The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago laid to rest today, 9th July, 2016 an Honourable Former Prime Minister, Mr. Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning. A leader who was herald for creating Vision 2020, the blueprint for what he envisioned that this country could become.
A State Funeral for a leader who opened the door for all and sundry to access Tertiary Education, at minimal cost, while laying the foundation for an academically educated population, again by 2020. He extended a helping hand to our Caribbean neighbors, so much so, that one island declared two (2) days of mourning, for a man (who was not perfect and made mistakes, like all of us ) a leader, who believed in the concept of one (1) Caribbean and being my brothers keeper.
These are some shots of Mr. Manning’s wife, Mrs. Hazel Manning and other dignitaries arriving for the service and of the casket, draped in our National Flag, being brought to the church by the armed forces. .