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Francois Barrie former member of Parliament for Salybia has died

Former Member of Parliament for the Salybia Constituency, Francois Barrie, has died.

Barrie who was ailing for some time, is said to have died on September 3, 2023.

A school teacher for most of his life, Barrie entered the political fray in 1993 winning a by-election on a United Workerks Pary (UWP) ticket in the Salybia Constituency. Two years later, in the 1995 general elections, he again won and was made a Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Sports under the Edison James administration.

In his second attempt at the polls in the 2000 General Elections he was defeated by Kelly Graneau of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP).

He was also a cricket fan and historian.

Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on his official Face Book page, has extended condolences 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. Mr. 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 grants his family comfort and strength. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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