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CARICOM Saddened Over Death Of Former Barbados Prime Minister

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed sadness at the death of former Barbados Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.

Sandiford died at the age of 86.

The veteran Democratic Labour Party politician served his country for over three decades.

In a statement, CARICOM said selfless service to his country as a statesman and diplomat defined Sir Lloyd’s life.

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“He was an esteemed educator, and is credited with having pioneered significant national post-independence educational initiatives,” the statement noted.

It also lauded Sir Lloyd’s contributions as a Member of CARICOM’s Conference of Heads of Government.

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley also paid tribute to Sir Lloyd.

Mottley declared that he was undoubtedly ‘a through and through’ gentleman of post-Independence Barbadian politics.


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