PM pays tribute to Ulric Cross
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has paid tribute to national hero Ulric Cross.
Cross died on Friday at the age of 96.
“It is with deep sadness that I pay respect to the late war hero, judge and diplomat, Justice Ulric Cross.
“Justice Cross was an exemplar, a man who pursued and achieved his goals. He was a shining example to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
He lived his life to the fullest and even after his retirement from public life, he was there to assist many who needed his help.
If there was one national of this country who made his mark internationally, it was Justice Cross,” Persad-Bissessar said in a statement yesterday.
She said Cross, who was a Squadron Leader with the Royal Air Force during World War II, a lawyer, Attorney General of the Cameroon, and a High Court Judge in Tanzania and Trinidad, as well as this country’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, “was a man of all seasons and he will be remembered”.
“I was present at Piarco in June 2011 when the Air Guard Station was renamed the Ulric Cross Air Station. Two months later, at the Independence Day Awards ceremony, Justice Cross was awarded this country’s highest award - the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago has lost a true hero. On behalf of the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago, I extend sincere condolences to the family of this great patriot. May he rest in peace,” Persad-Bissessar said.