Former Grenadian PM Nicholas Brathwaite Dead At 91

According to a report, former Prime Minister Nicholas Brathwaite, who served as the head of government following the United States invasion of the island in 1983, has died. He was 91.

Photo credit: Nicholas Brathwaite
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Nicholas Brathwaite

The report  noted that Brathwaite, who also served as chairman of the Advisory Council when the American troops withdrew from the island after putting an effective end to Grenada’s left-wing People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG), died at his family home on Friday night.

It also noted that Brathwaite was a member of the now Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and was appointed by Governor-General Sir Paul Scoon to re-establish democratic government here following the infighting within the PRG that led to the death of then prime minister Maurice Bishop and several other members of his government.

The report further said Brathwaite served as prime minister from 1990-95 when the NDC won the polls and resigned shortly before the 1995 elections, which the NDC lost.

Brathwaite was made an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1975 and was knighted in 1995.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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