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PNP mourns passing of life member Charles Moore

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THE Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) says it’s in mourning , following the death yesterday of stalwart and life member, Charles Alexander Moore, who has had a long history of service to the party and the country.

PNP president and leader of the Opposition, Dr Peter Phillips, in paying tribute to Moore, said he was a true giant of his time in the transportation industry, building the Moore’s Transport Services Limited, which provided commuter services throughout the Corporate Area, Portmore and other sections of St Catherine. His company was the first privately-owned and registered public transportation company and today remains the oldest registered company in the Jamaican transport industry. He facilitated the island-wide delivery of mail and transported personnel for the Post and Telecommunications Department for which he was contracted.

Moore, said release from the PNP, had a long and distinguished career in his professional life, which included stints in the tourism and petroleum sectors as well as in real estate development. For more than forty years, he served as the chairman of Chasrose Limited, a real estate management and development company.

The PNP president said, in addition to Moore’s career in his professional life, he also distinguished himself in the service of the PNP for 70 years and was honoured with his life membership status in recognition of his political service and contribution to the development of the party.

“Comrade Charlie Moore, as he was affectionately known, started his political activism in the early 1940s as a youth who was enthralled by Norman Manley’s oratory and ideology, and before long, found himself on the campaign trails of Madam Rose Leon, to be followed by Claude Clarke, Vernon Robinson and Dr Carol Archer. He was a perfect fit in his daughter, Andrea Moore’s campaign in the 2007 general elections in West Rural St Andrew,” said the PNP.

Moore had an enviable record of attendance at the National Executive Council and provided advice and held the confidence of every party president from Michael Manley to Dr Peter Phillips, said the release.

In 2005, Moore was awarded the national honour, Order of Distinction, Officer Class, for his outstanding service in the transportation industry. He was also the recipient of several other honours and accolades from numerous organisations, groups, and civil society groupings for outstanding service and philanthropy.

“I extend my deepest sympathy to comrade Moore’s family, especially to his children Dwight, Chris and Andrea, all of whom remain engaged with the party. I am confident that God will grant them comfort and peace in this difficult period.

“They can take comfort that Mr Moore served his country and party with distinction, and forever be remembered for the lives he touched with his kind heart and benevolence,” Phillips said.

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