Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 26th 2014 Contents DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT
Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips,
Beloved and loving husband to Catherine (n e Hutcheon) and father of
Jennifer, Kevin and Sarah, died peacefully and suddenly in London on the
16th of January 2014 at the age of 80. He was born in Port of Spain on the
20th of April 1933, the second child of the late Henry Hudson-Phillips, Q.C.
and his late wife, Gilda (n e Archibald). His brother and wife, Dr Archibald
Hudson-Phillips and Mrs Angela Hudson-Phillips, and his sister Dr Margaret
Green also survive him. The youngest of his siblings, Edwin, pre-deceased
him in 1988. Much has been and will be said about this exemplary and
honourable man. To his family, friends and the staff of his Chambers in
Trinidad and the firm of Henry Hudson-Phillips & Co. in Grenada his death
was unimaginable and the loss is immeasurable. The book of condolence at
Hudson-Phillips' Chambers, 33 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain will remain
open until 12.00 p.m. on Friday the 31st of January 2014. The funeral
service will be held on the 1st of February 2014 at the Cathedral Church of
the Holy Trinity commencing at 9.30 a.m. The cremation of his remains and
the interment of his ashes will be an unpublicised private event.
www.guardian.co.tt SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
with Clevon Raphael
Q: Mr Hadeed, the Govern-
ment has been plagued with
the perception that it has
not done anything since its inception.
Is this a question of a lack of com-
munication between the regime and
A: (In his Rapsey Street, St
Clair, office on Friday morn-
ing) Basically the Government
has been sidetracked early in its tenure
with a lot of negativity by commen-
Are you blaming commentators for
this perception and not the Govern-
The Government made a few mis-
takes, I think not much to rant and rave
about, but basically a government
should be judged by its performance.
If you look at the performance of the
People s Partnership administration
under Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar, there is no government in
the history of T&T that has accom-
plished and done more in the period
of time that they have been in office.
What s your justification for saying
Well (hands resting on his legs)...well,
since I became the Minister of Com-
munications four months ago, I have
had the opportunity to work with the
Planning Minister Dr Tewarie and...
Stick a pin there, do you have a his-
tory of working in communications?
Really? Life is about communicating,
not being a professional person working
in a media house. I never had that expe-
rience, my experience communicating
has been when I was in business. I built
my business on communicating with
the people, and the most important
thing people want is the truth. As I
said, when I was offered this job by the
Prime Minister I said I will be com-
municating with the people 24/7. I will
speak the truth, and let people know
the truth about what their Government
is doing for them.
That is a sore point with the detrac-
tors of the regime, who charge the
Government with not speaking the
truth on a number of issues. Do you
believe they have a leg to stand on?
I would say no. All I can say since
I have been in government is that the
way the PM has been able to manage
her Cabinet tells me everything is on
board, well in hand, and over the next
15 months we have a plan to carry the
country further forward. One must
remember...and no one has ever asked
Patrick Manning the question, why did
he call early election?
Since I assume you have the answer,
what is that reason?
And as a businessman I have analysed
it, and I will tell you why, which he has
not done correctly. And I would also
give you the start of where our problems
arose. (Adjusting his jacket).
Continues on Page A9
Businessman Gerald Hadeed who readily admits
to financially assisting all the major political parties
in the country, is definitely in favour of campaign
finance reform for political parties.
The former chairman of Beacon Insurance and
other companies, who some months ago took
over the Communications portfolio in the PP Gov-
ernment, said everybody should be made to disclose
their payments to parties.
The then prime minister Patrick Manning, Hadeed
argued, knew he was going to lose the 2013
general election which was called before it was
He explains why Manning did so.
undermining PP works'
"They just let go one small piece of information, an
outright untruth or a half-truth, and that goes through
T&T like a dose of epsom salts."
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