Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Ambassador the Hon. Dudley Joseph Thompson, OJ, QC. Ambassador Thompson died this morning (Jan.20) one day after his 95th birthday.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the Hon. Dudley Thompson, an outstanding Jamaican politician, diplomat and statesman, and a personal and dear friend for more than four decades. His passing is exceptionally painful for me, as it was only recently after my electoral victory, that he called with a most heart-warming congratulation," the Prime Minister said.