Condolences continue to pour in for the late principal of the St. John’s Temple Academy, Dinson Parker.
The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission (ABEC) is the latest entity to express its sadness at Parker’s sudden passing.
ABEC recounts that, as part of his civic duty, Parker facilitated the Commission by giving permission for the use of Temple Academy as a polling station in St. John’s Rural West.
Over the years, only a nominal contribution was made for the use of private buildings, ABEC says.
The Commission says it “is grateful to Mr. Parker and [had] informed him in a letter at the end of each electoral process.”
“Deepest condolences are extended to Mr. Parker’s family, as well as to the staff and pupils of Temple Academy,” ABEC says in a statement.
Parker is being remembered as a hard and dedicated principal who held high academic standards and always pushed for the best from his students and teachers.
His body was discovered at the school on Tuesday, at about 6:45 a.m., by a teacher, and pronounced dead by a medical doctor several hours later.
Parker reportedly had complained of feeling unwell on Monday, February 28, and had visited the hospital.
However, he returned to the school later that afternoon and continued with his duties.
All classes at the school have been cancelled until further notice.