|2010: Manning and Rowley hold hands to symbolically end their hostility|
In making the announcement Rowley also said flags would fly at half mast until the funeral.
Rowley described the former Prime Minister as "a visionary, a patriot and a Caribbean man who always strived for excellence."
He added that Manning "made development and the well being of Trinidad and Tobago a priority and in doing so dedicated his life to serving our twin island state."
He said up until his death Manning was a "source and inspiration to a generation of national and regional leaders who still sought his counsel even after he left public life."
|Rowley media release. Click on it to read it in a new, larger window.|