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Cops probe death of Faye Reid-Jacobs - JLP, PNP saddened

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Faye Reid-Jacobs

The police are continuing investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of banker and former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) political candidate, Faye Reid-Jacobs.

Reid-Jacobs, 60, was on Sunday rushed from her Long Mountain home to the hospital after reportedly ingesting a chemical substance.

According to the police, Reid-Jacobs was pronounced dead at hospital about 8:20 p.m.

The body was removed to the morgue, pending a postmortem.

Meantime, the JLP and People's National Party (PNP) have expressed sadness at the death of Reid-Jacobs.

JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang said the party was in shock over her death.

"This is totally unexpected. She was an important member of the party, committed to the principles and vision of the party," Chang said.

"We are all in shock and mourning at this time. She represented the party in Westmoreland Central in the past and remained close to the party after her resignation as caretaker.

Chang added that the party has extended condolences to her family and friends.




The PNP also offered condolences to her family and friends.

"We give thanks for Faye's life, her contribution to the political life of this country, and pray comfort for all her connections that they will find the strength to endure this period of great loss," the PNP said.

Reid-Jacobs contested the 2014 Westmoreland Central by-election against the PNP's Dwayne Vaz after the death of Roger Clarke.

Vaz won the by-election and Reid-Jacobs resigned as JLP caretaker for the constituency in 2015.