Members of Parliament today paid tribute to the late Anthony Johnson.

The former Government Minister and Ambassador died last week age 82 years old.

Mr. Johnson was a Member of Parliament for North East St. Catherine and former Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

He served in the Jamaica Labour Party government of the 1980s and again in 2007.

Mr. Johnson was the first Executive Director of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica when it was just established in 1976 and served until 1980.

He was also a journalist, economist and a university lecturer.

Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Central, Andrew Holness, described Mr Johnson as exceptional.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Culture Minister and MP for Central St. Catherine, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says Mr. Johnson left an indelible mark on Jamaica.

Olivia Grange, Culture Minister and Central St. Catherine MP.

And East Kingston and Port Royal Member of Parliament, Phillip Paulwell in paying tribute, says Mr. Johnson was a great Jamaican.

Phillip Paulwell, East Kingston and Port Royal MP.