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Former PM Manning mourns former President Robinson
Following is the full statement issued by former Prime Minister Patrick Manning after the death of former President and Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson.
I mourn with my fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago on the passing of former President and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Mr. A.N.R. Robinson.
He has secured a place in the history of this blessed nation as one who has served in public life over several decades, dedicating himself to the service of the public and making significant and impactful decisions over his tenure both as Prime Minister and as President.
Mr. Robinson will be remembered for his courage and bravery in the many dire circumstances he encountered as Prime Minister, most significant of which, was the 1990 attempted coup.
We thank God for the long and fulfilling life that he has lived in the face of the many challenges. On behalf of my family, the constituents of San Fernando East and myself, I send my sincere condolences to the family of the late Mr. Robinson.
I especially acknowledge the special place that Mr. Robinson holds in the hearts of the people of Tobago, his homeland.
I pray that God Almighty will comfort all who mourn at this time of loss.
May his soul rest in peace.