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Letter from GABI concerning PM’s Passing!

Issued by The Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc..

Monday October 25th-2010

The sad news early Saturday morning of October 23rd 2010 concerning the passing of the former Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honorable David Thompson, has been heartrending to all.

Mr. Thompson had been battling pancreatic cancer for months and while he confronted his disease with fortitude and courage, we all knew that his was a mighty challenge that could end his mortality we were all nonetheless deeply saddened and overwhelmed by his death.

This is a most difficult time for the former Prime Minister’s wife, children, family, government and people of Barbados for at age 48; Mr. Thompson departs us at the prime of his intellectual prowess. Barbadians should all be comforted that the thoughts and prayers of all Guyanese are with them at this time of grief and sorrow.

President Bharat Jagdeo in extending deepest condolences on behalf of the government and people of Guyana remarked that Prime Minister Thompson had earned the respect of the people of Guyana and, “I am sure that of the entire Region through the tremendous courage and dignity which he displayed to the end.  In this we saw his true quality as a leader – one who placed his country and people above himself.”

On behalf of the executive and members of the Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc. (GABI) and all Guyanese living in Barbados, GABI extend heartfelt sympathies to former Prime Minister David Thompson’s wife Mara, his daughters   Misha, OsaMaria and Oya  , his family, the government and people of Barbados on his passing.

God bless Barbados. God bless the family of David Thompson during this time and always. May he rest in eternal peace..


Keith Arno

President G.A.B.I.


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