Grange mourns passing of Paul Beale

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Kingston, 23 November 2019 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of the playwright, Paul Beale.

Minister Grange said:

“I pay tribute to Paul Beale, an outstanding playwright who dedicated his life to Jamaican theatre. He passed away on Friday after returning from rehearsals for his latest productions.

Paul’s role in the development of the Jamaican theatre was invaluable; he gave his all each time whether in the role of writer, actor, director or producer. We must never forget his contribution and the characters that he’s left with us.

As a tribute to Paul, I encourage everyone who is able to attend his latest plays — ‘Melcita and the plumber’ and ‘Rasta’s Wedding Proposal’ — on Sunday at Carter Hall, Holy Cross Church, Half Way Tree and give support to his family, friends and colleagues.”

Minister Grange has also extended condolences to Paul Beale’s family.


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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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