Friday, 4 October 2013

DEPARTED SERVANTS: PAJ, Audley Shaw salute late Portmore mayor George Lee + State funeral for Cecil Charlton set for next Sunday

George Lee, who was elected as the first Mayor of Portmore in 2003, died in a Florida hospital on Sunday. He was 74. He is survived by wife Anieta Lee, daughter Claudette Lee, and stepsons, Rojah and Andrew Teck.

In remembering the fallen public servant, JLP leadership candidate Audley Shaw recalls, "Mayor Lee showed us all the power of advocacy and worked to lift the large municipality. Mr. Lee showed us all the importance of willpower in political leadership. His time spent as a servant of the people, and particularly the people of Portmore, will always be recognized and respected. His contributions cannot be questioned, and we must never forget his sterling contributions.Meanwhile, the Press Association of Jamaica says, "George will be remembered most for his insistence on professionalism in journalism and his willingness to support young reporters." 

PM Portia Simpson-Miller will pay tribute to former Mayor of Mandeville, Cecil Charlton (above) at an official funeral accorded him by the Government, set for the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Gymnatorium in Mandeville next Sunday, October 6. The service commences at 10 a.m. 

“Mr. Charlton used his love of country and love for his parish to advance the town of Mandeville and the parish of Manchester," says the PM of the late stalwart, who was highly regarded throughout Manchester and was appropriately honoured with the naming of the Cecil Charlton Hall and the Cecil Charlton Park. Charlton was awarded the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for distinguished service in the field of Local Government in 1976, and has represented Jamaica on several overseas missions relating to water supply and local government administration.

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