Hazel Manning is a former Cabinet Minister in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Her father, the late educator, Mr. Albert Boysie Huggins conducted considerable research into the “Companies” of black American soldiers who settled in Trinidad in 1812. Mrs. Manning has done immense work in furthering the understanding and appreciation of Merikin history. She is currently involved in a comprehensive revision of her father’s book. Mrs. Manning is a board member of the Merikin Ltd. Foundation.