Prime Minister Mia Mottley issued the next assertion on the passing of designer Roland “Rojoe” Bascombe:
Tonight, I be part of Barbadians of all walks of life in paying tribute to a fellow countryman who cherished life and lived it with as a lot color and flamboyance as he might muster.
Roland Bascombe, recognized from St Philip to St Lucy simply merely as Rojoe, was a kind of Barbadians whose journey will likely be remembered for a very long time by those that knew him. He was a self-taught tailor who for 3 a long time poured his creativity and design abilities into making outfits for a lot of Barbadians.
However nobody wore them as he did – actually not with the panache that he displayed. I’ll perpetually admire his confidence and elegance, which appeared at all times to scream, “I’m not afraid to guide or to face out”.
Nevertheless, I can’t replicate on Rojoe’s flamboyant confidence and trademark joviality, with out presently of unhappiness recognising that for greater than a yr he struggled to deal with the unlucky dying of his youngest son. This, subsequently, is a second for me to replicate on the significance at this time of that age-old Bajan worth of bearing your brother up when the chips are down. I belief it will likely be so for all who knew and cherished him.
To his mom, siblings and youngsters, I lengthen heartfelt condolences and hope that presently you’ll take consolation within the vibrance Rojoe poured into so many lives on this nation together with his creativity.
Might his soul relaxation in peace. (PR)