St Vincent’s former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell dies

Former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) – Former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell has died.

He passed away this morning at the age of 90.

Late last month, Sir James was flown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados for medical treatment after falling ill in his hometown of Bequia, St Vincent.

He had been diagnosed with dengue and other health conditions.

Sir James became a parliamentarian at age 35. He founded the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1975.

Sir James, an agronomist, was Prime Minister from 1984 to October 2000.