(Jamaica Gleaner) Following a family meeting last week, the children of reggae icon Bunny Wailer have released a joint statement about their focus moving forward, who is authorised to speak on behalf of the family, while also making a case for the return of their father’s sceptre. Requesting time to grieve the loss of their father, they pledged that afterwards, “through our attorney-at-law, Mr Bert Samuels of Knight, Junor & Samuels, we will address the negative and erroneous narrative that is being promulgated”. According to the release, under Samuels’ signature, the 13 children are now concerned with burying their father “with the respect and honour befitting the King,” and continuing the search for Jean Watt, who was Bunny Wailer’s partner of over 50 years.
“We are asking everyone to continue sharing her picture and the documentary on YouTube, WailnSoul: Searching for Sis Jean, to assist us in finding her,” the children implored.
In an interview with The Gleaner, Bunny Wailer’s daughter, Kamara Livingston, said that the reward of $1 million is still on offer for information leading to Watt’s safe return. “We are now getting more phone calls about Sis Jean, and hopefully, the media attention will put some fire on the search,” Livingston stated. She said that Watt’s disappearance had such a profound impact on her father that he was never able to recover from the loss.