Speech
Former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke. (FILE)

We are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Jamaica’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Honorable Roger Clarke.  On behalf of the Government and people of the United States we express sincere condolences to Minister Clarke’s family, and the government and people of Jamaica.

Minister Clarke led Jamaica’s agricultural sector with experience, deep knowledge and awareness of a field that he loved. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Jamaica) worked very closely with Minister Clarke and his team.

He demonstrated leadership in many trade and development agreements between Jamaica and the United States, proving his passion for the sector and Jamaica as a whole. We are thankful for the opportunity to have worked closely with Minister Clarke.

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time of bereavement.