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Committee established to name national heores

Committee established to name national heores

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley announced that Cabinet has already established a committee that is tasked with proposing a list of national heroes for elected leaders to consider.
“These are individuals whose feats are so incredibly noteworthy and special that they deserve recognition on a national and historic basis. Once Cabinet approves the proposed list along with the corresponding protocols, the House of Assembly will have the opportunity to debate a resolution which will officially designate these individuals as national heroes,” Premier Wheatley said in an official address to the territory on October 17 – Heroes and Foreparents Day.

The Premier said once the national heroes are officially named, their stories will become part of the school curriculum and “become part of the national conscience”.

The BVI community has long called for the government to name national heroes as a way to honour and highlight BVIslanders who have contributed to the advancement of the territory.

The territory’s first chief minister, H Lavity Stoutt, as well as activists Noel Lloyd and Theodolph Faulkner are among those that many within the community think should be considered for the national honour.
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