In the midst of a hectic campaign for re-election, Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management Dr David Estwick has been thrown into a state of mourning.
Estwick is grieving the death yesterday of his mother, Ernesta Bowman, who was said to be in her 80s.
Her death comes at the height of campaigning by Estwick’s Democratic Labour Party (DLP) for a third straight term in office, with general elections due here next Thursday.
However, the firebrand politician was still present on stage for tonight’s DLP manifesto launch at Oistins, Christ Church.
Estwick lost his father early in his life and his brother Tyrone Estwick, a former Minister of Education and Culture and attorney at law, died on June 5, 2010.