Deborah Backer’s wit, brilliance recalled as her passing mourned

Sharp, witty, fierce yet sensitive and patriotic were some of the words used to describe former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Deborah Backer who died early yesterday morning at the Davis Memorial Hospital following months of illness.

An attorney-at-law by profession, Backer was mostly remembered for her wittiness in the National Assembly and as a quick thinker on her feet.

The 54-year-old mother of two fell ill late last year and subsequently resigned from the …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.

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