May 17, 2020 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |
Former chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Communications Group Oliver Clarke has passed.
The Clarke Family
The family is well known in Jamaica for their entrepreneurial spirit.
For over a hundred years the Clarke Family has been founders and have engaged in merger of building societies Nationwide. The renowned Westmoreland Benefit Society was started by them.
This business expanded to form the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) now an international brand name.
Jamaica National Bank
JN is regarded as one of the most successful Businesses in the Caribbean. Current CEO for the RJR Group, Gary Allen said:
“Oliver Clarke was a patriot who always put the best interest of Jamaica first”
The business further became a bank and has Nationwide presence.
Insurance has been a part of the group.
We are sad at the loss of this astute businessman in the person of Oliver Clarke. May his soul rest in peace.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie SIC for Vision Newspaper Canada, is also a veteran Journalist has been associated with Mr. Oliver Clarke for over 40 years.