Tuesday 11 December, 2018

TTOC remembers Richards as a passionate supporter of sports and youth

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee is today expressing its condolences and offering a tribute to the late former President of Trinidad and Tobago, Professor Maxwell Richards.

In a release, the TTOC explained that the Office of President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the Patron of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association.

It said that during his time as President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Professor George Maxwell Richards and Dr Ramjohn-Richards were always supportive of Team Trinidad and Tobago. 

It says his support remained unwavering in good and bad times and that his generosity of spirit, respect, compassion and kindness were attributes that stood out and served as inspiration.

“When required he offered words of advice. His commitment to Trinidad and Tobago served as an exemplary example of patriotism. He was aware and knowledgeable about the values and the philosophy of Olympism. He was passionate about sport, youth and young people.”

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee extended its deepest condolences to Dr Jean Ramjohn- Richards, their son and daughter, friends and colleagues.

The TTOC said, “His passing as sad as it is will serve to remind us all of the measure of Professor George Maxwell Richards. His positive and elegant contribution to Trinidad and Tobago. His humility, dignity and connection with the people of Trinidad and Tobago will not be forgotten. In more ways than one, he contributed to the positive development of Trinidad and Tobago. An unwavering embrace of Trinidad and Tobago's culture and exemplary connection with people from all walks of life while holding the highest office in Trinidad and Tobago served as an example of how to carry the weight of high office and still remain connected to the ordinary man and woman.”

Professor Maxwell Richards passed away from congested heart failure on Monday.

He will be laid to rest in a State funeral on Wednesday.

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