Former president of the Senate Dr Linda Baboolal has died.
CNC3 news understands Dr Baboolal died at 4.44 this morning at the Mt Hope Hospital.
The 78-year-old politician had been ailing for some time.
Dr Baboolal was this country's first female president of the senate.
She served in this position between 2002 and 2007.
She also held several ministerial portfolios under the People's National Movement.
In the wake of her passing, the party has issued a statement saying that they join the nation in prayer for the repose of her soul and that they thank her widower, Dr Michael Baboolal and their children, and grandchildren, for sharing the late Dr. Linda Bbaboolal with the party, and the nation, for her close to 30 years of public service.