It’s that time of year when Barbadians remember the Father of Independence as they celebrate Errol Barrow Day.
It’s also the time when complaints resurface about the dilapidated state of the house in The Garden, St Lucy where Barrow was born.
This year was no different and nearby residents again complained to Barbados TODAY about the house being overrun by bush, being home to chickens and other animals.
Rendel Maxwell, 66, who has lived in the area for over 30 years, said the house was in that state for a long time, but got much worse after tropical storm Tomas in 2010.
“The bush took over a long time ago, I think they should push it down because they are not going to fix it,” he said.
However, some other elderly residents believe Government should restore the house and market it as a tourist attraction.
Brenda Gittens, Calvin Goodridge and Durant Hinds all agreed that the house was in desperate need of attention and should not be left to just rot.
The house was recognized in 1989 as a historic landmark and a plaque was erected on the structure by Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, the Prime Minister at the time.