Statement From Hon. Fred Mitchell, MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs
On the Passing of Colin Powell
18 October 2021
I learned this morning of the death of Colin Powell, the American general and diplomat. I worked with him as Foreign Minister in my first term, particularly on issues related to Haiti.
Yesterday in the CARICOM meeting, I recalled while discussing Haiti his role in the crisis of that time. I recall his life, times and work as generally thoughtful and considered. He was also an example of Caribbean success in America, one to emulate. He was the son of Jamaican parents. He was an example of success as a Black man in America. I am saddened by his passing.
On behalf of the Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis, the Government and people of The Bahamas, and in my own behalf, I extend condolences to the United States of America and his family.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Commonwealth of The Bahamas