Holness Pays Tribute on the Passing of Roger Clarke

Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, marks the passing of Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke with great regret and sadness.

Mr. Holness says: "The political landscape in Jamaica has lost one of its finest servants with the passing of Minister Clarke.  He was a man who dedicated himself to serving the people of Jamaica, the agriculture sector in particular, and he did so in a commendable manner.”

"I have many fond personal memories of Minister Clarke, both inside and outside Gordon House.  Roger, quite frankly, was the most affable politician known to me.  It was through his incredible wit and humour that he was able to bring us back to humanity and civility in even the most contentious situations.”  
“He was a keen advocate for his constituents and always brought a measure of humour and insight to debates in Parliament.  What impressed upon me most about Roger Clarke was his jovial and amiable personality.  He resonated with those with whom he came into contact as a sincere and service-driven individual; quite approachable and always prepared to engage persons who   reached out to him for assistance in one way or another."

Mr. Holness, in closing said: "The Opposition joins with a grateful nation in mourning the passing of this devout public servant, and wishes to extend condolences to his dear wife Sandra, his children, his colleagues, friends and the thousands of Jamaicans whose life he positively impacted over the years."