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Official funeral, period of mourning for Labour Minister Shahine Robinson

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Shahine Robinson... died on Friday, May 29

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson is to be accorded an official funeral.

In a statement Tuesday evening, Jamaica House said details of the funeral will be announced later.

Robinson died at the age of 66 years on May 29, ending her battle with cancer.

In the meantime, the Cabinet has approved a period of mourning from Wednesday June 10 to Tuesday June 16.

In tribute to Shahine Robinson:

1) Three days of closed-casket public viewing in keeping with the wishes of the family:
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Thursday, June 11 - 10:00am to 2:00pm at the St Ann Parish Church, St Ann’s Bay
*Friday, June 12 - 10:00am to 2:00pm at the St John’s Anglican Church Hall, Ocho Rios, St Ann 
*Tuesday, June 16 - 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Jamaica Labour Party Headquarters at Belmont Road

2) Opening of condolence books
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Parliament - Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate
*Office of the Prime Minister - Cabinet Members and Public Officials
*Ministry of Labour and Social Security - Ministry staff and the general public

3) Special sitting of the House of Representatives
*On Wednesday, June 10 Members of Parliament will pay tribute to the late Cabinet Minister

Robinson represented the constituency of St Ann North East for 19 years until her death.

She held several positions in Government including Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Local Government in 2007 and Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works in 2011.

From 2016 to the time of her death, Robinson served as Minister of Labour and Social Security.

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