PSOJ Hails Beverley Lopez As “Indomitable” and “Patriotic”


The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, says it’s deeply saddened by the sudden passing of its former President, Beverley Lopez .

In a statement on the weekend, the PSOJ said Mrs. Lopez was a passionate and indomitable businesswoman and a true Jamaican patriot.

Beverley Lopez served as the PSOJ’s president between 2003 and 2005.

She’s only the second woman to hold that position in the PSOJ’s history.

The PSOJ says Mrs. Lopez was tireless in her efforts to champion the development of the private sector, particularly for small businesses and exporters, in face of daunting obstacles.

According to the PSOJ, during her tenure, beverley Lopez, spearheaded a number of multilateral projects aimed at finding long term solutions for exporters.

The private sector group says Mrs. Lopez’s legacy will remain forever etched in the annals of Jamaica’s commercial history.

The PSOJ offered condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Lopez during this time of bereavement.

Mrs. Lopez died in her sleep yesterday.


Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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