We were deeply grieved to learn of the death of former secretary general of CARICOM and Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, Sir Alister McIntyre, over the weekend.
Sir Alister matched his extraordinary record of accomplishment in the field of academia and economics with grace and honour off it.
The Caribbean has truly lost one of its leading academics and statesmen, whose sharp mind and deep analysis of the challenges facing the region will be truly missed.
Sir Alister was one of three leading Caribbean personalities that formed the committee, set up 12 years ago by the West Indies Cricket Board, now CWI, to review the governance of West Indies cricket.
The committee was chaired by former Jamaica prime minister P.J. Patterson and also included Guyanese business executive and author Ian McDonald. They presented a seminal work which still reverberates to this day and has helped to shape some of the governance and operational policies of the organization.
Only last week, we announced that Jamaica senator Don Wehby will lead a task force to continue that work of reviewing the corporate governance of CWI and will use the report produced by that committee as the basis to understand how far the organization has progressed and how much further it needs to go.
On behalf of the Directors, Management and Staff of Cricket West Indies, we join with the rest of the Caribbean community in expressing our sincere condolences to Sir Alister’s family and friends, and may they all find comfort and peace at this difficult time.