SAN JUAN – Kamaluddin Mohammed, a founder of Trinidad and Tobago’s governing People’s National Movement, is dead, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said Wednesday. He was 88.
“Mohammed’s contribution to the development of Trinidad and Tobago is evident and our nation is grateful,” Rowley said in a written statement. “His commitment to our nation has been outstanding and exemplary and we hope that it will continue to serve as an inspiration to others in this regard.”
The People’s National Movement won the general elections in 1959.
During more than two decades of Prime Minister Eric Williams’ administration, Mohammed led the ministries of Agriculture, Health, Local Governance, and External Affairs, among others.
In 2012, Mohammed received the highest award in the region, the Order of the Caribbean Community, for his work both in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean.