Jamaican politician commits suicide

Jacobs was a Jamaican politician and businesswoman
Jacobs was a Jamaican politician and businesswoman

Jamaican politician Faye Reid Jacobs is believed to have committed suicide, according to media reports from that island.

It is reported that Jacobs was found dead around 8:30 pm on Sunday and although circumstances of her death have not been released, it is believed she drank a poisonous substance, some of which was found near her body.

Jacobs is a businesswoman who contested the Westmoreland Central constituency for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in a 2014 by-election but lost.

The Jamaica Gleaner reports that the JLP has expressed shock at her passing.

A banker by profession, the Jamaica Observer said Jacobs held senior executive positions in several major Caribbean banks. She was the founding the director of the Caribbean Integrated Financial Services Ltd and was an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (London) and a Fellow of the IFS School of Finance (formerly the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London), who had accreditation from the University of London at the Master’s level in International Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviours.

She was also listed in the Who’s Who of Professionals in 2000 and the Jamaica Directory of Personalities.

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  1. concerned
    May 10, 2016

    we only see these politicians like being popular but deep inside they are hurting. How many of them in DA seeking inner peace in alcohol? how many in younger girls? the pressure is so much on these politicians I do not envy them. How many get death threats daily? jJust remember back then the Premier from Vielle Case E O LEBLANC who was almost killed in his office

  2. EnfantDiable
    May 10, 2016

    She lived in Dominica for a while in the 1990’s at Morne Daniel Estate when her husband was a magistrate here. Quite a pleasant couple. May she find eternal life!

    May 10, 2016

    FYI… Panama Papers were released publicly yesterday afternoon and she was a banker and politician by profession in the Jamaican government.

  4. Heartfelt
    May 10, 2016

    Wow. She appeared to be so well put together and to have things going for her. That just goes to show you never know what’s cooking in someone else’s pot.

  5. May 10, 2016

    This is a sad case ,just too late for any one to come to her help ..rest in peace lady…

  6. anonymous2
    May 10, 2016

    Don’t be so sure that this is a suicide. It could have been made to look as such by someone that wanted her out of the way.

  7. ??????.....
    May 9, 2016

    So sad! I am aching inside … because success sometimes is an outside farce. Inside is the hurt and pain. We need to be observant of our loved ones and show and tell them we love them and about the love of Christ who died for all of us. Christ is the only who can give us the peace that surpasses all understanding in the midst of the chaos around us. My heart goes out to the families and loved ones.

  8. (1) Opposition party leader in Venezuela assassinated
    (2) Jamaican politician commits suicide

    How much worse can it get?

    “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” Isaiah 53: 6

    After Jesus’ suffering that man might have peace and contentment, 2000 years later much too many have not yet receive that peace of mind–we are either cutting short the lives our own kind, through our murderous deeds, or we are taking our own lives, for what reason–no one knows!

    Is there anyone out there who knows the soothing of God’s Peace, so that he, she, they, and we might share it with the troubled children, the young adults, the lonely, the suffering, the old, and just anyone somewhere in between?

    O God, if You have nothing to do with this, we need Your intervention. Hear our voice; hear our call; please be attentive to the words of our supplication. In Jesus Name Amen!

    • Peace
      May 10, 2016

      Leave words of encouragement for family and friends and keep it moving. Stupesssss

    • Graceful and Wise Living 4 Elohim:

      I appreciate your comment.

      There were two suicides on the street around the corner from my childhood home, and also a suicide in our extended family. It is not without feeling that I write this comment.

      With many others I share in the grief of Faye Reid Jacob’s death in Jamaica. This was a talented and accomplished lady with so much to offer. It shows us that suicide can occur among those high in society and obviously is no respecter of persons.

      I read of one study that suggested suicide most often occurs when people lose hope. Cases differ. Nobody at this time seems to know Ms. Jacob’s reason. Regardless of the reason I believe the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ is the prevention that is needed. Please read Isaiah 53:5,6, Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 1:16, and Colossians 1:12-14.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

      • Sorry :oops:

        That is 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

        Sincerely, Rev. Don.

