The People’s National Party, PNP, says it’s saddened by the news of the passing of public relations practitioner, Marcia Erskine.

Mrs Erskine passed suddenly at her home on Wednesday. She was 67-years-old.

In a statement on Friday, the PNP sent condolences to Mrs. Erskine’s family, friends and loved ones.

The PNP described Mrs. Erskine as an extraordinary character “whose professionalism and generosity knew no bounds.”

Mrs. Erskine was the managing director of public relations agency, Marcia Erskine and Associates Limited. She also served as the communications consultant for the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association, JHTA.

She was a professional communicator with over 30 years of experience. Along with public relations, Erskine also had an esteemed career in journalism.

She was also the former chairman of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, WLI.

The PNP says Mrs. Erskine dedicated her life to advocating for women’s rights and through the WLI, trained and developed women leaders.

In their statement, the PNP revealed that prior to her passing, Mrs. Erskine was planning an event to honour female journalists in Kingston for International Women’s Month.

Shadow Minister on Tourism and Linkages Senator Janice Allen hailed Mrs. Erskine’s passion for tourism as she recounted a professional relationship with Mrs. Erskine that started in the 1990s.

“I always left her company fulfilled and encouraged. Marcia set a standard of excellence that was second to none, embodying the ethos of ‘leading by example.'”