UNC Chairman lee – “We have lost a stalwart and daughter of the soil in Carol Cuffy Dowlat’s passing.”
As Chairman of the United National Congress I would like to offer sincere condolences on behalf of the leadership, executive as well as the membership of the United National Congress to the family and friends of the late Carol Cuffy Dowlat who passed away this morning.
The United National Congress and more so the Politics of Trinidad and Tobago has lost a stalwart and true servant of the people. For many years Carol gave of her time and resources selflessly to enhance the lives of others as well the national institutions she belonged to.
As a lawyer she made significant contributions to the legal fraternity but her greatest contribution as a lawyer will be the many individuals who she represented and reached out to on a pro -bono level. As a Political activist Carol demonstrated the true meaning of patriotism as she sought to defend the rights of our citizens based on the principles of democracy, freedom and equality. In recent times she became even more well-known for her stint as a talk show host where similar to her Political and legal career she continued to speak out for the vulnerable in our society and ensure the greatest issues affecting our population was nationally raised.
If one was to highlight her greatest accomplishment above all her great accolades the one easily chosen would be Carol’s humanity and caring characteristic. As a human being Carol was indeed a wonderful person always willing to give off herself to benefit others while she was a brilliant mother and source of advice and inspiration. Many of us will remain indebted to Carol Cuffy Dowlat for the positive impact she has made on our lives.
The UNC has truly lost a stalwart while the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have lost a daughter of the soil.
Our prayers are with her family and loved ones as we wish God’s choicest blessings of strength and guidance on them during this very trying time.
Dr. David Lee,
Chairman, United National Congress & Member of Parliament for Pointe-a-Pierre.