JIS News

The Consulate General in New York will tomorrow (Oct.15) open a condolence book for late Jamaican Ambassador Keith Johnson, OJ, CD, at its offices located at 767 Third Avenue, New York.
The condolence book will be open until October 16 from 9:15 a.m. to noon each day.
Consul General, Geneive Brown Metzger, said the opening of the book provides the opportunity for Jamaicans and members of diplomatic communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, to honour the memory of Ambassador Johnson, who died on September 24 at his home in Brooklyn, New York after a long illness. He was 88 years old.
The Consulate will also stage a memorial service at a date to be announced.
In her tributes to late Ambassador, Consul General Brown Metzger said he will be remembered “as a distinguished and exemplary diplomat, who has paved the way for the high standards of the Jamaican Foreign Service.”
She expressed condolence to his daughters, Hope Johnson and Janice Marie Johnson, his grandchildren, and members of his extended family.
Ambassador Johnson was the first Consul General to New York, serving from 1962 to 1967. He was Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, 1967 to 1973, and was Ambassador to the United States of America and the Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States, from 1981 to 1991.
He was also appointed Ambassador to Germany and non-resident Ambassador to Argentina, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel and the Vatican.
The Government of Jamaica has accorded the late Ambassador an official funeral, which will be held tomorrow, October 15, at the St. Andrew Parish Church in St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Dovecot.

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