Chief Secretary, the Honourable Farley Augustine has extended sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Jefferson Davidson on his passing.
The Chief Secretary described Dr. Davidson as an academic, intellectual and a firm believer in good governance. He said, “Tobago benefited from Dr. Davidson’s political contribution at a time when the island embarked on a new phase in its political history, and we’ll be forever grateful for his input and expertise.”
Dr. Davidson was a former Chairman of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the first Presiding Officer of the Assembly. He was also a recipient of a National Award in 2015, the Public Service Medal of Merit Gold, and also received the Tobago Medal of Honour Gold for Distinguished and Outstanding Service in the sphere of public service at the 2023 THA Awards.
Chief Secretary Augustine added that Dr. Davidson will be remembered for the energy and commitment he extended in advancing the progress of Tobago’s development. He said that Tobago has lost one of its fighters for greater autonomy, and it is now left for this generation of leaders to carry on the fight.