Here are some things you probably didn’t know about Dr DK Duncan

Dr Donald Keith Duncan, a former government minister, passed away on Thursday, September 17. He was 80 years old.

Dr DK Duncan passed away on Thursday. (Photo: utech.edu.jm)

For many years, he was the Member of Parliament for Hanover Eastern until he left representational politics a few years ago.

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Dr DK Duncan was a well-respected politician, and he played a huge role in the People’s National Party, which he joined in the 1960s.

Here are some things about Duncan that you probably didn’t know.

  • He entered politics in 1966 when he was only 26 years old. He was the PNP’s campaign manager in the South Western St Ann Local Government Elections.
  • He was a dentist by profession.
  • He studied at the McGill University in Canada.
  • He was married to Beverly Anderson Duncan, who was once the wife of former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley.
  • In 1996, Duncan became part of the Bruce Golding-led National Democratic Movement. He would eventually return to the PNP in 2007.
  • Duncan was the Minister of National Mobilization & Human Resource from 1976 to 1980.
  • His daughters, Imani Duncan-Price and Patricia Duncan-Sutherland, are also politicians and are members of the PNP. They both ran for seats in the 2020 general election but lost.