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  • The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., on October 17, observed a moment of silence as a mark of respect to him.
  • A condolence book for the late former Ambassador was opened at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. on October 18, and will be opened daily for signing.
  • Ambassador Mullings passed away on Thursday, October 10, at age 82, after a bout of illness.

Tributes continue to flow for late former Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador Seymour Mullings, O.J.

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., on October 17, observed a moment of silence as a mark of respect to him.

Mr. Mullings, who served as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, was also the country’s Permanent Representative to the OAS between 2001 and 2004.

In paying tribute to Mr. Mullings, Jamaica’s current Permanent Representative, His Excellency Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie, noted that the late Ambassador served with honor and humility, and played a strong leadership role in promoting Jamaica’s interest within the OAS.

Mr. Vasciannie said Mr. Mullings will be remembered for his calm diplomacy, sound judgment, and determined support for CARICOM development imperatives.

Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Ambassador Albert Ramdin, noted that “Jamaica has lost an outstanding diplomat and statesman.”  He pointed out that Mr. Mullings served Jamaica with great distinction while he was Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS.

A condolence book for the late former Ambassador was opened at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. on October 18, and will be opened daily for signing, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., until Wednesday, October 23. Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie was the first person to sign the book.

Similar gestures are expected from members of the diplomatic corps, the OAS, various Jamaican organizations within Washington, D.C., and the neighbouring jurisdictions of Baltimore, Virginia, and Delaware.

Ambassador Mullings passed away on Thursday, October 10, at age 82, after a bout of illness.

He will be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica on Thursday, October 24, commencing at 11:00 a.m. at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Claremont, St. Ann.