Former Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) senator, Swanston Carbon, has died.
The 68 year-old Carbon who, according to information reaching Dominica News Online (DNO), underwent surgery at the Princess Margaret Hospital about a week ago, passed away at the hospital on Sunday morning. No details are available about the specific cause of his death.
Carbon was a long standing member of the DFP and served as a government senator in the Dame Eugenia Charles administration during the period 1980 – 1995.
“Swanston was a straight forward individual who said it just as he saw it; an honest person, dependable and committed, ” says Carbon’s former DFP colleague and fellow senator, Alvin Knight. “When Swanston told you he was going to do something, you could expect it to be done,” he noted.
Knight also said that Carbon was a very community minded and deeply spiritual person citing his long involvement in the Jaycees of Dominica as member and president and his active participation in the administration of his catholic church at Loubiere and by extension, the Fatima parish.
At the time of his death, he was still a very active member of the DFP.
The former Wall House resident is survived by his wife and five children.