Route two Maxi taxi drivers in mourning as Linus Phillip dies suddenly

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Route two Maxi taxi drivers in mourning as Linus Phillip dies suddenly

Members of the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Association have been plunged into mourning as president Linus Phillip died unexpectedly on Friday morning.

Phillip stated his day according to his son Miguel Phillip by going  to work at City Gate, Port of Spain. He was meeting with members of the association about a sports and family day scheduled for Saturday. Miguel Phillip said around 9.20 am his father, 62, complained about feeling dizzy, , light headed , when he leaned forward and collapsed, losing consciousness.

He was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital. Miguel said Phillip, from Sangre Grande, had a previously existing  heart condition that was resolved years ago, so his death was a surprise to the family. Phillip leaves behind his wife Charmaine Phillip, two sons and a daughter.

Linus Phillip became a national figure as a vocal advocate for the improvement of conditions for route two maxi taxi drivers in the country.