Veteran civil servant killed two days after receiving award

November 28, 2022
Sir Patrick Allen, (left) governor general of Jamaica presents O’Neil Anthony Hamilton, veteran staffer of the office of the governor general with his award at the Jamaica Civil Service long service recognition ceremony at Kings House on Wednesday, November 23.
Sir Patrick Allen, (left) governor general of Jamaica presents O’Neil Anthony Hamilton, veteran staffer of the office of the governor general with his award at the Jamaica Civil Service long service recognition ceremony at Kings House on Wednesday, November 23.

Two days after receiving an award from the Governor General for long service, O'Neil Hamilton was killed while on his way home from work.

Hamilton was one of four persons, including two children, who was mowed down when a truck driver lost control and slammed into pedestrians at the intersection with Eastwood Park Road and Burlington Avenue in St Andrew.

In a media release yesterday, the public relations unit of the governor general's office noted that Hamilton was awarded for 25 years of public service on Wednesday in a ceremony at King's House. He served 15 of them at the governor general's office. The release quotes Governor General Sir Patrick Allen as saying "I am absolutely distraught and stunned. He will be greatly missed", and expressing shock and sadness.

"The governor general and staff of King's House send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr O'Neil Hamilton and wish strength and comfort in this difficult time of grief," the release also stated.

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