Former House Speaker dies

Grenada has lost a former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Marcel Peters died last Sunday after a brief illness.

Peters became Speaker of the House during the 1990-95 reign of the Nicholas Brathwaite-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

The former House Speaker shot into national prominence when he was the only victorious candidate for the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP) in the December 1984 general election that restored elected
government in Grenada following the collapse of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution of Marxist leader, Maurice Bishop.

Peters won the St. Andrew’s North East seat when he defeated Pope Mc Clean who ran on a ticket of the New National Party (NNP) then headed by the late Herbert Blaize.

As the lone opposition member of the Lower House in 1984-90, he also served at times as Deputy Speaker.

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