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Veteran Journalist Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie Transitions

Senior International Correspondent for Vision Newspaper Canada congratulated by Jamaica PM Andrew Holness

December 30, 2022 | By Alwin Marshall-Squire |

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of veteran journalist and colleague here at Vision Newspaper Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie. Hopeton was the Senior International Correspondent for us here at Vision Newspaper since October 2015.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness took to twitter to express his condolences.

“I am saddened by the passing of Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie who was a well-known figure in the local media landscape. Dennie was an enthusiastic journalist who spoke his mind and regularly offered commentary both in person and on the airwaves. Dennie covered many events during his career and was very passionate about his work. I express condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at this time and I pray God’s comfort upon them.” said the Prime Minister.

Rest in peace Hopeton!


  1. Lisa O'Connor-Dennie says:

    My name is Lisa O’Connor-Dennie daughter of Hopeton.
    We thank you for the kind words of our father, sorry I did not write early it had been a crazy journey.

    His funersl will be January 28, 2023 at the St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Stony Hill starting at 11 am. It will also been streaming live.

    I want to know if your conpany has anything to say as a i prepare his eulogy.

    • News Room says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for this information.

      Hopeton was a great journalist and very interesting human being. It is a great loss for Vision Newspaper. There is no one that can replace Hopeton. We are so blessed to have had Hopeton work with us for the time that he did. It was a true gift from God. I am the editor in chief of Vision Newspaper but i tell you Hopeton was the real Boss. I learned so much from him as a young editor. He was highly respected by the other journalist in our organization and everyone tried to improve their skills when Hopeton joined our team, just to keep up with him.

      He was an instant hit with my entire family. We feel his loss, Although we are not blood relatives he was a part of our family. My mother and uncle Ambassador Marshall always asked me over the years if i have a Hopeton working for me in Canada and i would always say no, i’m still looking for one. Now that he’s gone i realize why i couldn’t find one. Its because there could never be another Hopeton. He is unreplaceable.

      May his soul rest in peace.


      Alwin Marshall-Squire

  2. Sonia Huie says:

    Mr. Dennie was a member of the Basic school Association back in the early 90s. I did not know of his passing until today. We treasured his contributions and the many advice he gave us. May his soul rest in peace.

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