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In memoriam 2015

The following is a list of notable Caribbean deaths in 2013, with a focus on those involved in government and politics.

Vernon Shaw, 83, Dominican politician, President (1998–2003). Died 2 December 2013

Manuel Ray Rivero, 89, Cuban engineer and political activist. Died 12 November 2013

Jean Rénald Clérismé, 75, Haitian politician, diplomat and priest, Foreign Minister (2006–2008). Died 29 October 2013

Seymour Mullings, 82, Jamaican politician, Deputy Prime Minister (1993–2001), U.S. Ambassador (2001–2004). Died 10 October 2013

Ulric Cross, 96, Trinidadian judge, diplomat and war hero. Died 4 October 2013

Winston Frederick, 70, Former deputy speaker of the Grenada parliament, representative for St Patrick East (1990-1995). Died 24 September 2013

Sir Paul Scoon, 78, Grenadian politician, Governor-General (1978–1992). Died 2 September 2013

Douglas Manley, 91, Jamaican politician, MP for South Manchester (1972–1976). Died 26 July 2013

George Lyn, 81, Jamaican politician, MP for North Central Clarendon (1993–2002). Died 17 July 2013

Sir Richard Haynes, 77 Barbadian politician. Died 23 June 2013

James Sisnett, 113, Barbadian supercentenarian, world’s second oldest man. Died 23 May 2013.

Helmin Wiels, 54, Curaçaoan politician, leader of Pueblo Soberano in the Estates of Curaçao. Died 5 May 2013

David Noriega Rodríguez, 68, Puerto Rican politician and lawyer, member of the House of Representatives (1984–1996). Died 4 May 2013

Benny Frankie Cerezo, 70, Puerto Rican politician. Died 15 April 2013

Glenroy Straughn, 86, Barbadian politician. Died 12 April 2013

Dame Hilda Bynoe, 91, Grenadian politician, Governor (1968–1974). Died 6 April 2013

Dale Bisnauth, 76, Guyanese politician and academic.  Died 4 April 2013

John Spence, 83, Saint Vincent-born Trinidadian politician and botanist, member of the Trinidad Senate (1987–2000).  Died 6 March 2013

Timothy Donaldson, 79, Bahamian banker, first Governor of the Central Bank (1974–1980), Ambassador to the United States. Died 26 February 2013

Jon Odlum, 77, Saint Lucian politician. Died 19 February 2013

Sir Branford Taitt, 75 Barbadian politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993–1994), President of the Senate (2008–2012). Died February 15, 2013

José Moustache, 80, Guadeloupean politician, President of the Regional Council (1983–1986). Died 7 February 2013

Cyril Walker, 80s, Barbadian politician and former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) cabinet minister

We also said goodbye to:

Nelson Mandela, 95, South African South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, President (1994−1999). Died 5 December 2013

Baroness Margaret Thatcher, 87, British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979-1990). Died 8 April 2013

Hugo Chávez, 58, Venezuelan President.  Died 5 March 2013

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