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Roger funeral: PM Simpson Miller hails Clarke as a friend, protector and defender

Published:Saturday | September 13, 2014 | 11:58 AM
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The funeral of the late Agriculture and Fisheries Minister and Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, Roger Clarke, is now underway inside the St George’s Anglican Church, Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland.

In her tribute Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said, "Words are inadequate to describe the empty space left with the passing of Roger Clarke." "Clarke was a friend, a brother, protector and defender."

Clarke died on August 28 in the United States from a suspected heart attack while attempting to return to Jamaica after undergoing back surgery in Miami.

The government has accorded him an official funeral.

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