Former journalist and political activist Dhannasar Rampersad [Dan], during his 40-year career in the media, worked at 610 Radio, the Trinidad Express and the Bomb/Blast newspapers.
In addition to his career in the media, Dan was a political activist who served as chairman of the Siparia Regional Corporation and on the Board of the PTSC. A former teacher at the Barrackpore Vedic School, Dan was a founding member of the Barrackpore Improvement Committee and the Apollo Sports Club. [b. circa 1941 to d Feb 2011]
‘Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.’
This verse taken from the writings of one of the great English poets, aptly describes the late ex-Councillor Abdool Aziz of Claude Street, La Romain. Such was his ‘life and times’ that this verse was perhaps written for him, centuries before his time.