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PHOTOS: Former mayor of Mandeville Cecil Charlton is dead

Published: Thursday September 12, 2013 | 12:04 pm Comments 0
H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh being welcomed on his arrival at Alcan Bauxite Company in Mandeville yesterday for a tour of the plant by Mayor Cecil Charlton of Mandeville
H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh being welcomed on his arrival at Alcan Bauxite Company in Mandeville yesterday for a tour of the plant by Mayor Cecil Charlton of Mandeville
Cecil Charlton
Cecil Charlton
Cecil Charlton
Cecil Charlton
Signing of Lease Agreement July 20, 1984: (Left to right): Franklin Reid, President; Ashton Bernard, Immediate Past President; Desmond Duval, Founder/Treasurer; Cecil Charlton, Chairman NWC.
Signing of Lease Agreement July 20, 1984: (Left to right): Franklin Reid, President; Ashton Bernard, Immediate Past President; Desmond Duval, Founder/Treasurer; Cecil Charlton, Chairman NWC.
H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh being welcomed on his arrival at Alcan Bauxite Company in Mandeville yesterday for a tour of the plant by Mayor Cecil Charlton of Mandeville
H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh being welcomed on his arrival at Alcan Bauxite Company in Mandeville yesterday for a tour of the plant by Mayor Cecil Charlton of Mandeville

Damion Mitchell, Editor - Radio & Online

Former Mayor of Mandeville, Cecil Charlton is dead.


Charlton died in hospital this morning at the age of 88.

He had been ailing for some time.

A businessman and former chairman of the National Water Commission, Charlton is credited as one of the most popular mayors of Mandeville.

He was first appointed mayor in 1961 and on one other occasion under the People’s National Party administration before he was expelled from the party for certain utterances he made.

In 1981, he was appointed mayor under the Jamaica Labour Party administration.

Charlton later joined the Jamaica Labour Party.

“He was a dynamic leader interested in people and the development of his town and his parish and by extension his country,” said former Speaker of the House, Calvin Lyn.

Charlton was highly regarded in Manchester and had the Cecil Charlton Park as well as the Cecil Charlton Hall named after him.

Charlton's Council Career
1959-1960 PNP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Deputy Mayor of Mandeville
1961-1962 PNP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Mayor of Mandeville
1962-1969 PNP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Mayor of Mandeville
1974-1978 PNP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Mayor of Mandeville
1981-1985 JLP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Mayor of Mandeville
1986-1998 JLP Councillor - Mandeville Division, Mayor of Mandeville

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