Saturday, March 16, 2013

OBIT: Tajmool Hosein dies at age 92

Respected Queens Counsel Tajmool Hosein has died. He was 92.He was a member of the board of the Trinidad Express Newspapers and the father of attorney Faarees Hosein, board member of Caribbean Communications Network (CCN), parent company of the Express and TV6.

One Caribbean Media's (OCM) group chief executive officer Dawn Thomas said Friday "served as chairman for several years with distinction and has contributed in a meaningful way to the success of the Express. His passing is a great loss to Trinidad and Tobago." 

Former Express managing director and CCN chairman, Ken Gordon, described Hosein as "an exemplary patriot whose great abilities as a leader, lawyer, politician and thinker has left the country so much better for having had such a son".

Hosein qualified as a barrister in 1946 and became an expert in constitutional law.

In 1961, he joined the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and won the Chaguanas seat in the general election that year. He served as an MP until 1966 and was a 
member of the delegation that attended the Malborough House conference in England in 1962 to formulate the Constitution for an independent Trinidad & Tobago.

Hosein said his role at the 
Malborough House conference was to do what was necessary to ensure that the conference was successful and "that the people of Trinidad and Tobago would be the beneficiary of what arrangements we were about to embark upon...We sat from day-to-day examining every detail, every provision, and every loophole in the Constitution."

Hosein was awarded Silk in 1964 and the Trinity Cross in 1982.

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