The flocculation of statements and media expostulations over the last few weeks have been subtle. But the Guardian’s front page on Monday was a smack in the face—Race Hate.
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PM: Karen de Montbrun championed business competitiveness
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the late president of the T&T Manufacturers Association (TTMA), Karen de Montbrun, as a leader who worked tirelessly to promote T&T and the country’s manufacturing sector. De Montrun passed away on April 14. “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Karen de Montbrun, who succumbed to her two-year long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Hers was a life of determination and achievement, cut short at the age of 63.
“Mrs de Montbrun was a woman who was driven, accomplished, and stood as a true inspiration for young women in our country, and indeed all in Trinidad and Tobago. In the private sector especially, she was seen as leader whose every action epitomised dignity and grace.
“She was the first woman President of the TTMA, serving two successful terms. And as one of our nation’s leading women in the private sector, her rise to the Presidency heralded tireless work and effort in promoting the TTMA’s mandate and our country’s manufacturing sector,” read the PM’s statement.