Ambassador Elinor Felix is dead

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Peter Phillips, reacting to the passing of Ambassador Elinor Felix, and the voice of Ambassador Felix, speaking recently about the work of the government's protocol team.


Former Director of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade Elinor Felix has died.

Ambassador Felix reportedly passed away Sunday morning.

She served in the government service for decades, including a stint at the investment promotion agency, Jampro. But it was her time in the foreign service for which she was most widely known in recent times.

One of her most high profile assignments came during her tenure as Jamaica’s Ambassador to Cuba.

Having retired from the foreign service, she was employed at The Caribbean Maritime University up to the time of her passing.

Reacting to news of her passing, Prime Minister Andrew Holness described her as "a wonderful spirit" who was "full of energy; made the room smile."

He said he always admired "her strength and her outlook."

"Jamaica will miss a civil servant of the highest order, a diplomat and an ambassador, that served us well," he said.

Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips, who was Ambassador Felix's cousin, described her as "an exemplary public servant," who served her country well."

"She will be remembered as a diligent, hardworking, partiotic Jamaican who, irrespective of political administration, served her country to the best of her ability," he said.

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