Dozens of people gathered at the Whitepark Wesleyan Holiness Church this morning to honour the father of independence Errol Walton Barrow.
The congregation included Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Ronald Jones; Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Stephen Lashley; Speaker of the House Michael Lashley; Dame Maizie Barker-Welch; and Democratic Labour Party (DLP) General Secretary George Pilgrim.
St Michael West Central representative James Paul as well as new St Michael South candidate Patrick Todd and the DLP candidate for the city Henderson Williams were also present.
Delivering the feature address, Minister of Education Ronald Jones stressed the importance of recognising the contributions made by past pioneers such as Errol Barrow that have led to development in Barbados.
“We have to remember the good work sacrifices done by great men such as the right excellent Errol Barrow and all of the others,” said Jones.
“I urge you not to forget because when a Foundation is built solid and firm then we all can walk on it, we all can march in it. Yes, cracks will appear … but once we have the tenacity the perseverance we can fix them,” he stressed.