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Barbados in mourning: PM Thompson is dead

Barbados in mourning: PM Thompson is dead

Sat, October 23, 2010 - 4:15 AM

Barbados has been plunged into mourning with the death of Prime Minister David Thompson. He died this morning at 2:10.

According to reports, he died at his home in Mapps, St Philip with his family by his side.

Thompson served as Prime Minister of Barbados from January 2008 when the Democratic Labour Party won the government. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September.

It was during May that Thompson, accompanied by his personal physician Dr Richard Ishmael, announced to Barbadians that he was not well and was seeking medical attention.

On September 30 Thompson gave his last address to the nation, where he also announced a Cabinet reshuffle.

Thompson, 48, leaves to mourn his wife Mara and three daughters.

Tributes have already started to pour in.

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Posted by devaron bruce 3 years, 10 months ago
Best wishes to the family, friends and colleagues of the Rt. Honourable David Thompson. Barbados has lost a great Prime Minister, Colleagues a great friend and family a great man. May he rest in peace

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Posted by devaron bruce 3 years, 10 months ago
Best wishes to the family, friends and colleagues of the Rt. Honourable David Thompson. Barbados has lost a great Prime Minister, Colleagues a great friend and family a great man. May he rest in peace.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 3 years, 10 months ago
We often don't understand the handiwork of God, but his will for his son, David has been revealed to us. Although it seems as though he left us prematurely, his purpose here has been fulfilled and he has gone on to a higher level of service. We must thank God for the time he loaned us his son and we thank Mr Thompson for the joy, love and enrichment of our lives he so selflessly exhilarated. We especially thank his wife Mara, children and extended family for sharing him with us. God is a God of grace and he will give you the comfort and strength you need at this time and beyond. We in Barbados and the Caribbean have lost a true compatriot, gentleman and friend.

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