A YEAR shy of her 20th anniversary as a member of parliament, Shahine Robinson, 66, has died having lost her battle with lung cancer.
Until her sudden illness in October, last year, Shahine Robinson was well-known in Jamaican politics and had been affectionately considered the darling of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
Robinson was, in fact, one of the most recognisable women in the governing JLP, who would from time to time unleash political fury on rival, the People’s National Party, despite her usually calm demeanour.
Robinson then pulled off another exciting win at the national polls in 2002 for the North East St Ann seat which brought joy to the JLP.
Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson also paid tribute to Robinson, mentioning that in 2019, after his accident, Robinson had wished him full recovery while he was being discharged from hospital.