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UDP Issues Condolences to Former PM of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

On Wednesday, we first reported on the passing of Sir James Mitchell, the former Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Since his death earlier this week, statements have come from the United Democratic Party here in Belize and the Caribbean Community. The UDP says that it is particularly saddened by his passing, describing him as a leader who quote “committed his life to national and regional development and fought tirelessly for the rights of the most deserving”. The party also said that Sir James was quote “a role model to all and we pray his legacy will live on so that others can strive to be servant leaders like him”. Meanwhile, the CARICOM Secretary-General, Doctor Carla Barnett said her statement that Sir James was quote “a one-of-a-kind leader” who proceeded to make an indelible mark on the development his country and the Community”. Sir James, who was premier of the country from 1972 to 1974, would go on to lead the country for a second stint, lasting for sixteen years up until the year 2000. Sir James was an agronomist by training was involved in the formation of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). Sir James was 90.