ON the occasion of the death anniversary of former President Desmond Hoyte, my friend Francis Quamina Farrier posted a photo of the Hoytes’ residence on North Road, Bourda, which is now a museum dedicated to the life and memory of the late President.
However, the sign on the building is misleading, as it states: “Dedicated to the memories of Mr. Hugh Desmond Hoyte and Mrs Hoyte, Former President from 1985-1992.” Mr. Hoyte was President, not former President during the stated period. Therefore, the sign should clearly state President 1985-1992.
As trivial as this issue may appear, I am usually guided by my doctor who often says to me, “when you don’t address the little things, big things erupt.” Institutions, especially museums, must have their facts clear.
I hope those responsible will have the sign corrected.
I once attended a function at which then President Hoyte was invited to give an address. He got up and stated 18 North Road, Bourda. That’s where he lived even as President.