Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has died.
The former Vincentian Prime Minister, 90 years old, died at his home in Mt Pleasant, Bequia on 23rd November, surrounded by family members.
Mitchell, who governed the Eastern Caribbean island from 1984 -2000, fell ill on 31 October and was rushed from Bequia to mainland St Vincent for urgent medical care.
Sir James was treated for an infection upon hospitalization at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and was battling multiple medical conditions, including gallstone, kidney failure and an enlarged prostate. He was later diagnosed with Dengue Fever.
Sir James’ legacy includes sweeping land reform initiatives that made lands available to poor and working people for housing and agriculture.
He was also instrumental in the land reclamation at Kingstown and the development of the Kingstown Cruise Ship Terminal.
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