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As Barbados remembers the horrors of the slave trade,as well we should,I think it is a pertinent time that all who have the power should do something about that ever present sore that remains in Bridgetown,in hero's square of all places.If there is one thing that history has taught us is that a racist is not a hero and for the 95% Africans in Barbados Horatio Nelson was more than a terrorist.A good place for that statue would be to the bottom of the wharf.

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Anonymous said…
It's high time Barbadians get off the 'move Nelson' bandwagon.

He was a hero to the Barbadians who erected the statue in 1813. Accept it.

If 200 years from now Bajans of the day say "what the hell did Errol Barrow" do for Barbados or "why do we have a statue to a sportsman (Sir Gary)?" or a fictional character (Bussa), will you be happy for them to tear down our statues?

When independence means nothing to future Bajans they will not respect Errol Barrow, when the trade union movement is dead or dying who will care about Sir Frank Walcott?

We chose the heroes of our time, while respecting our history (Sarah Ann Gill, Samuel Jackman Prescod, etc).

Let's respect the choice made by Bajans 200 years ago, in the hopes that our choices will be respected by future generations.

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