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Former senator ‘Rasum’ Shallow is dead

Gerard “Rasum” Shallow (Photo: Oris Robinson).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Former senator for the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Gerard “Rasum” Shallow is dead.

Well-placed sources tell I-Witness News that Shallow, a teacher and calypsonian, was found dead in his yard in Mount Pleasant around midnight Sunday.

Sources say that Shallow was working on his vehicle and a friend later found him lying on his back. The district medical officer pronounced him dead.

Shallow is said to have had high blood pressure and sources say that police do not suspect foul play in his death.

In the calypso fraternity, Shallow is renowned for his melodic voice and his inspirational “Perseverance” among other renditions.

In 1998, Shallow contested the Marriaqua seat on an NDP ticket and lost to the Unity Labour Party’s (ULP) Girlyn Miguel, who has been representing the constituency since then.

While he was appointed a senator for the NDP after the 2001 election, Shallow endorsed the ULP ahead of the December 2010 election.

Shallow returned to the classroom in 2006 after parting ranks with the NDP. He was a teacher at the St. Clair Dacon Secondary School at the time of his death.

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22 thoughts on “Former senator ‘Rasum’ Shallow is dead

  1. R.I.P SIR!

    Posted by LATOYA | March 5, 2012, 08:53
  2. Realy informative

    Posted by leisha | March 5, 2012, 08:59
  3. RIP Rasum, you and your music have touched the lives of many people and your spirit will live on forever. Condolences to your family.

    Posted by Sherill | March 5, 2012, 09:36
  4. Rest in Peace Rasum

    Posted by Vincy | March 5, 2012, 10:44
  5. This is a nice piece. It does the job. Death is indeed sobering. Congratulations, Mr. Chance.

    Posted by Jeannine James | March 5, 2012, 10:57
  6. RIP Mr Shallow

    Posted by nik | March 5, 2012, 11:26
  7. We lost another stalwart. Rest In Peace Razzy. I will miss seeing you when I visit in summer.

    Posted by Enigma | March 5, 2012, 11:31
  8. Oh, colleague, we miss you immensely. Your impact was great as shown now by the students who are grieving and us your fellow workers who are finding it hard to do anything today. I pray all is well with your soul.

    Posted by justice | March 5, 2012, 11:43
  9. My condolences to the Family.

    Posted by Joshua Richardson | March 5, 2012, 12:32
  10. rest in peace.. perseverance inspire me

    Posted by jo | March 5, 2012, 12:53
  11. Your wonderful voice was an inspiration to many, rest in peace and eternal love.

    Posted by Peter | March 5, 2012, 18:06
  12. Words can’t even describe the way how am feeling right now…Mr Shallow Rest In Perfect Peace you will be missed deeply.

    Posted by Pearlica Providence | March 5, 2012, 19:15
  13. the teacher who inspire me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,my teacher

    Posted by akelia phillips | March 5, 2012, 19:35
  14. R.E.S.P.E.C.T!!! R.I.P RASSUM.. ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ROLE MODEL IN SVG, CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIFE, CHILDREN & FAMILY. RASSUM GONE BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN…R.I.P!!!

    Posted by Ethelene Joy Jackson-Clement | March 5, 2012, 20:25
  15. My condolences to the family, may he R.I.P…

    Posted by no-nonsense | March 5, 2012, 20:46
  16. RIP GERALD “RASUM” SHALLOW.

    PERSEVERANCE and STRENGTH GO TOGETHER, and WE WILL CONTINUE to FIGHT ON.

    Posted by vincypowa | March 6, 2012, 00:19
  17. Sleep on my friend. Rest in Perfect Peace.

    Posted by Yana | March 6, 2012, 00:28
  18. R.I.P Razzy

    Posted by Blackman | March 6, 2012, 10:35
  19. Another unsung Vincentian HERO has fallen. When will we see the light he has shown?
    See you one sweet day my Brother.

    Ordan Graham

    Posted by Ordan Graham | March 6, 2012, 17:26
  20. Rest in peace my friend, and to the vincentian public both home and away let us all continue to keep his dreams alive.(We must never give up,we got to fight on) so to his wife Galeen,his children,and to the Shallow family Thank you for shearing your son RAZZY Rasum Shallow with us. He is not only someone that i know,his family is apart of mine. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

    Posted by Halley | March 6, 2012, 18:38
  21. Thanks For The Time you gave to X-ADus. R-I-P Jerome Neverson Founder of the band Xadus.said that. we will miss u.

    Posted by Jerome Neverson | March 11, 2012, 04:24
  22. RIP RASUM….GONE but not FORGOTTEN.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | March 5, 2013, 00:10

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