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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is this morning (December 1) expressing sadness at the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America, George HW Bush.

The Prime Minister recognized the 41st President as a man of strength and believer in the building of democratic institutions.

“He oversaw the ending of the Cold War which was an extremely significant time in world history, taking the world from the edge of nuclear destruction to an era of relative stability in that regard, and fundamentally changing global dynamics.”

Speaking from the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires Argentina, Prime Minister Holness recalled former President Bush as a true servant of the people.

“Jamaica and the Caribbean have lost a friend. During his tenure as the 41st President of the United States, former President Bush was kind to us as neighbours in the wider region. Indeed, he also played a pivotal role in global diplomacy,” said Prime Minister Holness.

Former President Bush served as President of the United States of America from 1989 to 1993.

He died late last night in Houston Texas in the USA at the age of 94.

Prime Minister Holness also extended sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the former President as well as the entire United States as they mourn his passing.