September 2, 2014
Caesar saddened by passing of Jamaica’s Minister of Agriculture

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry, Saboto Caesar has expressed his condolences on the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica Roger Clarke.{{more}}

Caesar, in a release issued yesterday, said he expressed his “profound condolences” to the family of Clarke, and his sympathies to the “government and people of Jamaica and the entire farming community in the region on the passing of a noble Caribbean son of the soil.”

Caesar, who is also chairman of the Alliance of Agricultural Ministers in Caricom, said he worked with Clarke over the last three years, in addressing several issues affecting the agricultural sector in the region, notably, the issue of intra-regional trade of agricultural commodities and the control of the black sigatoka disease affecting our banana industry.

“Mr Clarke dedicated his entire life to

political work among the working class people of the region and particularly farmers. His contributions to agriculture touched every country in Caricom.

“He was truly a loving citizen of the region. He will be missed, particularly at the upcoming Caribbean week of agriculture to be held in Suriname this October.

I pray for his family at this time and the government and people of Jamaica as they mourn his passing. May he rest in peace!” Caesar said.