A biography of the late Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster, written by the late journalist Hartley Neita will be launched at the Institute of Jamaica next week. Guest speakers at the launch will be Dr. Alfred Sangster and Professor Emeritus Edward Baugh, who will deliver the keynote address.
Olive Senior, who wrote the book’s foreword, says, “This book should be required reading as we celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary because it takes us back in an intimate way to the beginning, to that generation that crafted the new nation in 1962.”
Description: Jamaica’s “Forgotten Prime Minister”—Donald Sangster explores why Jamaica should not forget the contributions of Sir Donald Sangster, who died three months into office in April 1967, to Jamaica and the Commonwealth. He was the second prime minister of independent Jamaica.
Hartley Neita was Press Officer to Jamaica’s first Premier, Norman W. Manley, and Press Secretary for four of Jamaica’s post-independence Prime Ministers: Alexander Bustamante, Donald Sangster, Hugh Shearer, and Michael Manley. Neita was the author of the biography, Hugh Shearer: A Voice for the People, and a columnist for The Gleaner for which he submitted the series “Historical Highlights” and created “This Day in Our Past”, which the Gleaner still publishes. He also authored the book, The Search, part proceeds of which go to his alma mater through its Jamaica College Foundation. Neita died in December 2008.
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