John Fabien

Dominica’s Former Health Minister John Fabien died on Friday afternoon at the Princess Margaret following a long battle with cancer.

His death was confirmed by the General Secretary of the Dominica Labour Party Ed Registe who told Dominica News Online that Fabien would always be remembered for his concern for the health care of people.

Fabien became the Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay constituency following the death of Pierre Charles in 2004.

He was replaced by Justina Charles in  the 2009 general elections.

Registe said Fabien had been ailing for some time and earlier in the week, his death looked imminent.

He said Fabien served the Dominica Labour Party and his country with a passion.

“He was one who was always concerned about the welfare of people. Mr. Fabien spoke to some of us and even while he was sick he advised us that we should continue to do what is right,” he said.

Registe said it was a sad moment for Fabien’s family and members of the DLP.

“He was a die-hard DLP member who served his country with distinction,” Registe noted.

In November 2011, Fabien received the Sisserou Award of Honour, Dominica’s second highest award.