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Estwick hailed for his caring side

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FORMER Cabinet minister and attorney-at-law, the late Tyrone Cecil Estwick, was a stickler for detail and a tower of strength for young lawyers.Opposition Senator and attorney-at-law, Arthur Holder hailed Estwick in the Upper House of Parliament yesterday, and was joined by several senators in lavishing praise on Estwick, a former Minister of Education, who passed away last month at the age of 54.“He was a resource person and was always there for young attorneys. He knew his craft. He was not only well respected by his colleagues but by the Bench,” Estwick said.Holder told the Senate that throughout the period of Estwick’s ailment he was resolute and firm.Senator Maxine McClean spoke glowingly of Estwick, whom she described as a very good friend. “There was much about Tyrone to admire. I will always remember his meticulousness and impeccable presence. Like everyone else he had his faults, but he also made his mark in many ways,”  said McClean,  who offered deepest sympathy to his family.President of the Senate, Branford Taitt, said he wintered and summered with Estwick, who served with him in the Democratic Labour Party. “He was one of the truly, diligent workers in the field of politics,” Taitt said.Senator and Dean Emeritus, Harold Crichlow said Estwick made a contribution not only in law but in the field of politics.Senators Jepter Ince and Reginald Hunte were of the view that  Estwick was a powerful personality, who was not afraid to call a spade a spade. (MK)