Secretary of the Division of Agriculture, Marine Affairs, Marketing and the Environment (DAMME) Godwin Adams and Assistant Secretary (DAMME) Hayden Spencer visited the family of fisherman, Gordon Eastman on Tuesday (June 4, 2013). The Tobago House of Assembly representatives (THA) went to the boat house residence of the veteran fisherman on Bayside of Charlotteville where they met two of Eastman’s sons, Devon and Kimron Eastman, as well as other fishermen of the Charlotteville community who were also visiting the family.
Gordon Eastman was a well-known Tobago fishermen with a fishing career that spanned 50 years. DAMME will be donating food items to assist the family in preparation for the funeral. In addition, the Division of Health and Social Services will provide a grant toward the funeral arrangements. The funeral for Eastman is expected to take place on June 10, 2013 at the Charlotteville S.D.A Church.
Eastman died at sea and his body was recovered on Sunday June 2nd.