Clarendon Central Member of Parliament Mike Henry has disclosed that he will be pushing to have a statue of reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert erected in the parish capital.
Hibbert, the 77-year-old front man for the Toots & The Maytals band, died on September 11 after testing positive for Covid-19.
“Basically, what I am here to do today is to continue to pay my respects to a true icon of the reggae industry and to say to him, ‘Toots, we can’t do enough for what you have done’,” Henry told “The Gleaner”.
“One of the things passing through my mind is restoring his house [in Treadlight], but that will have to be done with the help of the family and the cooperative efforts that will be made,” the member of parliament said. “But the town itself, we will be doing something that will be a tribute and we see a lot of statues being built, but I am looking forward to ensuring that Toots’ statue is properly structured for continuity of his life and purpose.”