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    da sweet one Sweetie's Avatar Sweetie is offline
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    Designer of Barbados flag dies...

    Grantley Prescod, 77, died yesterday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a short illness.

    The former teacher at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School and education officer designed the flag after returning from studying design at the West of England College of Art for Specialist Teachers of Art.

    Prescod did not only win the competition to design the island’s symbol of Independence, he actually made the first Barbados flag, after having been sent to Cave Shepherd by then Premier Errol Barrow to choose the lightest of fabrics in the identified colours.

    In an interview last year, Prescod recalled that he chose “yards and yards and made about seven large flags”. A neighbour of his sewed the pieces together. His design was chosen from 1 029 entries in a competition organised by Government. He was awarded a gold medal, an inscribed scroll from Government and $500 which was donated by the Advocate Company Limited.

    Describing Prescod as a man of considerable achievement, Prime Minister Owen Arthur said: “Barbadians must never underestimate the significance of the contribution made by citizens like Mr Grantley Prescod.

    “His contribution, like the contributions of those who penned the National Anthem and the National Pledge, those who designed the Coast of Arms, is fundamental to the entire concept of Barbadian Independence.”

    Last year, Prescod had the honour of flicking the switch to light up Bridgetown for Independence.


    Source: Nation Newspaper

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    Re: Designer of Barbados flag dies...

    Rest In Peace.

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    hey, i remember that man....may he rest in peace

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    Thanks for the info. Rest in peace Mr. Prescod

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    may he rest in peace

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    My condolences to his family
    :angel 1 Rest in peace Mr Grantley Prescod :angel1

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    another national holiday


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    he made such a beatiful flag. rest in peace boss. Sadden by da incident.

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    Awww may he RIP.

    Bless Up

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    Rest In Peace sir.

    Coolest flag in the caribbean ...one of the coolest in the world, bravo.

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    :angel1 May he rest in peace :angel1

    BTW.....Thanks for the info Sweetie!!!
    Still standing...:)

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    Originally posted by Bake 'N Shark
    Rest In Peace sir.

    Coolest flag in the caribbean ...one of the coolest in the world, bravo.
    yeah . . . i always thought barbados flag wass hott to death. that lil devil pitch-fork in the middle straight .

    RIP

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    Originally posted by joon-yah
    yeah . . . i always thought barbados flag wass hott to death. that lil devil pitch-fork in the middle straight .

    RIP
    lol@ 'devil pitch-fork'...dai'z Neptune's 'trident' dred...

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    aww man, God bless his family, RIP

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