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Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Patrick Manning has died. He passed away at 8.15a.m at the San Fernando General Hospital. He was 69 years old. Manning was was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer.

Manning was a Trinidadian politician who was the fourth and sixth Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 17 December 1991 to 9 November 1995 and again from 24 December 2001 to 26 May 2010. He was also Political Leader of the People’s National Movement(PNM) from 1987 to 2010.  A geologist by training, Manning has served as Member of Parliament for the San Fernando East constituency since 1971 and is currently the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives. He was the Leader of the Opposition from 1986 to 1990 and again from 1995 to 2001.

In a post on his Facebook profile on Saturday, his family wrote: At 8.15a.m. today, former Prime Minister Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning passed away peacefully at the San Fernando General Hospital after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

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