Former MP Fitzgerald Jeffery has passed away

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    Photo via PNM's Facebook Page - Mischa Ltd. Photography

    Former La Brea MP and PNM Government Minister Fitzgerald Jeffery has died.

    The PNM posted on its Facebook page on Saturday evening “Condolences go out to the family of former Government Minister, Ambassador and Member of Parliament for La Brea, Fitzgerald Mc Arthur Jeffrey thank you for your service to country and party.”

    In January this year, Mr. Jeffery, who had been serving as High Commissioner to Jamaica, publicly sought financial assistance to raise US$1 million for a lung transplant.

    According to reports, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2017.

    Mr. Jeffery served in the Parliament for two terms between 2007 and 2015, and was a Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education under the Manning administration.

    According to information on the T&T Parliament’s website, prior to entering Parliament, Mr. Jeffrey worked in the field of Education. He taught in the secondary school system, was a vice-principal for three years and a principal for six years.