Ambassador Frank Pringle, OD, JP
Former Diplomat and Cabinet Minister, Jamaica
Frank Pringle was a Jamaican diplomat, politician, and former Cabinet Minister.
Frank Pringle was born in 1930 in Jamaica.
Pringle served as a Government Senator and Minister of Tourism from 1989 to 1992 in the Michael Manley led People’s National Party (PNP) administration.
He was also a Member of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Director on the Board of Air Jamaica, as well as Jamaica's representative to the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Over the years, Ambassador Pringle has served as a diplomat, Justice of the Peace and a member of the Jamaica Parish Council. He was also the Founder and Director of The Tryall Club and founder and President of the Jamaica Association of Villas and Apartments. In addition, he was involved in the founding of Round Hill Hotel & Villas.
In 1953, he was Aide de Camp to Governor Sir Hugh MacIntosh Foot.
Honours and awards
In 2014, a sitting porch in the Golf Pavilion of the exclusive Tryall Club in Hanover was named in his honour.
In 2018, he was the recipient of the ‘Golden Souls of Tourism’ Award by the Ministry of Tourism.
Pringle died at his Spring Farm, Rose Hall, St James home on 10 December 2018. He was 88.