Sir Alister’s contribution to regional development immeasurable – CARICOM Secretary-General
“Sir Alister never wavered in his belief in and commitment to the people of the Region. His was a life spent embedded in the Caribbean ethos. He enriched this Region with his scholarship, his intellect and his work ethic. The contribution of this son of Grenada to the development of the Caribbean is immeasurable.”
Sir Alister McIntyre’s life was spent embedded in the Caribbean ethos and his contribution to the development of the Region was immeasurable, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said.
Paying tribute to Sir Alister, OCC, a former Secretary-General of CARICOM (1974-1977) who died over the weekend in Jamaica, Amb. LaRocque said that the Community had lost a “true titan”.
The Secretary-General said that Sir Alister never wavered in his belief in and commitment to the people of the Region.
“He enriched this Region with his scholarship, his intellect and his work ethic. The contribution of this son of Grenada to the development of the Caribbean is immeasurable,” the Secretary-General said.
Amb. LaRocque placed Sir Alister in the “remarkable group” that included WIlliam Demas and Sir Shridath Ramphal which made the transition from CARIFTA to CARICOM a reality.
“Along with Sir Shridath and Mr Demas, he was a leading member of the West Indian Commission which produced the seminal work on the integration movement “A Time for Action”. He devoted much of his published work to the regional integration movement,” the Secretary-General said.
Sir Alister was 87.
Please see full text of the Message by CARICOM SG on passing of Sir Alister McIntyre