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A friend and statesman

Published:Monday | October 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM


THE NEWS of the death of my friend, David Thompson, rein-forces the mortality of humanity but also the immortality of a spirit lived unselfishly and ultimately sacrificially for the amelioration of the soul of a people, a nation, and a Caribbean community.

For the legacy of the man goes far beyond being prime ministerial and the finite pages of our present time. His bequest inheres in the virtue and vision of the leadership which he offered; the integrity, friendship and pre-eminence of his thoughts and the conviction which he held in the renaissance of man.

"Farewell" we shall say to our brother with whom we will be reunited by the faith which possessed his life and which no doubt has gained for him the ultimate victory.

I applaud his signal contribution and salute, respectfully, the legacy of a statesman.

I am, etc.,