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Holness hails Manning as a sincere advocate

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 7:35 PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the late Patrick Manning as a sincere advocate for regional integration.

The former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister passed away this morning less than 24 hours after he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukeamia.

He was 69 years old.

Holness says Manning will long be remembered for his fearless commitment and dedication to advancing the political and economic development of his country towards achieving a better quality of life for all citizens.

IN PHOTO: Patrick Manning

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Prime Minister of the twin island republic Dr Keith Rowley says Manning will be accorded a State funeral.

Rowley says Manning, who was the longest serving legislator up to the time he retired from active politics last September, dedicated his life to public service.

CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque says Manning’s death is a sad day for the regional body.