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Local Govt Minister expresses sympathies at death of St. Thomas Infirmary employee

KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 30, 2020): Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Honourable Desmond McKenzie, has expressed condolences at news of the tragic death of an employee of the St. Thomas Infirmary.

Mrs. Leonie Smith-Wilson, who has been a member of staff at the Infirmary since 2015, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, while heading to work.

“This is distressing news for me, as well as for her colleagues at the Infirmary. They, like similar staff members across the country, are part of the frontline in the fight against Covid-19 and have been working to protect our vulnerable citizens. She was just 38 years old,” the Minister stated.

“I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to her husband, her children, her extended family and friends. I also want the members of staff at the St. Thomas Infirmary to know that my prayers are with them. I urge them to be of good courage, even as they go through this unwelcome and traumatic experience.”