KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is deeply saddened by the passing of medical doctor and former Member of Parliament (MP) for St James Southern, Henry 'Marco' Brown.
Brown reportedly died on Thursday from COVID-related complications.
Aside from being a well-known medical practitioner for several years in St James, Brown was also a member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) for several years.
In his political career, which spanned the Edward Seaga-led administration of the 1980s, Brown served as MP for St James Southern from 1980 to 1989. He was also a Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism.
Holness, in describing Brown as a "long standing stalwart of the Jamaica Labour Party", said his passing has left the party in grief.
"Dr Brown was a true nation builder and advocate for the people; his passing has left a deep hole in our hearts," the Prime Minister wrote on Facebook.
"I extend heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, and pray for God’s comforting presence in their time of tremendous grief," he said.