How Caribbean leaders mourn demise of Queen Elizabeth II

On the demise of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, various Caribbean leaders expressed their grief with warm words. They paid tribute to Queen and her family. 

How Caribbean leaders mourn demise of Queen Elizabeth II
How Caribbean leaders mourn demise of Queen Elizabeth II

Caribbean: On the demise of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, various Caribbean leaders expressed their grief with warm words. They paid tribute to Queen and her family. 

Antigua and Barbuda

Firstly, Antigua and Barbuda lowered the national flag of their country in order to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. “National Flag of Antigua and Barbuda being lowered to Half Mast today at the Office of the Prime Minister following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” 

Further, Prime Minister Gaston Browne also paid condolences and stated that it s heartening to hear the tragic news of the Queen’s death. 

Barbados

President of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, offered condolences on behalf of the Government and the people of Barbados, to His Majesty King Charles III, on the passing of The Sovereign, Her Majesty The Queen.

Dominica

Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, extended deepest condolences on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. He paid tribute to Queen and expressed grief to the Government and people of the United Kingdom. 

PM Roosevelt Skerrit took to social media and posted a photo of Queen Elizbeth with a caption, “On behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I extend deepest condolences to the Government and people of the United Kingdom upon the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II.” 

He also extended prayers to the Royal Family during the period and stated that the iconic 70-year reign ended with her death. PM Skerrit further mentioned that it is a profound loss for the Commonwealth f Nations and the world. 

He added, “Our prayers are with the Royal Family during this period of grief. Her passing ends an iconic 70-year reign and is a profound loss for the Commonwealth of Nations and the world. May she rest in peace.” 

Grenada

Prime Minister of Grenada- Dickon Mitchell also joined other Caribbean leaders to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. 

He added that it is with heavy hearts that the Government and people of Grenada received news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Head of State of Grenada.

“I am sincerely saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty’s steady leadership helped to unite people and countries from around the globe in a common cause, and for this, Queen Elizabeth II will always be remembered. We mourn her passing and will continue to honour her legacy.”

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. At the time of her passing, Her Majesty was the longest ruling Monarch in British history. As a mark of respect, flags throughout the State will be flown at half-mast until the date of Her Majesty’s funeral.

Guyana

President Irfaan Ali took to social media and joined all Guyanese in expressing their profound and deepest sorrow at the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Her passing marks the end of an era in the history of the British Monarchy, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

Queen Elizabeth’s place in history is assured, and her legacy is intact. Her long and impactful reign has helped to shape the post-World War II world. Her Majesty has been a source of stability for her country. She will be long remembered for her sterling leadership of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Her visits to Guyana are recalled with great fondness. At this time, the thoughts of all Guyana are with the members of the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom. We join in heralding the life of the longest-serving British Monarch and mourn her passing.

Jamaica: 

Prime Minister Andrew Holness also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with warm words. The Jamaican flag will be flown at half-mast on all public buildings for approximately 12 days from today, September 8, to September 19 as a tribute following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Jamaica joins the rest of the world, and in particular the Commonwealth, in the symbolic gesture of condolence.

St Kitts and Nevis

Premier Mark Brantley joined the world to express grief on the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. The statement of Mark Brantley reads: 

Sometimes we are confronted with greatness by those who transcend the borders of their own Nations and become beacons of hope and inspiration for the entire world. Such a person was Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who tragically passed away today.

I believe that the world has lost an iconic figure, not because of her age or her longevity as Monarch but because, through her grace and dignity, she has inspired generations throughout the United Kingdom, The Commonwealth and the wider world.

I extend profound condolences to the Royal Family, the Government and people of the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth and to the wider world who today mourn as one a truly remarkable woman who inspired us all.

Saint Lucia

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia- Philip J Pierre expressed that it is with deep sadness that I wish to convey my condolences to the British Royal Family and the Government and the People of the United Kingdom on this solemn occasion of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

Her Majesty will forever be an enduring symbol of stability and strength throughout the Commonwealth Region and the world. On behalf of the Government and the People of Saint Lucia, please accept our deepest sympathies.