Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sir Arlington Butler Dies Age 79

Sir Arlington Butler

Tribune Staff Reporter

SIR Arlington Butler, the first Speaker of the House of Assembly in an independent Bahamas, died Thursday night.

Sir Arlington was admitted to Princess Margaret Hospital a little over a week ago after battling a long illness. He was 79.

Opposition Leader Phillip 'Brave' Davis described Sir Arlington as "a gallant and courageous political warrior".

"Sir Arlington was an ardent proponent of and participant in this country’s progressive movement that ushered in Majority Rule, Independence and the modern Bahamas," he said in a statement.  Read more >>