CDB pays tribute to ‘true Caribbean son’ Sir Alister McIntyre, OCC

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The following is a statement from Caribbean Development Bank President Dr. Wm. Warren Smith on the passing of Sir Alister McIntyre.

The Caribbean Development Bank joins the wider regional community in mourning the loss of Sir Alister McIntyre, OCC, a Caribbean statesman, a scholar, a true Caribbean son.

Though we mourn his passing, we celebrate his life – one which he dedicated to the cause of Caribbean integration and development.

Born and raised in Grenada, Sir Alister shared his intellect and ability with our entire Region.  His work and his scholarship as a development economist and an integrationist influenced many of our leaders; and his legacy will endure through generations. We are especially grateful   for the leading role he played in shaping CARICOM and the University of the West Indies as Secretary-General and Vice Chancellor, respectively.

Sir Alister’s vision of a stronger, more integrated Caribbean is one which we share at CDB. Almost 50 years ago, the architects of the Bank mandated us to promote economic cooperation and integration among our regional members, having special and urgent regard to our less developed member countries.  We will continue to build on the strong foundation which Sir Alister left behind as we work to accelerate the economic development of our Region. 

We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Marjorie and children, Arnold, Andrew, Helga and Nicholas. We thank them for sharing him with us.