It’s a developing story.
But news just in – Trinidad television broadcast pioneer and legendary carnival commentator Allyson Hennessy has passed late on Saturday night. She was hospitalized for over 2 weeks now, due to undisclosed reasons.
Our condolences to her family in this time of bereavement.
Per Allyson’s wiki page:
“Allyson Hennessy was a veteran television presenter in Trinidad and Tobago. She was trained in the United Kingdom. She entered at Trinidad and Tobago Television and hosted the program Community Dateline for several years with other presenters including Wendell Constantine, Judy Alcantara, Lisa Wickham (1999-2000) and Judy Chong Dennison until 2005 when the station closed.
In 2010/2011 she had begun co-hosting ‘The Box’, a daily TV talk show on Gayelle, the Channel, with a talk show format styled after ‘The View’. She was also a familiar face as host of carnival activities and special events. She was also co-owner the VeniMange West Indian Restaurant. She was married to Emmett Hennessy, a fellow journalist.
Hennessy fell ill in April 2011, with an undisclosed illness and was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at a the St. Clair Medical Centre in Port-of-Spain. She never recovered and ultimately died at St. Clair Medical in the late hours of May 7th, 2011.”