Son of the late Eustace Cochrane, former ABLP Minister who lost his life in a traffic collision on Tuesday, says that the country has lost an extremely generous and hardworking individual.
Neil Cochrane, Former chairman of the defunct Carnival Development Committee (CDC) who spoke to ZDK news on Wednesday said his father made significant contributions to Antigua and Barbuda and the country has indeed lost a great man.
Cochrane went on to speak about his father’s legacy stating that apart from being an incredible father, he also dedicated 27 years of his life to Parliament.
Eustace Cochrane died on Tuesday shortly before the 11th hour, after he allegedly lost control of his Suzuki jeep and collided into another vehicle on the Queen Elizabeth Highway.
The former ABLP Minister represented All Saints East & St. Luke for two terms (1984 – 1994) for the Antigua Labour Party. He failed in his bid for a third term in 1994, losing to the United Progressive Party.
The news follows the road death of Jaryl ‘Teeths” Samuel who was the second person to die from a traffic accident on Monday.
According to Lawmen, the 32 year old Freetown resident was travelling on the Jonas Road heading to the All Saints area when he lost control of his Suzuki Grand Vitara license# A20001 which slammed into a concrete culvert before flipping into a nearby gutter.
He died on his way to the Mount Dt. John’s Hospital.