Ervin Knowles For Minister Of Agriculture Dies

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Statement by the Hon. Philip Brave Davis

On the passing of Ervin Knowles

For Immediate Release
20th January 2019

I am saddened to learn of the passing of a friend, colleague, builder, legislator and former Cabinet Minister in the Pindling government, Ervin Knowles after a long and courageous battle against illness.

He was known for his connection to Three Queen’s Restaurant on Wulff Road. Mr. Knowles was responsible for a number of construction and road projects in Cat Island and represented that Island with distinction from 1977, resigning in 1991. I was fortunate enough to succeed him upon his resignation in a bye election.

He also served as Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Industry in the Pindling government in addition to serving on several boards, including the chairmanship of BAIC. He was instrumental in crafting and executing the country’s agriculture and light industry policies in those formative years.

Mr. Knowles was a son of the soil, a good man who loved The Bahamas and served it well.