CARICOM Secretary-General Mourns Death Of ‘oustanding’ Son Of Dominica Press Release Story Updated: June 04 th 2015 at 12:35 pm
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended deep sympathy to the Government and people of Dominica and the family of the late former President His Excellency the Honourable Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool, DAH, OCC. In a Message of Condolence to Dominica Prime Minister, the Hon Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General described the late President as a “man for all seasons”, “a national and Regional treasure”, and hailed his contribution to his country and CARICOM. The text of the Message of Condolence reads: I was truly saddened to learn of the death of His Excellency the Honourable Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool, DAH, OCC, former President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, though I knew he was ailing. I join with the Government and people of the Caribbean Community to express deep sympathy to the Government and People of Dominica, and the family of the late former President. This outstanding son of Dominica rose to his country’s highest office and has earned the highest awards that could be bestowed by his country and by the Caribbean Community. This was the measure of the man who served Dominica and the Region for more than 40 years. His indelible contribution to the field of law is inscribed not only in his publications, but also in the hundreds of students who passed under his tutelage at the University of the West Indies as both Lecturer and Dean. It is also enshrined in his judgements during his time on the bench in several jurisdictions across the Caribbean Community. The University of Ghana also benefitted from his expertise as a lecturer. This legal luminary did not confine his skills to that profession, as he also served as Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States. Dr. Liverpool also found time to indulge in his passion for the cultural aspects of Dominican life as well as farming. Truly he was, as described in his citation read at his conferment with the Order of the Caribbean Community in 2008, ‘a man for all seasons’. Prime Minister, Dominica and the Caribbean Community has lost a national and regional treasure who, through his deeds and service, left the world a better place than he found it. May he rest in peace.