JAMAICA Has Lost an Independent Thinker and Patriot - Jimmy Moss Solomon

JAMAICA Has Lost an Independent Thinker and Patriot - Jimmy Moss Solomon

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Investment & Global logistics, Anthony Hylton, has reacted to the passing of well-known businessman and culturally engaged Jamaican, Mr. James “Jimmy” Moss-Solomon,noting that his death is a great loss not only to the business community but to the public sector and the wider Jamaican society.

Mr. Hylton acknowledged that, “Mr. Moss-Solomon was one of those Jamaicans who gave freely of his ideas and his experience for the betterment of his country. His advice was not exclusive to any one administration and in any one area but transcended the political divide and across subject matters/issue areas. Jimmy was a free thinker and a big ideas person, who was not confined by the strictures of conventions and was always willing to think outside the box. But above all, he was an engaged and involved patriot.”

The Spokesman offered that, ‘In government, I benefitted from Mr. Moss- Solomon’s sage advice on a range of issues, as he was always willing to respond to a challenge and to serve on special committees and boards critical to the good governance of the country and the economy.”

Mr. Moss-Solomon he said, was one of a handful of independent thinkers that was not afraid to critically examine conventional wisdom and unafraid to articulate pathbreaking ideas, and to be accountable for his ideas. His work extended beyond Jamaica, as he gave yeoman service to CARICOM bodies and institutions as well. “He will be missed by those of us who would rely on his opinions for fresh ideas and independent thoughts,” Mr. Hylton said. 

His passing, Mr. Hylton said, is noteworthy and represents a loss to the industry and to Jamaica and the region.

The People’s National Party extends sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Mr. Moss-Solomon. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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