Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the Councillor for the Islingston Division in St. Mary, Mr. Lincoln Dixon. Mr. Dixon died earlier today.
“I was shocked when I heard this news, especially after the recent passing of Councillor Dixon’s son. This unexpected event has left everyone stunned, from family and friends, to his colleagues in the St. Mary Municipal Corporation and his political home, the Peoples’ National Party.
“Lincoln Dixon came to officially serve as the Councillor for the Islington Division, following the Local Government Elections of 2012, and served its people and the local government system with dedication. They rewarded him with the unprecedented distinction of voting for him to represent them in consecutive elections. No standard-bearer of any political party had ever won the Islington Division in back-to-back local government elections.
“I also want to use his untimely passing to pay tribute to the elected servants of local government who we have lost more recently. Lincoln Dixon made his mark in the relatively short time that he served as a Councillor, and I want to say publicly to his friends and colleagues that his efforts were not in vain. For his family, I pray for the strength and faith to endure this terrible time of loss. May he rest in peace for eternity, in the everlasting embrace of his Creator.”