We’re saddened to learn of the death of Retired Major General Ralph Brown. In 1990, Brown was the Chief of the Defence Staff and he sounded the alarm when, during a football match at the stadium, he noticed smoke billowing out of downtown in the early hours of the attempted coup; he mustered the soldiers in attendance and they headed to Camp Ogden, where, ‘He was instrumental in negotiations with insurgents of the Jamaat al Muslimeen which led to their surrender on August 1.’ (Newsday)

We are honoured to have been able to do an in-depth interview with him for our documentary, ‘Six days in 1990’. During the interview he shared his experiences openly. According to the Guardian, ‘Brown never forgave Abu Bakr for that dark moment in T&T’s history…’

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