Well-known political figure Terence Bethel passes

Well-known political figure Terence Bethel passes
The late Terence Bethel.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) National Vice Chairman Terence Bethel passed away at his home yesterday, the party’s chairman, Fred Mitchell, confirmed in a statement.

“I regret to confirm the death and passing of our friend and brother PLP National Vice Chairman Terence Bethel,” Mitchell said.

“This is stunning, shattering and sad.

“He was a pillar of strength to the PLP. One day, I had hoped he would have the opportunity to serve in the front line. He was full of energy and ideas and loved to teach the young the ways of the country and the party.

“Sadly, we have lost another repository of our country and party’s history and traditions.

“I trusted him implicitly. He was the go-to man for me personal, business and official. A sharp mind.”

Mitchell recalled a past “list of accomplishments” he achieved with Bethel, and said he was close with some of Bethel’s family members.

“It pains us all to recite these words but in your honor we must: on behalf of the leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, the Hon Philip Brave Davis, and Mrs Davis, our Deputy Leader Chester Cooper, our entire parliamentary team and officers and supporters and from me personally, we express our heartfelt condolences as we say ‘go with God,’” Mitchell said.

“We miss you. Rest in peace.”