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Former SVG Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell Dead At 90

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Former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sir James Mitchell, died on Tuesday morning.

He was 90 years old.

Sir James had been flown to Barbados late last month for medical treatment after falling ill.

He was diagnosed with dengue and a number of other health conditions.

He was born on 15 May 1931 on the Island of Bequia in the Grenadines.

Sir James who was an agronomist, and an economist, served as prime minister from 1984 to October 2000. 

He was first elected to parliament in 1966 as the St. Vincent Labor Party’s representative for the Grenadines.

He was a dominant figure in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for almost three decades.

He founded the New Democratic Party in 1975 and served as its president until 2000.

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