Statement by the Hon. Shahine Robinson
On behalf of the Local Government fraternity I express deep sadness on the passing of Mr Ralph Anglin former councillor and chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council, who died on the weekend.
The fraternity has lost a dedicated and committed servant who exemplified service to community and country as Councillor, Deputy Mayor (1977-1981) and Mayor of Savanna-la-mar and Chairman of the Westmoreland Parish Council from 1986 -2003. Under his leadership the Council saw the establishment of the Savanna-la-mar & Negril Transportation Centres and the Civic Centre, as well as, the implementation of Local Government Reform initiatives in the parish.
We will not soon forget his commitment to improving local governance which he demonstrated, in his role as president of the Association of Local Government Authorities (ALGAJ) from 2000 – 2003, as an active member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Local Government Reform, and as chairman of both the Parish Council Services Commission and the Municipal Services Commission from 2003 -2007.
The fraternity is happy to have honoured Mr Anglin at the 2010/2011 Local Government Awards with the Minister’s Award for his invaluable contribution to the advancement of local government. We continue to celebrate his life and work as well as his legacy of leadership and service.
We use this opportunity to extend condolences to his family, friends, well-wishers, fellow councillors, and staff of the Westmoreland Parish Council during this time of bereavement.
May his soul rest in peace and we all be comforted in the knowledge that he is gone but not forgotten.