PM Holness remembers work of former JLP MP Russell Hammond
Former JLP Member of Parliament, Russell Hammond. (Photo: OurCampaigns)

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, has expressed condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former Jamaica Labour Party Member of Parliament, Russell Hammond.

Reports are that Hammond died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Friday night after ailing for some time.

READ: Former Westmoreland Central MP Russell Hammond has died

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Jamaica Labour Party Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central, successful businessman and philanthropist Russell Hammond,” Holness said.

Hammond, who was the managing director of Hammond's Pastry Place in Westmoreland, was first elected MP in Westmoreland from 1983 to 1989.

“He played a significant role in laying the foundation for the party’s current success in the Western parishes of Westmoreland and Hanover, being a very active member of the Area Council,” Holness said.

“He was a stalwart and an example of selfless dedication to his country. His memory will live on through his legacy and in the hearts of those who knew him,” he added.

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