This country has lost one of its most senior practicing legal luminaries.
Queen’s Counsel Parnel ‘PR’ Campbell died last night after battling health issues.
Campbell’s death came on a night that ‘The Law and You’ half-hour television programme he founded and hosted is broadcast.
‘The Law and You,’ a public education programme, is celebrating its 24th year this month, having begun airing in April 1997 on the indigenous SVG TV which has been sponsoring the programme since its sixth year.
Campbell served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice under the James Mitchell-led administration from 1987 to 1985.
Campbell, while studying at the University of the West Indies, won a calypso competition with his song ‘Buy your own Cigarette’ – the title which became a popular slang in the 1970s.