Sir Alfred Claud Hollis

In 1930 Hollis was made governor of Trinidad, a post he held until his retirement in 1936. In addition to dispensing generous hospitality to numerous guests, he concentrated on improving Trinidad's lot in the years following the great depression. Major public works, installing a central water supply scheme, an electricity scheme, and work on a deep water harbour all contributed significantly to economic recovery. 'In spite of ... difficulties', wrote a historian of Trinidad, 'Sir Claud Hollis appears to have been one of the Colony's most popular Governors'

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