Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield
Former Member of Parliament, Jamaica
Lynvale Bloomfield was a Jamaican medical doctor, politician and former Member of Parliament.
Early life and education
Lynvale Bloomfield was born in 1959 at Duanvale, Trelawny, Portland, Jamaica. He attended Cornwall College in Montego Bay, St James, and represented that school in athletics as a 100-and 200-metre sprinter before heading off to Cuba to study medicine at the University of Havana, which he also represented in athletics. He graduated in 1986 and, upon his return to Jamaica, he, among other things, ran a private medical practice in Port Antonio for over 30 years.
Bloomfield was elected a Member of Parliament in 2011 for Portland East for the People’s National Party (PNP). He was re-elected in 2016. He had faced strong opposition in the defence of the seat and was expected to be replaced by the PNP for the next general election, constitutionally due in 2021.
Bloomfield was a Baptist by religion.
Lynvale Bloomfield body was found stabbed to death at his Paisley Gardens, Portland home at approximately 10:30 am on 2 February 2019. He was 59. His funeral took place at the Church of the Open Bible in Port Antonio, Portland East, Jamaica on 23 February 2019. His body was laid to rest at Prospect Cemetery.