Nicholas Brathwaite

Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite OBE (8 July 1925 – 28 October 2016) was the prime minister of Grenada from 1983 to 1984 and from 1990 to 1995.[2]

Sir Nicholas Brathwaite

5th Prime Minister of Grenada
In office
16 March 1990  1 February 1995
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralReginald Palmer
Preceded byBen Jones
Succeeded byGeorge Brizan
Chairman of the Interim Advisory Council
In office
9 December 1983  4 December 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralPaul Scoon
Preceded byHudson Austin
Succeeded byHerbert Blaize
Personal details
Born(1925-07-08)8 July 1925
Carriacou, Grenada
Died28 October 2016(2016-10-28) (aged 91)
St. George's, Grenada
Political partyNational Democratic Congress
Spouse(s)Pansy Brathwaite (?–2009; her death)[1]

Brathwaite was born in Carriacou, Grenada. Following the 1983 invasion of Grenada, Brathwaite, a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was appointed by Governor-General Sir Paul Scoon to reestablish the Grenadian government. Brathwaite became prime minister and chairman of the advisory council in December 1983, when American troops withdrew. He led Grenada's return to democracy, and served as prime minister for a year, until his party lost the December 1984 elections. The NDC won the 1990 elections, and he served as prime minister again from March 1990 to February 1995. He also served as foreign minister during some of that time. He resigned shortly before the 1995 elections, which the NDC lost. He was appointed an OBE in 1975 and was knighted in 1995. He died on 28 October 2016 at the age of 91.[3]


  1. "Lady Pansy Brathwaite dies". 18 January 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. "Worlds Statesman".
  3. "Former Grenadian PM Nicholas Brathwaite dies". Jamaica Observer. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hudson Austin
Chairman of the Interim Advisory Council
9 December 1983 – 4 December 1984
Succeeded by
Herbert Blaize
Preceded by
Ben Jones
Prime Minister of Grenada
16 March 1990 – 1 February 1995
Succeeded by
George Brizan
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