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A true servant of the people

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:17 AM
Shahine Robinson
Shahine Robinson

THE EDITOR, Madam:

THE SAD passing of Mrs Shahine Robinson has taken from us one of the most dedicated political representatives Jamaica has ever seen.

It was a joy and inspiration to walk with Shahine through North East St Ann and see how she interacted with her constituents. She was never too busy to stop and listen; no problem was ever too big for her to tackle or too small for her to take seriously. She competed with her constituents to see whether they loved her more than she loved them.

Shahine gave sterling service as minister of labour and social security, providing effective leadership, uncompromising commitment to the rights of workers and genuine compassion for pensioners, the elderly and the most vulnerable in our society, who are always at risk of being ignored or left behind.

Shahine will be sorely missed but her memory will never fade and her legacy of service will remain a template for those present and in the future who commit themselves to serving the people.

BRUCE GOLDING

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica