JAS pays tribute to the late Glen Cruickshank
THE EDITOR, Sir:
The Board of management of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), our more than 228,000 farmers in Jamaica and the agricultural sector, are deeply saddened by the passing of direct member representative and JAS board member, Mr Glen Cruickshank, QC.
He has served the JAS as a board member for more than 10 years, as second vice-president, from 2003 to 2009, and as a direct member representative and board member at the time of his passing. He has been a cattle and domestic crop farmer focusing on banana and yam in the parish of St Mary for more than 20 years.
Mr Cruickshank played a critical role in the process of legal representation for the farmers and was chairman of the JAS Legal Council and an advocate on the prevention of praedial larceny. He also participated in and gave financial aid to the annual St Mary Agricultural Show. He was a champion farmer.
Mr Cruickshank was noted by colleagues as being a man of order and very professional. He has rooted himself in history in the field of law, appearing in a number of high-profile cases both locally, regionally and internationally. He has been one of the most respected lawyers in Jamaica and served as executive director of the Jamaica Legal Aid.
The JAS and the farmers have benefited from the contribution of Mr Glen Cruickshank. Therefore, on behalf of the JAS, including our commodity boards and the farmers of Jamaica, I express condolences to his immediate and extended family members.
May the soul of another champion farmer rest in peace.
SENATOR NORMAN W. GRANT, JP
Jamaica Agricultural Society