Manning died early Saturday

Manning died early Saturday

Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed feelings of sadness upon learning of the passing of Trinidad’s former Prime Minister, Patrick Manning.

Mr. Manning died early Saturday after being diagnosed with blood cancer. He was 69.

“I received the news of the passing of the Honourable Patrick Manning, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago with profound sadness,” Skerrit says in a statement issued this morning. “Honourable Manning was a sincere advocate for regional integration. As a young man, I was very fortunate to have worked with him. May his Soul with the mercy of God rest in eternal peace.”

According to a statement posted on his Facebook page, “at 8:15AM today, Former Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning, passed away peacefully at the San Fernando General Hospital after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.”

On Friday, his wife, Hazel Manning, a former education minister, said her husband was being prepared to undergo treatment after it was confirmed that he had been suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Manning served as Trinidad & Tobago prime minister on two occasions between 1991-2010.