Sunday 24 March, 2019

Opposition offers condolences on Dr Morgan Job's passing

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is joining with the national community in mourning the loss of former politician, Dr Morgan Job.

It was announced on April 23 that Job was diagnosed with last stage pancreatic cancer. A Go Fund Me account with a $50,000 target was set up to assist with his medical treatment.

Among his many accolades, Job was an economist, writer and radio personality.

In a statement issued on Sunday night, Persad-Bissessar offered condolences to his family and friends. She recalled that Job made an indelible contribution to the fields of politics and culture and was a well-known advocate for equality.

“He was unreserved in expressing his views on the political landscape and in some cases, politicians came in for harsh criticism, but his intentions were always to lift the level of debate and discourse on national issues,” she said.

Job entered Parliament in May 1997 as the Member for Tobago East following a by-election. He served as Minister of Tobago Affairs and later as Minister in the Ministry of Finance. He also acted in several ministerial capacities including Minister of National Security.  

“I was saddened to learn of his passing, after battling pancreatic cancer.”

“Trinidad and Tobago has lost a brilliant mind, and a voice in the fight for equal rights,” she stated.

 

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