Sunday 22 September, 2019

Businessman Charles 'Charlie' Moore is dead

Businessman and life member of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) Dr Charles ‘Charlie’ Moore is dead.

The cause of death for the man who was the owner of Moore’s Transport Services Limited has not been listed but the PNP in its tribute described Moore as a stalwart who had a long history of service to both the party and his country.

Moore has been described as a pioneer in the public transport sector and is credited with establishing the first privately-owned and registered public transport company in the country.

In his tribute, PNP President, Dr Peter Phillips remembered Moore as an “entrepreneur extraordinaire who was actively involved in many sectors of the Jamaican economy.”

Phillips said Moore was a “true giant of his time.”

He noted that Moore built Moore’s Transport Services Limited, which provided commuter services throughout the Corporate Area, Portmore and other sections of St Catherine.

 Today, the company remains the oldest registered company in the Jamaican transport industry.

Phillips said Moore facilitated the island-wide delivery of mail and transported personnel for the Post and Telecommunications Department for which he was contracted.

The PNP also noted that Moore had a long and distinguished career in his professional life, which included stints in the tourism and petroleum sectors as well as in real estate development.  For more than 40 years, he served as the chairman of Chasrose Limited, a real estate management and development company.  

The PNP President said, in addition to Dr Moore’s career in his professional life, he also distinguished himself in the service of the People’s National Party for 70 years and was honoured with his life membership status in recognition of his political service and contribution to the development of the Party.

Comrade Charlie Moore as he was affectionately known, started his political activism in the early 1940s as a youth who was enthralled by Norman Manley’s oratory and ideology, and before long, found himself on the campaign trails of Madam Rose Leon, to be followed by Claude Clarke, Vernon Robinson and Dr Carol Archer.

“He was a perfect fit in his daughter, Andrea Moore’s campaign in the 2007 general elections in West Rural St Andrew,” Phillips remembered.

He said Comrade Moore had an enviable record of attendance at the National Executive Council (NEC) and provided advice and held the confidence of every PNP President from Michael Manley to Dr Peter Phillips.

In 2005, Mr Moore was recognized with a national honour award, Order of Distinction, Officer Class for his Outstanding Service in the transportation industry. He was also the recipient of several other honours and accolades from numerous organizations, groups, and civil society groupings for outstanding service and philanthropy.

“I extend my deepest sympathy to Comrade Moore’s family, especially to his children Dwight, Chris and Andrea, all of whom remain engaged with the party. I am confident that God will grant them comfort and peace in this difficult period.

“They can take comfort that Mr Moore served his country and party with distinction, and forever be remembered for the lives he touched with his kind heart and benevolence,” Phillips concluded.


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