Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago notes with great sadness the passing of President’s Medal Silver recipient Abdullah Hassim. Every death is significant but the passing of one so young is especially heart-rending. That Mr. Hassim at such a young age had already achieved recognition for his dedication and service is testament to the bright future that awaited him. President Weekes extends her personal condolences to his parents, his immediate family and his extended family among the President’s Awards programme. Farewell Abdullah.