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Tributes pour in for political historian Troy Caine

Friday, January 11, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tributes have been pouring in on social media for veteran political historian Troy Caine, who died yesterday at the age of 71.

Caine, who was born in St Elizabeth, passed away after ailing for some time.

The 71-year-old newspaper columnist and radio political commentator was conferred with an Order of Distinctionáfor his contribution to journalism in the field of culture, political history, and Jamaican literature.

Below áare some of the comments on Twitter.

Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Naomi Francis:

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Troy Caine. Troy was such a walking encyclopedia...always willing to share his knowledge and so humble in his ways. I'm truly saddened to hear he is gone #RiPTroyCaine

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams:

Respected by all, loved by so many and a teacher and reference for some of the best. RIP to Troy Caine and condolences to the bereaved family. #RipTroyCaine

National Library Jamaica:

The Board of Management and Staff of the NLJ acknowledges the passing of Political Historian/Analyst, Troy Caine. O.D. He made valuable contributions as a Board Member of the NLJ. He was known as an authority on J'can political affairs and general history

Member of Parliament for West Rural St Andrew Juliet Cuthbert- Flynn:

I am saddned to hear the death of Political historian Troy Caine. My deepest condolences to his family. Mr Caine gave me a proper history lesson on West Rural once I was named the Candidate and I will be forever grateful. May you RIP.

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