A business leader with a heart, says prime minister

Monday, July 28, 2014    

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PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller yesterday expressed 'deep sadness' at the passing of Jamaican-born Canadian business leader and philanthropist G Raymond Chang.

In a statement from Trinidad where she is participating in the first Japan/Caricom Summit, Simpson Miller said the death of Chang has robbed Jamaica and Canada of one of their most accomplished sons in the areas of finance and philanthropy.

"The nation mourns the passing of this accomplished and outstanding son of the soil. Ray Chang was an inspired business leader with a heart who gave distinguished and diligent service to the land of his birth and his adopted homeland," she said.

"He has left a void of immense proportion in the field of fund management, having headed one of Canada's largest investment fund management company - C I Financial Corp, while also investing meaningfully in businesses in Jamaica and extending his generosity to supporting areas of social and community development," the prime minister said.

"On behalf of the Government and people of Jamaica, I offer sincere condolences to his dear widow Donnette, and members of the immediate family, relatives and friends who mourn his passing, and pray you will all be comforted by the grace of God during this time of grief," said Simpson Miller.





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