erect lasting tribute
Fri, 07/22/2016 - 12:00am
Call to honour St Lucy's centenarians
One local university lecturer would like to see a monument erected in St. Lucy honouring the centenarians who have contributed to the development of that parish and Barbados.
Dr. Curwen Best, a professor of Popular Culture and Literary Studies at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, stated that such a memorial could be erected “near the St. Lucy roundabout”.
His comments came while delivering the feature address at the recent Commemorative Broken Trident Welcoming Ceremony & Honouring of Centenarians. This joint venture of the St. Lucy Constituency Council and the St. Lucy Parish Independence Committee was held at the St. Clement’s Centre in Lowlands, St. Lucy.
“I am seeing myself as I drive into the wonderful parish of St. Lucy, perhaps near by the St. Lucy roundabout, I am seeing perhaps a monument of some kind. It does not have to be…astronomically expensive to build, but I am thinking of some historic monument that somehow captures or somehow reflects, that somehow says, that is somehow dedicated primarily to individuals of that generation who I think are critical to the formation of contemporary Barbados.”
Best’s request comes of the heels of an announcement last Friday by Member of Parliament for St. Lucy, Denis Kellman, that the portraits of several residents of the northern parish who have made sterling contributions to Barbados’ development will be displayed on a mural in Half Moon Fort, St. Lucy. The wall where the mural will be located is situated out front of St. Elmo’s Moon Town Restaurant and Supermarket. (MG)