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Golding pays tribute

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Golding pays tribute

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Prime Minister Bruce Golding said today that former Trinidad and Tobago president Sir Ellis Clarke who died on Thursday night will be remembered as a “true giant and strong advocate for constitutional reform”.
Golding, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, said that Sir Ellis will also be remembered for the role he played as Trinidad and Tobago’s chief architect and grandfather of its Constitution, which remains the supreme law today
Sir Ellis, who served as head of state between 1976 and 1987, died more than a month after he suffered a massive stroke. He celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday and was the recipient of the Trinity Cross, the then highest award of the oil-rich twin island republic.
In his message, Golding said Sir Ellis will be remembered “throughout the region as a true giant and strong advocate for constitutional reform.
“My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all whose lives were forever changed because of Sir Ellis Clarke. He has left a lasting legacy, through a life that was well lived for the benefit of his country. The people of Trinidad and Tobago will always cherish his memory,” Golding said. (CMC)