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PM pays tribute to Solomon, Marshall
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has extended condolences to bereaved relatives of social activist Sheilah Solomon and veteran actor Stanley Marshall. Solomon, who had been T&T’s Unesco representative for more than 20 years, died at 82 on Monday morning. Marshall passed away on Saturday at his home in Diego Martin. Marshall, 88, was best known for his performance as Moustique in Derek Walcott’s Dream on Monkey Mountain, a role he created.
He was a founding member of Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop, along with Claude Reid and Errol Jones, andl served many times on the executive of the National Drama Association. Persad-Bissessar, in a statement yesterday, said both Solomon and Marshall distinguished themselves “through their respective contributions to culture and national development.”
The Prime Minister said she is mindful that during Solomon’s many years of activism, her strength of character, courage, and dedication contributed significantly to the strengthening of local government services and to promoting constitutional change. One of Solomon’s passions, the PM said, was her support of initiatives to improve the status and condition of women and girls worldwide and “her life’s work was of immense value to the development of T&T.”
She said Marshall will be fondly remembered for his long-standing contribution to culture, theatre and the arts. “His commitment to his craft was outstanding and serves as an inspiration to all. He was a dedicated mentor to many aspiring actors who gravitated towards him for guidance and direction,” the PM said.
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