The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) says it has taken note of the press release issued by Hazel Manning, former Cabinet Minister and wife of the late Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
The league says that both Hazel and Mr Manning remain dear to the heart of the Women’s League, having both contributed immensely to its growth and development over the years.
US President Barack Obama has written to Hazel Manning expressing condolences on the death of her husband, former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
The letter, dated July 11th, was uploaded to Patrick Manning's still-active Facebook page this morning.
"Dear Mrs Manning,
On behalf of the American people, I extend my deepest condolences on your husband's passing.
Prime Minister Manning was guided by his commitment to strengthening Trinidad and Tobago in our time and for generations to come.
Trinidad Guardian: Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Sat Maharaj, yesterday came in for stinging condemnation by religious leaders for describing former prime minister Patrick Manning as a “racist.”
The leaders also trained their guns on Maharaj for making many disparaging statements about people in the past, which they deemed were themselves racially-charged, inappropriate and out of place.
In an interview with the T&T Guardian, head of the Islamic Front, Umar Abdullah, said at no time had Manning discriminated against his group.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has hit back at the General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarine Maharaj, who alleged that former prime minister Patrick Manning was a racist.
Dr Rowley, in a lengthy statement to the media following today's Cabinet meeting, said Maharaj's statement borders on sedition and could only have the effect of disturbing the peace.
He told the media that he maintains that this is still a free country and that people are free to express their views.
Trinidad Guardian: General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Sat Maharaj, yesterday launched an extraordinary verbal attack on former prime minister Patrick Manning, describing him as a “racist.”
In a harsh assessment totally out of step with laudatory ones heaped on Manning in the week between his death and his burial, Maharaj said he and several members of the public came to that conclusion on a talk show programme on Radio Jaagriti on Tuesday, based on a series of discriminatory practices Manning perpetuated against Indians in T&T while he served as PM.