Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Discount Lumber Founder Basil Johnson: A Memorial Day Service for the late Basil Johnson, Founder and Managing Director of Montego Bay-based Discount Lumber & Hardware Limited was held yesterday, December 20, 2017, at the Montego Bay Convention Center.
He was one elderly person that would sit with you for hours inside his store and talk about many things. He was an inspiration to many persons with whom he made contact.
Since the last thing you do is the first to remember, one would rather remember the last time spent with Mr. Johnson in Discount, Lumber and Hardware at their favorite spot than to be among the crowd of mourners. One would want to think about the legacy of precious memories Mr. Johnson has left behind.
“One of the many conversations we had that upsets Mr. Johnson was about our successive Governments who allowed the Chinese to take over the businesses of Jamaica and we become slaves again”, said Mackie Conscious, Reggae Artiste. Mr. Johnson spoke about how they are allowed to operate tax-free for 5 years then they change owners over and over. He said they do not build the infrastructure of Jamaica but move their profit to USA, which was never good for our country.
Mr. Johnson was a hero in his own time and space. RIP Sir.