Sir Warwick Franklin passed away last night.
The 81-year-old held various posts within the Democratic Labour Party administration from 1986 to 1994 and was awarded the Knight of St Andrew in 2017 on the occasion of Barbados’ 51st Anniversary of Independence.
Sir Warwick served as Member of Parliament for St Philip North from 1981 to 1994 and held the ministerial portfolios of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Labour and Consumer Affairs and Trade.
“I feel very privileged to be alive and to know that in some small way I contributed to my parish, my community and my country. I am very thankful for all of my supporters,” he said in 2017 when the honour was conferred.
Sir Warwick was married to Grace for more than 50 years and had four children.