Saturday 6 June, 2020

Official funeral for Enid Bennett on Saturday

An official funeral is being accorded to former Member of Parliament (MP) for West Central St. Catherine, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Enid Bennett.

A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the service will be held on Saturday, January 20, at the St Helen's Catholic Church in Linstead, St Catherine, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Bennett’s body will be interred at Heartfield Cemetery in Linstead.

The veteran politician who died on December 22 at Andrews Memorial Hospital, served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Security in the 1980s.

She served as MP for a total of 21 years from 1976 to 1997, when she retired.

Before moving to West Central St Catherine, Bennett served as MP for the JLP stronghold of Central St Catherine.

In 2012, she was conferred with the country's fourth highest honour, the Order of Jamaica (OJ).

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