“I was deeply saddened today to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Roland Rampersad of Debe, who was a loyal and dedicated supporter of our party.
“News of the untimely passing has plunged the community where he lived into mourning.
“Roland was a kind and compassionate young man who touched many lives in a positive way. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need without asking for anything in return.
“His philosophy was that doing good and helping others was service to God. His explanation for providing assistance was that by doing good, good would come to him from the Almighty.
“In today’s world where selfishness, crime and corruption have contaminated our society and polluted so many of our citizens Roland stood out as an outstanding role model for our youth.
“He sincerely believed in the policies of our party and throughout most of his short adult life he worked as an activist to bring supporters together and encouraged others to do the same through his strong social media presence.
“We mourn his loss and will cherish his memory as a loyal UNC soldier. We will remember him forever.
“On behalf of the entire United National Congress family and on my own behalf, I extend our condolences to Roland’s family and pray that his soul would find eternal rest.”
KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR, SC. MP, Siparia
Political Leader of the UNC; Leader of the Opposition