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  • Roger Harold Clifford Clarke proved at his death to have been even larger than in life.
  • The strong of irreparable loss to Jamaica and massive outpouring of genuine admiration reflect a crossing of the divide of politics, of social class, of colour and creed.
  • Roger Clarke was not a son of the gentry.

Roger Harold Clifford Clarke proved at his death to have been even larger than in life.

The  strong of irreparable loss to Jamaica and massive outpouring of genuine admiration reflect a crossing of the divide of politics, of social class, of colour and creed.

The widespread recognition and admiration of the worth and work of this gentle giant springs from a narrative which spans the bridges of a humble beginning; the steadfast pursuit of acquiring knowledge in his early passage from boyhood rule; an industrious and diligent application in the theatre of work engagements;  to the arena of public service for the building of the nation and the betterment of its people.

Roger Clarke was not a son of the gentry.   His first childhood steps were not far from here, where two years before, the eruption of workers at Frome and the persistent conflicts between the Barons of the estate and those who laboured in the cane fields fashioned the social environment in which he grew…READ MORE