Wednesday, March 7, 2012
MARCH 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IS LADY BUSTAMANTE CENTENARY
Wreath-Laying Ceremony March 8 for Lady Bustamante Centenary
The Bustamante Foundation, chaired by Mr Seragh Lakasingh, has organised a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 100th birthday of Lady Bustamante at National Heroes Park this Thursday, March 8 at 5:00pm. Wife and life-long supporter of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, Lady Bustamante, born Gladys Longbridge was one of the leading figures in the struggle for worker’s rights and Jamaican self-government.
It is co-incidental that International Women’s Day was established on the birthday of this extraordinary Jamaican woman, who was born to a humble family in Westmoreland. Lady Bustamante passed away on the 25th July 2009 and was interred alongside her husband at National Heroes Park.
Prayers will be offered by Most Rev Archbishop Charles Dufour and the wreath will be laid by Most Hon Edward Seaga. The public is invited to attend.