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Lloyd Algernon Best
(27 February 1934 – 19 March 2007)
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The Honourable Lloyd Algernon Best, OCC
Intellectual, Columnist, Professor, and Economist

The Honorable Lloyd Algernon Best (27 February 1934 – 19 March 2007) was a Trinidadian intellectual, columnist, professor, and economist.

Early life and education

Best attended the Tacarigua Anglican School and Queen's Royal College, in Port of Spain. He won an island scholarship and graduated from the University of Cambridge and Oxford University.

Career

In 1957 Best joined the Faculty of the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, as a Research Fellow.

He remained as a Professor in Economics until 1976, when he resigned to work full-time at Tapia House, a political, social and economic organisation. Tapia House was unsuccessful in gaining seats in the 1976 elections, but some the party's members helped form the National Alliance for Reconstruction, which won the 1986 General Elections.

He was Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1974–1975 and 1981-1983. He was also the founder of the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies (known since 2007 as the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies).

Even though he was in failing health, two weeks before his death Best was hard at work with his colleague and fellow Tapia house member, Eric St Cyr completing his newest work titled Economic Policy and Management Choices: A Contemporary Economic History of Trinidad and Tobago, 1950-52.

Honours and awards    

Lloyd Best was the recipient of the Order of the Caribbean Community, conferred in 2003.

In 2006, Best recieved a Honorary Doctor of Letters for contribution to regional intellectual advancement from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine

Personal life

He was twice married, first (1958–2006) to Christiane Best with whom he had four children and is survived by his second wife, journalist Sunity Maharaj with whom he had two daughters.

Death

He died at his home, aged 73, from prostate cancer and diabetes.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Best
http://www.caricom.org/jsp/projects/personalities/lloyd_best.jsp?menu=projects
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Occupation Intellectual, Columnist, Professor, and Economist
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Date of Birth 27 February 1934
Place of Birth Tunapuna, Trinidad
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Date of Death 19 March 2007 (aged 73)
Place of Death Tunapuna, Trinidad
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Notable Accomplishments
Order of the Caribbean Community: 2003
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