BREAKING: Former UPP candidate Michael Burton dies

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Michael Burton

Michael Burton, who represented the United Progressive Party in the City South constituency in the last election, has died.

News reached the Party on Thursday afternoon, May 6, that Burton had succumbed after a long illness and treatment in the United States.

The Party’s Leadership, Executive and Membership were thrown into mourning at the loss of a brother whom they described as “always willing;” “the ultimate team player;” and a man who “never said ‘No.’”

“It was always our hope that he would come back to us and be a part of the change he longed for and worked toward,” says Political Leader Harold Lovell on behalf of his colleagues. “He made a decision and gave a commitment to this Party and he honoured it.”

“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his entire family, but especially to his wife and children,” Lovell adds. “We feel and share their loss.”

The former Deputy Political Leader, Willmoth Daniel, was also shaken by the news, saying, “This hit me hard.” And former Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and his family shared their grief at the passing of Burton, whom they considered a friend.

The aspiring politician, who was fondly tagged“Burton for Certain,” was a well-known businessman in the Ovals/Ottos community and, before that, served the United States Army in the Middle East.

A committed “loyal son of Joseph,” Burton also served his alma mater, St. Joseph’s Academy, as a PTA president, and was a supporter of the Mary E. Piggott Primary School; the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Catholic Church; and the Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda.

He attended South College and was a graduate of Alabama State University, where he earnied a degree in Business Administration.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. OH WOW! This is came as a total shock.

    Condolences to his family on what many would consider to be an untimely passing. May you find comfort in this most challenging time.

    RIP young man. Soar well, soar well.

  2. I am shocked by this news. Mr. Burton was a fine young man. May his family find solace in their grief. His wife, children, parents, other relatives and friends take heart that he is now rested and at peace.
    R.I.E.P Mr. Michael Burton.

  3. RIP my Brother and condolences to the family. A tragic loss to the family and Antigua and Barbuda at a relatively young age. No one knows what your contribution to this country could have been.

  4. Wow! Very sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones. May they cherish the lovely memories they created together.

    Life is but a vapor

  5. So sad to hear of his passing. Sadly he lost is fight to death. May his immediate family, extended, and UPP family and friends find solace in the Arms of sweet Deliverance. I know he has lived a remarkable young life and that there is a place for people like Me Michael Burton
    May is soul rest in peace..RIP Mickey😞😞

  6. God is beyond good he is GREAT may he be merciful and accept you in the Kingdom and show you all that was promised. Much Love my Brother don’t despair we will see you again Blessings Blessings .

  7. Sad indeed. And such a young and promising life. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace.

  8. Gone to soon Miki. rest in peace and rise in glory.Condolences to your family and also to UPP.

  9. RIP. Although our friendship didn’t last into adulthood, he was my best friend in primary school.

  10. Heartfelt condolences, especially to the immediate family, on the passing of your loved one. May God grant you the strength, faith and courage to cope with the inevitable challenges that death presents. Rest in Eternal Peace, Sir.

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