Grange Regrets the Passing of former Maroon Leader Noel Prehay

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has noted with sadness the passing of former Scotts Hall Maroon Colonel, Noel Prehay.

Minister Grange said that one of the things that Colonel Prehay will be remembered for was his call for the British government to pay what he said was Britain’s two centuries old debt to the Maroons.

“We recall Colonel Prehay declaring that all Maroons should come together to make representation to the British Government to honour the debt, which resulted from commitments made by Britain in the treaty that ended its war with the Maroons in 1738.”

Miss Grange said Colonel Prehay, who was Colonel for 33 years and the longest serving leader of the Windward Maroons, had steadily maintained the tradition of the solid leadership that his predecessors and compatriots had come to be known for.

The Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister expressed condolences to Colonel Prehay’s widow, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and to Colonel Pink the current Colonel and people of Scott’s Hall. 




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