The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) , Carla Barnettsays the organisation is ‘profoundly saddened by the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
“Archbishop Tutu’s strong moral voice was a very significant factor in the successful struggle against the brutal racist policy of apartheid in his homeland,” Barnett observed.
She said his compassionate leadership of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the sensitive transition period that followed the end of apartheid further elevated his national and global esteem.
According to the CARICOM Secretary-General, Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Laureate, will be remembered as a tireless fighter for human rights, justice, equality, and the environment whose unquestioned integrity cements his legacy as a global icon.
On behalf of CARICOM, she extended most profound sympathy to Tutu’s family and the government and people of South Africa on the loss of one of its greatest sons.
Tutu died Sunday at the age of ninety.