BABA president dies

Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) President Derrick Garrett is dead.

Garrett, who was elected BABA head in 2011, died this morning after a long-time battle with cancer.

While the basketball fraternity mourns the loss of Garrett, the BABA conveyed condolences to his family in a press release and said all matches scheduled for today would be postponed.

Apart from being an administrator, Garrett would have also worn national colours in the Caribbean Basketball Championship.

Former national player and long-standing coach for Clapham Bulls in the domestic league, Barry Rock, was among those that expressed his sadness at the passing of Garrett.

“Derrick was a dedicated person towards the sport, a stand-up individual who always had the best intentions and I thought he was a good president. I don’t think he has achieved all that he wanted to but he did as much as he could for the sport and it is sad that he moved on at this time,” Rock said at the passing of the 54-year-old.

Garrett was the uncle of West Indies captain Jason Holder. He leaves to mourn his wife Ingrid and a son.

24 Responses to BABA president dies

  1. Cynthia Bee
    Cynthia Bee September 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    May he rest in peace

  2. Wendy Clarke
    Wendy Clarke September 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    My condolences

  3. Janis Forde-Estwick
    Janis Forde-Estwick September 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    R I P My condolences Ingrid and son

  4. Sonia Carrington
    Sonia Carrington September 14, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    My condolences

  5. Jacqui September 14, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Rest in Peace and rise in Glory

  6. Roberta Ford
    Roberta Ford September 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm


  7. Jacqueline Hope
    Jacqueline Hope September 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I REMEMBER Derek from his days with combined schools with Terry Innis, Donald Grant and those guys. A real gentleman. Even now would greet me with a smile when we encountered each other. This is a shock. Rest in peace and rise in glory til we meet again.

  8. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith September 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm


  9. Crystal Merritt
    Crystal Merritt September 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Rip 🙁

  10. Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson September 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Rip my friend until we meet again.

  11. Katrina Parris
    Katrina Parris September 14, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    May he Rip

  12. Natalie Butcher
    Natalie Butcher September 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    R.I.P my friend…gone too soon..I will miss you…

  13. Eyre September 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    A real good guy so sad to see this omg may got give his family strength to cope may he rest in peace

  14. Carol Watson
    Carol Watson September 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    May he RIP. Such an exceptional nice person. He will be sadly missed.

  15. Yvette Reid
    Yvette Reid September 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    #RIP Derrick

  16. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray September 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    S.I.P bro

  17. Kana Jones
    Kana Jones September 14, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Rest in peace

  18. Namiyah Cozier
    Namiyah Cozier September 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    May you soul rest in peace. I remember you from station hill Cavaliers. My brother cutting your hair. You where a nice person. Derrick.

  19. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse September 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    My sympathy to the family…Rest In Peace…

  20. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis September 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    May he rest in peace

  21. Schotherapy Internationale Day Spa
    Schotherapy Internationale Day Spa September 14, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    RIP fella.

  22. Maureen Burgess
    Maureen Burgess September 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Wow, good men do die Young, sleep on my friend.

  23. Everton Henry September 14, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    RIP my friend,a quiet spirit.A great fight wonderful example.

  24. Greengiant September 15, 2017 at 1:48 am

    We had many shared sporting years together mate. Great guy, up front, honest, dependable, committed gentleman. Sad to see you go man, but RIP until we reunite someday.

    May God give strength, and courage to Ingrid, his son and the rest of the family.


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