Prime Minister Andrew Holness says The Government and the Jamaica Labour Party are mourning the passing of veteran journalist and Senior Gleaner Political Correspondent Gary Spaulding.
Prime Minister Holness in hailing the life and work of Spaulding said, “I admired his professionalism and his fairness. His knowledge of the issues was excellent and over the years, you could always depend on him for an objective opinion. Jamaica has lost a dedicated and important contributor to national discourse and we the government recognise this loss”.
In extending condolences to the family of Mr Spaulding, especially his young children, the Prime Minister called on them to be proud of his rich legacy, “the heritage of your father is written on the pages of Jamaica’s history. His contribution to Jamaica will be read by many in the years to come and his name will live on in our consciousness. We pray for you and ask that your family can find comfort in this time of sorrow.
The Prime Minister also extended condolences to the management and staff of the Jamaica Gleaner, “I call on the staff of the Gleaner and journalists all over Jamaica to strive to ensure the legacy of Spaulding is preserved as that is the best way to honour his life”.