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Former Barbados Governor-General Sir Clifford Husbands is dead

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Barbados' sixth and longest serving Governor-General, Sir Clifford Husbands died suddenly at his home late Wednesday.

Husbands, 91, served as the head of state from 1996 — succeeding Dame Nita Barrow— until his retirement in October 2011.

A lawyer by profession, Husbands also served as deputy registrar, director of public prosecutions as well as Supreme Court judge.

In recognition of his long and outstanding legal and judicial service to Barbados, he received the highest national honour in 1995 and was made a Knight of St Andrew.

He was predeceased by his wife, Lady Ruby Husbands.

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