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Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair resigns

Published:Friday | June 28, 2013 | 5:22 PM

King's House is reporting that Political Ombudsman Bishop Herro Blair resigned effective June 30.



In a letter to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, Bishop Blair said recent developments in his church ministry will no longer afford him the quality time required to function in the Office.



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Blair was appointed Political Ombudsman in 2002 and was re-appointed for a five-year term in 2009.



Sir Patrick has expressed appreciation for Blair's dedication and commitment to service, and the dignity with which he carried out his duties as Political Ombudsman.



King's House says Blair has called it a great honour to have served Jamaica as Political Ombudsman.



King's House says Blair also noted that the political growth and maturity which Jamaica has experienced over the last eleven years, will ensure that the negative political events of the past are not manifested in the nation’s future.



In recent months, Opposition member Everald Warmington has been leading the call for the Office of the Ombudsman to be done away with.



According to Warmington, it is an unnecessary waste of public funds.



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