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PHOTOS: Politicians remember Seymour Mullings

Published: Wednesday October 9, 2013 | 5:41 pm Comments 0
1989: Seymour Mullings, Minister of Finance (right) and Maurice Facey, chairman of First Life Insurance Company, exchange a few pleasant words at the first life sales and long service awards luncheon at the Pegasus Hotel. – Gleaner Archives
1989: Seymour Mullings, Minister of Finance (right) and Maurice Facey, chairman of First Life Insurance Company, exchange a few pleasant words at the first life sales and long service awards luncheon at the Pegasus Hotel. – Gleaner Archives
P.J. Patterson – File
P.J. Patterson – File
Portia Simpson Miller – File
Portia Simpson Miller – File
Audley Shaw – File
Audley Shaw – File
2006: Ambassador Seymour Mullings, wife Lilieth, & The Hon Owen Jefferson at the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited Long Service Awards function with Dr. O’Meally Nelson, Hilton Hotel on Saturday, July 29, 2006. – Gleaner Archives
2006: Ambassador Seymour Mullings, wife Lilieth, & The Hon Owen Jefferson at the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica Limited Long Service Awards function with Dr. O’Meally Nelson, Hilton Hotel on Saturday, July 29, 2006. – Gleaner Archives
1993: Racehorse owner Cecil Charlton (left), holds the attention of (from left) State Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Errol Ennis; Deputy Prime Minister Seymour Mullings; and Attorney-at-Law L.H. \'Bunny\' McLean. – Gleaner Archives
1993: Racehorse owner Cecil Charlton (left), holds the attention of (from left) State Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Errol Ennis; Deputy Prime Minister Seymour Mullings; and Attorney-at-Law L.H. 'Bunny' McLean. – Gleaner Archives

Condolences are pouring in following the death of former Deputy Prime Minister and People's National Party (PNP) stalwart, Seymour Mullings.

Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller says Mullings was a calming influence on all his colleagues and adopted a level headed approach to solving problems.

She also says he was exceptionally principled and showed outstanding leadership in successive PNP governments.

Former Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson says the country has lost a genuine champion of the people and an exemplary politician.

Patterson has also spoken highly of the support he received from Mullings as a deputy prime minister, describing him as a loyal and tireless worker.

And deputy leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and member of parliament for north east Manchester, Audley Shaw, says Mullings was the last of the colourful politicians who dedicated his entire life to the service of his fellow Jamaicans.

Mullings, who was affectionately called 'foggy', was 82 at the time of his death.

Seymour Mullings entered the Jamaican Parliament in 1969 as MP for South East St Ann; served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993-2001 and Ambassador to Washington from 2001 to 2004.

Late last year, the St Ann parish Council passed a resolution asking for a roadway in South East St Ann to be named the Seymour Mullings Boulevard.

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