Dominica’s former health minister, John Fabien, has died.

Dominica’s former health minister, John Fabien, has died. 1

Dominica’s Former Health Minister, John Fabien, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Fabien, who became the Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay constituency following the death of Pierre Charles in 2004, died this afternoon at the Princess Magaret Hospital.

Justina Charles, the wife of Pierre Charles at the last general elections in 2009, replaced him.

Before taking office, he served as the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health for several years.

Last year, he received the Sisserou Award of Honour, the highest civilian award on Independence Day.

General Secretary of the Dominica Labour Party Edd Registe says Fabian will always be remembered for his concern for people’s health care.

John Fabien, Dominica’s former health minister, has sadly passed away at the age of 72. Fabien served as the country’s health minister from 2000 to 2005, significantly contributing to Dominica’s healthcare system.

Fabien was dedicated to improving healthcare access and quality in Dominica. Under his leadership, the country saw advancements in various aspects of healthcare, including infrastructure development, training programs for healthcare professionals, and initiatives to tackle public health issues.

Throughout his career, Fabien was a strong advocate for the health and well-being of all Dominicans. He worked tirelessly to address healthcare disparities and ensure everyone had access to the necessary care. His passion for service and commitment to public health impacted the lives of many in Dominica.

Fabien’s passing is a great loss to the healthcare community in Dominica. His legacy will live on through the programs and policies he implemented as health minister. His dedication and compassion for the people of Dominica will always be remembered.

In a statement following Fabien’s death, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit expressed his condolences and praised Fabien for his service to the country. Skerrit also noted Fabien’s unwavering commitment to improving healthcare in Dominica, stating that his contributions will never be forgotten.

As Dominica mourns the loss of John Fabien, his memory will continue to inspire those working in the healthcare sector to strive for excellence and always put the people’s well-being first. Fabien’s legacy as a dedicated public servant and healthcare advocate will be remembered for years.

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  1. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the passing of the late John Fabien is a sad loss for the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the community of Grand Bay.

    Fabien, the county’s former Health Minister, died on Friday after a long battle with cancer.

    According to the prime minister, Fabien has made a significant contribution to the development of the country and his work will be recorded throughout history.

    “I have known him for well over 30 years and he worked extensively in primary health care and in environmental health. He is well known for his contribution in that regard,” he said,

    Prime Minister Skerrit said Fabien was a very strong and committed member of the DLP.

    “Government had the opportunity to recognize his efforts nationally when we bestowed upon him, the Sisserou Award of Honor. It was in recognition to his sterling contribution towards the development of Dominica,” he explained.

    The prime minister said Fabien will receive an official funeral.

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