Chairman of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Hon Mike Henry, and Member of Parliament for St. Catherine Central, Hon Olivia “Babsy” Grange, have expressed regret at the sudden passing of Councillor for the Spanish Town division, Everton Morrison.
Minister of Youth, Sports and Cuture and MP for Central St. Catherine, Hon Olivia Grange.
Mr. Henry, who is also the Minister of Transport and Works, hailed Councillor Morrison as “a devoted servant of the people”. He said the late Councillor was a hardworking representative, who served the JLP and the Parish Council well for more than a decade.
He stated that the JLP was mourning the loss with the immediate family, and was grateful for the service Councillor Morrison had rendered to both the party and country.
Miss Grange, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture who represents the constituency of which the Spanish Town division forms a part, expressed shock and sadness at his passing. She also sent her “deepest condolences” to his family and friends.
She said the entire constituency, particularly the people of the division, will miss him, as he was “an excellent advocate for the people”, who will be very hard to replace.
“As a Councillor, he was genuine, honest and hardworking. Everton was a product of Spanish Town, and he dedicated himself to serving the people of his community well. Councillor Morrison was a good Labourite, and a fine example of a caring and understanding local representative,” Miss Grange said.
Mr. Morrison had served as Councillor since 1988. He fell ill and was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital, Wednesday night (December 29), where he died. He is survived by two daughters and a son. He was 58 years old. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.