Condolences On The Passing Of Patrick Manning

July 5, 2016

[Updated] The PLP said they join the people of Trinidad and Tobago in mourning the passing of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who died on Saturday at age 69 after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Mr. Manning entered politics in 1971, and served as Prime Minister from 1991 to 1995 and again from 2001 to 2010.

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A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins the people of Trinidad and Tobago in mourning the passing of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

“The two term Prime Minister and former leader of the People’s National Movement was a friend of Bermuda and we were honored to host him as our keynote speaker at the PLP Annual Banquet back in the 90s.

“Our prayers, thoughts and best wishes are with his family, the PNM and the people of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Update 3.43pm: Earlier today, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. The Hon. Keith Rowley, MP to extend Bermuda’s condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Manning.

In an excerpt from the Premier’s letter, he wrote: “On behalf of the people of Bermuda, please accept our condolences on the passing of Mr. Patrick Manning.

“Mr. Manning served his country well… His overall contribution and leadership throughout the Caribbean community and region will be remembered. Bermuda keeps you in our thoughts as you mourn this distinguished statesman, patriot and leader of vision.”

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