Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, today extended condolences to the family of broadcast pioneer and television personality, Mrs Hazel Ward-Redman, who passed away this morning.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of this remarkable woman, fondly known to past generations of our nation’s children as Aunty Hazel”, noted the Prime Minister. “Her impact as media icon, patron of the arts and advocate of women’s issues is immeasurable. Many of us warmly remember Aunty Hazel as host of signature programmes on Trinidad and Tobago Television (TTT) such as Mainly for Women, Twelve and Under and Teen Talent”, continued the Prime Minister.
Mrs Hazel Ward-Redman started her professional career as an English teacher but was able to fulfil her life-long dream as a broadcaster when she became a radio announcer at Radio Trinidad. From radio, Hazel moved on to television to become the first weather forecaster at TTT, our country’s first television station. At TTT, Hazel Ward-Redman established herself as the unofficial First Lady of Trinidad Television building a reputation for dedication, excellence and commitment to nurturing the talents of the children of our Nation.
“Her passing leaves a void which will not be easily filled, but her life remains an outstanding testimony to professionalism and selfless service to community and country”. “She will be deeply missed”, stated the Prime Minister.