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  • The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) regrets the passing of former Executive Director, Winnifred Risden-Hunter.
  • The former JIS Executive Director had a long and distinguished career in communications serving as Director at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee, Jamaica Observer; and at Breakfast Club, KLAS Radio.

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) regrets the passing of former Executive Director, Winnifred Risden-Hunter.

Mrs. Risden-Hunter, affectionately called “Winnie” served the organisation from 1984-1989. She died on January 24 after a brief illness. She was 86 years old.

The former JIS Executive Director had a long and distinguished career in communications serving as Director at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; Member of the Editorial Advisory Committee, Jamaica Observer; and at Breakfast Club, KLAS Radio.

She was also Director of Public Relations, Jamaica Tourist Board from 1973 to 77.

Mrs. Risden-Hunter served as Press Secretary to former Prime Minister the Most Hon. Edward Seaga from 1982-84.

In recognition for her service, she was awarded the Commander of the Order of Distinction in 1988.

Mrs. Risden-Hunter leaves behind nephew Peter Risden; niece Suzanne Risden Foster; grand nieces and nephews Luke, Rachel, Victoria, Ethan, Katherine; and friends.