STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF REGGAE GIRL TARANIA CLARKE

Governor-General extends condolences to the Jamaica Football Federation

 

 

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has expressed condolences to the Jamaica Football Federation and the family of Reggae Girl, Tarania Clarke, who died tragically last week. Describing the attack on Clarke as “disturbing”, His Excellency expressed alarm at the inability to resolve conflicts, which continues to rob Jamaica of young people.

He said, “As you grieve at this sad event, I urge you to take comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone. This is a tragedy that requires strength and support. “

The Governor-General said the young footballer’s tragic passing had rocked the Nation, noting that she was a very talented young woman, whose athletic prowess made Jamaica proud. He added, “We have lost a true treasure.  I extend my sympathies, support, and prayers to those affected by her passing.”

 

Their Excellencies have been keen supporters of the Reggae Girlz Football team.  Miss Clarke was a member of the team, which qualified for the 2019 World Cup.  Members of the team and their coaches paid a Courtesy call to Their Excellencies in December 2018 where Certificates of Recognition were presented   to all the team members for being good ambassadors of Jamaica.