The Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, said she was deeply shocked and saddened to learn tonight of the death of Mr. Howard Aris, President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.
Minister Grange said:
“Howard’s passing will be a big loss to the leadership of track and field in Jamaica. Not only will his skills, knowledge and administrative capabilities be lost to us but the entire world of track and field will be poorer for his passing. Another great son of Jamaican sports has made his departure."
“I have already expressed my condolences to his wife and son and have wished for them divine strength that they will need in this their hour of immense grief."