News

Former Grenadian PM Nicholas Brathwaite dies

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 12:54 PM    

Print this page Email A Friend!


ST GEORGE‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Former Prime Minister Nicholas Brathwaite, who served as the head of government following the United States invasion of the island in 1983, has died. He was 91.

Brathwaite, who also served as chairman of the Advisory Council when the American troops withdrew from the island after putting an effective end to Grenada’s left wing People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG), died at his family home on Friday night.

Brathwaite, a member of the now Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), was appointed by Governor-General Sir Paul Scoon to re-establish democratic government here following the infighting within the PRG that led to the death of then prime minister Maurice Bishop and several other members of his government.

He also served as prime minister from 1990-95 when the NDC won the polls. He resigned shortly before the 1995 elections, which the NDC lost. He was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1975 and was knighted in 1995.


 

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Do you believe Dr Peter Phillips will be a better People's National Party (PNP) president than Portia Simpson Miller?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT