Dorraine who passed away this afternoon, was ailing for some time.
"Dorraine Samuels has shaped the lives of so many who grew up listening to her on morning radio and her effortless presentation of the nightly news. She will forever be in our hearts," said Prime Minister Holness.
The veteran broadcaster shared an unforgettable partnership with Alan Magnus on Radio Jamaica (RJR) for four decades. She also hosted the programme Good Morning Jamaica which was later named Dorraine's Coffee Break.
“Dorraine inspired the nation as she shared remarkable human interest stories and presented the history of Jamaica in living color. She chronicled the evolution of modern Jamaica with poise and confidence on the nightly news,” said Prime Minister Holness.
Prime Minister Holness has expressed condolences to Dorraine's family, friends, the RJRGleaner Communications Group and all members of the media fraternity.
An entire generation grew up with her voice in the mornings and she represented the authentic source on which they could depend to deliver the news at various times of the day.
“She never allowed herself to focus on the negatives, she was always fair to all. She was one who lifted people’s spirits through encouraging words and useful ideas in the Dorraine’s Coffee Break Morning Show and her fun side was front and central as the sidekick to veteran broadcaster Allan Magnus,” Dr Phillips said.
Dr Phillips said “Jamaica will miss her bright smile and her charming personality. On behalf of the entire People’s National Party family, I offer condolences to her family, colleagues and friends.”
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