UK Pays Tribute To Slain Jamaica-Based Consul

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CaribWorldNews, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 11, 2009: UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, on Thursday paid tribute to the country`s honorary consul, found murdered in Montego Bay, Jamaica on September 9th.

`I, and all his colleagues, were deeply saddened to hear of the death of John Terry, the British Honorary Consul in Montego Bay in Jamaica,` said Milliband yesterday,   `John Terry was a key member of our team in Jamaica and had been an Honorary Consul for 13 years, but with many years of other service to the British community in Jamaica before then.   Honorary Consuls like John play a valuable role in our work overseas and this was especially true of John who helped many, many British visitors to Jamaica over the years.  My thoughts are with his wife and children.  He will be greatly missed too by colleagues and all those who knew him. `

He added that the Foreign office  is following the Jamaican authorities` investigation closely.

Terry, 65, was found murdered outside his home in Mount Carey St James on Wednesday, according to Jamaican media reports.

The reports said Terry was found with a cord tied around his neck, and it appeared he had been beaten as bloodstains were found in his home, but there were no signs of forced entry.

 

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