| Peter Grant 'Hubert, Tatay' Alexis
Prime Deputy Speaker, Grenada
Peter Grant Alexis was a Grenadian politician and a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Repreentatives of Grenada.
Early life and education
Peter Grant Alexis also known as 'Hubert' and 'Tatáy' was born on 11 November 1930 to Hezekiah and Agatha Alexis in Grenville, St. Andrew, he was the youngest of four children.
Alexis developed an interest in politics and campaigned under the banner of the Grenada United Labor Party (GULP) under the leadership of Sir Eric Matthew Gairy.
In 1972, Alexis was elected by the people of St Andrew’s South East and became a Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. He had contested against Sydney Ambrose. He also contested the 1976 general election and won the seat against Ralph Bhola. He was one of the government members who championed for Grenada’s Independence.
On 13 March 1979, the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) led by the New Jewel Movement (NJM) overthrew the Gairy Government. Alexis and all elected members of parliament were taken as political prisoners and incarcerated at Richmond Hill Prisons.
He was released from prison following the collapse of the PRG and eventual USA invasion in October 1983. He did not contest the 1984 general election when parliamentary democracy was restored to the island.
Alexis moved to the USA shortly after being released from prison.
Alexis was married to wife Florence Alexis and was the father of four children - Sonia, Joan, Joanne; and Robert.
Alexis died on 18 June 2018 in Brooklyn, New York, aged 88. He was buried on 6 July 2018 at the Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn.