Local gov't minister saddened by councillor's death

January 06, 2017
File Local Government and Community Development Ministe, Desmond McKenzie.

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is expressing sadness at the unexpected passing of Councillor for the Greater Portmore North Division of the Portmore and St Catherine Municipal Corporations, Michael Edwards.

Edwards died early this morning.

In expressing condolences to Edwards’ family and friends, McKenzie noted that he "served his people with distinction, and indeed, won their support repeatedly, as a three-term representative for Greater Portmore North".

McKenzie said having spoken with members of the local government fraternity in Portmore today, he was "aware of the great pain and anguish that his death has caused".

"To lose a councillor and human being in the prime of his life is difficult to bear," McKenzie said.