Phillips says Dorraine mirrored the best of who we are

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Leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, is expressing sadness at the news of the death of veteran broadcaster and nightly news anchor, Dorraine Samuels.

“Her passing has put the entire Jamaica in mourning. For over three decades in broadcasting, she reflected the best of the Jamaican personality, she was a person of warmth, fairness, balance and basic decency which mirrored the best of who we are as Jamaicans,” Phillips said.

In his statement Tuesday afternoon, Phillips noted that an entire generation grew up with her voice in the mornings.

“She represented the authentic source on which they could depend to deliver the news at various times of the day,” Phillips added.

“She never allowed herself to focus on the negatives. She was always fair to all. She was one who lifted people’s spirits through encouraging words and useful ideas in the Dorraine’s Coffee Break Morning Show and her fun side was front and central as the sidekick to veteran broadcaster Allan Magnus,” Phillips continued.

He said Jamaica will miss her bright smile and her charming personality.

He has offered condolences to her family, colleagues and friends on behalf of the PNP.

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