Lois Browne-Evans passes away

Well, I was going to post about my getting splashed by some inconsiderate drivers this morning but I have to put it well aside for the time being; today Bermuda lost one of her grand women, Dame Lois Browne-Evans.

Dame Lois Browne-Evans is known to me mainly for being a long-serving member of the PLP party here, including serving for many years as its leader, and also becoming Bermuda's first Attorney General. She spent over 40 years as a member of Parliament, a feat unlikely to be matched. Her death has brought many tributes from every side of the political spectrum. She will also be known for her commitment to civil rights and equality for women. She will be given a deserved state funeral, and further tributes may be found here.

On a related note, I think it may very well be appropriate to consider renaming in her memory a landmark of choice in the near future so that her legacy will remain in a tangible manner. Also, I think that the time may have come to honour our living statesmen before they are no longer with us. Just a thought, borne possibly from my Barbados experiences.

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