Former Westmoreland MP Owen Sinclair is dead

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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LEADER of the Parliamentary Opposition and President of the 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 and respected brand 'Sinclair's Bargain Centre' served families and communities islandwide for decades was the former MP for Westmoreland Western.

Dr 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,” the PNP president said.

“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,” Dr 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 journey across Jamaica building our beloved nation”, Dr Phillips said.

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