Barbados decommissions Lord Nelson statue

The removal of Lord Nelson’s statue in Barbados has received widespread national, regional, and international coverage. We thank Peter Jordens for putting together these samples of the coverage for us to peruse.

Government of Barbados

The removal of Nelson’s statue I (1 hr 28 min)

Prime Minister’s Office Barbados / Barbados Government Information Service, November 16, 2020

The removal of Nelson’s statue II (1 min 30 sec) Prime Minister’s Office Barbados, November 16, 2020

Barbados Today

PM says square to reflect island’s heroes

Randy Bennett, Barbados Today, November 17, 2020 https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/11/17/pm-says-square-to-reflect-islands-heroes

Good riddance

Randy Bennett, Barbados Today, November 17, 2020 https://barbadostoday.bb/2020/11/17/good-riddance

Pictures (19) by Haroon Greenidge for Barbados Today: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosToday/photos/ms.c.eJxlkMkJwAAMwzYqce7sv1jppw~;7KyJ hAkMtEJ6dETg8~_EnOMOlbIutMrshqGJEyCGkmGcsdKXuKxXtqnW9GyiF7jr~;RBrFSFt5nvVWiQ94

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Video (1 min 40 sec) by Barbados Today: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosToday/videos/3290045754456902

The Nation (Barbados)

Mia: Struggle does not end here

Sherrylyn Clarke, The Nation, November 17, 2020 https://www.nationnews.com/2020/11/17/mia-struggle-not-end

Cheers as Nelson’s statue removed in Barbados

The Nation / Stabroek News (Guyana), November 17, 2020 https://www.stabroeknews.com/2020/11/17/news/regional/barbados/cheers-as-nelsons- statue-removed-in-barbados

Pictures (24) by Lennox Devonish for The Nation: https://www.facebook.com/NationBarbados/photos/pcb.10157306651570989/1015730660516 5989

Video (1 min 20 sec) by Christopher Drayton for The Nation: https://www.facebook.com/NationBarbados/videos/680947802578628

Barbados Advocate

Nelson down!

Barbados Advocate, November 17, 2020 https://www.barbadosadvocate.com/news/nelson-down

Loop Barbados

Talk Bajan Identity now: Lord Nelson statue in Barbados decommissioned Katrina King, Loop Barbados, November 17, 2020

http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/barbadians-say-goodbye-statute-slave-owner

Good riddance! Denny glad to see the last of Nelson staute Katrina King, Loop Barbados, November 16, 2020

http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/good-riddance-denny-glad-see-last-nelson-staute

Vox Pop: Bajans weigh in as Lord Nelson’s statue comes down

Loop Barbados, November 16, 2020

http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/content/vox-pop-bajans-weigh-lord-nelsons-statue-comes- down

International

Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, removes statue of Lord Nelson TeleSUR, November 16, 2020

Barbados removes Lord Nelson Statue

News Americas Now, November 16, 2020

Barbados removes Nelson statue in break with colonial past Robert Edison Sandiford, Reuters, November 17, 2020

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-barbados-statue/barbados-removes-nelson-statue-in-break- with-colonial-past-idUSKBN27X1UX

Barbados removes 200-year-old statue of Admiral Lord Nelson Tim Stickings, Daily Mail (UK), November 17, 2020

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8958275/Barbados-removes-statue-Lord-Nelson- capital.html

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