The personal assistant to former Minister of Labour, Errol Mc Cleod, passed away due to Covid-19 even though she was urged on several occasions by him to get inoculated against the virus.
Marsha Barker-Rahaman who was in her thirties succumbed to the virus on November 4th this year.
At her funeral service, Mr Mc Cleod recalled how he ended up hiring Barker-Rahaman as his personal assistant ten years ago and into his second year as serving as Labour Minister during the tenure of the People’s Partnership government.
Mr Mc Cleod said Barker-Rahaman carried out her duties in an efficient and professional way and was open to suggestions which would improve the way she functioned.
Mr Mc Cleod said he remained confident the scenario today could have been different if his close friend for so many years had gotten the jab.
The Labour Minister admitted his close friend did express some hesitancy towards getting the virus and at one point hinted she will take the covid-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, Marsha’s sister, Lisa, while delivering the eulogy described her as someone who was positive, kind, and caring and willing to make those around her happy.