Senator Vernon Gilbert


Mr. Vernon Gilbert served between November 1995 and May 1997 as an Opposition Senator during the 5th Republican Parliament (1995 to 2000). Mr. Gilbert passed away in May 2000.

Tribute paid to Mr. Vernon Gilbert in the House of Representatives on Thursday May 11, 2000.

Mr. Martin Joseph (St. Ann’s East): Mr. Speaker, I rise to place on the record the party's condolences on the passing of Sen. Vernon Gilbert. As you indicated, Sen. Gilbert served in the other place during the period 1995—1997 as a PNM Senator.

He was an engineer by profession, having worked at Texaco, Tesoro and Petrotrin. He was the live wire of the People’s National Movement in the Ortoire/Mayaro/Rio Claro area. He was a member of the general council and was the chairman of numerous committees of the People's National Movement—the party he served conscientiously and with commitment and dedication. We mourn his passing. He will be greatly missed, and we send our condolences to the family and friends of the late Vernon Gilbert.

I thank you.