Transport Board employee dies suddenly

Byron Jackman
Byron Jackman, seen here at an event last year, passed away at his home this morning.

The Transport Board and the Barbados Workers Union (BWU) have been thrown into mourning today with the sudden death of longstanding employee and union executive member Byron Jackman.

Jackman, who was a supervisor in the Operations Department and held various positions with the BWU, collapsed and died at his home this morning.

He was 58.

Marketing and Communications Manager with the Board, Lynda Holder told Barbados TODAY that Jackman worked just last night and his death came as a shock.

We have had to bring in counsellors to speak to the staff. They are not dealing with this well . . . Byron was a stalwart of the Board having been an employee since 1976. He was a strong advocate for employee rights and sat on the local delegation for a number of years in various positions, offering words of advice to all who needed it,” she said in a statement.

Byron will be sorely missed. The staff and management of the Transport Board wish to express condolences to [his] family on his passing.”

Jackman was also president of the Public Transport Cooperative Credit Union Limited. 

7 Responses to Transport Board employee dies suddenly

  1. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Wow. He was a good man and strong representative for the Transport Board. He will be missed.

  2. Prince Nick
    Prince Nick February 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    man the stress is what got these ppl sigh to sad

  3. Princess Tiny Neferua
    Princess Tiny Neferua February 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    So sorry to hear this..May his soul find peaceful rest..and may GOD grant his family all the strength they will need in this time of grief..

  4. Beverly Gerber
    Beverly Gerber February 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    RIP My love to your loved ones. You are with God.

  5. Heather Dottin-Bancroft
    Heather Dottin-Bancroft February 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Condolences to the employees of the Transport Board and the B’dos Worker’s union. A great loss to both entities. May his soul rest in peace

  6. Clyde February 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Do you think the layoff of his good friends has something to do with it?

  7. Sharon-Rose Gittens
    Sharon-Rose Gittens February 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Rest peacefully. You will surely be missed by many.


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