Businesswoman Beverly Lopez passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
The Shipping Association of Jamaica, led by its president Charles Johnston has joined fellow private sector organisations and Jamaicans in saluting the contributions of the late Beverley Lopez to the development of the nation.
Lopez, a former president of the Private Sector Organisation (PSOJ) and the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) passed away last Sunday.
Lopez's life was one well-lived in the service of her country, Johnston said in a statement.
“Beverley demonstrated an optimism for this country and a determination to play her part in building a business culture that was dynamic and enticing. That optimism and enthusiasm for the development of our country characterized her approach to leadership of the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and resulted in significant achievements by those bodies on behalf of their members,” the statement said.
"In both cases, Beverley's leadership has been consequential and lasting."
He said Lopez's true contribution of the PSOJ advocacy of a social partnership among the private sector, trade unions, the government and opposition is yet to be properly assessed.
However, one could argue convincingly that Lopez's role set the stage for the new thrust for continuity of policy between administrations, which has been at the root of Jamaica's recent positive economic accomplishments, Johnston said.
“Our country is richer for her having served here. On behalf of all the members of the Shipping Association of Jamaica, I extend condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace," Johnston concluded.
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