THE EDITOR, Sir:
The passing of Mayor George Lee will leave a vacuum in the municipality of Portmore. Mayor Lee was the ultimate community man who was never afraid to say what should be done and who maintained that common touch.
He was the mayor for all, regardless of political persuasion, but what made him special to me as a community leader was that he was always approachable and willing to listen, even if he disagreed.
I first met Mayor Lee during the community resistance to Highway 2000. During this time, we had a lot of heated and passionate discussions, but through this all there was respect displayed to all community leaders and members.
I remember, at one meeting, the residents refused to give a seat to the mayor, and rather than going away, Lee stood there until he had a chance to speak. No citizens' association group had to send a formal invitation for him to attend a meeting. You only had to see him and tell him and he would be there.
Mayor George Lee was a leader, father and mentor of Portmore. Walk good, George, and be satisfied that the work you have started will continue. Your vision for a great Portmore community will be pursued.
HOWARD HAMILTON (JP)
Chairman, Greater Portmore