Football fraternity in mourning
Rohan Primus
November 24, 2023
Football fraternity in mourning

The local Football fraternity is in mourning, following the sudden death of referee Rohan Primus, who died suddenly on Monday night, November 20.

Primus, 43, at the time of his death, was regarded as one of the most dedicated match officials.

According to a release from the secretariat of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Association, Primus exemplified being a “devoted match official”.

The release pointed out that Primus was one who “never shied away from appointments and consistently approaching adversity with positivity, seeking the best solutions in every situation… His calmness, jovial and helpful spirit made him a true example of a team player.”

Likewise, the SVG Referees Association, underscored Primus’s commitment overall.

In their release, the Association stated that Primus, “was an outstanding father with a burning passion for the game of Football and his contribution towards elevating the sport here in St Vincent and the Grenadines was that of a referee”.

Furthermore, Primus was described in the Association’s release, as “humble in nature; one who was willing and could have been called upon even at short notice, rest assure he would made himself available”.

Primus was in the national spotlight last year, when he was at the receiving of an altercation with Shemorie Baptiste in a First Division match between Greiggs and SV United, in the the SVGFF National Club Championships at the Chili Playing Field on November 6.

As a consequence, Baptiste was banned for 36 months, from all football activities under the aegis of the SVGFF.