Osborne Riviere addresses the UN General Assembly as Dominica’s Foreign Minister (United Nations Photo)

Former government minister and member of parliament for the Colihaut constituency, Osborne Riviere, has died.

According to information reaching DNO, the 85 year-0ld Riviere died on Thursday, November 23, 2017, in Martinique where he had been receiving medical attention.

Riviere served as foreign minister in the DLP administration led by former Prime Minister Pierre Charles and became acting Prime Minister for a short while following Charles’ death in 2003 prior to the swearing-in of Roosevelt Skerrit as Prime Minister.

He left politics in 2005, fell ill a few years ago and had been ailing since.