President Anthony Carmona enhanced his plea for the Parliament to genuinely co-operate and engage in realistic bi-partisan methods to address crime, yesterday at the funeral of Dana Seetahal Senior Counsel.
He made the plea before the congregation which included Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and People’s Partnership ministers as well as Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley and People’s National Movement members.
Many dignitaries attended the ceremony of the slain special prosecutor including, former president George Maxwell Richards, Chief Justice Ivor Archie, legal, judicial and political luminaries and other personalities who came to pay their respects
Seetahal, 58, was assassinated early last Sunday morning while en route to her One Woodbrook Place apartment from Ma Pau casino, Ariapita Avenue.
Up to yesterday’s funeral, four days after, no arrests had been made nor had any concrete leads been divulged by authorities.
President Carmona’s address climaxed tributes from over 15 people, including a farewell ballad from soca artiste Machel Montano, a sermon from former Independent Senator Rev Daniel Teelucksingh, prayers from Father Clyde Harvey and Pundit Randhir Maharaj, and a scripture reading from the Prime Minister.