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Tributes pour in for DK Duncan

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 1:43 PM
Dr D.K. Duncan - File photo

Tributes have been pouring in following news of the passing of former Cabinet minister Dr D.K. Duncan this morning.

Duncan died while at hospital.

He had been recovering after being admitted last month after testing positive for COVID-19.

Here are a few of the tributes:

Prime Minister Andrew Holness -  It is with very deep sadness that I learnt of the passing of former Cabinet member, Member of Parliament for Eastern Hanover, & East Central St Andrew, Dr D.K Duncan. He was known for his commitment & service to his country. I wish his wife, his children, his loved ones, colleagues and friends comfort as they mourn his passing.

Dr Peter Phillips, Leader of the Opposition and President of the People’s National Party - Dr D.K. Duncan was a true revolutionary, a faithful soldier and a stalwart for the cause of the people. He dedicated his life to the liberation struggle. He kept the red flag flying high despite the barriers and set back. He will forever be in our hearts.

Patricia Duncan Sutherland, daughter - Thank you daddy for a life well-lived, for a legacy of strength and principle, for a whole heap of love!!! Rest in peace daddy.

Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica - Dr Duncan’s patriotism was evident when he opted to return to Jamaica after studying in Canada,to practice in his profession as a dental surgeon. This decision not only resulted in him directly impacting the lives of hundreds of Jamaicans through his practice, but also sparked his desire to become an active participant in the transformation of a newly independent Jamaica.

Mark Golding, MP St Andrew South - We have today lost a giant and legend of the movement, Dr D.K. Duncan. Heartfelt condolences to the Duncan family. You were a true warrior and teacher, and your works have helped to carve the rich history of our party and Jamaica.

Pearnel Charles Jr, MP Clarendon South East - My sincerest condolences to the Duncan Family. Dr D.K. Duncan lived a full life and made his full contribution to the political sphere. May his soul rest in peace.

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