Beverly Lopez, who led the PSOJ between the periods 2003 and 2005, is reported to have died at her home yesterday morning. “She was tireless in her efforts to champion the development of the private sector, particularly for small businesses and exporters, at times in the face of daunting obstacles,” the PSOJ said in a statement, noting that she was the second woman to hold the position of president in the organisation’s existence. “During her tenure at the helm of the organisation.
she spearheaded a number of multilateral projects aimed at finding long-term solutions for exporters. Her legacy will remain forever etched in the annals of Jamaica’s commercial history,” the PSOJ added sending their condolences to family and friends of Lopez.
Dr Peter Phillips, Opposition Leader, expressed his sadness and described her as “an outstanding Jamaican, a well-respected and honored business woman, and the champion of major social initiatives”.
Reported by Britney Hines