Saturday 24 October, 2020

Former PNM Minister Fitzgerald Jeffrey has died

Pictured: Former Government Minister and Member of Parliament for La Brea Fitzgerald Jeffrey (Photo: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

Pictured: Former Government Minister and Member of Parliament for La Brea Fitzgerald Jeffrey (Photo: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago)

Former Government Minister and Member of Parliament for La Brea Fitzgerald Jeffrey has passed away.

The People's National Movement (PNM) extended condolences to his family in a Facebook post on Saturday night.

"Condolences go out to the family of former Government Minister, Ambassador and Member of Parliament for La Brea, Fitzgerald Mc Arthur Jeffrey thank you for your service to country and party. May you Rest In Peace."

Earlier this year, a GoFundMe account was set up to assist Jeffrey raise US$1 million for a lung transplant.

According to the Parliament's website, Jeffrey was first elected to the House of Representatives in November 2007, as Member for La Brea.

Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education.

He was re-elected, this time in Opposition, in 2010.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: