It was unveiled on Sunday 21st January 2007 in the refurbished Independence Square, an area that for many years had been one of his favourite political platforms.
This date January 21st has been of national importance since 1989 when it was first officially observed as a public holiday in his name.
The late Rt. Excellent Errol Walton Barrow Statue is a tribute to Barbados? ?Father of Independence? and a commemoration of his contribution to transforming the political, social and physical landscape of Barbados.
Errol Barrow was the first Prime Minister of Barbados with a political career that lasted 36 years up until his death in 1987.
The ?Dipper? as he was affectionately known was well-loved among the general Barbadian public because of his humility and friendliness. He is best-known for being the one who took Barbados into Independence on November 30th 1966 and for his pursuits as a Royal Air Force Pilot in World War II as well as for his efforts for regional integration in the Caribbean.
Mr. Barrow was also credited with the democratisation of the education system, the provision of free secondary and tertiary education, the introduction of a National Insurance and Social Security Scheme and free school meals to Primary Schools, and this is just to name a few of his achievements.
The late Errol Barrow is one of the Barbados National Heroes.
|Independence Square, Bridgetown, St Michael (West of the Parliament Buildings & Heroes Square)|