FORMER PRIME MINISTER, SIR NICHOLAS BRATHWAITE TRANSITIONS
St. George -- Grenada begins its post-Thanksgiving weekend by mourning the passing of former Prime Minister, Sir Nicholas Brathwaite. Sir Nicholas had been ailing for several years now, but deteriorated within the last two weeks.
The transition occurred at his residence in the Villa at 11:30 pm on Friday.
Sir Nicholas was born in Carriacou in 1925 and was a member of the National Democratic Congress. Following the 1983 invasion of Grenada by the United States, he was appointed by then Governor General, Sir Paul Scoon to re-establish the government of Grenada. He became prime minister and chairman of the advisory council in December 1983.