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Address: St. Barnabas Roundabout (intersection of ABC Hwy. and Hwy. 5) | Haggatt Hall, Barbados

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Impressive Statue at the centre of a roundabout

About 3 miles east from Bridgetown, is this impressive Statue, that locals call Bussa Statue. Because that was the name of the slave, who helped inspire a revolt against slavery... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Halkidis
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Naantali, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About 3 miles east from Bridgetown, is this impressive Statue, that locals call Bussa Statue. Because that was the name of the slave, who helped inspire a revolt against slavery 200 years ago. However Statue was built not until 1985. Not that kind of location you would think(in the middle of a roundabout), but this way it's in the eyes... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Bussa statue is positioned well on this main roundabout, as a reminder of how terrible slavery was, is and the power of the human spirit. He organised a slave rebellion. Not overly easy to get to this site on foot, depending on the time of day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The Bussa Statue can clearly been seen as you drive arrive the roundabout, it's a very poignant reminder of the awfully days of slavery. It's particularly lovely to see the chains around the statues wrists broken, very symbolic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

While on a tour bus we got to see this statue as the bus went around the roundabout. Our tour guide Shara W. gave us a narrative of its history. The significance is thought provoking and a reminder of how terrible slavery was. It's also heat-warming to see the chains of slavery broken as depicted in the statue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

A group of us were doing a tour of the island, and one of the stop-off points was at the Bussa statue. Our tour guide explained the the history of slavery that was prevalent in Barbados in the 17th & 18th century and how Bussa organised a large slave rebellion. Though unsuccessful, this statue was erected to commemorate his heroic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great historical significance, but you can't get to it because it's on the highway. Would love to have gotten close to read the inscriptions. Very powerful image when you drive past.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

Hard to get a good look at this statue since it is in the middle of a rotary, but it is a reminder of a situation which should not have happened. It commemorates a slave revolt that led to end of slavery in Barbados.

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Bedford, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

History buffs will want to circle this roundabout more than once to see this memorial to the slave who lead the revolt that ended slavery on this amazing island - 30 years before the US ended slavery with their own Civil War!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Bussa is the name of a slave who helped inspire a revolt against slavery in Barbados in 1816. Slavery was abolished in 1834 and this statue symbolizes the breaking of the chains of slavery at Emancipation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you are a history buff, take some time to see the Bussa statue. Erected in 1997 to commemorate the emancipation of slavery in 1834. "And this day must forever live as a reminder to all of our people, that we should never ever again allow ourselves to become slaves or bond servants, whether physically or mentally."

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