THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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To: All Editors
From: The Office of Leader of the Opposition
Date: 02nd July 2016
|Patrick Manning with Kamla Persad-Bissessar in 2010|
STATEMENT FROM THE HON. KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR, SC, MP
ON THE PASSING OF MR. PATRICK MANNING
It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
On behalf all in the Parliamentary Opposition and the United National Congress, we send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to his wife, Hazel, and his sons and close relatives.
Mr Manning was Prime Minister by electoral victory three times in our history - 1991, 2002 and 2007. He is also our longest serving Parliamentarian and one of the longest serving Public Servants in the region.
Indeed, his wife Hazel has always exemplified strength and fortitude in her family, something which was clear throughout their public life.
The grief we share at his passing is, without doubt, grief that will be shared by our fellow nations in the region.
We wish the Mannings God's guidance and support and pray that the former Prime Minister will find a place of joy and rest
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition
02nd July 2016