It was late one night in the 1990s. I was sitting in the back seat of a car.
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Keith Rowley mourns Arthur NR Robinson
Following is the full statement from opposition leader Keith Rowley on the passing of Arthur NR Robinson, former President and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
Our nation started its day with the sad news of the passing of one of our most distinguished citizens. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson served us with distinction as Trinidad and Tobago's third Prime Minister and subsequently President.
Mr Robinson has left a legacy of leadership which has come to immortalise the words "Attack with full force". Even in the midst of what has become known as one of the darkest periods in our nation's history, he was resolute in his role as leader.
Mr Robinson's love for Trinidad and Tobago was aptly demonstrated through service to this twin island state and a special dedication to Tobago.
On behalf of the People's National Movement, in which Mr Robinson served as Deputy Political Leader, I acknowledge his distinguished contribution to this country's development and join the rest of the nation in mourning his loss. The country has indeed lost one of its finest citizens and thus, we are poorer for it, but so much richer for having him as one of us.