Government names November 7th Marryshow Day

Friday, November 5, 2010 7:45 PM - St. George's, Grenada
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Theophilus Albert MarryshowST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA; FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER 5th, 2010 – The Government of Grenada has named November 7th, the birth-date of Theophilus Albert Marryshow as Marryshow Day, in recognition of his contribution to Grenada and the region.

“We believe that the contribution made by Marryshow to Grenada and his leadership in the regional integration process in the 1900’s, which was marked by a short-lived federation, warrants greater national recognition,” said Prime Minister Tillman Thomas.

He said his administration believes the time has come for Grenadians, especially young people and students, to appreciate the contribution of statesmen, like Marryshow, to the history of Grenada and the Caribbean.

“The fact that Marryshow was called the Father of Federation is testament to his role in a movement that we are still struggling, as a Caribbean people, to achieve today,” the Prime Minister said on Friday.

Minister of State with responsibility for Culture, Arley Gill, said that future generations could lose the significance of Marryshow’s contribution to Grenada, if those contributions are not properly documented.

“History not preserved, is history lost. Failure to provide such a landmark could seriously erase the contributions in the minds of the populace of the father of Federation,” Senator Gill said.

“In short, there is a need to properly recognize those people who have helped change the course of our history in our country and our region, ,” he said.

Already, the island’s state-owned tertiary institutions, T.A Marryshow Community College, is named after him.





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