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Taitt: Like losing a family member

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Taitt: Like losing a family member

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COMPARING the death of Prime Minister David Thompson to the loss of a family member, president of the Senate Branford Taitt said it is “a very personal loss for me and my family”.
“David spent many of his growing-up years at my residence at Stanmore and I believe I had some influence in his choice of profession,” said Taitt, who was uncharacteristically low-key and sombre.
“His death has affected me strongly and if I am not as I usually am, it is because I am not,” Taitt admitted.
Commenting on Thompson’s tenure, Taitt said the late leader seems to have led the way forward.
“He has been an effective leader of the country,” the long-serving Cabinet Minister said.
On the question of the future leadership of Barbados, Taitt said: “Fortunately the person who has been designated to take over from him is sufficiently qualified and consummately capable. I am satisfied that we are in good hands.” (SP)