Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sad passings

I was saddened to learn today of the passing of former Deputy Chief of the Barbados Government Information Service, John Manning and Caricom Secretariat official Yvonne Holder.

Mr. Manning was quite a jovial person, who seemed more comfortable working behind the scenes than in the spotlight. After his retirement more than five years ago, he took up writing and penned two novels.

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Holder at a conference in Jamaica two years ago and her warm, helpful nature endeared her to many conference participants. Condolences to both their families and may they rest in peace.
Click here to read the press statement from the Caricom Secretariat on Ms. Holder's passing.

Photo of Yvonne Holder: www.caricom.org

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