General Secretary of the DLP Steve Blackett has paid tribute to former government minister, Dr. Denis Lowe, who has died at the age of 64.
CBC understands he had been ailing and passed away in the wee hours of this morning in hospital.
Dr. Lowe represented the constituency of Christ Church East after successfully contesting the 2008 general election for the Democratic Labour Party.
Mr. Blackett says he’s truly saddened by the passing of his friend and comrade.
He recalls that during the party’s two terms in office between 2008 and 2018, they sat next to each other in Parliament and the Cabinet Room.
Mr. Blackett says this allowed him to share Dr. Lowe’s immense intellect, humanity, devotion to his constituents, his late mother and to his family, relatives and comrades.
The DLP General Secretary acknowledged he was controversial in some of his mouthings but suggests that was because his conviction to his philosophical beliefs often unbridled and loosened his tongue, to the discomfort of some.
Dr. Lowe served as Minister of Environment, Water Resources and Drainage.
Prior to that, he held the portfolio for Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development.
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