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Minister Bartlett to Represent Prime Minister at Patrick Manning’s Funeral

Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett
Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett

The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism will represent the Most Honourable Prime
Minister Andrew Holness at the funeral service for the late former Prime Minister of Trinidad and
Tobago, Patrick Manning. The service will take place on Saturday, July 9 at the Holy Trinity
Cathedral, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad commencing at 10:00am.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Manning was an outstanding Caribbean leader who contributed to
regional security and the political and economic development of his country.

Other members of the Government and Opposition have expressed their sadness at the passing of
Manning with Prime Minister Holness leading by signing a condolence book at the Trinidad and Tobago
High Commission in Kingston on Sunday, July 3.

The former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister died on Saturday, July 2.
Minister Bartlett leaves the island today (Friday, July 8) and will return on Sunday.


As you may be aware there has been a rocky relationship between Trinidad & Tobago due to deportation or detention of Jamaicans at their port of entry.

Jamaican nationals have been held in “sub standard conditions” based on reports from detainees.

This conduct is considered to be a violation of the no hassle entry as a Caribbean national to another Caribbean Island.

Dr. Keith Rowley, PM of Trinidad & Tobago plans to visit Jamaica in July to try to smooth out any kinks in our relationship as Caribbean governments.

We wish Minister Bartlett a safe trip and joins with Jamaica and others to express our sympathy at the death of their former two time PM Patrick Manning 69.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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