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PNP saddened by the passing of Douglas Manley

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2013 | 10:58 AM

The leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) has expressed

sadness at the passing of former Cabinet minister, Douglas Manley.




Manley died last evening at his home in St Andrew.



He had been ailing for some time.



Party President Portia Simpson Miller:

We are saddened by the passing of Douglas Manley - former Minister and

former Member of Parliament. We extend deepest sympathies to his family

especially his children and the entire Manley family. Douglas fought a good

fight, surmounted many hurdles and was a tireless champion for the causes

of human rights, equality and social justice. He will be missed.



Party Chairman Robert Pickersgill:

This is indeed sad news as one of the last living links to a period of

Jamaica's pioneering journey into democracy and nationhood has now passed

on. Undoubtedly, the National Executive Council of the Party which meets

over two days this weekend will be pushed into deep mourning as we

acknowledge the individual role that Douglas Manley played as a party

pember, a member of parliament and a Cabinet minister. That he was brother

to Michael Manley and a son of National Hero Norman Manley and Edna Manley

may have overshadowed his individual contributions. However, his was a

strident, consistent and always readily available source of advice,

advocacy, support and vision.



The PNP says it officers, the Cabinet and the Parliament will pay further

tribute in coming days.



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