Tribune image National Heroes Day passed on Monday 11 October last week. Some 16 Bahamians were honoured for their contributions to the country. The highest award this year went to Algernon Allen, the former Minister, who is now to be styled Right Honourable. He got the Order of The Bahamas. Meanwhile, there was a raging battle outside in the mainly intellectual community about the statue of Columbus which was put there in front of Government House in 1830 during the British governorship of Sir Carmichael Smith. Now we add also that Columbus Day before 2016 would have been 11 October.