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Premier pays final respect to tourism icon

Premier Hon. Washington Misick and Tourism Minister Hon. Josephine Connolly led a group of government parliamentarians on Saturday, May 15, to pay last respects to tourism stalwart Michael Thompson, who was a manager at Beaches Turks and Caicos at the time of his death.

The premier said although he did not know Thompson on a personal level, he observed his tenacity and meticulousness while on the job, and as such, became someone that he greatly admired.

For his part, Hon. Sean Malcolm, who shared a personal relationship with Thompson, told of the wonderful times they had together, addressing him as his big brother.

Member of Parliament for the Bight Constituency Hon. Jay Stubbs, said that Thompson became a close friend of his. He said during the general election campaign, Thompson would often call him to remind him that he was praying for him.

Pastor for the Abundant Life Ministries International, Bishop Dr. Coleta Williams said that the hotel worker extraordinaire would be remembered for his dedication to a life of service. He admonished those in attendance to become as dedicated as the late Michael Thompson on the job, in church and towards family.

Other members of parliament in attendance were Hon. Jamel Robinson and Hon. Kyle Knowles.

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