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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the Unites States, Anthony Johnson, has described late veteran journalist, Hartley Neita, as a fervent nationalist.
In expressing condolence to his family, Ambassador Johnson said Mr. Neita was an intense chronicler of Jamaica’s political history and a decent gentleman, who never failed to denounce any aspect of national life, which he found to be wrong.
“The distinguished journalist had served faithfully Prime Ministers of both political parties as press secretary, without allowing partisan loyalties to cloud his vision. His love of cricket, loyalty to Jamaica College, his village of Four Paths, devotion to his father’s ideals and the joy he brought to those who love good, decent living, will remain as pleasant memories to his many friends and associates,” he stated further.
In extending the deepest sympathies to his family on behalf of the Jamaican community in the United States, the Ambassador said he will be greatly missed. “Surely a void in the Jamaican journalistic community will be left,” he stated.
Mr. Neita passed away on Friday, December 12 after complaining of feeling ill. He was 78 years old.

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