Irva Baptiste-Blackett, the composer of Grenada’s National Anthem, has died less than one year after her husband departed this world. Mrs Baptiste-Blackett died today, Tuesday, 8 September, age 96.
“It is with sadness we hear of the passing of Mrs Irva Baptiste-Blackett. Mrs Baptiste-Blackett has made a great contribution to our country, which remains an unwavering reminder of our pride and honour to be Grenadian,” said a statement from the Grenada Cultural Foundation (GCF).
An educator who has taught many outstanding citizens over her career, the release said that as a schoolteacher, she impacted the lives of thousands of citizens who are forever grateful for her contribution toward their foundation in education.