Monday 6 July, 2020

Well-known activist, national awardee, Wayne Chance has died

Wayne Chance, Founder and Executive President of NGO Vision on Mission, has died. 

Chance passed away on Sunday after ailing for some time.

He was well known for his work with ex-inmates. His NGO worked with these individuals to assist them with temporary shelter and their reintegration into society. 

He received the Hummingbird Medal Silver in 2010 for his work in the sphere of community service.

The Prison Service extended condolences to his family and friends. 

"The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service recognises and acknowledges the work done by Mr. Chance and prays that his loved ones be comforted during this trying time.

May he rest in eternal peace," a statement issued on Monday read. 

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley also extended condolences on learning of Chance's passing.

Rowley remembered him as "a citizen who saw a great need in our society and took it upon himself to do something positive about it."

"He fashioned and grew a response that helped many people and in doing so saved the nation from totally discarding many of those who ran afoul of the law and paid their dues after having been sentenced," the Prime Minister continued.

The Prime Minister said his passing was a great loss to society.

"Mr. Chance was a leading light of useful activism and his passing leaves us saddened and impoverished. On behalf of the Government and a grateful people we join his family in giving thanks for his life and vision as we mourn his loss," Rowley said.

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