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  • Residents of St. Ann will celebrate the life and work of their beloved parishioner, the late former Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador Seymour Mullings.
  • The councillor Mr. Mullings was also instrumental in bringing a number of services to the area.
  • Mr. Mullings served the area as Parliamentary representative for over 28 years.

Residents of St. Ann will celebrate the life and work of their beloved parishioner, the late former Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador Seymour Mullings, at a special function to be held Saturday evening, October 19.

The event, to be held at the South East St. Ann Constituency office in Claremont, is to pay respect to Mr. Mullings, who served the area as Parliamentary representative for over 28 years.

Former Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, and Councillor for the Calderwood Division, Vinnette Robb-Oddman, told JIS News that the celebration, which is dubbed ‘Foggy Mullings Night’ is slated to get underway at 6:00 p.m. Persons will be able to state how the Ambassador has touched their lives as a churchman, politician, land surveyor, and musician.

“We will be having two hours of open tributes, where persons can say how Mr. Mullings had impacted their lives. You can speak of Mr. Mullings openly in the way you knew him,” Councillor Robb-Oddman said.

She said there will also be live music during the night. “We will be having a good time to celebrate the life of Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings,” she added.

Crediting Mr. Mullings for her becoming a political representative, the councillor said he was also instrumental in bringing a number of services to the area.

“This man was a great man, he impacted so many lives. We did not have street lights, we did not have any roads. Mr. Mullings was the person, who made the reservoirs possible; he built so many tanks in the community of Calderwood.

“He was the one, who helped us to get the Bollintoy land lease for farmers. He was one of the best politicians that I have ever met. He approached me to represent the Calderwood Division, I told him no at first, he insisted, and he was the person that made me into the politician that I am today. Mr. Mullings cannot be forgotten, will never be forgotten,” she stated.

She recalled some advice Mr. Mullings gave her when she assumed the position of Mayor of St. Ann’s Bay, and those were: not to engage in quarrels with fellow councillors and staff at the Parish Council; always listen to others; and to let integrity be the hallmark of her leadership.