Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PM Kamla pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher; "Iron Lady" legacy won't be forgotten

Official Statement by the Honourable Prime Minister upon the Passing of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher:
"It is with regret and a profound sense of loss that I have learned of the passing of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher who died at 87 years of age on Monday 8th April, 2013. 

"The United Kingdom, and indeed the world, has lost a woman who, throughout her life, has been a valuable contributor to local and global efforts to improve the well-being of those whom she served.

"Baroness Thatcher truly made history as she served three terms, the sum of 11 unbroken years at No 10 in her capacity as the first woman elected as Head of Government in the United Kingdom. 

"As the first female Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the decisiveness and ingenuity with which she led her Government serves as continuing inspiration to me personally on a daily basis.

"Former Prime Minister Thatcher, referred to also as the “Iron Lady” would always be remembered for her personal and political fortitude. Certainly, no one will forget Mrs. Thatcher’s determination to take on the most challenging of battles with a steady hand. 

"The bravery exhibited upon the attempt on her life in 1984, insisting that the Conservative Conference continue and proceeding to give a speech the following day, attests to the strength and perseverance of a great leader.

"The legacy left by the “Iron Lady” will surely never be forgotten. Indeed, her two books, based on her experiences as a world leader and a pioneering woman in the field of politics, ‘The Downing Street Years’ (1993) and ‘The Path to Power’ (1995) will most definitely serve as unofficial guides to all world leaders, particularly women, who choose life-long careers within the realm of politics.

"On behalf of my family and all of the citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I extend heartfelt condolences to the Government and the citizens of the United Kingdom. We are consoled by the fact that this great woman lived a life worth of emulation by all. May she rest in Peace Eternal."

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

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