Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Education Towers, No. 5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
News Release January 4, 2021
Condolences on the Tragic Death of Ms. Suzette Sylvester
The Ministry of Education extends sincerest condolences to the family, students, colleagues and friends of Ms Suzette Sylvester, former English Language and Literature Teacher III at Preysal Secondary School. Ms Sylvester moved to Preysal High School in September 2016, after fifteen years of service at El Dorado West Secondary School.
The education community was both shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic circumstances surrounding the passing of Ms Sylvester. The Student Support Services Division and Employee Assistance Progamme will engage with the school to provide support to staff and students who may be in need at this time.
The Ministry notes with great concern the events that led to this death and is hopeful that the perpetrator can be brought to justice. Noting the significant impact that this news can have on the loved ones and students of Ms Sylvester, Dr the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly stated, “We mourn as a country today. We mourn the loss of a life, of a woman, of an educator; in circumstances that are sad and distressing. It is my hope that during this period of grief the support offered can aid her loved ones in the ways they require.”
Ms. Suzette Sylvester, in tributes from students and colleagues, is described as beautiful; humble, motherly and a kind soul who was always full of joy.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.