23 Jun PNP MOURNS THE PASSING OF CARLYLE DUNKLEY
Kingston, Jamaica, June 21, 2017: The People’s National Party wishes to announce the death of former Cabinet Minister, Carlyle Anthony Cosmo Dunkley, who passed away early this morning at the University Hospital of The West Indies (UHWI) following a period of illness.
Comrade Dunkley served as Minister of Education between 1989 and 1991, and Minister of Production, Mining and Commerce in 1992, and also as Deputy President of the Senate from 1972 to 1978 before serving as the Minister of Public Utilities and Transport in the 1979 -1980 Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister Michael Manley.
Born in 1939 in parish of Portland, comrade Dunkley became a farmer before moving on become a lecturer, trade unionist, and ambassador, serving people of Jamaica with distinction and honour. In 1991, he was conferred with the Order of Jamaica for his distinguished public service to the nation.
In 1972, he was appointed Island Supervisor of the National Workers Union; succeeding Michael Manley who had become Prime Minister of Jamaica. He joined the NWU in 1963 as a researcher and educator, and climbed steadily to the rank of chief negotiator. He later became President of the National Workers Union in 1977.
In expressing condolences to the family and friends of Comrade Dunkley, the People’s National Party remains deeply saddened by the death of this outstanding colleague, public servant, lecturer, trade unionist, ambassador and politician.
Dunkley died leaving, widow, Beverly, sons Graham, Julian and Stephen, daughter, Kimberly, grandchildren, Jacob, Logan and Chelsea and other members of the bereaved family.