I was deeply
saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, the Hon.
David Thompson, Prime Minister of Barbados, following a short but devastating
Like all of
his friends and colleagues I had hoped that this day would have been
postponed. David has been a valued member of the Conference of
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community and his voice will be
sadly missed in future deliberations.
Still a young
man, David had much to contribute to his country and to our region.
On behalf of
the Government and people of The Bahamas and on my own behalf and that
of my wife Delores, I extend sincere condolences to David’s wife,
Mara, his three daughters, his parents and to the Government and people
of Barbados at this time of personal and national bereavement.