The Dominica Freedom Party says it is mourning the passing of Sir James Mitchell, former Prime Minister of St. Vincent, and the Grenadines, who died at age 90 on Tuesday. He was Premier from 1972 to 1974.
A founding member of the New Democratic Party in 1975, for which he served as President and Political Leader until 2001, the second Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and served from 1984 to 2000 when he passed on the torch to Mr. Arnhim Eustace.
He was a well-respected Caribbean leader who cared for the well–being of the people of his country and the region generally.
Chairman of the Dominica Freedom Party, Johnson Boston, stated that Sir. James Mitchell defended and promoted the best interest of the Caribbean alongside leaders like the late Dame Eugenia Charles.
He said that they -Sir James Mitchell and Dame Eugenia Charles- would be remembered as one of those prime ministers who was strong and steadfast in the pursuit of Caribbean integration.
Boston ended his statement by saying that Sir James Mitchell was a true statesman and nation builder who will be remembered for his commitment, frankness, and humility.