Jamaicans in Atlanta Mourn Passing of Astley Leslie

Astley Leslie

Astley and Sybil Leslie

The Jamaican Community in Atlanta mourns the passing Mr. Astley Leslie who passed on May 28th, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia at age 89.

Mr. Leslie was well known and loved in the community. He was a member of the  Atlanta Jamaican Association since 1993, served as its President in 1995 and from 1997 to 2000.

In Jamaica, he served as the Permanent Secretary in the Jamaican Ministry of Social  Security and the Ministry of Labor before joining the International Labor Organization – an agency of the United Nations Organization  – to establish, and develop over a fifteen year period, the Caribbean Labor Administration Center in Barbados.  

In Georgia, he was a founding member of the Association for Conflict Resolution – Georgia Chapter  and was a certified Conflict Resolution Specialist registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. 

He was also a founding member of the Sugar Canes – a Jamaican folk singing group established in Atlanta to promote Jamaican culture.

Mr. Leslie is survived by his wife, Sybil, two daughters and grandchildren.

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