The United National Congress is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the brutal assassination of Dana Seetahal this morning.
The legal profession has lost a fearless and fiercely independent professional whose work both as a lawyer, legislator and a columnist in a daily newspaper was able to bring to light important national issues with clarity.
She was a professional who served the country with distinction, always boldly upholding and defending the rule of law. Her professionalism earned her the respect of her colleagues as well as average citizens who looked to her for her independence.
Dana served as a Magistrate, as President of the Law Association, as a State prosecutor, and as Assistant Solicitor General. She was also a lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School, training and mentoring many young graduates.
Her sudden an untimely passing Is a reminder of the dangers lurking in our society that threatens every citizen.
We have every confidence that the police service would investigate this murder and find and prosecute her killers to the full extent of the law.
The United National Congress extends deepest condolences to her family and other loved ones at this time of deep grief and loss.