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Sir John Connell passes


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Former senator, envoy and attorney-at-law Sir John Connell has died.

His daughter Lachmi Connell confirmed her father’s passing, telling the Nationnews he passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Wednesday after he had been ailing for a while.

Sir John, who was 81, served as an Opposition Senator from 1976 to 1980, an appointment made on the recommendation of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) of which he was a member.

He was variously deputy permanent representative to the United Nations; Barbados’ Ambassador to Venezuela, Brazil and Colombia and a judge of the Court of Appeal of Barbados until his retirement in 2008.

He also served as a permanent judge on the Human Rights Court for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mourning their loss are his wife Mary Lady Connell, his daughter Lachmi and son Dr Kwame Connell. (GC)


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