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by Rollins Howard
It is not often that I find myself in agreement with Ambassador David Comissiong but I must admit that
I totally support his assertion voiced on CBC TV Channel 8 that Emancipation Day should take pride of place over Kadooment Day.
Emancipation Day is a particular and significant day forever indelibly etched in the annals of our history whereas Kadooment Day can be changed at any time and placed anywhere in the calendar at the whims and fancy of the political directorate.
Kadooment Day has carved out its own niche in our modern-day culture and financial landscape but we should not confuse the respective merits of the two days.
Emancipation Day should be held sacrosanct and deserves to be restored to its proper place in Barbados, especially now that we are on the cusp of shaping our identity as a republic.
To paraphrase The Most Honorable Stedson (Red Plastic Bag) Wiltshire “Put back Emancipation Day – Back dey”.