Govt Senator Back After Winning Cancer Fight


Government Senator, Dr. Saphire Longmore, has won her battle with cancer.

Dr. Longmore is a medical practitioner and a former beauty queen. She announced a year ago that she was fighting the dreaded disease.

Dr. Longmore declared herself cancer-free in a post this week on social media. She noted that she was going through the final stages of treatment to reduce the likelihood of the disease returning.

The disease and treatment had resulted in Senator Longmore cutting short her attendance during several sittings of the upper house of parliament.

Senate President, Tom Tavares Finson, welcomed Dr. Longmore back shortly after the resumption of senate proceedings today.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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