John Horne. (iWN file photo)

John Horne, a former Member of Parliament under the New Democratic Party (NDP) administration, died Monday morning at the age of 76.

NDP Vice-President St. Clair Leacock confirmed this to iWitness News, saying that the former West Kingstown representative died at home in Cane Garden around 1 a.m.

iWitness News understands that Horne was being treated for prostate cancer and other complications.

Horne represented West Kingstown from 1984 to 2001, when he lost to Rene Baptiste of the Unity Labour party, which swept to office, ending the NDP’s 17-year management of the nation’s affairs.

During his time as a Member of Parliament, Horne served as a cabinet minister, with responsibilities for education, culture, and trade under then prime minister, Sir James Mitchell.

17 replies on “Former MP John Horne has died”

  1. Arnold Thomas says:

    Shocked to learn of the passing of John Horne. Many memories of attending ACP/EU Conferences with him in Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Benin. Condolences to the family RIP Brother.

  2. C. ben-David says:

    Let us never forget the cold blooded murder of his ex-girlfriend at high daytime in front of the Central Kingstown police headquarters by lawyer Mark Williams whose insanity plea for this premeditated act earned him a wickedly short five years in prison.

  3. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The reality is that bad or negative things happen to good people also. My only aid during this sad news of the passing of a dynamic person, this gentleman, this industrialist-of-humility, is in knowing that there is another Angel on Heaven’s greeting committee. RIP John.

  4. Kenneth A Little says:

    Condolences to John Horne’s family from kenneth Little. May he rest in peace , a friend who will be greatly missed.

  5. Ricardo Francis says:

    My condolences to his family.

    May his soul rest in eternal peace for all seasons!

    As the saying goes: I knew him, in passing.

    Ricardo Francis, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Waiting and in the Making

  6. Hashtag Prince says:

    A man who served well in his era. A true son of the soil.

    A well polished, spoken representative of the people, who was endeared by many.

    Condolences to the Horne Family and other relatives.

    May He Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory!

  7. Brensley (Bren) Bonadie says:

    Very shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing. I remember him fondly as we both worked at Barclays many years ago. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. Geoff Nanton says:

    I knew John at SVGS and he was always an inspiration to myself and others in the lower school. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  9. Condolences to the family. The God of your night is still the God of your day. Mr Horne was a people’s person.

  10. Edgar P K (Stolly) Samuel says:

    I am saddened at the passing of John, I knew him very well as we are both from Kingstown, and members of St. Georges Cathedral, I had lunch at his home when a number of us from overseas attended the reunion of SVBGS in 2005. and again in 2015 on another of my visits, he actually announced me as a visitor to the Cathedral then. May he Rest In Peace

  11. Rosie McIntosh says:

    He was a very good friend from school days his aunt Miss Horne taught our family music. He was a very kind person and looked out for everybody. My condolences to his wife and children. May he rest in peace until we meet again. Farewell my friend. Rosie

  12. Monica Wolkowski says:

    To Jeanne and family, condolences. Memories begin when as children we performed in the Anglican Mothers’ Union choir that sang at the then “must attend annual concert” at the Peace Memorial Hall! Trained and practised by his Aunt and Weston Lewis, music icons of St. Vincent! John went on to leave his mark in so many parts of SVG history. Much appreciated his lead in that memorable tour of the Kingstown Chorale to Toronto, and so enjoyed visiting the Chorale’s practice sessions or performances in SVG when we visited. Roots of his decency and stewardship run deep! He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace!

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