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Former Jamaica Government Minister, Dr DK Duncan Has Passed Away



Former Jamaica Government Minister Dr DK Duncan has passed away. Dr DK Duncan had a few days ago tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted in a hospital. According to the statement released by his family, DK Duncan died today. He died at the age of 85.

A statement from his family at the time said after experiencing some signs of sinusitis and tiredness, out of an abundance of caution Dr Duncan did a COVID-19 test and the results indicated that he was positive.

Few Things You Need To Know About Dr DK Duncan

Dr Donald Keith Duncan, more popularly known as DK, was a former Member of Parliament for the Hanover Eastern constituency.

He was also the Regional Chairman for the People’s National Party (PNP) Region Six.

Dr DK Donald is a dentist by profession and currently operates a private practice in Kingston.

His foray into politics began in 1966 when he was the PNP Campaign Manager in the South Western St Ann Local Government Elections. He later served as PNP Campaign Manager for various candidates in general elections of 1967 and 1972.

Duncan was appointed Minister of National Mobilisation & Human Resource in 1977.

He is the father of government senator Imani Duncan-Price.

He is married to former first lady Beverly Anderson-Manley (now Beverly Anderson Duncan).

Born in 1935 in Brown’s Town, Jamaica. He attended MCGILL University, in Canada where he obtained a degree in dentistry. He was active in the revolutionary black power movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the brown’s town area.

In April 1969, Ducan and his then-wife, Joan, were arrested and found guilty of violating secret.

Throughout his public life, but especially in the past several years, DK Duncan has been a key leader of the PNP’s moderate faction.

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