Politician and agriculturalist dies
The Barbados Labour Party has again been thrown into mourning.
Yesterday, politician Tyrone Power, a former agriculturalist, passed away.
Power, who contested the 2008 general election on the BLP ticket, was well-known for his work in the agriculture sector.
He was a former president of the Barbados Agricultural Society and chairman of the Barbados Agricultural Development and Management Company, and the Rural Development Commission.
In a statement issued today, Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley said the country has lost yet another individual from that bedrock generation who believed in and gave themselves to protecting the fundamentals on which the country has been built and has thrived.
She described Power as “one of its most passionate practitioners and voices for agriculture”, and a loyal BLP supporter.
“A visionary who never was stopped by the many challenges in the industry, he was passionate about processing and packaging as a means of enhancing the value of production,” she said.
“In fact, in the last year or two, Tyrone tapped into the potential of the popular moringa product, turning the seeds into powder at a small processing plant at his plantation. This facilitated a wider use of the moringa plant.”
Mottley further stated: “In 2008, he carried the banner for the BLP in St. John. This underlined his steadfastness and commitment, for with the odds against us, and in one of the most challenging constituencies for the BLP Tyrone campaigned tirelessly, giving 100 per cent as always.”