Opposition Leader Cole Simons today lamented the death Colin Powell, “who served both Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace”.

Mr Powell died at the age of 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications.

In a statement released today, Mr Simons said: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of another great man in history, General Colin L Powell.  

“Gen Powell wasn’t only an American statesman, but man whose voice resonated around the globe. He was a champion for democracy and humanity and an inspiration to both men and women in the Caribbean diaspora. 

“A man who displayed calm resolve in everything he did, Gen Powell earned the respect of many through his principles, determination, resilience and his respect for humanity. His life journey has shown us that in order to be successful, it does not matter where you come from but more so what trajectory you choose for your life despite challenges which may arise,” Mr Simons added.

“The One Bermuda Alliance extends its sincerest condolences to the family of Gen Powell, especially his wife Alma and his children, during this difficult time. Bermuda has truly lost a friend to the island.”

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