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JAMAICA | Holness Hails Sir Alister as a Foremost Actor in the Caribbean's Evolution

Featured Caribbean Integrationist Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre, OCC, OM, CCH. Caribbean Integrationist Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre, OCC, OM, CCH.
KINGSTON, April 20, 2019 - The government of Jamaica expresses deep regret at the passing of renowned academic and Caribbean Integrationist Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre, OCC, OM, CCH.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in responding to the sad news of Sir McIntyre’s passing, reflected on his significant contributions to the integration movement and the field of developmental economics, ”As former Secretary General of CARICOM between 1974-1977, he spearheaded the movement towards integration.

This, along with his tremendous contribution to academic discussions on the economic development of the region as well as economic integration between states, placed him as a foremost actor in our evolution as Caribbean people”.

Prime Minister Holness added that the Caribbean has lost one of the more credible repositories of its post-independence history, ”His experience at the forefront of the post-independence movement and as an intellectual voice in the creation of the modern Caribbean economic and political identity, gave him a breadth of knowledge and experience that has benefited generations of Caribbean leaders and thinkers. We must do all we can to preserve his legacy”.

The Grenadian born economist served the Caribbean with distinction. The government and people of Jamaica express condolences to his colleagues, friends, and family.

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  • Countries: CARICOM

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