The former Minister of Justice of Trinidad, Herbert Volney, former Minister of Justice of Trinidad and High Court Judge, passed away in the age of 69 earlier this morning. Find out what happened when Herbert Volney die, what transpired with him, and the reason behind his death. Volney was a well-known public figure in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). He was a part of the UNC initially, but he later founded his own party in the year 2017.
Who was Herbert Volney?
Herbert Volney was a famous politician and politician from Trinidad and Tobago. He was once a member of the United National Congress but then formed his own group “We the People” in the year 2017.
Volney earned his Bachelor of Law degree in 1976. He then was accepted into Law School Hugh Wooding Law School. He was admitted to the Law School in 1994. was a judge on the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago and was in the position until the year 2010. In addition, he was a parliamentarian.
Volney was also the minister for Justice as part of Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s cabinet, following the departure of his position as a top court judge. In the following years, he ran for elections under the People’s Partnership banner. He was dismissed in the wake of scandals like the Section 34 scandal.
How did Herbert Volney die?
Herbert Volney died on Wednesday the 7th of December, 2022 in the early morning around 7:45 am. He was age 69. The sad information about his passing was revealed by one of his relatives who said that the man died just after waking from a sleeping. The deceased Mr. Volney leaves behind his wife Tricia Mohan, and two kids who will miss his absence for all time. The tributes are coming from his colleagues, friends and others who knew his name. The public is remembering him due to the work he did for the organizations that he worked in.
Was the reason of the demise of Herbert Volney?
According to the reports available, Herbert Volney died after suffering a heart attack on this morning. He was known to suffer from heart-related problems for a long period of time, and underwent heart surgery in 2010 shortly after his retirement as a top court judge.
Aged 69 the late Mr. Volney’s heart was unable to keep up with his pace and died earlier in the day. He was transported to hospital, but doctors declared his body dead at the time of the arrival.
Tributes Emerge for Herbert Volney
People who had the privilege of working alongside Herbert Volney are paying respect after his sudden death earlier today.
“I am awestruck by the memories I have of the late Mr. Volney. I was fortunate to have the honor of working alongside the Mr. Volney. I was the head of government-related business while he was a member of the government. I was always amazed at his sense of humor.” stated Oropouche MPP The Dr. Roodal Moonilal.
We wish to express our condolences to the family & friends of former Parliamentarian, Mr. Herbert Volney, who passed away today.
Mr. Volney served as the Member of Parliament for St. Joseph & Minister of Justice during the 10th Republican Parliament.https://t.co/hxyN39ZBVe pic.twitter.com/ZU0dFloK5E
— TTParliament (@TTParliament) December 7, 2022
He also said: “He was a colorful persona. However, I could see in him a profound love to his homeland. We were always in contact via social media. I am deeply sad, and thankful for his sacrifice to the nation.”
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“Always an incisive humorist, he often represented himself as the guardian of Catholic values in Cabinet and represented those of diverse heritage and was also pleased with his Dominican heritage,” wrote Dr. Devant Maharaj, another colleague of Volney.
The Senator, Minister and Minister for Agriculture Avinash Singh has also expressed his condolences following the passing of Herbert Volney. The senator wrote:
“We were on opposing political parties , but we always remained friendly. Recently, he seemed to be very fascinated by my post of the produce I grew on my parents farm. He was invited to come visit just a few weeks back. Let his soul find an eternal peace, and his family members find strength in this moment.”
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