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Ken Baugh to get official funeral – OPM

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Health Minister Dr Ken Baugh has been accorded an official funeral, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announced yesterday.

In a release, the OPM said Cabinet approved official funeral arrangements for Baugh on Monday in recognition of his significant and sterling contribution to the nation.

The official funeral will be held on September 19 at The University of the West Indies, Mona Chapel, at 1 p.m.

Baugh died on September 1 at the age of 78.

In addition to his roles in Government, he served as former chairman and former general secretary of the governing Jamaica Labour Party.

The former deputy prime minister was born in Montego Bay, St James, on February 24, 1941, and was educated at Cornwall College and The University of the West Indies.

He was a medical doctor and politician, serving as member of parliament for North West St James between 1980 and 1987, as a senator from 1989 to 1993, and then as member of parliament for West Central St Catherine from 1997 until his retirement in 2016.

Condolence books will be opened from Tuesday, September 17, through to Thursday, September 19, at the Houses of Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.