July 10, 2009

They gave back to society

WITHIN THE PAST THREE WEEKS, this island has lost two of the most illustrious people to have lived within these shores. The first to leave us was Professor Dr Richard Allsopp, and earlier this week, Mrs Kathleen Drayton died at age 73.

Neither was a native Barbadian, but they came to us from Guyana and both distinguished themselves by dint of hard work, application to duty, and a commitment to a cause which is worthy of emulation by those of us who are yet left to carry on the tasks entrusted to us.

Both Allsopp and Drayton had much in common. They were academics and intellectuals of the highest order... Read more

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