Barbados PM Mia Motley hails Sir Everton Weekes

Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.
Photo by George Alleyne

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has paid glowing tributes to the legendary Sir Everton Weekes, who recently passed away in his homeland Barbados.

Mottley said Sir Everton, who died at the age of 95, was “one of the most brilliant men that she has met as a Barbadian, with a turn of phrase and humor second to none.

She said his life story represents the best of the Bajan journey — committed and confident, stylish and classy, dignified and urbane to the very end, a global citizen with Bajan roots.

”On behalf of the government and people of Barbados, I salute Sir Everton as a true representation of the Barbadian can do spirit; as a perfect example of pre-service over adversity; the embodiment of what our country requires today to bear back the bouncers of COVID-19, climate change and the economic equality that we face day after day from rich and powerful nations,” she said.

Describing Sir Everton as a legend of the game, Prime Minister Mottley said he will live on in memory as someone to emulate.

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