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Thompson ‘did well in short space of time’


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PRIME MINISTER David Thompson would have made an excellent contribution to public life in Barbados had he lived longer.
This is the view of Sir Philip Greaves, former Deputy Prime Minister and a Democratic Labour Party stalwart.
“In his short time I thought that he had done exceedingly well considering the times in which he took up the reins of Government [when] the economy was in decline, and everything else that goes with the economy,” Sir Philip opined.
He said that from a schoolboy “David made a very strong impact on public life, which is very unusual for anyone.
“For someone to have done that at his age, it is clear that he would have reached prominence at some point in time – and did it. He reached quite high, being Minister of Finance in the 1990s, leader of the party, then Prime Minister for a short time.
“I think he did well in that short space of time,” added Sir Philip, as he wished the departed leader’s mother, wife and family well. (SP)


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