Michael Manley, 72, the former prime minister who took...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 08, 1997

Michael Manley, 72, the former prime minister who took Jamaica to the forefront of the developing world's nonaligned movement in the 1970s, died Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Mr. Manley had been battling prostate cancer.

In his first two terms as prime minister of the Caribbean nation, from 1972 until 1980, Mr. Manley was a firebrand socialist and champion of the nonaligned movement.

Defeated in 1980, a new Manley emerged in 1989, espousing capitalism, private investment and good relations with the United States, and won re-election. Citing health reasons, Mr. Manley resigned as prime minister March 28, 1992.

Pub Date: 3/08/97

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