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CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque

CARICOM Extends Condolences on Death of Former Montserrat Chief Minister

CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed the Community’s condolences to the family of Montserrat’s former Chief Minister Mr Bertrand Osborne and to the Government and people, on his passing.

Mr Osborne, who died last Wednesday, served as Chief Minister of Montserrat from November 13th 1996 to August 27th 1997, a particularly difficult time in the island’s history during the height of the volcanic crisis.

Ambassador LaRocque, in his Message of Condolence to Montserrat’s Premier Mr. Donaldson Romeo, lauded Mr. Osborne’s dedication to politics and the private sector, noting that his “heightened sense of social responsibility will long be remembered in his native land.”

“He will be remembered for his integrity, honesty and trustworthiness which has been acknowledged by all regardless of political affiliation. The Community extends its condolences to his wife Lystra, his children and the entire Osborne family and the Government and people of Montserrat,” the Message stated.