Prime Minister Saddened At Mullings’ Passing

Photo: JIS Photographer Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.

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  • Former Deputy Prime Minister, Government Minister and Ambassador, the Honourable Seymour St. Edward „Foggy‟ Mullings, OJ, CD. Mr. Mullings died this morning (Oct 9) at age 82.
  • The Prime Minister said Mr. Mullings gave effective service as a Government Minister and will always be remembered for his affable, gentlemanly approach.
  • Seymour Mullings entered the Jamaican Parliament in 1969; served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993- 2001 and Ambassador to Washington from 2001 to 2004.

Prime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller has expressed deep sadness at the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister, Government Minister and Ambassador, the Honourable Seymour St. Edward „Foggy‟ Mullings, OJ, CD. Mr. Mullings died this morning at age 82.

The Prime Minister said Mr. Mullings gave long and effective service as a Parliamentarian and Government Minister and will always be remembered for his affable, gentlemanly approach. “Foggy was a calming influence on all his colleagues and adopted a level headed approach to solving problems. He was one of those who gave me personal support and encouragement, especially in the years when we had only nine Opposition members in the Parliament,” Mrs. Simpson Miller recalled.

His other endearing qualities, the Prime Minister said, were his humility, sense of decency and the bold, committed manner in which he carried out his work as a Minister and Member of Parliament for the people of South Eastern St. Ann. He was exceptionally principled and showed outstanding leadership in successive governments of the People‟s National Party. “We shall miss a distinguished, frank and faithful colleague, friend and nationalist whose unique personality and generosity of spirit will remain an inspiration to all of us who knew him. He was the true embodiment of service to people and an example to those who aspire to political excellence,” the Prime Minister said.

Seymour Mullings entered the Jamaican Parliament in 1969; served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993- 2001 and Ambassador to Washington from 2001 to 2004.

The Prime Minister has conveyed her sympathies to his widow Lilieth and daughter Rose.

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