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JM | Sep 17, 2021

Crime Stop Jamaica mourns former NAJ president Edith Allwood-Anderson

Juanique Tennant

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The Board of Directors and staff of the National Crime Prevention Fund (Crime Stop Jamaica) have expressed sincere condolences to the family, friends, and associates of Edith Allwood-Anderson, who passed away on Thursday (September 16).

In a statement Sandra Glasgow, chairperson of Crime Stop Jamaica stated: “It is with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Mrs Allwood-Anderson. She was a dynamo who worked ardently for the wellbeing and development of nurses and dedicated 35 years to the nation’s health care sector.”

Allwood-Anderson who died at age 66, had been ill for some time and had been receiving dialysis weekly since 2014.’

Former Nurse’s Association of Jamaica president, Edith Allwood-Anderson

The former nurse served as the president of the Nurse’s Association of Jamaica for two tenures, first from 1997 to 2000 and again from 2005 to 2010.

Throughout both tenures, Allwood-Anderson was an advocate of the Crime Stop Jamaica programme, serving as a Trustee representing the Nurses Association of Jamaica.

According to Glasgow, the “Nurses Association of Jamaica has been an avid supporter of Crime Stop and Mrs Allwood-Anderson’s contribution to the overall success of our programme was immeasurable. May her soul rest in peace.”

Allwood-Anderson will be remembered as a respected individual who dedicated much of her life to service, committed to her profession, unwavering in protecting the interests of and advancing the welfare of Jamaican nurses.

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