Dr Bernard Yankey is dead

Kairi Fm News Reports reaching Kairi news indicates that Dr. Yankey was involved in a traffic accident over the weekend.

yankeyMeantime Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dr Francis Severin says Yankeys passing is a great loss for Dominica.

Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus Dr Francis Severin
Dr. Yankey held several hats including the first president of the Dominica State College, chairman of the Agricultural Industrial Development (AID) Bank in 2003 and as the chairman of the Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation (DBMC).
Former Agriculture Minister Arthie Martin remembers Yankey as an all-rounder who was committed to the development of Dominica.

He says Yankey played a pivotal role in the country’s agriculture sector.
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Martin says Yankey also opened doors of opportunity for several Dominicans.

He was a former director of the Economic Affairs Secretariat, of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Antigua, and formerly the OECS High Commissioner to Canada.
Dr. Yankey received the Sisserou Award of Honour in 1983 during Dominica’s independence celebrations.
Yankee was a close associate of deceased Prime Minister Dame Mary Eugenia Charles.