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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
PRESS RELEASE : the passing of Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning
The President General, Central Executive, Staff and membership of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union(ATGWTU) would like to extend sincere and heartfelt condolences to the wife and family on the untimely and sudden passing of the our former Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning.
The Union wishes to place on record that Mr. Manning made a monumental contribution to the historical, political and socio –economic development of Trinidad and Tobago and its people. Additionally, he will always be remembered as someone who was deeply committed to regional integration, the West Indian identity and a Caribbean man.
Whilst the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union recognises that Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region will be poorer with his passing, we are firm in our conviction that the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago will dig deep within our resolve to ensure that his legacy and contribution will continue to play a part in the continued quest for nation building and development and that also of the West Indian people.
We will conclude that in death there is also life and the work and legacy of Mr. Manning with continue to live on.
Nirvan Maharaj (Attorney at Law) President General (ATGWTU) Political Leader (NSA) 3rd Vice President (NATUC)