Michael Denis Lett
Former Cabinet Minister, Grenada
Michael Denis Lett was a Grenadian politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Michael Denis Lett was born in 1938. He attended Presentation College before pursuing a career as a Teacher. Then in 1961 he began training as a Surveyor. In 1967, he went on to pursue an advanced level course at the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) in Jamaica. He then worked as a Land Surveyor with the Ministry of Works for 33 years. In 1993, he started his own Land Surveyor’s business, which he operated at Bailles Bacolet.
Lett successfully contested the St. David seat in the 2003 and 2008 general elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). In 2008, he was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries in the Tillman Thomas led administration.
Before becoming a Minister, Lett found time to give service to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Catholic Church Council and to several sporting organizations in his constituency.
Michael was a widower, and the father of six children - Eleanor, Garvin, Pauline, Ivor, Alicia, and Nadine. He was also the adopted father of Charmaine Kathyann Miller.
Lett died on 27 January 2013 of prostate cancer, less than 21 days before Grenadians went to the poll to elect a new government. Despite his ill health, Lett served as a government minister until his death. He had however not been named as a candidate for the February 19 poll. Lett was 74. His funeral service was held on 4 February 2013 at the St. David’s R. C. Church, followed by entombment at the Family Cemetery, St. David.