Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar is most deserving of the commendation of being the most courageous and magnanimous leader of Trinidad and Tobago. Consistent with her actions of awarding the late Former Prime Minister George Chambers the nation’s highest award, Mrs Persad Bissessar has recommended similar awards to Basdeo Panday and Patrick Manning.
Prime Minister Persad Bissessar has once again shown that she is a true stateswoman who can separate partisan politics from matters of nationhood.
Her recent act to including the Leader of the Opposition Dr.Keith Rowley as a member of the Trinidad contingent to the funeral of the late Nelson Mandela is but one example of what national leadership is all about.
She has given true meaning to the immortal words of the Mighty Sparrow who sang at the birth of Independence when he put into lyrics “Trinidad and Tobago will always live on, a nation is born’.