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CARICOM opens condolence book for Thompson

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CARICOM opens condolence book for Thompson

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will  open a book of condolence today at its headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana to allow the people of the region to pay tribute to the late Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson.
At the start of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) here Sunday night, a video presentation was done in remembrance of Thompson’s commitment to the cause of HIV when in partnership with PANCAP and Scotiabank he launched the Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership’s (CBMP) 2nd Regional Testing Day in 2009.
“On October 23 at 2:10am, Barbados lost its sixth Prime Minister (and) our nation is in a period of official mourning until the state funeral takes place on Wednesday November 3,” Dr. Allyson Leacock, Executive Director of CBMP, who chaired the function, said.
“The 15-nation Caribbean Community, through their Heads of Government, has paid tribute to this committed Regionalist and will allow the people of the region to do the same as they open a book of condolence at the CARICOM Headquarters.”
Thompson, 48, died after battling pancreatic cancer for several months. He will be buried following a State funeral on Wednesday. (CMC)