      • “I read of one study that suggested suicide most often occurs when people lose hope”–Reverend Donald Hill

        Yes Reverend Hill that statement above is correct, as without Hope there is no faith and without faith there is no God–to the profound “belief” and “acceptance”; the way we acquire knowledge of Him in Christ Jesus

        William Graham Scroggie 1877-1958, he was a Pastor, who wrote a book analyzing 1st. Corinthians 13.

        In that book he personalized Faith, Hope, and Love, saying that “Faith brings Life, Hope presses on to the fullness of Life, but Love is Life in us” I have embraced that concept from the day I read it–especially that it came when I was writing my Book called “A Testimony of Love”

        So that is how I understand that a person with Hope, will desire to live, because that Hope in us continue to motivate our bliss of Life in Eternity; with that kind of bliss in us, we do not want to end it, by taking our own Life.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 10, 2016

      Elizabeth, what happened in Venezuela is political, and in this world of dirty dictatorial politics such are expected, and worse.

      Now in this woman’s case that is cause d by mental illness. Review her background, you will find that she was a highly academically educated woman, no need to inform you that most of the exceptionally well academically educated people has chemical imbalances in the brain, hence the operate at a higher level, nevertheless they are more vulnerable to harming themselves and committing Youth in Asia!

      Take for instance one of my late cousin, very educated, he started life in Dominica as an educator, he taught even a colleague of mine who is now a medical doctor. My cousin entered the Methodist ministry, became a minister, earned a PhD. In the end about four years ago; retired he drank poison.

      As as I know he had a chemical imbalance way back when we were children, but talk about smart he was exceptionally smart, and believe it or not 99% of the…

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      May 10, 2016

      As far as I know he had a chemical imbalance way back when we were children, but talk about smart he was exceptionally smart, and believe it or not 99% of the brilliant people educationally you cross path with, has some sort of chemical imbalance in the brain which causes the neurons to miss-fire sometimes and cause people to either become suicidal, or homicidal.

      And I tell you what, I do not worry about those who are suicidal, however, I worry about crossing path with those people who are homicidal!

      In this lady’s case I doubt lack of money, affection, or life stressors had anything to do with her committing Youth-in-Asia!

    • Things like this should remind us that we are our brother’s (or our sister’s) keeper.

      Sometimes a suicide comes suddenly and unexpected. It is a dreadful shock to the entire family. My heart goes out to Ms. Jacob’s loved ones. I am only one of many who will be praying for you.

      However, I doubt if many people commit suicide without thinking about it for a while. What I am saying is there is probably some sign or indication that the individual is in trouble. The problem is we don’t know what to look for, or we are unable to interpret what we see, so we miss the warning.

      Maybe we should all try to be more sensitive to those around us, and those we come in contact with. To be kind and show empathy to those we detect are going through deep waters could only make our communities a better place. There are those who will sometimes open up and tell us what is troubling them if they have reason to know we care.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. (Pastoral Counselor…

  9. Face the Facts
    May 9, 2016

    A woman of her caliber could have done some future good with her life. If it is suicide, what could have caused her to do that? It must have been a severe problem to cause her to take the final step to eternity.
    I hope our merciful God who knows, sees and hears all things and knows what she was going through, forgave her for taking her life.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen!

  10. Locs Girl
    May 9, 2016

    Hope she’s at peace.

    • @Locs Girl May 9, 2016

      They said that she might have committed suicide–don’t you know what that means?

      A person who commits suicide doesn’t want to live; there is no way peace, which is from God would motivate that kind of feeling and decision in a person’s mind; how can you hope that she is at peace? There is no way!

  11. d-a born
    May 9, 2016

    Condolences to her family. She seemed quite accomplished. Guess success doesn’t always equal happiness.

  12. Envar
    May 9, 2016


  13. Fr. Franklyn Cuffy,
    May 9, 2016

    This is so sad. May she Rest In Peace.
    Her Family and Friends need our prayers and support at this time more than ever.

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