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Barbadians told to follow Sir Frank Blackman’s example

May 13, 2023

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has challenged the public service and by extension Barbadians to follow the example of the late Cabinet Secretary, Sir Frank Blackman who has received many accolades for his dedication and commitment to his career as a civil servant.

His life and contributions were celebrated during an official service of thanksgiving at the Hawthorn Memorial Methodist Church, in Christ Church.

Musical tributes were also paid by the Band of the Barbados Police Service.

Ms. Mottley says Sir Frank, who passed away at 96 years on April 20, 2023, understood the importance of discretion and confidentiality.

She described him as a patriot who should be held in high esteem and memory preserved.

Aside from being the first Cabinet Secretary in post-colonial Barbados, he was served as head of the Civil Service and Ombudsman.

High Court Judge, Christopher Blackman during the eulogy, read out tributes paid to Sir Frank by a cross section of Barbadians who interacted with him during his career.

He says Sir Frank was well respected.

Further insight was provided into his family life.

His work in other jurisdictions including Bermuda was highlighted as he helped revamp that island’s electoral system.

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