Former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands
Barbados' longest-serving Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands has passed away at the age of 91.
The announcement was made a short while ago via the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation.
Sir Clifford was appointed as Barbados' sixth Governor General in 1996 and served until his retirement on October 31, 2011.
Sir Clifford lived a life of service to the island, serving in the Attorney General's office, first as a Legal Draughtsman between 1960 to 1963 and then as an Assistant to the Attorney General fr..om 1963 until 1967.
He was Director of Public Prosecutons, a Supreme Court Judge, Justice of Appeal and also acted as Chief Justice before taking up the role of Governor General.
He also worked in legal services around the Caribbean, including in Grenada, Antigua and Montserrat and the Attorney General’s Chambers in St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla.
He was predeceased by his wife Lady Ruby Husbands.