Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has expressed condolences to the family of former Minister of Tourism, Francis Tulloch, who passed away yesterday (June 23).
Minister Bartlett said “he was a true stalwart who played an integral role in developing the tourism sector. Our industry has benefited significantly from the contribution of Mr. Tulloch, and I am particularly grateful for the work he has done to pave the way for the growth of the sector.”
He added that “Jamaica mourns with the family of Mr. Tulloch, who made an indelible mark on the tourism sector both as Minister and State Minister” noting that “his passion for tourism and people were among his best traits.”
Minister Bartlett also lauded the former Minister for his “commitment to safeguarding the interest of small entrepreneurs in the tourism industry, including players in the ground transportation and craft sub-sectors.”
Mr. Tulloch served as Minister of Tourism in the P.J. Patterson led administration from 1997 to 1999, after serving as Minister of State in the Tourism Ministry from 1993 to 1995. He served as Member of Parliament for St. James Central from 1972 to 1976, and St. James West Central from 1976 to 1980. He was also Member of Parliament for Hanover Eastern from 1993 to 1997, and served in that capacity in St. James North Western from 1997 to 2002.
The former parliamentarian was ordained as a deacon in the Catholic Church in 2009 after leaving politics. He was also an attorney-at-law and a diplomat. He was appointed as the first Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Montego Bay in 2014.
Mr. Tulloch leaves behind his wife Doreen and six children.