PM Roosevelt Skerrit mourns demise of former Barbados PM Lloyd Erskine Sandiford

Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, mourned the passing of former Prime Minister of Barbados- Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit mourns demise of former Barbados PM Lloyd Erskine Sandiford
PM Roosevelt Skerrit mourns demise of former Barbados PM Lloyd Erskine Sandiford

Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister of Dominica- Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, mourned the passing of former Prime Minister of Barbados– Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.

On his official Twitter account, PM Skerrit extended condolences on the passing of former Barbados PM and said, “I was saddened this morning by the news of the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford.” 

PM Roosevelt Skerrit also wrote a heartfelt note for the Barbados PM and said that he was a stellar statesman and devout regionalist. PM Skerrit met Sir Lloyd on several occasions and was comforted by his expressed and demonstrated confidence in the ability of young people.

Lauding him, Prime Minister said Sandiford encouraged him as a young Caribbean leader. He said that the leaders like Sandiford always help in inspiring the generations to serve for the betterment of humanity. 

He said that Barbados’ former PM always preferred humanity and worked hard for the upliftment of the country. PM Skerrit said, “I believe the lives and work of that era of Caribbean leaders need to be adequately recorded and made available as a source of knowledge and inspiration to today’s leaders.” 

Shedding light on the life of Sandiford, PM Roosevelt Skerrit said that Sir Lloyd later served as Barbados’ Ambassador to China and again, in that posting, he adopted a regional approach and viewpoint on issues.

He said that he spoke on behalf of the Government and people of Dominica when he said they share the sense of loss of the people of Barbados, and they stand ready to participate at the highest level in the official celebration of his life and contribution to the development of Barbados and the wider Caribbean.

PM Roosevelt Skerrit expressed condolences to Barbados and his loved ones on this news. He said, “May he rest in eternal peace, and may light perpetual shine on him.”