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Spaulding a brilliant leader - CCRP mourns passing of founding board director

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM
J.A. Lester Spaulding

The following is a tribute to the late J.A. Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, from the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons.

The board, management and staff of the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) mourn the passing of our beloved founding board director, J.A. Lester Spaulding, who contributed greatly to the establishment and growth of our organisation.

It showed the measure of the man, holder of prestigious chairmanships and directorships, that he accepted our invitation to serve a fledgeling entity and made himself available to oversee our financial management and give wise guidance.

During his 43 years of service to the RJR Group, culminating with his chairmanship, we saw the transformation of RJR under the brilliant leadership of Lester Spaulding. We will never understand how he did so much for so many, how he could see so far into the future of media to make the RJR Group - and subsequently the RJRGLEANER Communications Group - the Caribbean giant it is today.

Lester also served on the executive of St Andrew JPs for years and was a great mentor to younger members.

It is difficult to face a world with no Lester Spaulding to call, meet and greet, but we are grateful that God blessed the CCRP with such a generous leader whose guidance will help us stay the course.

Thank you, Lester Spaulding. Rest in peace, friend and brother. Our deepest sympathy to his dear wife Lindamarie, children, other relatives and close friends.