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Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw (left); Minister responsible for Culture, Dr Shantal Munro-Knight, and City MP Corey Lane at the unveiling of the plaque. (Photo by Lennox Devonish)

The renaming of the Fairchild Street bus station in honor of the late Baptist spiritual leader Granville Williams is an attempt by the government “to correct some of the imbalances in the presentation and interpretation of the value of our heritage, to reflect on our true diversity”.

Deputy Prime Minister Santia Bradsha said Barbados was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, “but it is difficult to find visible evidence of the contribution of slaves or their descendants.”

“We have moved Lord Nelson, and I am told there is a contest going on for Barbadians to see what would be put in his place. Changing the name of the bus station is part of this process to remedy the imbalance and introduce more symbols representative of our common heritage. This would include interpretive signs explaining why certain streets and buildings are important to our history and highlighting significant contributors to our national identity and development,” she said.

The name change was the fulfillment of a promise Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made when the statue of Lord Nelson was removed in 2019. (Nation News)

The bus station is named after Granville Williams
Granville Williams bus station (photo by Lennox Devonish)

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