of it. He got nothing out of it. He entered politics to see what he could give to it, and he gave much to it. And that is why he is so good an example for all of us who want to set very high standards for ourselves.
“He did not try to capture short-term popularity. He always tried to say things that would last, things that would be a land onto people’s feet, and a light onto their pathway,” the Prime Minister added.
Those present included members of Cabinet and Members of Parliament.