Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has praised National Hero and first Prime Minister Errol Barrow for his vision and transformative leadership.
Addressing the annual Errol Barrow Memorial Lecture held at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination last evening, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister noted, “the admiration of Errol Barrow’s extra-ordinary contribution to national and regional development goes way beyond the usual genuflection to a fallen hero.”
“Over the last 20 years, few Caribbean leaders or Caribbean intellectuals have written or spoken in such visionary terms…the study of his praxis remains indispensible for the further advancement of our Caribbean civilization and the idea of Barbados,” he explained of the Barbadian leader who passed away 27 years ago.
Dr Gonsalves told the packed audience that included Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and descendants of Errol Barrow, “This annual memorial lecture in Errol Barrow’s honour is one important conveyance by which to ensure the continuance of his ideas and spirit and the salience of his praxis for our times and beyond.”
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