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‘The Economist’ laid to rest

LISA KING, [email protected]

‘The Economist’ laid to rest

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HUNDREDS GATHERED THIS MORNING at the Breath of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, White Hall, St Michael to pay their final respects to former senator Ivan Lynton.

Former Prime Minister and former leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Owen Arthur paid tribute to Lynton who was a staunch member of the BLP.

Arthur, who would have appointed Lynton to the Senate, said it was not a token gesture to persons with disabilities, but to recognise Lynton’s true worth as a Bajan orator. Lynton was blind.

Also paying tribute was Radio call-in programme moderator Denis Johnson who gave words on the behalf of the Starcom Network stations and the Down to Brass Tacks family.

Johnson remembered Lynton, who was commonly referred to on the programme as “The Economist”, as a polished contributor, one who was articulate and forthright.

Lynton’s dedication to the SDA Church was also expounded by President of the East Caribbean Conference OF SDA Pastor Danforth Francis.

Lynton’s daughter Dr Wendy Hope delivered the eulogy. (LK)