Labour and Social Security Minister & North East St. Ann MP, Shahine Robinson, has died.
Mrs. Robinson died today at her home in St. Ann.
She had been ailing for sometime. She becomes the third member of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to die in the last few days.
Commenting on her passing Prime Minister Andrew Holness said Shahine was a patriot, a servant of the people, a much loved political representative adored by her constituents, a humanitarian and great personal friend.
He went on to say in previous years, Shahine who is from Claremont, St. Ann, served as Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (2007) – with the responsibility for Local Government added in July 2011 – and Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport and Works (2011).
An earnest and passionate member of the Jamaica Labour Party, Shahine never wavered in her love for her Party.
She fought courageously against her illness; her passing has left us with a sense of deep sorrow and we shall miss her dearly.
He finished by saying he extend heartfelt sympathy to her family and loved ones.
May her soul rest in peace and may she sleep and take her sweet rest.
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