The Honourable Prime Minister, Gaston Browne
Office of the Prime Minister
St Saint John's, Antigua
Dear Prime Minister,
I write you as the Speaker and on behalf of the Members of Parliament of the Cayman Islands, due to the passing of former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Lester Bryant Bird.
The former Prime Minister was also a dear friend of mine and we are deeply sadden by his death.
He had made stellar contribution in various capacities over the years, but particularly in the strategic role as Prime Minister. We also recognize that he tenured earlier in several Ministerial positions including Tourism and Economic Development, which served the people and that society well in terms of socioeconomic growth.
Noteworthy, Prime Minister Bird was the first chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and he clearly understood the importance of regional integration and the far reaching effect and purpose of Caricom.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent loss and it is with deep regret that I write expressing sorrow to the people of Antigua and Barbuda and his bereaved family.
Please accept on behalf of the Parliament of the Cayman Islands our sincere and heartfelt condolences.
Speaker of Parliament
Hon. Dr. W. McKeeva Bush,
OBE, JP, Hon. MSc, MP