Farewell, Sir Ellis Clarke

TRINIDAD and Tobago yesterday said farewell to its first President Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke, 93, with a full day of services marked by an outpouring of emotion as citizens paid tribute to a man known for his love of country and his faith.

Crowds lined the streets of the capital and traffic was brought to a halt as a gun carriage carrying the casket with Sir Ellis’ body was slowly driven through the streets of north Port-of-Spain on a final journey for the late statesman.