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  • The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has expressed sadness at the passing of the Jamaican Reggae singer, John Holt.
  • Minister Hanna said Holt, who passed away on Sunday, October 19, was “one of the true heroes of Jamaican music”.
  • The Minister encouraged the music fraternity to ‘stick by’ Holt’s family and friends especially at this time.

The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, MP has expressed sadness at the passing of the Jamaican Reggae singer, John Holt.

Minister Hanna said Holt, who passed away on Sunday, October 19,  was “one of the true heroes of Jamaican music”.

Minister Hanna said:

“John Holt was part of that special group who spent their lives developing and promoting our music and helping to establish Jamaica, across the world, as a cultural state.  He rose from a trying young singer competing in talent competitions in the 1960’s to become one of Jamaica’s biggest Reggae stars and will forever remain a fine example for aspiring entertainers everywhere.”

The Minister encouraged the music fraternity to ‘stick by’ Holt’s family and friends especially at this time.