Book on Amb. Lucille Mathurin Mair Presented to Jamaica Foreign Affairs Minister

Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair

Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair received the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 1996

(Jamaica Information Service Pres Release) A book highlighting the life and achievements of Ambassador the Honourable Dr. Lucille Mathurin Mair, was recently presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Dr. Mathurin Mair was a scholar, diplomat and women’s rights activist. She was the second female Minister of State in the Ministry and served in that capacity from 1989 to 1992.

The publication, written by Social Historian Professor Verene Shepherd, was presented to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, at a simple ceremony held on Thursday (August 12) at the Ministry’s headquarters in Kingston.

In her remarks, Senator Johnson Smith referred to Dr Mair as one of the trailblazers for women in politics, and in the local and international civil service.

“I cannot elaborate enough on the work and advocacy which she undertook at home and abroad, to achieve so much personally and professionally,” she said.

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