A man devoted to his pursuits
A tribute from Clyde Mascoll and his wife, former Democratic Labour Party Senator Cyrillene Mascoll.
A HOUSEHOLD of affection for a friend, a colleague, a confidant and a godfather!
It was a tale of two phases: one filled with hope and expectation; the other sadness and despair.
The friendship between David and Cyrillene was extra special. Having roomed together as law students in Trinidad, a special bond was forged that outlasted any temporary vicissitudes to a state of permanent love.
I had the fortune to take Cyrillene’s hand in marriage and he emceed the reception much to our delight.
He was warm without fully embracing; he was engaging without being all present but he was totally devoted to his pursuits.
His was an interesting journey that identified him from early as a prime minister, a desire he was able to fulfill. He brought several skills with him to the arena but the one which stood out was his capacity to use wit, invective and innuendo against his opponents.
He saw politics not as an intellectual pursuit but as a game of images, making him ideal for the attacking side of politics, the opposition side. It is a pity that time did not permit him to make the necessary transformation for leadership on the other side of the aisle, where defence is the order of the day.
It was a tale of two phases!
May he rest in peace and may the Lord protect and keep his family in spirit and in truth.