Holness, Golding pay tribute to Lascelles Chin
Lascelles Chin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed businessman Lascelles Chin as a “visionary leader”.

Chin, the founder and executive chairman of the Lasco Group of Companies, died last night in Florida, United States surrounded by family. He was 86.

READ: Businessman Lascelles Chin has died

“Deeply saddened by the passing of Jamaican business giant and philanthropist, Lascelles Chin. His entrepreneurial prowess transformed Lasco into a household name, while his philanthropy uplifted countless lives,” the Prime Minister shared on his social media pages.

Holness remembered Chin as a “visionary leader and advocate for change” whose legacy will forever inspire Jamaicams.

Meanwhile, Opposition leader Mark Golding, described Chin as a “true Jamaican visionary & entrepreneur.”

Golding noted that Chin’s impact on the Jamaican business landscape is immeasurable.

“Lasco products are a household name, a testament to his commitment to quality & affordability.”

Chin was awarded the nation’s 4th highest civilian honour, the Order of Jamaica, in 2001.

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