Sir Branford is dead
Sir?Branford?Mayhew Taitt, the charismatic, dapper politician who served with distinction as Cabinet minister and Member of Parliament for more than two decades, is dead.
Sir Branford, who had a long and distinguished career as a public official, serving in a number of ministries, passed away at the age of 74 yesterday.
Hours after his passing, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hailed Sir Branford as a patriot.
“It is with acute sadness that I was made aware of the death of Sir Branford Taitt this morning. As Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Labour Party, I take this opportunity to extend to his wife and children my sincere condolences on behalf of the entire nation. We have lost a true patriot who devoted his life to selflessly serving the people of Barbados over 47 years,” he said.