Her Excellency Christine Carla Kangaloo O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago joins the nation in mourning the passing of Mr. Gerard Besson.

Historian, author and founder of Paria Publishing, Gerard Besson was awarded the Hummingbird Medal GOLD in 2007 for Heritage Preservation and Promotion.

The Office of the President extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Besson. May he rest in peace.