Monday, July 27, 2009
RIP Lady Bustamante
Every Jamaican was raised knowing the history of Sir Alexander Bustamante (former Prime Minister and National Hero). Jamaicans are not mourning the death of his wife, Gladys Bustamante. She was 97 years old.
Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the death of the woman many fondly referred to as 'Lady B' had taken away "the most enduring icon of Jamaica's political struggles".
Although she is usually referred as the widow of Sir Alexander Bustamante, Lady Bustamante, or Lady "B" as she is even more affectionately known, was a prominent member of the Jamaican trade union movement since 1938. At the time of her death she was still Honorary Treasurer and a Trustee of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), founded by Sir Alexander Bustamante. She was also a member of the executive and a trustee of the Jamaica Labour Party(JLP), which was also founded by her late husband, as well as patron of the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston.
News Source Quoted from: Jamaica Information Service