National Carnival Bands Association President and founder of Contractors and General Workers Trade Union, Owen Hinds has passed away.
News of his passing emerged last evening.
Mr. Hinds had undergone brain surgery at a private health facility approximately one month ago and sources say his condition began deteriorating thereafter.
He had been transferred to the San Fernando General Hospital where he succumbed to complications in the Intensive Care Unit.
Mr. Hinds, was for many years, the President of the Contractors and General Workers Trade Union.
He represented San Fernando city workers and Lake Asphalt employees among many other employees at various companies in the Southern city.
Hinds was well known for his love of mas. He was an avid carnival mas man, copping the titles of King of the Band and Queen of the Band for San Fernando, on numerous occasions.
Owen Hinds was also known to be a strong supporter of Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and the People's national Movement.
The management and staff of News Authority extends condolences to the family and close friends of Mr. Owen Hinds.