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Sir James Mitchell, former St Vincent and the Grenadines PM, dies at 90


(784 News) Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell, former Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has died.

The former Vincentian Prime Minister, 90 years old, died at his home in Mt Pleasant, Bequia on 23rd November, surrounded by family members.

Mitchell, who governed the Eastern Caribbean island from 1984 -2000, fell ill on 31 October and was rushed from Bequia to mainland St Vincent for urgent medical care.

Sir James was treated for an infection upon hospitalization at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and was battling multiple medical conditions, including gallstone, kidney failure and an enlarged prostate. He was later diagnosed with Dengue Fever.

The 90-year-old former leader was flown to Barbados for advanced medical treatment on Wednesday, 3 November, later that evening Pneumonia was added to the list of medical complications Sir James was already battling.

On Thursday, 4 November, Mitchell’s son-in-law Dwight “bing” Joseph said that the former Prime Minister was in stable condition. However, by Friday 5 November, Joseph indicated to News784 that Sir James was requesting a famous song by Madonna, “Don’t cry for me Argentina”.

Joseph told News784 on Monday 8 November that Sir James was still warded in the ICU and was joined by his four daughters and other family members.

On 18 November Sir James was discharged from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and placed on 24hr nursing care at home.


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