The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, has extended grief over the demise of the Former Member of Parliament for the Salybia Constituency, Francois Barrie. It is to be noted that, PM Skerrit took it to his official social media handle to extend the condolences over the loss of Former MP Barrie.
Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, took it to his official social media handle, to express the grief over the demise of former MP Francois Barrie, adding that, “On behalf of the Government and People of Dominica, I extend heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Francois Barrie, the former Parliamentary Representative of the Salybia Constituency.”
While noting further on this, PM Skerrit noted that, “Barrie represented the Salybia Constituency from 1993 to 2000 and was Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports from 1995-2000. We pray that God Almighty grant his family comfort and strength. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Notably, Former Member of Parliament Francois Barrie, took his last breathe at his home in Pointe, Kalinago Territory, on Sunday DNO has learned. The cause behind his death is still unknown but it is understood that he had been ailing and has spent time in the hospital, facing some health issues.
It is to be specifically mentioned, Barrie was a school teacher and has spent most of his years teaching students. He was first elected to the Salybia Constituency in the bye election, which has taken place on December 20, 1993, on a United Workers Party (UWP) ticket.
Later, he got reelected in the 1995 general election. However, he was defeated by Kelly Graneau of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) in the 2000 general election. Barrie was an avid sportsman and was a great lover of cricket.
Moreover, he has also served as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports from 1995-2000 under the UWP administration of the former Prime Minister, Edison James.