PNP lauds Westmoreland's 'Hurry Hurry' Sinclair on his passing

Friday, February 22, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Leader of the Opposition People's National Party (PNP), Dr Peter Phillips, says the party is saddened by news of the death of former Member of Parliament and former Custos of Westmoreland Owen “Hurry Hurry” Sinclair.

Sinclair, a longstanding businessman, whose well-known brand Sinclair's Bargain Centre has served families and communities islandwide for decades, was a former Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, the PNP said in a statement this afternoon.

Phillips said the former MP and Custos loved Jamaica its people in general, but Westmoreland in particular.

“His heart was dedicated to inspire and uplift others. Savanna-la-Mar Primary School, in the capital of his home parish, was close to his heart and he was always ready to support their efforts,” Phillips was quoted as saying.

“A man with many ideas and influences, Mr Sinclair made himself available to share his knowledge and serve his communities, his party and his country. He was a dedicated philanthropist who took joy in generosity. He committed much of his time and resources to assist the most vulnerable, support community and national programmes and engender hope,” Phillips added.

The PNP leader pointed out that the “Hurry! Hurry” brand became a hallmark for aspiring rural businesses who admired his robust and engaging style and Sinclair was seen as the standard for the Jamaican haberdashery business and its promotion.

“In the PNP, we will miss his insightful comments and his generosity, as we journeyed across Jamaica building our beloved nation,” said Phillips.

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