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Published:Thursday | August 28, 2014 | 8:22 PM
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The General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Dr. Horace Chang, is expressing sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Roger Clarke.



He has also extended condolences to Minister Clarke’s family, colleagues and friends.



"Roger will be missed by both sides of the House," said Chang.



"He had a jovial nature and was a keen campaigner, always injecting fun and revelry into any campaign."






Chang said he will mostly be missed by the people of St Elizabeth and Westmoreland where he was not only a politician but also a major employer in the agriculture sector.



Dr. Chang added that the Jamaica Labour Party wished his family and friends comfort in this time of grief and said.



Clarke's Timeline

· Born – June 11, 1940

· 1982 – until death - Executive Member of the People’s National Party

· September 1991 - Elected member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth

· January 1992 – January 1995 - Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture

· January 1995 - 1997 - Minister of Local Government and Works

· 1998 – 2007 - Minister of Agriculture

· 2007 – 2011 - Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture and Rural Development

· 2011 to death - Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland

· 2011 to death - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries



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