FORMER senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Trevor Farrell died on Thursday night at the St Augustine Private Hospital.

Farrell, 67, the brother of former deputy Central Bank governor and One Caribbean Media (OCM) chief executive officer, Terrence Farrell, had lectured at the university for more than 30 years.

UWI principal Clement Sankat said there was a feeling of mixed emotions at the university yesterday as it was a day dedicated to honouring those who had served for more than 25 years.

“It was a happy day today, but it was also a very sad day after we learnt of Dr Farrell’s passing,” said Sankat.

He pointed out that Farrell was also an economist and who was also one of the people who “built” the department of economics at the university.

“He served the university well and he served the country well. He retired a couple of years ago because of ill health but he also left us a bit too soon. The country need more people like Dr Farrell. I feel a great sense of loss and I would like to express my sympathy to his family,” said Sankat.

The funeral is being planned for next Thursday and an advertisement will be published with the details.