Angelo Bissessarsingh

Angelo Bissessarsingh (September 1982 – February 2, 2017) was an historian and author from Trinidad and Tobago. His written works include A Walk Back in Time: Snapshots of the History of Trinidad and Tobago. He wrote a column entitled "Back in Time" for the Trinidad Guardian.[2] He was also the curator of the Virtual Museum of Trinidad and Tobago,[3] a Facebook group that remains very active with nearly 14,000 members (as of late 2018) and is currently managed by Patricia Bissessar.

Angelo Bissessarsingh
Born(1982-09-29)September 29, 1982
DiedFebruary 2, 2017(2017-02-02) (aged 34)
Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago
CitizenshipTrinidad and Tobago
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
Years active2006 – 2017
AwardsHummingbird Medal (Gold)

Bissessarsingh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and initially given six months to live.[4] He died on 2 February 2017 at his home in Siparia, aged 34.[5]


Bissessarsingh was awarded the Hummingbird Medal (Gold) for his service in the field of education and history.[4][6]


  1. ^ "Angelo Bissessarsingh: back in times - Caribbean Beat Magazine". Caribbean Beat Magazine. 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  2. ^ Biography at NGC Bocas Lit Fest.
  3. ^ "Museum to replace Angelo's home". The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper. Archived from the original on 2017-10-16. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  4. ^ a b "Angelo Bissessarsingh has died", CNC2, 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Angelo Bissessarsingh has died". Daily Express. Trinidad and Tobago. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. ^ Kim Boodram, "32 to receive national awards", Daily Express (Trinidad and Tobago), 30 August 2016.

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