PM Golding Pays Tribute to Veteran Journalist of 60-Years, Hartley Neita


Prime Minister Bruce Golding, notes with deep regret , the passing of former press secretary, veteran journalist and public servant, Hartley Neita. Mr. Neita died this morning.
“Jamaica has lost a true public servant with the passing of Hartley Neita. He served in the sensitive areas of public relations, journalism and communications under no less than five Government administrations, Prime Minister Golding said.
Mr. Golding noted that Mr. Neita was highly respected by Prime Ministers and Leaders of Government through his long tenure in the civil service, where he served at the highest levels as the nation’s chief communicator and held the position as the head of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). He also served as Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, under both Jamaica Labour Party and People’s National Party political administrations.
“His words were held in such high regard that he was able to speak honestly to those in authority without fear or prejudice, because he had that rare gift of being able to remain impartial on many subjects,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister has extended condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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