Jamaica Parliament pays tribute to Chavez

(Jamaica Gleaner) The Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader have paid tribute to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

In Parliament a short while ago, debate on the anti-lottery scam bill was suspended as Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller rose to pay tribute to the Venezuelan leader.

“The President was a good friend of Jamaica,” Simpson Miller said adding that Chavez’ support came at a very important time for the island.

The Opposition Leader Andrew Holness also had glowing words.

“He was a good man with a good heart and had a special place in his heart for Jamaica,” Holness said.

Meanwhile Simpson Miller said special arrangements will be made to pay official tribute to Chavez.

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