Former school teacher, credit unionist, politician, James Alexander passes away

James Alexander

Former school principal, credit unionist and politician, James Alexander of Grand Bay, has passed away.

Alexander died this morning the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. He was 73.

Alexander was a former Principal of the Pierre Charles Secondary School. He also served as the Secretary of the Co-operative Societies League and Second Vice President of the National Youth Council.

In 2014, the school teacher-turned-politician, was the United Workers Party’s candidate for the Grand Bay constituency in Dominica’s general election.

Alexander was educated at the Tete Morne Government School and the St. Mary’s Academy. He later attended the Dominica Teachers College, The University of the West Indies and the Guyana School of Agriculture. He was the holder of a Bachelor of Education Degree with honours in Educational Administration, a Diploma in Agriculture and Certificate in Management and Supervision.

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12 Comments

  1. Asha benjamin
    August 16, 2021

    He was also one of the founders of the Grand Bay credit Union

  2. August 16, 2021

    The Christian family extends its condolences to Teacher Alexander who was a fine teacher at Grandbay and a community development activist. Alexander was a former Saint Mary’s Academy Cadet and worked mightily with the leadership of the Dominica Cadet Corps to launch the first-ever cadet unit at Grandbay in October 2003. He can be seen in the Youtube documentary at the cadet induction ceremony, alongside the late Prime Minister Pierre Charles (another cadet veteran) explaining the value of the cadet corp program. He stressed the importance of discipline and law-abiding behavior in the development process. Listen to his message here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4r_BI3AwM&t=3119s. May his soul rest in peace, and his family find comfort in our prayers. Finally, may our island folk find value in perpetuating the legacy of a true nation builder.

  3. Josephine francis
    August 15, 2021

    That’s the best teacher ever he was a father to Mang in my days of school in wotten waven I would like to send condolences to his family especially his wife and two children hold on strong the lord will help you all through may he rest in peace he will be missed

  4. Roy Liverpool
    August 15, 2021

    I’m very sad to hear that uncle James has passed away. My deepest sympathy goes to Lilian, Roderick and his wife Jacqueline. It has been a honour to have had him as an uncle. He will be missed but won’t be forgotten.

  5. %
    August 15, 2021

    R.I.P Mr Alexander.
    Your work will continue to shine on earth amongst those that you nurtured into good citizens.

  6. Eugene Francis
    August 15, 2021

    Indeed was a very nice man, deepest sympathies to his family.
    May his soul rest in peace.

  7. Josephine francis
    August 14, 2021

    He was the best and loving teacher ever he taught me at the Wotton waven primary school I would like to send condolences to his wife and children hold on strong the lord will hold you all through RIP SIR ❤️❤️

  8. Josephine francis
    August 14, 2021

    That’s was the best teacher ever he taught me in the Wotton waven primary school I will never forget him I would like to send condolences to his family especially his wife and children hold strong the lord will hold you all through

  9. JEANINE
    August 14, 2021

    Deepest condolences to Lillian and family be strong and of good courage

  10. Past student
    August 14, 2021

    I can say that he was the best principal one could ever ask for. He was kind, considerate and loving. He look out for all his students and was very strict on discipline. He will always be remembered. Rest in eternal peace Sir.

  11. Semaj
    August 14, 2021

    MR. Alexander was a father to many students and a role model. May his soul rest in peace

  12. En Ba LA
    August 14, 2021

    I am sad. I worked with Mr. Alexander while he was Principal of the Grand Bay Primary School and on his return from studies when he took up Principal of the Grand bay Secondary School first which was later renamed Pierre Charles Secondary School. I knew Mr. Alexander involved with the Scouts way back then and a person close to the catholic church. I remember him serving as Principal at other schools – Bagatelle Primary School.

    The Grand Bay Primary School yard pavement project was undertaken by Mr. Alexander and the beautification of the schools both Pierre Secondary and Grand Bay Primary Schools grounds – back when he was at the Primary School and then the Secondary Level.

    Mr. Alexander he really liked to see people advance. He helped people in the community – everything from letter writing to recommendation for jobs – he did his part.
    To Jacqueline his wife, Roderick his son and Lilian(Teacher) his daughter as well as his brother and family I extend my sympathies.

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