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JLP mourns Williams

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) remains in mourning today following the passing of one of its stalwarts, Arthur Williams Sr, who died Thursday evening.

JLP leader Andrew Holness described the former parliamentarian as a true patriot who served his country with distinction and one who had a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many Jamaicans.

"His solid work as a member of parliament for South Manchester, in addition to his work as an educator, senior justice of the peace, lay preacher and farmer is awe-inspiring and lives on to this very day," said Holness.

'Shining example'

He said 'Teacher Williams' (as the former MP was called) was a shining example of a truly disciplined, progressive and committed Jamaican.

Williams served as a member of parliament for Manchester South for three terms, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, and parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Education. In 2000, he was awarded the Order of Distinction.

Holness extended condolences on behalf of the JLP to the children of the late politician, Senator Arthur Williams, Dr Geoffrey Williams, Dr Maureen Williams and Pansy Young.