Memorabilia of Dr Eric Williams to go on permanent display at old public library

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 20:00

Memorabilia of this country's first prime minister Dr Eric Williams will soon go on permanent display at the old public library building on the corner of Knox and Chacon Street in Port-of-Spain.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart Young says the building will be leased to the University of the West Indies St Augustine for 99 years to allow for the display.

The memorabilia is currently housed at a library at UWI.

Dr Williams willed the memorabilia to his daughter, Erica Williams-Connell and Minister Young says she has agreed to the plans for it to be put on permanent display at the new location.

The building is currently under renovation and the minister says the Government will complete the renovation before passing it over to UWI.

Dr Williams was this country's prime minister from 1956 to 1981 and has been fondly dubbed "The Father of the Nation" because of his vision that took this country to independence and led to the creation of the oil and gas industry, among other things.