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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 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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