Statement From The Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party
On The Passing of Captain Alphonso Moree aka Archie
For Immediate Release
20 August 2019
I learned with great sadness this morning of the death of my long-time friend, confidante and fellow journeyman in the progressive cause Captain Alphonso Moree. He died this morning and with him ends an era for the PLP in Long Island.
Captain Moree was relentless, firm and unshakeable in his support for the party. In 1982, the late Sir Lynden Pindling asked me to serve as the National General Council member for the Clarence Town constituency. It was a reward for my assistance in the help in the successful campaign for Philip Smith for the PLP in the then North Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador seat in the House of Assembly.
It began a long and close association with Long Islanders from that day to this. For the past years since 1997, I returned to Long Island every year just after independence to meet the PLPs in Long Island. For year after year during those years, it would be me and Captain Moree in his truck going house to house from north to south. When he could no longer drive, I drove. He was great company and everyone recognized him as Mr PLP in Long Island.
The last time I saw him was our visit to Long Island at independence. The old soldier was fading away but he was enlivened by the visit with the Men’s Branch of the PLP, led by Keith Cox.
Alex Storr who was our candidate in the 2013 General Election wrote this today on hearing of the passing of Captain Moree: “Capt. Moree made sure the PLP was alive and well in Long Island even in the absence of an official candidate on the ballot for many years. May his soul Rest In Peace.”
On behalf of the Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party Philip Davis, our Deputy Leader Chester Cooper, our entire parliamentary team and the wider party across the nation, I say farewell my friend. God bless you. We will meet you in the morning.
My last visit with Capt. Moree with the PLP Men’s Branch. He is second from the right.