Who will be SVG’s next National Hero?
Vincentians celebrated National Heroes Day this past Wednesday, March 14, however, so far, only one National Hero has been proclaimed – The Right Excellent Paramount Carib Chief Joseph Chatoyer.
A release from the Ministry of Culture states that they have requested that the National Heroes Advisory Committee be summoned this year to consider the declaration of a Candidate for National Hero status, partly, to commemorate the struggle against the Trade in Enslaved Africans.
The Legislative provisions show that only persons who are deceased can be considered. There are a number of persons whose names have been in the public domain as possible candidates including the late Ebenezer Joshua, George Mc Intosh and Captain Hugh Mulzac.