Sir Branford is dead

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Sir?Branford?Mayhew Taitt, the charismatic, dapper politician who served with distinction as Cabinet minister and Member of Parliament for more than two decades, is dead.
Sir Branford, who had a long and distinguished career as a public official, serving in a number of ministries, passed away at the age of 74 yesterday.
Hours after his passing, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart hailed Sir Branford as a patriot.
“It is with acute sadness that I was made aware of the death of Sir Branford Taitt this morning. As Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Labour Party, I take this opportunity to extend to his wife and children my sincere condolences on behalf of the entire nation. We have lost a true patriot who devoted his life to selflessly serving the people of Barbados over 47 years,” he said.

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