Daily Archives: November 3, 2010

Funeral coverage of Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson

Saying Goodbye to David in the rain

The descendants of slaves and of slave owners sing together, Amazing Grace

(The link to the CBC live coverage has been closed. We’ll throw up some video links to the funeral shortly.)

12:08pm The procession is moving from President Kennedy Drive to Eagle Hall, and from there continuing on.

11:43am The National Anthem. The service ends and folks remain standing as the body is taken from Kensington to St. Johns Parish Church for burial.

11:05am The descendants of slaves and of slave owners sing together Amazing Grace, a song written by John Newton. Once a profane sailor on a slave ship, Newton turned Christian and then abolitionist. The reality of who we are and where we’ve come from is never far away in Barbados.

9:00am Dark clouds and rain on one side of Kensington Oval, blue sky and sun on the other. A fitting message for this day…

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