“A significant loss!” Ex-PNM senator and UWI lecturer Dr Lester Henry passes away

Senior UWI lecturer and former PNM senator Dr Lester Henry passed away last night at his home from a heart attack. He celebrated his 61st birthday on Thursday 20 October.

Henry, an economist, was recently appointed to the board of the NGC and attended a board meeting shortly before his death.

Former PNM Senator Dr Lester Henry.

Henry was an ardent sports fan, with a particular fondness towards the Soca Warriors and the West Indies cricket team. He wrote a guest column for Wired868 on West Indies’ 2016 T20 World Cup triumph, which he described as “a triumph of hard work and professionalism over happy-go-lucky cricket; and not the other way around”.

A statement from the PNM described Henry’s passing as “a significant loss to both the party and the country”.


“We salute his contribution to national development in the spheres of education and politics, and we are grateful to his family for sharing him with us,” read the PNM release. “Rest now, good and faithful servant. Your work here is complete.”

Henry was the son of veteran media stalwart, Ferdie Ferreira.

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